Thanksgiving has a special place in American hearts. It’s a time to gather around the dinner table for the traditional turkey dinner as you and yours give thanks for the year’s blessings. While staying indoors and relishing a sumptuous meal in the company of your loved ones is an age-old custom, why not shake things up by treating your family to a riveting Thanksgiving getaway? Florida’s Anna Maria Island is an excellent holiday destination, thanks to its exceptional year-round weather and an expansive list of rip-roaring activities. Here’s more on what makes celebrating Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island is the ideal vacation spot.
Celebrating Thanksgiving on Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island features some of the state’s best vacation rentals, promising a quality Thanksgiving lodging experience. For the island’s most splendid holiday homes, look to SeaBreeze Vacation. We offer an impressive variety of vacation properties, including beachfront rentals, homes with boat docks, pet-friendly properties, rentals with private pools, and luxury condominiums. Our vacation rentals feature ample top-notch amenities, ensuring you enjoy a stress-free home-away-from-home Thanksgiving.
Anna Maria Island is known for its gorgeous, soft, sugar-white sands, offering the ultimate Gulfside experience. Coquina Beach is a local favorite, offering numerous amenities, including picnic sites, barbecue pits, beach volleyball, and hiking and biking trails. Bean Point Beach has a relaxing ambiance with breathtaking views of Tampa Bay and the famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Other popular beaches near Anna Maria include Manatee Public Beach, Bradenton Beach, and Holmes Beach.
Fun-Filled Parasailing Tours
Parasailing blends the thrill of the water and air, delivering a thrilling adventure you and your family will love. In parasailing, a parachute-like canopy attaches to the boat via a harness, filling the chute with air as the vessel accelerates along the water. For the best parasailing excursions on Anna Maria Island, look to Bradenton Beach Parasailing. You and two other passengers strap in and enjoy a lofty experience as you rise hundreds of feet. Carry a GoPro to capture the journey as you relish unparalleled views of the Intercoastal Waterway and perhaps a dolphin or two.
Impressive Culinary Scene
Anna Maria hosts tens of exemplary eateries, delivering a delightful culinary experience. If you prefer an all-American menu, check out Beach House Waterfront Restaurant and explore their list of delicious mains. For a sumptuous, budget-friendly meal, stop by Sandbar Seafood & Spirits and choose from exquisite brunch, lunch, or dinner options. The Ugly Grouper and Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus offer outdoor dining, while Two Scoops is your one-stop shop for all your sweet tooth cravings.
Kayaking and Paddleboarding Tours
The Gulf’s warm, beautiful turquoise-blue waters offer a soothing setting, ideal for a laidback afternoon of kayaking and paddleboarding. For a hassle-free experience, head to Kayak Jacks and choose from a self-guided four-hour eco-tour or a two-hour guided eco-excursion. Both tours launch from Robinson Preserve northwest of Bradenton or Emerson Point, with launch times at 8 AM, 10 AM, and noon. Choose from 24-hour or weekly rentals and have your kayak or paddleboard delivered to your vacation rental.
Epic Dolphin Excursions
The Gulf of Mexico is a dolphin hotspot thanks to its warm waters, making it a haven for these majestic sea mammals all year round. You may spot a few dolphins off the coast, but for an up-close encounter, take a dolphin tour off the shore. Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours has over seven years of experience, offering epic dolphin tours for passengers of all ages. Their two-hour Dolphin Cruise takes you and your loved ones along seven miles of beautiful beaches, giving you access to dolphins, sea turtles, and several other avian species. The Sunset Cruise lasts for around 90 minutes, delivering a stunning view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon while spirited dolphins swim alongside the boat.
Egmont Key State Park
If you’re a nature enthusiast looking to connect to the great Floridian outdoors, look no further than Egmont Key State Park. The park primarily serves as a wildlife refuge, although it also offers a setting where you and yours can unwind. Enjoy numerous activities, including hiking, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and picnicking. Egmont Key features several amenities, such as restrooms, a historic site, and beautiful beaches where you can relax as you soak in the sun.
