Anna Maria Island has established itself as one of the premiere Gulf Coast getaways. With its pristine beaches, gorgeous year-round weather and opulent, tropical scenery, visitors around the world have discovered the utopian conditions offered only on an Anna Maria Island vacation. What many Sunshine Staters don’t realize is that the island can also provide an ideal excursion for Florida residents looking to partake in a summer ‘staycation.’ Here are five great reasons why an Anna Maria Island vacation provides a perfect summer getaway for Floridians looking to relax, regroup and recharge without having to purchase a plane ticket or deplete family finances.
Location, Location, Location
The island is located in an ideal spot for Floridians looking to feel like they are a world away without actually having to travel far distances. With a geographical location very close to Tampa and Sarasota and only an 1.5 hour drive from Fort Myers and the Orlando area, local residents can simply jump in the car and reach this gorgeous getaway destination on a single tank of gas!
Ultimate Beach Getaways
Florida beaches often generate images of overwhelming crowds and frustrating congestion. However, an Anna Maria Island vacation offers visitors four stunning, white-sand beaches with various amenities guaranteed to please everyone within your travel party. Most importantly, with a gorgeous stretch of sands spanning over 7 miles along the Gulf coastline, staycationers are sure to find a quiet, private spot to be able to unwind and enjoy a little break from the chaos of everyday Florida life.
Breathtaking Change In Scenery
Just because a staycation destination is fairly local doesn’t mean that it can’t feel like it’s a world away. An Anna Maria Island vacation offers visitors an abundance of lush scenery sure to make excursionists feel like they’ve left the doldrums of home far behind. Once you’ve arrived, take a hike, stroll or even a bike ride throughout the island to see all the sights this beautiful coastal destination has to offer.
Perfect Day Trip Activities
Embark on a completely new adventure every day during your Island vacation. Call before your arrival and book an ocean day of parasailing, sailing or wave running. Take the crew out on a Kayak Eco Tour in search of Gulf Coast sea creatures. Take your rod and reel and drop a line directly off some of the island’s public piers for a day of fishing with the family. Or, plan a day of outdoor activity and enjoy the richly diverse bird watching only found on an Anna Maria Island vacation. No matter what you decide upon, the island offers a plethora of activities to satisfy travelers of all ages and interests. (more…)