Below you will find resources leading you to the best spots on the island for dining, doing and destinations to visit.
For those who are looking for activities on Anna Maria Island we always recommend getting around like the locals by bike, electric golf cart or by kayak. A local Anna Maria rental company will deliver any items you need at no extra cost for your beach vacation.
If you're visiting the island or new to the area, you may find yourself wishing you had some sort of connection on where to dine while keeping away from tourist trap destinations. We have done the work for you and eat at top local restaurants once a week to provide you with insider island knowledge on where you want to eat your next meal. These reviews begin the moment you step in the door and end just after the checks hit the table for the last time.
For a complete list of island restaurants, less the reviews, visit this website of restaurants, pubs and bistros.
The research required to find interesting locations to visit or see when you are somewhere new can be tiring and draining. What do we recommend? Don't do it. Instead, let us take care of that for you. You will find places in our list that you could never find online or on a map because their whereabouts are only known to the locals. Let us get you the inside scoop on the best sunset beaches, bay walks and photo ops so that you can take the guess and grunt work out of planning your vacation.
Maybe it's early in the day, right in the afternoon or late at night- it doesn't matter, you want something to do. You could get in your car and drive up and down the 7-mile stretch of island with a lot of effort and, hopefully, at-least a LITTLE results or you could hop on your bike/golf cart/kayak and go directly to where the action is happening. Which would you prefer? Just in case you don't particularly enjoy spending your precious time scavenging for what's happening, we have all that information here for you in one place. See what is happening in the month and what it's all about, pick one and be on your way to fun in the sun (or shade) no matter what time of day or month it is!