Book Your Thanksgiving Anna Maria Island Rental Today
As Thanksgiving draws near, surprise your family with a riveting trip to the sunny south coast. Anna Maria Island’s gorgeous beaches, excellent weather, and umpteen thrills make it the perfect destination for this year’s Thanksgiving celebration. As you plan your Florida escape, look to SeaBreeze Vacation for all your lodging needs. We offer an impressive collection of top-notch vacation rentals with abundant amenities for a serene getaway. Contact us today to secure your preferred Anna Maria Island holiday home and relish this Thanksgiving in beautiful, sunny Florida.
If you’ve ever gone to the beach for a holiday, you know how amazing it can be. Whether it’s escaping to the sunshine for the winter holidays or getting away with the family on a school break, it’s always the ultimate way to relax and celebrate the occasion. In the spring time the weather is gorgeous, making Easter the ideal getaway this time of year!
With beach season in full swing, you can take advantage of all Anna Maria Island has to offer on your Easter vacation. Imagine sunshine-filled days out on soft white sand dotted with palm trees, with unbelievably blue water so pure you can see straight to the bottom. When you feel like getting in a little vacation shopping or dining, you can take advantage of our fantastic restaurants and boutique stores. Celebrate Easter your way when you vacation in AMI, whether it’s having an easter egg hunt in your vacation rental’s backyard or attending a service in town. It’s a great time for an Easter vacation to Anna Maria Island, so don’t miss out!
Visit the Best Beaches on Anna Maria Island
You’ll find breathtaking beaches all up and down the miles-long coastline of the island, primed for a perfect beach day. As the island isn’t very wide, you’re never far from the shore, and many properties are an easy walk to the sand. Anna Maria Island offers a variety of beaches, so whether you like action-packed spots with eateries and shopping, or prefer something more secluded for an Easter picnic, there’s options for every occasion.
Bean Point is the northernmost point of the island and boasts sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay—ideal for an Easter morning walk! The nearby Bayfront Park sits along the bay, and offers a small beach, playground, and BBQ facilities—pretty much everything you need for an Easter cookout. If you prefer the hustle and bustle of beach cafes and surf shops, try Holmes Beach or Coquina Beach, where you can grab Easter brunch and get in some retail therapy. However you feel like relaxing on your AMI Easter vacation, there’s a beach for you!
Unforgettable Dining and Shopping for a Perfect Easter
Our proximity to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico means that you’ll be in heaven if you’re a lover of fresh seafood. Have Easter dinner at an upscale restaurant with a sunset ocean view or grab fish tacos on your way to a local easter event. If you’re not crazy about seafood, you’ll find countless other options, such as high-quality pizza and burger joints, and restaurants with a wide variety on their menu.
Spring is an optimal time to get in some shopping, whether it’s a new vacation swimsuit or a handmade candle for your room back home. Pine Avenue is the classic spot to shop on Anna Maria Island, as there’s an assortment of boutiques selling all manner of things, including jewelry, home items, beachwear, artwork, and more. There are other popular spots to shop on the island too, such as the Bridge Street District and the beach markets. Spend your Easter weekend shopping on AMI!
Attend a Local Easter Event on Anna Maria Island
From egg hunts to local churches offering Easter Sunday services on Anna Maria Island, you’ll have a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday right at your fingertips. When searching for a local church to attend services, check if they have an Easter egg hunt for the kids, because they usually do. The Kiwanis Club of AMI usually holds a sunrise service on the beach, complete with coffee from the nearby beach café.
If you’re looking for more of a community-oriented Easter egg hunt, there’s likely to be easter egg hunts all over town. One popular option is the yearly Easter egg hunt at The Sandbar Restaurant, which is right on the beach! But for the ultimate Easter egg hunt, plan one in your vacation rental’s backyard. With lush tropical landscaping, you can easily create your own Easter adventure right at home and get in quality time with your loved ones on the holiday.
