Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Anna Maria

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Anna Maria. This city's bird watching, fishing and surfing draw many visitors. Fort De Soto Park and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Anna Maria

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Anna Maria a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • River Run Golf Links (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • People at Play (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Anna Maria

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Anna Maria

Nature lovers will enjoy Anna Maria for its island views, pristine beaches and breathtaking sunrises. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Anna Maria is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fort De Soto Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Bean Point Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Manatee Public Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Brandenton Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Robinson Preserve (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Anna Maria

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.7 mi (23.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 17.4 mi (28 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Anna Maria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,521 holiday rentals around Anna Maria. From 1,634 Houses to 188 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Anna Maria is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Anna Maria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Anna Maria:

  • Palmer Ranch: 349 holiday homes
  • Isla del Sol: 239 holiday homes
  • Sunset Beach: 1,212 holiday homes
  • Gulf Gate Estates: 329 holiday homes
  • Ilexhurst: 1,479 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Anna Maria?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Anna Maria. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Historic Green Village: 7,689 holiday rentals
  • AMI Outfitters Coastal Gear & Apparel: 7,648 holiday rentals
  • Island Players: 7,573 holiday rentals
  • Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park: 7,625 holiday rentals
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 8,113 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Anna Maria listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Anna Maria?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,634 Houses in Anna Maria. Our other popular types of Anna Maria holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 188 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,310 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 188 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Anna Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,791 holiday homes with pool available in Anna Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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