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There is no better summer destination in the country than Florida. Get ready for the perfect sum getaway with the kids by booking a trip to Anna Maria Island. The summer season is always a special time for the kiddos as they are finally on break from school and are looking forward to a vacation like no other. Anna Maria Island has a variety of family-friendly activities that will make for an unforgettable stay. Take a look at how you can spend your family vacation on Anna Maria Island for the Fourth of July:

4th of July Parade

The fun starts off with the annual 4th of July Parade located at Anna Maria Island. This parade has been known to be extremely fun as it features water fights between those in the parade and the crowd along with beads and candy being tossed out. The parade starts at 10:00 AM and can be long. After your parade fun check out these remaining activities in the area perfect for the whole family.

Mini Golf

Take the kids out for a thrilling round of mini golf at Anna Maria Island’s number one mini-golf destination, The Fish Hole. This exciting attraction is located on Historic Bridge Street on the Southern end of Anna Maria Island. The kids will have all kinds of fun as exciting fishing facts are displayed at each hole. The koi pond and tropical foliage provide beautiful scenery like no other. The mini-golf holes are perfect for kids of all ages so everyone in your group will have a great time. Mini golf is always a great way to kick off your summer getaway!

Visit Mote Marine Aquarium

Nothing says the Florida coast quite like a trip to the local aquarium. Anna Maria Island is home to Mote Marine Aquarium where you and the kids can learn all about the marine life that surrounds the area and all over the world. In addition to huge exhibits full of colorful fish, you can enjoy the hands-on exhibits that include touching rays and sharks up close. Mote Marine Aquarium is a popular attraction in the area so make sure you purchase tickets in advance to get in quickly at the door!

Explore the Area by Bike

It is always fun to explore a new area on foot but you can turn up the excitement even more by traversing on a bike. Head over to local bike purveyor Fun and More Rentals for your bike rental needs. Fun and More Rentals offers a variety of rental bikes including men’s, women’s, and children’s bikes for you to choose from. You can choose how long you want to rent the bikes to plan around your day. The best part is that Fun and More Rentals will even bring your rental bikes straight to your vacation rental. Talk about some easy rental service!

Book a Cruise

Another great family activity is heading off to sea with a thrilling ocean cruise. Anna Maria Island has several different tour companies available for you to choose from. AMI Dolphin Tours is the perfect tour service for you to see loveable dolphins out in the water. Seeing dolphins with this tour service is always guaranteed but you will also have the opportunity to see other incredible animals such as manatees, a variety of birds, and other wildlife. Visitors are able to book both public and private tours letting you choose how to enjoy your dolphin tour. If a sunset cruise sounds more up your alley you can book a tour with Island Pearl Excursions. You have plenty of options when you visit Anna Maria Island!

Grab Some Ice Cream

Cool off this summer season by visiting the local ice creamery, Two Scoops. It can get hot in Florida during the summer season so make sure you take a break from the sun with one of their 32 different flavors at any given time. This local favorite can be found just across the street from the Anna Maria Island Pier where you can enjoy oceanside views as you enjoy your treat.

Shop Around Pine Avenue

Anna Maria Island is home to the Greenest Little Main Street in America also known as Pine Avenue. This smaller size downtown street is the perfect spot to take a stroll with the family. Pine Avenue has plenty of fun little shops along the way where you can find some fun souvenirs. This includes Flip Flop Stop & Candy Stop where you will take a step back in time with its nostalgic candy and of course flip flops.

Historic Bridge Street Pier

It wouldn’t be a family trip to Anna Maria Island without a stop by the Historic Bridge Street Pier. This is the best spot in the area to enjoy beautiful views of the water. The pier also features fun little vendors to grab a bite to eat at. Don’t miss out on this historic part of Anna Maria Island.

Book Today for Anna Maria Island

It does not get better for family vacations than Anna Maria Island. This vacation destination is the perfect spot to hang out with the kids and enjoy all of the lovely attractions around you, so find your favorite Anna Maria Island vacation rental today and come join the fun!

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