Things To Do
A list of just some of the many things to do in our area.
What was once a best-kept secret among Florida day-trippers, Anna Maria Island, has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts. Today, it is now known as a vacation favorite among local, national and international travelers. From honeymooners to Hollywood film crews, youngsters to the young-at-heart, people from around the world have discovered what’s awaiting you
Orlando, Florida 32819
Disney World Disney World is only 2.5 hours from Anna Maria Island Follow your Disney dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Seek out adventures, create magical memories with beloved Characters and discover the fun where imagination reigns.
3000 E Busch Blvd PO Box 290377
Tampa, FL 33612
Part zoo, part amusement park, Busch Gardens brings together the best of both worlds with Rhino Rally, an off-road safari adventure through five animal habitats that ends in a raging river thrill ride.Visitors can observe lions, giraffes, hippos, gorillas and other creatures from the safety of the Serengeti Railway or the Skyride Busch Gardens Tampa Florida offers attractions based on African Continent, including safaris and thousands of animals
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Stingray petting tank, Shark tank, interactive shark movie, manatees 18″ Giant Squid lots of fun
6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
This area’s largest and newest selection of rental boats for half, full and multi-day rentals. No high-cost club fees. Cannons features new and used boats for sale, our products are Grady-White Boats, Scout Boats and Yamaha outboard motors. Complets ships store with bait, tackle, fuel, oil, beach and fishing supplies.
Mixon Fruit Farms
2712 26th Ave. E.
Bradenton, FL 34208
941-748-5829 ext. 256
“Florida’s Sweetest Attraction” See how Florida’s finest citrus is grown and harvested, watch Mixon’s packinghouse in operation from the visitor’s observation area. Bring your camera and enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. Browse the unique Gift Shoppe and enjoy lunch in the Groveside Cafe. Don’t forget to try an Orange Swirl Ice Cream Cone or take a ride on the Orange Blossom Express Tram with a stop at the Wildlife Rescue.
Adventure Kayak Outfitters
3230 East Bay Drive Ste. 125
Holmes Beach , 34217
We are Sarasota’s quality kayak outfitter for kayak tours and kayak rentals in Sarasota, Siesta Key Lido Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and the Myakka River. Discover a kayak tour or kayak rental. From the white sand beaches of Siesta Key to the beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island our native Floridian guides will take you on a kayak adventure you and your family will forever remember.
8400 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209
Treat yourself to an hour of bliss riding an absolutely beautiful and gentle horse along the lovely, palm-lined beaches of Palma Sola Bay. Then ride your horse as it wades and swims in the blue water! The Beach Experience is fully customized. We have accommodated everyone from children as young as 3 to disabled senior citizens. Our only restriction is that you must weigh under 240 lbs. No exceptions.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Marie Selby Botanical Garden 11 bayfront acres are an open-air and under-glass museum of more than 20, 000 colorful plants
SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM
201 10th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Zegway by the Bay
2501 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
ZOOM around the Island on a SEGWAY. Come tour with us and see breathtaking views of the emerald Gulf of Mexico, our sugar-white coastline, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Anna Marie Sound and Sarasota bay. During the tour we will visit historic Bridge Street, Coquina Beach, Longboat Pass and Leffis Key Park.