Valentine’s Day Date Ideas on Anna Maria Island

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas on Anna Maria Island

If you’re looking for a romantic date idea on Anna Maria Island, we’ll make that effort even easier for you: We’ve compiled a list of great AMI date ideas for any couple! Whether you’re wanting a night on the town or something a little quieter – AMI has plenty of great options for your Valentine’s Day or next date night!

Grab a Fun Breakfast

Start your Valentine’s Day with an iced coffee and a specialty made-to-order donut of your very own ideation at The Donut Experiment. What started as a little donut shop on Pine Avenue in 2012 has become one of the most popular spots on AMI and even has franchise locations throughout the US. Or stop by The Waffle Press, also on Pine Avenue! These aren’t just any waffles we’re talking about. These are Belgian Liege Waffles made from scratch. The Waffle Press have many specialty waffles, or you can build your waffle your way. 

Beach Picnic

Beach Picnic

The weather is just perfect lately for a beach picnic! Pack your blanket and favorite snack and head to the beach for the most peaceful meal location you could ever ask for. Time it at sunset or for an afternoon activity to catch some rays, too. Just be sure to keep your eyes peeled to make sure seagulls don’t steal your Valentine’s meal!

Ice Cream on the Pier

With the new and improved Anna Maria City Pier now open for business, it’s a great time to stop by one of the island’s most iconic landmarks. Grab your loved one and an ice cream cone from one our local favorites and enjoy it on the Pier. You can soak up the salt air and see some marine wildlife!

Bike Ride

If you’re an active couple wanting to spend a few hours exploring in the fresh air, ride some bikes for the day! Want to take it to the next level? You can even rent a tandem bike at local places like Beach Bums and AMI Beach Fun Rentals. Whatever your speed (literally and figuratively) you can spend the day bar-hopping, popping into local shops and boutiques, or just enjoying the wind in your hair and our natural scenery.

Have a Waterfront Dinner

If you’re looking for a more classic, intimate Valentine’s Day date night on AMI we highly recommend any of our fine-dining waterfront restaurants. From the Beach House to The Waterfront to Beach Bistro to many more – the opportunity to wine and dine with a gorgeous view of our beaches is hard to beat!


Of course, no romantic date on Anna Maria is complete without taking in one of our remarkable sunsets. The sunsets alone will take your breath away.. Enjoying it with your sweetheart? It’s magic. There are endless locations to soak in the bliss of an AMI sunset.

Take a Flight at a Brewery


A great way to relax after a long week is with an ice cold beer. And one that’s brewed right here in the Bradenton area? Doesn’t get better than that. The perfect date idea for beer enthusiasts would be to share a flight at one of our local craft breweries!

Book a Vacation Rental

Whether you’re local to the area or just planning on visiting – there are few things more romantic than surprising your sweetheart with a vacation at the beach! It’s important to take time away to relax and enjoy each other’s company and AMI is the perfect place to do that. Whether you’re staying for a night, weekend, or longer – A Paradise has something for you!

Whatever you decide, we hope you enjoy AMI and all it has to offer with your someone special soon. If you want to book a romantic getaway, reach out to our team at A Paradise and we can make your dream vacation (or staycation) a reality! Call: (800) 237-2252

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