It’s Time to Book Your Own AMI Easter Vacation Home!
When you’re booking an Easter vacation to Anna Maria Island, you’ll want the perfect vacation home for the holiday—and we deliver at Seabreeze Vacation! With stunning homes in locations all over AMI, you can reserve everything from a charming beach cottage to homes with multiple bedrooms to fit the entire family. If you’re looking to cook your own Easter getaway, rest assured our AMI vacation properties are fitted with fully equipped kitchens. Or even do an Easter BBQ out by your own private pool. We’ll be more than happy to help you find your dream Easter rental on AMI—contact our friendly team today!
In many places in the country, spring can start with a snowstorm, or be full of dreary days that still feel like winter until the flowers finally start blooming. But not on Anna Maria Island! Our little barrier island is truly a paradise in the spring, as the weather warms up a bit from the winter and makes for breezy days spent outside drinking in everything the island has to offer, from outdoor recreation to festive parties and events. When you attend events on Anna Maria Island in the spring, you’ll enjoy a lively time that remains low-key—no spring break madness here! Of course, it’s a popular time to visit still, and once you experience it yourself, you’ll see exactly why.
Once you’re here, you might be curious as to what kind of events might be happening on AMI in the spring time. We’re sure a huge chunk of your time will be spent laying out on the beach, but between that and living it up at your vacation rental, we’ve collected a list of some of the top AMI spring events this 2023, just for you!
Experience the Local Art Scene at the 35th Annual Spring Fest
There’s something special about discovering local art from the area you’re visiting. Whether it’s a watercolor beach landscape or a handmade piece of jewelry made from shells, taking home a piece of art with you can make you feel connected to the place—and we’re happy to tell you that at the AMI Spring Fest you can do just that! Attend for a weekend full of over 80 vendors displaying and selling their artistic creations, in a festival setting with things like live music, food and beverage vendors, and community organizations educating about local history and the unique environment of our barrier island.
You’ll find that admission and parking are free to this event, making it a can’t miss occasion if you’re visiting during this time! You can splurge on raffle tickets for that gala, which has prizes of artwork from the festival, and the proceeds go to a local organization that provides art classes to both kids and adults. Mark your calendars for this year’s 35th Annual Spring Fest, which is scheduled for March 18th and 19th, 2023, from Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach.
Enjoy Acoustic Favorites with Local Musician Bill Dundas
Get your groove on at this local event that happens every Tuesday afternoon in the spring, at Harry’s Grill in Anna Maria! Relax on the patio and take advantage of their happy hour menu, while AMI musician Bill Dundas serenades you with classic acoustic favorites—you might even be able to put in a request or two. Spring on Tuesdays in 2023, you’ll find Bill out on the patio at Harry’s Grill, with happy hour happening from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A perfect weekday activity when you’re looking for something fun to do! If you prefer to see a calendar view of when Bill is performing, you can check out the Chamber of Commerce’s event calendar as well.
Check Out the AMI Farmers Market
When spring is in the air, so is fresh local produce! Spring is one of the best times to check out a farmers market on Anna Maria Island—that’s right, we have more than one. Celebrate the end of the season of the Bridge Street Market, which closes in April before the warmer summer months. You’ll find it open on every Sunday from November 2022 to April 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s also an excellent place to pick up a new piece of art or something crafted locally to commemorate your spring vacation to Anna Maria Island.
If you miss your chance at the Bridge Street Market, be sure to check out the Coquina Beach Market in Bradenton Beach, which takes place not one, but two days of the week! Another huge bonus is that it runs through July, meaning it will be open all spring. It runs on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coquina Beach. Shop for fresh produce, seafood, arts and crafts, and more. Take home a nautical themed piece of pottery or buy a gift for a loved one back home. This spring 2023 is the ideal time to visit the farmers market on Anna Maria Island!
