Having a Blast on Anna Maria Island

Having a Blast on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a unique place with a small-town feel and lots of fun to be had around the area. Whether you are here for a quick relaxing trip, visiting family, or just passing through we have compiled a great list of fun ideas to participate in. From water-based activities to various tours around the area, there is something for everyone to have a blast while on Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria Island Historical Museum – The museum’s exhibits tell the story of the first settlers on the Island and the legacy they left behind. It also covers the Island’s fishing and baseball history. It includes archives of records and newspapers for research into families and businesses.

Beaches – you have a number of great locations to experience the beach, including Holmes Beach, Manatee Beach, Beach at Bean Point, Cortez Beach, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach, and Bayfront Park Beach.

Body & Sol Spa and Wellness – The day spa is located in the historic IGA building in Anna Maria. With 4,000 sq ft, we are the largest natural full-service spa on the island of Anna Maria.

Fun Florida Tours – Our kayaks are CLEAR, creating a “complete window into the ocean!” While viewing marine life is a “perk” to this tour (no guarantees), you may be able to spot sea life such as starfish, shrimp, fish, manatees, dolphins, stingrays, and more. 

Historic Bridge Street – Historic Bridge Street. Historic Bridge Street is the place to go if you want to enjoy a shopping trip while you’re exploring the island. There are unique boutiques, gift shops, and art galleries, along with locally-owned restaurants.

Island Players Community Theatre – Founded in 1949, The Island Players, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing artistic experiences for the communities of Anna Maria Island and its neighboring cities through the presentation of stage productions.

Blast Anna Maria Island
Photo Courtesy of Island Players

Sea Rocket Gulf Coast Parasail – 75-Minute Parasailing Adventure above Bradenton Beach & Anna Maria Island. This lesson provides everything beginners need to go parasailing including all parasailing equipment, safety instructions, and a motorboat with an experienced crew.


Are you excited to join us here on Anna Maria Island for a blast of a good time? Are you an outdoor fanatic looking forward to water activities, or is retail therapy more your speed? We hope that everyone can find some amazing ways to enjoy our wonderful area and come back soon. Also, for all your vacation rental needs, always remember to Visit A Paradise as an ever-changing listing of accommodations to best fit your needs.

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