Anna Maria Island Florida West coast Florida, United States of America
Anna Maria Island is located just 40 miles south of Tampa and 7 miles west of Bradenton. Can be accessed by: SR 684 over the Cortez Bridge, over the Manatee Avenue Bridge and from Longboat Key. Anna Maria Island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Tampa Bay on the east and Sarasota Bay to the south.
Anna Maria Island has plenty to offer for a perfect vacation. It is only matter to choose among the numberless activities, entartainments, restaurants, sports and much more. Convenient distance from the most famous attraction at Orlando, Disney World, a two hour drive. Tampa's Bush Gardens & Adventure Island theme park is 45 minutes away, while Mote Marine Laboratories and the Pelican Man Sanctuary are a mere 10 minute ride. The Ringling Museum of Art, the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota West Coast Symphony are just across the bay. The famous Sun'n Fun Aviation Museum and Air show are 50 minutes away in Lakeland and the renowned Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Anna Maria Island is known as the "Wedding capital" of Florida and the Chamber of Commerce hosts every year a Wedding Festival.
Airports' Distances:Sarasota/Bradenton: 20 minutes
Tampa: one hour
St. Petersburg: 45 minutes
Orlando: two & half hours