Friday, May 21, 2010

Anna Maria Island

It is official. The annual Girls Weekend is scheduled for the end of June in Anna Maria Island. Us Florida girls decided to support our Gulf Coast beaches and their tourism efforts during this time of uncertainty after the oil spill. And since our group seems to be much bigger in numbers this year, the Gulf Coast tourism officials should really appreciate the amount of disposable income we'll be delivering.

I've never been to Anna Maria Island. So if any of you have tips, information, etc to share I would be most appreciative. I love to travel and experience places as the locals do. That's why this Florida blogging community is so great, there's one or two of you bound to have a few local secrets to share. You've never steered me wrong.

I know our girls trip will result in plenty of blog fodder. This month I celebrate my third year blogging as Florida Native Mom. Thanks to all of my readers and blog friends for three wonderful years!!

6 comments:

The Florida Blogger said...

The Sandbar is a great restaurant. http://sandbar.groupersandwich.com/index.php

ღ Alice ღ ™ said...

Oh you are going ot love AMI,I second The Sandbar. I have some photo's of my trip to AMI on my Blogger but the rest are on my Facebook. The water is so pretty. We went to Bean Point and there was nobody there but us and maybe 2other people,I don't think swimming is advised there but you should see it,it's truly beautiful.
We stayed at The Rod & Reel and walked to Bean Point. Have a great trip :)

Island Rider said...

I live in Manatee County so here are some suggestions. Ride horses on Palma Sola Beach http://www.beachhorses.com/Great_World_Way/Home.html

kayak or hike at Robinson Preserve

Eat at Rod and Reel Pier

Go shopping and have coffee and pastries at Ginny and Jane E.'s
http://www.annamariacafe.com/

Come into Bradenton to visit Snooty the Manatee at the South Florida Museum

http://www.southfloridamuseum.org/Aquarium/SnootyCam/tabid/159/Default.aspx

or come visit me on your way out to the beach at the Manatee Village Historical Park

http://www.manateeclerk.com/historical/ManateeVillage.aspx

Have a great time!

Native Mom said...

Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I'm really looking forward to it!

Shellbelle said...

I wanted to tell you to be sure to go to Ginny and Jane E's, but I see someone already has. You really don't want to miss the whole experience and the girls will love it. Their address is 9807 Gulf Drive. Shopping and eating — two of my favorite things!

Jane said...

Hey FNM!
My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
I was looking for blog posts about Anna Maria Island to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
Hope to hear from you :)
Jane