It’s Your Spring Vacation Done Your Way this 2023 on AMI
Spend the day relaxing at your private backyard oasis, toast to sunset views from your oceanfront deck, sit around a crackling outdoor firepit in the evening. Our AMI vacation rentals have all the features you could want for an island getaway, and there’s one that is the perfect fit for you—we’re here to help you plan your getaway, just call today!
Vacations to Florida have long been a spring break rite of passage, and every March you’re sure to find tons of vacationers from every walk of life hitting the coast. While some destinations have a raucous reputation for spring break, there are plenty of spots in Florida where you can enjoy a stunning spring break on the beach without the overbearing party atmosphere—and Anna Maria Island is the ideal location! Whether you’re taking the family on a spring break trip during time off from school, getting away with your friends, or even embarking on a solo getaway, AMI has something for everyone to enjoy in a more low-key spring break experience that’s sure to create memories that last a lifetime. There’s no doubt that one of the best spring break vacation destinations in Florida is Anna Maria Island!
Spend Your Spring Break on the Top Beaches in AMI
There’s no denying that this is hands down the first best thing about spending spring break on Anna Maria Island. You’ll find heavier crowds than normal of course as it’s peak vacation season, but you’ll find plenty of space on the beach to enjoy without the rowdy activity you might find in a city more popular with the party crowd. Try Bean Point for a chill beach with a natural vibe—as it’s on the northern tip of the island, you can also look out to Tampa Bay as well as the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, laying out in the sunshine on sugary white sand. You won’t find many facilities here, but down at bustling spots like Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach, you’ll find things like restrooms, BBQ grills, and picnic tables—perfect for a spring afternoon at the shore. The beaches down in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are surrounded by eateries and shopping options as well!
Dine at the Most Popular AMI Restaurants
Sampling the local cuisine is one of the best things about going on vacation, and springtime in AMI is ideal for grabbing a patio seat outside and drinking up the views of the ocean and island scenery. Beachfront restaurants include classic spots like Sandbar Seafood and Spirits, offering an assortment of upscale steak and seafood, along with items like fish tacos, a chicken sandwich, and even a vegan burger. Another terrific beachside spot is Anna Maria Island Beach Café, where you can grab a table right in the sand. Their extensive menu has tons of options, including breakfast till 11:00 a.m. as well as tropical cocktails. If you’re after fresh seafood, try The Ugly Grouper, a family-friendly restaurant serving up an assortment of American fusion dishes including vegetarian, beef, and chicken. Wherever you decide to dine out on AMI, spring is one of the most lively seasons to do so!
Do Some Spring Shopping on Pine Ave
Pine Avenue sits on the northern end of the island and has long been a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. Here you can shop for that perfect summer swimsuit, or pick up a sea salt candle to take home and remind you of your AMI vacation. There are lots of boutiques selling swimsuits and clothing, but you’ll also find quirky spots like the Pineapple Marketplace, which offers a variety of gifts and goods, as well as home décor. Have fun going out to lunch at one of the many restaurants on Pine Avenue, and enjoy browsing the street for shops in gorgeous weather. You might even find some springtime sales!
Visit the Historic Bridge Street Pier
In Bradenton Beach, you can find the Historic Bridge Street District, home to the pier of the same name. You can walk the pier and admire the views of the eastern side of the island, and if you like to fish, you can get a saltwater fishing license online and fish directly from the pier. Or do things the easy way, and swing by the Anna Maria Oyster Bar at the end of the pier for happy hour instead. Beyond the pier, the streets surrounding it are full of local shops and restaurants, and it can be a beautiful area to explore during spring break! Even more ideal, you can rent a bicycle and adventure around the district by bike—it’s also a great way to explore the rest of the island too!
It’s Time to Book Your AMI Spring Break Getaway!
