There are tons of reasons to visit Anna Maria Island in the spring season. Not only will you still get the great weather, but you can feel like you’re on your own private stretch of land. If you come here during your Spring Break, for a long weekend with your friends, or for a remote work getaway, we guarantee that you will have a great time exploring the nearby beaches, taking advantage of the pristine weather, and seeing all that this incredible part of Florida has to offer. Let’s check out the top thing to do during an Anna Maria Spring Break!
Check Out the Palma Sola Botanical Park
Although this is something you may never have heard of, this doesn’t mean it isn’t worth visiting. The Palma Sola Botanical Park is an interesting, educational, and beautiful park that is one of the best free things to do in the entire state of Florida. Head here any day between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to check out the incredible flowers, plants, and natural wildlife. We love coming here and looking at the natural fruit and plants that are unique to the southern states of the U.S.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
As you can see, Spring is a great time to see the flowers and plants in bloom! Head here from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day of the week to see some of the most unique plants, vines, weeds, flowers, and roses that you will see anywhere in the entire country. Make sure to stop and look at the unique orchids that only bloom here during the Florida spring months!
Go Snorkeling in the Cool Water
Even during the spring months, Florida can be hot! So, make sure you get in the water to cool off during the heat of the day. We recommend going snorkeling during your stay in Anna Maria. Not only is snorkeling great exercise, but you can review incredible marine life, view animals, learn about underwater fish, and avoid the crowds on the beaches.
We recommend going snorkeling with a professional company that can teach you where to go, how to safely use the equipment, and what to look for under the bright blue waters. Use Egmont Key adventures to rent snorkeling gear, go on a professional snorkeling tour, and see the incredible dolphins jumping out of the water, sharks, fish, marine life, coral reefs, and much more!
Buy Some Local Produce at a Farmer’s Market
Another must-do activity during your stay in Anna Maria Island is to go to one or more of the local farmer’s markets to get fresh produce. Not only can you use fresh vegetables and fruits to make a healthy salad or appetizer for your guests during your getaway, but you can make sure that you buy anything that is fresh during the Florida spring season.
Plus, the farmer’s markets in Anna Maria are fun to go to during the day! Not only can you buy local and fresh produce to help support local farmers, but you can listen to live music, walk around the cool nature area, and even go dancing during certain days!
Some of the best farmer’s markets that you need to visit during your spring stay in Anna Maria are the Bridge Street Market and the Beach Market. Bridge Street Market is open every Sunday from November to April, making this the ideal early spring destination to buy local produce, fresh meals, souvenirs, photos, and local art.
Plus, Beach Market is a fun weekend destination that is open every Sunday from November to July. Head here on the weekend to purchase some low-priced food, check out the kid-friendly activities, and walk with your toes in the sand on Coquina Beach.
Accommodations on Anna Maria Island, FL
If you are thinking of taking a vacation on Spring Break, then you need to find somewhere that has great weather and affordable accommodations. Anna Maria Island offers a peaceful respite from the typical tourist destinations in the Sunshine State that are overcrowded and overpriced.
Check out SeaBreeze Vacation to rent a luxurious, spacious, and high-end condo or apartment that is perfect for your unique party and vacation needs. We guarantee that our properties will provide you with everything you could possibly need during your Anna Maria Spring Break!