Whether it's shopping, dining or sight seeing, the island has a lot to offer - and when you just want to kick back, some of the
world's best white sand beaches are at hand.
Equipment rentals are available for those who would rather
kayak on their own, or enjoy jet skiing or just bicycling.
The island newspapers will have the week's events posted
on their online version.
The Manatee/Sarasota area has a very versitile schedule of
events through all the seasons. From the Ringling School of Design and
the Ringling Museum to baseball games, the Suncoast area has it all - culture, amazing restaurants and
•Cą d'Zan Mansion
This area is also starting to key into the beer revolution with a few microbreweries.
• World of Beer
Millions of tourists come to Florida every year to enjoy the
activities in the Orlando area. Orlando is only a 2hr - 2 1/2hr drive from
Anna Maria Island, making it a perfect choice for a day trip.
The Tampa Bay area is only a 1hr drive from the island and has the diversity of many
large cities. Between the arts and other cultural activities, the Tampa/St. Petersburg
area offers some interesting museums and parks.