When you’re booking a spring getaway to AMI, you want your vacation rental to have it all—and that’s exactly what we offer with our spring break Anna Maria Island rentals! Browse our stunning properties for your spring break getaway, and chat with us to learn more about our fabulous Anna Maria Island vacation rentals! Contact us today!
White sand beaches, tropical turquoise water, the salty, crisp scent of the ocean drifting through the air—it’s a typical day on Anna Maria Island, where we live the best of life by the sea. Our charming island hosts visitors year-round, from the guests of the lively summer season to the snowbirds looking for a reprieve from winter storms, but one of the times that many people overlook is the fall season on Anna Maria Island! The weather is certainly warmer than most of the country, but even our temperatures are dropping a bit, giving way to comfortable evenings where you can relax beachside with a glass of wine. It’s all the festive parts of fall without the impending winter, and you can bring out the summer wardrobe that you might have already packed away for the year. There are lots of things to do in the fall on Anna Maria Island, so if you’re considering an AMI fall getaway, we’ve compiled a list of activities ideal for the season! Here are some of the best Fall Activities in Anna Maria Island for 2022.
Enjoy Fall Beach Weather on Anna Maria Island
One of the best things about visiting in the fall is that it’s technically the “off” season, meaning that you get to experience the benefits of skipping the summer crowds and the winter-break surge. The weather cools off a bit but depending on the day the water can still be swimmable, meaning you get to revel in all the glory of a beach day without the overabundance of tourists. Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach are sure to still have an upbeat atmosphere, as they’re near restaurants, beach cafes, and shopping, but there are other spots if you’re looking for more of that deserted island vibe. Bean Point is known for having a more remote feel but doesn’t have any facilities. Bayfront Park is well-maintained and offers a calmer shorefront on the bay, perfect for splashing around. You can still soak up the sun during the fall season on AMI!
Dive Into Anna Maria Island’s Best Restaurants
With weather that’s great for sitting on the patio (especially in the evenings), it’s an opportune time to grab a reservation at some of our island’s highly rated restaurants. Take a night out at the unassuming Waterfront Restaurant, situated right off Bayfront Park with elevated views, specializing in sushi and fusion fare. The Ugly Grouper in Holmes Beach offers a selection of dishes straight from the sea, from fish tacos to expertly prepared grouper. If seafood isn’t your culinary style, you can find almost any type of cuisine on AMI—try Vinny’s Italian Kitchen for casual Italian dishes, or Smokehouse for authentic American BBQ dishes as well as unique twists on the old classics.
Your Selection of AMI Fall Festivities
Fall is a terrific time to visit if you’d like to get a feel for the island’s local markets. The Bridge Street Market reopens annually in November and has hours every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.–even better, you can take the island trolley to get there! Also nearby, you can visit the Bradenton Farmer’s Market, open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October to May. Grab some fresh ingredients to bring home to your vacation rental—with over 30 local vendors selling a variety of crafts and goods, you’ll likely find lots to love. Another market to explore includes the Coquina Beach Market, opening November 2022—also accessible from the free trolley route, with an offering of local food, handmade items, and fresh produce.
Up on Pine Avenue, you’ll find our island’s main shopping hub, with lots of local stores and a generous amount of stops on the free island trolley, making it easy to explore the avenue. Grab some seasonal closeout beachwear, pick up a fall scented candle—maybe even buy a lightweight scarf to take home!
Celebrate the Season at Your Beach Vacation Rental
There’s always plenty to keep you entertained at your vacation rental, whether it’s a leisurely pool day or a homecooked family meal with fall flavors to get into the spirit of the season. If you’re visiting during Halloween, you can pick up some pumpkins and have a carving contest, or just pick up a local fall brew and relax with a scary movie marathon on your vacation home’s large smart TV. From relaxing in the hot tub at night and stargazing to admiring early morning ocean views, your vacation home can be the highlight of your fall vacation on Anna Maria Island!
Book Your Fall Vacation Rental on Anna Maria Island Today!
