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Anna Maria Island is a seven mile barrier island
located in the southern Gulf Coast area of Florida and is renowned for its white
sand gulf beaches and gin clear water. Anna
Maria is the northernmost of a string of barrier islands that extend in a southerly
direction to the Florida Keys.
Island itself is surrounded
by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Tampa Bay to the north and Sarasota Bay and
Anna Maria Bay on its eastern shores.
abounds on Anna Maria Island. The
island offers three fishing piers: Anna Maria City Pier, Rod & Reel Pier and
Maria Island is a
famous for its miles of white sandy beaches with stunning sunsets over the Gulf
of Mexico. Here visitors can find
world class angling, boating, surfing, golf, tennis as well as a rich selection
of exotic wildlife. In fact, the entire island of Anna Maria is considered a wildlife
Anna Maria Island is referred to as the "wedding capital of Florida," and
the Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Wedding Festival. The island also has
a thriving arts and theater community, having both an Artists' Guildand a local
theater company, the Island Players, founded in 1948. With its crystal white beaches
and an average year-round temperature of 74.8 degrees, Anna Maria Island is a
year-round tourist attraction. Restaurants, resorts, gift and curio shops, real
estate companies, and local watering holes dominate the economy.
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Anna Maria Island area including
the historic towns of Anna
Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach as well as the neighboring towns of Palmetto,
Cortez and the cities of Sarasota and Tampa Bay .
Anna Maria Island is ideally
located in southwest Florida and offers visitors a delightful year round vacation
Maria Island is also close to well-known tourist attractions
including the Tampa Aquarium, Bush Gardens, Longboat Key Arts Center and The Circus
Galleries at the Ringling Museum.
Other attractions in the area
SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM, BISHOP PLANETARIUM
201 10th St W Bradenton, FL
34205 941)746-4131 the largest natural and cultural history
museum on Florida's Gulf Coast!Laser Light show live manatee
811 South Palm Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-5731 Marie
Selby Botanical Garden 11 bay-front acres are an open-air and under-glass museum
of more than 20, 000 colorful plants
MOTE MARINE LABORATORY &
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 941-388-4441 Stingray
petting tank, Shark tank,interactive shark movie, mantees 18" Giant Squid lots
ANNA MARIA ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
407 Magnolia Avenue Anna
Maria, FL 34216 941-778-1908
3000 E Busch Blvd PO
Box 290377 Tampa, FL 33612 813-987-5082 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
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Florida offers a wide variety of world-class culinary institutes and schools
taught by renowned
world masters using the finest in equipment and ingredients.
Florida and the Florida
coastal areas have long been known for their truly unique and varied cuisine ranging
from fresh caught seafood grilled over an open fire to world class dining at fine
Diners can choose from hundreds of exciting restaurants with
menus featuring everything from spicy ethnic foods to hearty southern cooking
with an attitude! Because of the abundant fish and game found throughout Florida,
visitors have the opportunity to sample such native culinary delights as sea bass,
mahi mahi, red fish, grouper, as well as fresh native oysters, clams, shrimp and
In the internationally acclaimed City of Miami, diners can choose from hundreds
exciting restaurants with menus featuring everything from spicy ethnic foods to
hearty homecooked meals. If romantic candle light dining setting appeals to you,
the beautiful Sarasota region offers an unparralled experience. It's no secret
that Florida is one of the citrus capitals of the world. Because of the long growing
season and plentiful fish and game found throughout Florida, visitors have the
opportunity to sample such native culinary delights as key lime pie, stone crabs,
and fresh mahi mahi.
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Kayaking on Florida's many lakes, rivers and oceans has become a very
popular activity for vacationers, family groups and solo paddlers. You
can rent kayaks daily, weekly or even by the hour at many locations. Your
skill level and degree of adventure will be your guide as to what type
of kayaking is right for you and your group.
Types of Kayaks
An ocean kayak is a sit-on kayak where you actually are sitting on top of the
kayak. These kayaks are used mainly to paddle in the ocean, and are very buoyant
because there is no interior space for water to be collected as there is in an
ocean and river kayak. They handle waves very well, and are ideal for the ocean
Whitewater-A whitewater kayak is a small
kayak that is used for riding the rapids. The miniature kayak actually
accelerates through whitewater making rapids easier and fun. These kayaks
are also used for special tricks. Skilled professionals are able to actually
pop in and out of the water with the boats, as well as ride waterfalls.
It is easy to maneuver, and simple to flip this boat over, back above
the water, if you should tip.
River-A river kayak is
your typical kayak. These kayaks are ideal for paddling on rivers, lakes, and
ponds. Guided tours are often run with river kayaks because they are the easiest
to handle, and the most practical for recreational kayaking.
Try taking a Sea Kayaking Tour to take
advantage of Florida's playground! Sea kayaking tours are offered all over Florida
- from the ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and in the Florida
Keys & Everglades.
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