Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Anna Maria

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation 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-sees in the area. With a vacation 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 vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Anna Maria a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Where to stay near Anna Maria?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,465 house rentals near Anna Maria. From 1,583 Houses to 194 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Anna Maria for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Anna Maria:

  • Isla del Sol: 225 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 1,138 vacation rentals
  • Lakewood Ranch: 7,663 vacation rentals
  • Lido Key: 1,908 vacation rentals
  • Pass-a-grille: 1,589 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Anna Maria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Anna Maria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Island Players: 7,348 home rentals
  • Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park: 7,410 home rentals
  • Historic Green Village: 7,432 home rentals
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,888 home rentals
  • Waterlefe Golf and River Club: 7,519 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Anna Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,583 Houses in Anna Maria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Anna Maria include:

  • Cottages: 194 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,290 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 194 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Anna Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,756 vacation homes with pool available in Anna Maria.

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