There’s no question that the fall season is an excellent time to visit AMI, as it’s less crowded than usual and just as beautiful! If you’d like to learn more about our selection of Anna Maria Island vacation homes, give our friendly reservation team a call today!
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.
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!
Summer is obviously known for intensely high temperatures in most parts of the world, but if you’re looking to escape to somewhere a bit cooler during the hot months, Anna Maria Island is a prime location. There are miles of gorgeous beaches for you to visit, and the cool breeze coming in off the coast will help make even the hottest of summer days much more bearable. While you’re at it, you’ll even be able to go for a swim if you really want to cool off. If you’re planning on visiting fairly late into the summer, you’ll also find that the island is less busy than during the peak months of the spring, and who doesn’t enjoy beating the crowds?
We have a variety of different vacation rentals available with all different kinds of amenities, ensuring that you’ll be able to find the perfect spot to make the most of your summer trip in. Since the island is mostly untouched and fairly small, you’ll always be in a prime location to see all of the best sights on the island, and you’re never too far from one of the wonderful restaurants in town if you’re looking to go out for a meal. All you have to do is pick your favorite part and start planning.
Booking in Advance Saves Money
Getting started as soon as possible when it comes to booking your summer vacation will make sure you get the most value out of your stay. It is usually very likely that, the closer you get to vacation time, the less likely you are to score those great deals. When you book in advance, you’ll be able to help make sure that you secure the best rates in town, all while avoiding paying any of those pesky last-minute fees. It also helps that, the earlier you start your booking, the more likely you are to get the home you really want. Without all of the extra competition, you won’t have to worry about making concessions on your favorite amenities just to make sure you have lodging. Even though summer might slow down a bit on Anna Maria Island, you can be sure someone else is also looking for that perfect beach house.
Avoiding all of the extra expenses will help make sure you can spend your money doing the things you’d rather be doing. After all, you’ve been budgeting and saving to make sure you can afford this trip at just the right time for you, so why wait until the last minute and eat up your vacation budget? Keeping the rental cost low will help keep money in your pocket, making sure you can enjoy a fine meal with your favorite people or pick up that perfect gift you just can’t leave without. Don’t let the necessities get in the way of your summer trip.
Take the Extra Time to Plan Your Trip
Taking the chances to escape the daily grind is something we all look forward to doing, especially since that extra bit of rest and relaxation can help put it all in perspective. Getting out of town can be therapeutic, letting you escape all of the chores around the house that might need doing even on your off days so that you can truly relax. Putting your vacation together is part of that experience, too, and you’ll want to make sure you aren’t putting yourself in a stressful situation while you’re planning something that’s supposed to be fun. Putting in that extra work in advance will help make sure you can avoid the unnecessary crunch, which will help your vacation have a clear plan before you even leave town. With all of the things to do on the island, you’ll thank yourself for having a game plan before you arrive.
Look Forward to Your Upcoming Vacation
Your upcoming vacation is the perfect chance for you to escape all of the stress of daily life, and you can help make the most of it by avoiding that extra stress in the long run. Last-minute planning can really make things tough, especially if you’re working with people on different schedules. Securing everything your whole party will need in advance will make sure it’s all there waiting for you on arrival instead of getting there and scrambling to make use of your time. You’ll be glad you did the work in advance, especially when you check the calendar and see it’s there waiting for you when the time comes.
There are actually added benefits to doing all of your planning ahead of time, too. Multiple studies show that having a vacation planned out and scheduled is good for your mental health, since you’ll have a reward to look forward to at the end of your months of hard work. Whether you’ve been home working on an intense project for months, or you’ve got extra crunch to do at work, you’ll be in a better mood knowing your vacation is coming up.
Your Summer Beach Trip Is Waiting
While you’re busy taking the time to think about all of the things you want to do when you arrive on the island, we’ll be standing by to make sure you’re paired up with the perfect rental for your vacation goals. Our highly qualified team has quality, in depth knowledge of our portfolio of properties, and would be glad to answer any questions you might have about the right Anna Maria Island vacation rental for your upcoming summer escape. Get in touch with us now and your island vacation will be right around the corner.
