Maybe the kids are off from school. You have a few days off work. What better time than now to head to Anna Maria Island for a wholesome family vacation! Fortunately for you, there are many family-friendly things to do during your holiday in this beautiful Floridan town. Nestled on the end of a peninsula that makes it a smaller, quaint, and cuter town than other Florida tourist traps, Anna Maria Island is known for being tranquil, relaxing, and beautiful — everything you could possibly want when you stay in our Anna Maria Island houses for rent!
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Why Anna Maria Island?
Instead of bringing your kids to the ever-busy Disney World or Orlando resorts, why not have something more relaxing and unique? Meet the locals, have fun swimming in the water, and introduce your kids to a different side of life than they may have experienced in the past. We can guarantee you that your kids will love the white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, outdoor activities to do, shopping in the downtown area, and yummy food!
Let’s see the best thing to do with your kids during your upcoming holiday and where you can stay to make sure your vacation is the best ever!
Things to Do with Kids on Anna Maria Island
Are you tired of going to the same place over and over again for vacation? Maybe you need to get out of a crowded city and relax to spend quality time with your children. We have the perfect place for you! Check out these family-friendly activities during your upcoming holiday to Anna Maria Island.
Head to the Beach
Whether you have young children or teenagers, everyone loves the beach! Pack up a beach bag and head to one of the many public beaches early in the morning to get a great sun-bathing spot close to the water. Enjoy reading a book, building sandcastles with your kids, and taking them in the bright blue water. You can easily spend an entire day on one of the public beaches taking breaks to stroll along the water, getting a drink from one of the many cafes, or taking a nap in the calming weather.
Go to One of the Local Restaurants
The good thing about heading here for a vacation is that you won’t get the same chain restaurant you would in big cities. Forget going to McDonald’s for lunch, Starbucks for iced coffee in the morning, and TGI Friday’s for dinner. Instead, you can walk to one of the many breakfast spots, restaurants, and coffee shops to get a filling breakfast from one of the locals. You can also walk to one of the numerous seafood restaurants to enjoy fresh seafood right from the water outside!
Have your kids never been on a boat? This can be a great way for them to get used to being on the water! Enjoy a sunset cruise on the bright blue waters outside of your accommodation. There are amazing views from all sides of Anna Maria Island, providing you with spectacular sunsets and sunrises alike.
Stroll Along the City Pier
For a fun-filled and active day, you can stroll along the Anna Maria City Pier with your kids. This historic pier has been around since 1911 and holds a piece of the Island’s special history! This is a great spot to try fishing off the pier with some of the local fishermen or keep an eye out for marine life. Tell your kids to look for dolphins and manatees in the water!
One of the best family activities that you can do on the Island is to rent bikes! There is no better way to see the entire strip of land that connects Anna Maria Island with Holmes Beach. Plus, the roads are not very busy and safe for cyclists, making it kid-friendly and the ideal spot to get your kids comfortable with riding bikes. Put on a helmet, and off you go!
Anna Maria Island Houses for Family Stays
Instead of putting your kids into a stuffy hotel room and expecting them to be quiet at all hours, why not try a family-friendly Anna Maria Island house for rent that gives you your own space? Instead of having to be quiet at night or worry about having enough space, these family-friendly rentals on Anna Maria Island are great for entire families to spread out and enjoy their vacation. After all, your children probably don’t want to share a room with their parents anyways. And the adults need their own space to have a few drinks at night, relax after a long day of being on the beach, and plan the next days ahead.
Family-friendly rental from Seabreeze Vacation offers plenty of bedrooms for kids, with some rooms featuring two smaller beds or bunk beds to make the sleepover even more fun! Plus, the family-friendly Anna Maria Island houses are spacious enough for bigger families.
You can wake up in the morning and make a fresh pot of coffee for the adults. Then, pour some juice and quickly fry some eggs for the kids — you can all sit outside at one of the private areas, like a covered deck, outdoor patio, or boat dock with your breakfast and chat about your plans for the morning. Unlike hotels, where you have to order room service or go to a crowded breakfast buffet, having your own house makes it relaxing to wake up and chill out in the morning.
Plus, all of the Anna Maria Island rental homes offer a shared pool that your kid will absolutely love! Relax in one of the lounge chairs under a palm tree and watch your kids play in the pool. You can teach them how to swim, use the water toys, or watch them cannonball off the side of the pool ledge. Your kids will love having this amenity in their backyard! What better way to keep them entertained and happy during vacation?
The adults can lay on one of the chaise lounges while the kids get in their daily dose of playing and exercise — this way, the adults can enjoy a relaxing holiday and ensure their kids are happy.
Need a place to stay during your upcoming holiday on Anna Maria Island? Use Seabreeze Vacation to find the ideal vacation home for you and your kids. Choose a family-friendly rental in a waterfront location to have close proximity to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and much more!