Area Attractions

Bean Point on Anna Maria Island

Many consider Bean Point on Anna Maria Island to be one of the most beautiful beaches and historic sites in the country. The white sand, variety of local wildlife, and clear turquoise water makes this spot look straight out of... Read more

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Best Area Attractions within a 30 Minute Drive of Anna Maria Island

Florida vacationers looking for incredible hiking trails, glorious views of the Gulf of Mexico, and sandy-white beaches could do no better than Anna Maria Island. But what helps make the island so special is all the things to do within... Read more

Cortez Beach Fishing

Cortez Fishing Village

Cortez is a small Gulf Coast fishing village located near Anna Maria Island and was founded in the 1880s by settlers from North Carolina. You will still find that it still has that old-fashioned charm but with a couple of... Read more

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  Go beyond a typical aquarium experience and immerse yourself in the world of marine life rescue at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). See Winter the dolphin – star and inspiration of the popular Dolphin Tale movies. These major motion pictures... Read more

The Children’s Garden & Art Center

  The Children’s Garden & Art Center  1670 10th Way     Sarasota, FL 34236  (941) 330-1711        www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com Come see a pirate ship, secret garden, maze, tree fort and slide, fairy gardens, three little pigs’ house and... Read more

Manatee Viewing Center at Big Bend Power Station

  Manatee Viewing Center at Big Bend Power Station   The Big Bend Power Station is a coal-fired power plant located in Apollo Beach, Florida. The plant originally opened in 1970 and later added Big Bend Unit 4 in 1986. The... Read more

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Located on the Sarasota waterfront, Van Wezel offers a diverse array of entertainment. From Broadway plays to modern dance companies,  comedians to world-class symphonies, Van Wezel has it all! The 1,736 seat auditorium is owned and operated by the city... Read more

The Dali Museum

  Less than an hour’s drive from Anna Maria Island, the Dali Museum is located in downtown St. Petersburg. The museum contains the largest collection of Salvador Dali works outside of Europe. This includes 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors... Read more

Mixon Fruit Farms

  Get a true glimpse of Florida when you visit Mixon Fruit Farms! This is a 75 year old, actual working citrus grove. Take a tour on Mixon’s Orange Blossom Express, a fun and educational tram ride. The tram travels... Read more

Sarasota Jungle Gardens- a tropical adventure!

Follow the winding jungle trails to see over 150 native and exotic animals. Alligators, crocodiles, iguanas, lizards, snakes, primates, parrots, and small mammals are just some of the animals you will see on your visit. Feed the pink flamingos that... Read more

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