Rentals for Any Occasion!
Dreaming of a romantic escape where you can fully immerse yourself in the tropical island lifestyle? Well good news, you don’t need to travel too far—just make it down to the sunshine state, and you’ll find the perfect spot for the ultimate romantic beachside getaway: Anna Maria Island! Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, sugar-white sand, and vibrant blue-green water that almost seems unreal, our charming island creates an ideal destination for a romantic trip away and offers an array of activities that can be enjoyed by two. The tropical setting creates a blissful reprieve from the ordinary nature of daily life, giving your vacation an exotic feel of a remote locale. Shape the days exactly the way you want, whether it’s lounging by your private pool or hitting the best surfing spots on the island, and nights discovering the best of local dining and cuddling up at your vacation villa. With so much to do and such stunning natural beauty, Anna Maria Island is an amazing place for a flawless romantic vacation!
Endless Ways to Adventure Around the Island
Maybe you and your partner are fans of long beach-to-beach walks, or love to cruise coastal roads and discover the area by convertible—whatever your style, you’ll find there’s a multitude of ways to soak up the island’s tropical landscape and familiarize yourself with all the popular spots. We suggest renting a bike from a local shop and taking a day to ride along the coast and discover the quaint back streets of the island, from Anna Maria down to Bradenton Beach—you’ll notice right away that it’s a favorite pastime of locals and visitors alike! If you want to discover the area from the sea, reserving a snorkeling tour is always a great idea, and many local companies are willing to do private excursions for two! For the ultimate romantic experience, book a surprise sunset dinner cruise, where you can drink in one another’s presence with a fine-cooked meal amongst a gorgeous backdrop of the Sarasota Bay.
Pamper Yourself with a Couple’s Spa Treatment
From couple’s massages to dual pedicure treatments, you’ll find no shortage of ways to pamper yourself when you’re on your romantic Anna Maria Island vacation. Stretching down from Anna Maria to Bradenton Beach, you’ll find a selection of spa and wellness centers dotted along the way, offering everything from organic facials to couple’s massages in private huts on the beach. Of course, you can always create your own luxurious spa day at your private vacation rental, as some of our properties offer spa-like bathrooms with oversized tubs. With upscale perks like private pools, your own personal jacuzzi, and gorgeous outdoor areas, it’s easy to feel like you’re at a resort for the day when you’re just spending time at your vacation rental!
Indulge in Top-Tier Seaside Dining
If you’re searching for a restaurant with a romantic ambiance, you’re in luck, because Anna Maria Island has several spots that fit the bill, along with quaint casual lunch joints that boast upscale menus of freshly caught seafood. For a quick daytime affair stop by the Rod and Reel Pier, where the restaurant is situated at the end of the pier and almost entirely surrounded by a shimmering blanket of turquoise water. They also offer a breakfast menu for the early birds, and amongst the waves it can be a lovely way to kick off the day. For inspired beachside dining, be sure to make reservations at the Beach House Restaurant down in Bradenton Beach, where you can dine on the sand on their patio, and feast on the fruits of the sea. If you need a low-key idea that doesn’t sacrifice on a beautiful yet intimate setting, pack a gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy at a secluded beach spot!
Beachy Rentals Made for a Romantic Getaway
There’s no question that the highlight of the island is our array of amazing beaches, from the northern tip of Bean Point all the way to the end of Coquina Beach—both on the gulf, and bay side! Many of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals put you within quick access of all the best beach spots, whether it’s a quick walk or an effortless drive. In-between relishing the breezy weather and warm sunshine, you can drink in the bliss of your vacation right at your rental, taking advantage of all the great perks and amenities. Check your listing, but features could include things like resort-style bathrooms, private jacuzzies, ocean views, and BBQ grills.
