If you are not in the mood for a beach day, there is so much to see and do on the island. You can indulge in the art of the local artists at the many galleries located throughout the island, or learn about Anna Maria Island’s journey to the twenty-first century by spending an hour or two at the Anna Maria Historical Society. From aquariums, museums, kayaking, parasailing, horseback riding, Segway tours, golf or fishing, Anna Maria Island has a vast array of activities to cater to your mood or personality type.
And speaking of variety, the award-winning, nationally-recognized restaurants, bistros, and cafes located on the island are a must! What better way to end the day than dinner and a cocktail at a waterside restaurant, while watching the spectacular Gulf sunset! Don’t forget to order the fresh catch of the day!