Florida is one of those magical vacation destinations that gives you nearly perfect vacation weather any time of year. The islands and keys around Bradenton and Sarasota, such as Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key and Longboat Key offer particularly gorgeous weather from the low 60s to the mid-80s depending on what time of year you choose to come.
January through March is one of the most popular times of year for people looking to vacation in Anna Maria Island rentals. That’s because of the cooler weather, and decreased chance of rain. It makes the perfect weather for outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, or just hitting the beach. With weather so perfect, why wouldn’t you spend your time outside?
If you choose to vacation on Anna Maria Island during the summer months of June, July or August, you’re likely to encounter much warmer days. Summer brings high-temperature days, ranging from the 80s to 90s on some days. Summer in Florida also means more rain. On average, Anna Maria Island gets about 24 inches of rain during these summer months. So if you are planning your vacation around this time, it’s a good idea to pack an umbrella or two and have a plan B if your plans get rained on. But don’t fret - you’ll still have plenty of sunny days for your vacation!
Summer is the perfect time to get a charter boat around the island. The weather is gorgeous, the water is pristine and the fishing is great!
Outdoor Things to Do on Anna Maria Island
There are so many outdoor activities to do on Anna Maria Island. A day on the beaches can give you a plethora of activities from which to choose! Shelling, fishing, volleyball, swimming, lounging… there are so many possibilities. On the water, you can go out boating, paddleboarding, jet skiing, kayaking, and more.
Anna Maria Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico. This beautiful location has plenty of vacation rentals available with easy access to miles and miles of white, soft sand.
Known for pristine weather all year long, luxurious amenities, and quaint surroundings, Anna Maria Island is the perfect place to be in Florida for a vacation. Anna Maria Island isn’t a top destination for rowdy spring breakers and is one of the most charming barrier islands on this side of the Gulf Coast, leaving a beloved, quiet sanctuary.
Hundreds of people return to Anna Maria Island year after year to soak up the superb weather. They come back to experience the wonderful shopping, dining and the luxury vacation homes that make this community its own. Just minutes away from Sarasota, Anna Maria Island is the ideal place to stay to enjoy all of the surrounding attractions, including the Ringling Museum, the Asolo Repertory Theater, Sarasota Botanical Gardens and more.
You will find many relaxing nights and lazy beach days on Anna Maria Island along with plenty of opportunities to find new adventures, especially if the weather is right!
Things to Do Indoors on Anna Maria Island
Having a vacation rental near the beach is a great backup plan in case there are some afternoon showers on the horizon. You can feel at home while on vacation in your rental. You don’t have to worry about running into neighbors in the halls or hearing them through the walls like in a hotel. Have a space all to yourself to weather out the storm or take a break from the sun.
The weather may or may not cooperate with your plans, but luckily the rain usually doesn’t last long. If it’s one of Florida’s famous sun showers, you will only lose an hour, tops.
But if you are looking for things to do indoors during your vacation, there are plenty of options on Anna Maria Island. A quick drive to Sarasota will give you plenty of art museums and galleries to explore. Ringling Museum of Art not only has classic paintings from Rembrandt and beyond, but the grounds also hold John and Mable Ringling’s estate, Ca' d'Zan, Mable Ringling’s rose garden, the Ringling Museum of the American Circus, the Ringling Art Library, and the Asolo Theater.
If you’re still looking to get a glimpse into Florida wildlife while staying indoors, you can head down to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium or visit Snooty, a famous 68-year-old manatee that has lived at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton since he was 11 months old. The South Florida Museum also has other exhibits featuring everything from Florida’s earliest marine and mammal exhibits to the community’s maritime history.
Lastly, another great way to spend some time indoors is by seeing a show. Entertaining audiences for more than 42 years, Van Wezel offers a variety of shows including; music, dance, theater and comedy. The historical Asolo Repertory Theatre at the John and Mable Ringling estate is one of the premier arts institutions in the state of Florida. The theater stages up to 15 performances every season ranging from well-known classics to edgy and challenging contemporary works.
Anna Maria Island is the perfect getaway for any time of year. No matter the weather, there is always something new and exciting to do. Anna Maria is one of the best-kept secrets in Florida and it’s the perfect place to have a vacation rental. Let Jennette Properties help find the Anna Maria Island rental perfect for you or your family. Contact us now to get started.