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There’s nothing like an Easter trip to the beach, and what better place to book your Easter vacation than Anna Maria Island? With sugary, white sand beaches and strikingly clear-blue water, it’s the ultimate tropical destination without having to ever leave the continental United States! Spend your days soaking up the stunning beachside scenery, afternoons biking down charming island streets, and evenings dining out at restaurants on freshly caught snapper. It’s the perfect destination for a little rest and relaxation to recharge your batteries, and can be particularly relaxing for a holiday vacation, where you can leave the everyday stresses at home and enjoy your Easter holiday to the fullest. If you’ve been contemplating an Easter vacation to Anna Maria Island, we’ve compiled some useful information for you below!
Dine Out for Easter Brunch
When you spend your Easter vacation on Anna Maria Island, you’ll find you have plentiful options for getting in a little Easter brunch! Try the Rod and Reel Pier for a meal with a gorgeous, sweeping view of the bay and ocean beyond. Sip on a mimosa, and browse their extensive breakfast menu, including southern classics like sides of grits and home fries. The Waterfront Restaurant offers a brunch menu with similar views, and craft cocktails. The Sandbar is another popular local spot boasting gorgeous views of the Gulf and is another great option for Easter Brunch! In the past The Sandbar has also hosted a morning Easter egg hunt for the kids. Just be sure to make your reservations ahead of time to be safe!
Attend a Local Easter Service
Those looking to attend a local Easter service will find several options from different denominations right on the island. The Kiwanis Club hosts a sunrise service at Manatee County Public Beach and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The CrossPointe Fellowship Baptist Church holds an Easter Sunday service, while the Episcopal Church also offers a celebratory Sunday service. Other options in town include the Floria Dei Lutheran Church, as well as Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church. As you can see, when you travel to Anna Maria Island for Easter, you have plenty of options for Easter services!
Days Relaxing on the Beach
Of course, a huge part of an Easter beach vacation is lounging on the beach, and on Anna Maria Island you’ll find an assortment of beaches all up and down the island. At the northern tip of the island, you’ll find Bean Point, a beach with a slightly more remote vibe that’s traditionally a little less crowded than popular spots like Manatee County Public Beach, which is in the middle of the island. Bayfront Park offers a little bit of bayside recreation, while Coquina Beach down in Bradenton Beach is always a lively spot, and offers eateries right on the sand, such as the Coquina Beach Café. Another seaside dining option in Bradenton Beach includes Gulf Drive Café, and Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach.
Have an Easter Egg Hunt at Your Vacation Rental
Stop by the Anna Maria Island Farmer’s Market on Saturday to pick up some fresh eggs and materials for making Easter dinner, and on Sunday have an Easter Egg hunt at your very own vacation rental! With lush backyards and perfectly landscaped spaces, it’s a great idea for a bit of Easter fun right in the home, without the trouble of finding a local event to attend. Our vacation rentals offer plenty of features made for enjoying outdoor spaces, from BBQ grills to extensive outdoor seating where you can host your own Easter brunch or dinner. Other outdoor features you might find in our vacation rentals include private heated pools, jacuzzies, outdoor balconies, pool toys, beach gear, and more! Of course, each rental is different and boasts its own particular amenities, but these are just a few of the things you might find in one of our Anna Maria Island Easter vacation rentals!
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When you book your Easter holiday with SeaBreeze Vacations, you can enjoy a peace of mind that your holiday vacation is in the hands of locally trusted experts. From our portfolio of terrific vacation properties to our personalized sense of customer service, our commitment to going above and beyond for each of our guests shows in every interaction, whether it’s helping you pick out the perfect rental property or giving you our personal suggestions on where to dine out for Easter brunch. With our lovely selection of properties stretching up and down the island, from condos to full-size homes with private pools, there’s bound to be something perfect for your Easter vacation! If you’d like to learn more about our Easter vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island, give us a call to speak to one of our reservation specialists today!