Area Attractions

Parks & Outdoor Areas To Take Your Kids

Parks & Outdoor Areas To Take Your Kids

There are tons of tourist attractions both on and near Anna Maria Island for families to enjoy an exciting time on vacation. From kayaking, to fishing, to historical museums, to local theatre, the island is full of kid-friendly activities and... Read more

Pier Fishing Anna Maria Island

Visit the Anna Maria Island Piers

As far as Anna Maria Island attractions go, piers are pretty high up in the list of things to do. Anna Maria Island has plenty of outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy. Take a swim on our... Read more

Mote Marine Aquarium

The Mote Marine Aquarium is a spectacle of inspiring wildlife and human practices in conservation. It is our responsibility to do what we can to protect the many creatures of the sea and bay. The Mote Aquarium recognizes the importance... Read more

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society

Historical education and captivating old sites are what you’ll find when you visit the Anna Maria Island Historical Society. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, take the time to learn more about the community you have come to love.... 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 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

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