Top 5 Reasons to Choose Anna Maria Island for Your Memorial Day Getaway

Photo with gray stars in the background on while with a Happy Memorial Day - Remember and Honor banner with an American Flag

Did you know Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life at home and enjoy quality time with your family and friends? Anna Maria Island offers an idyllic setting, a charming atmosphere, and enticing beaches for an escape. Here are the top five reasons to consider Anna Maria Island for your Memorial getaway, especially when staying in one of our luxurious AMI Locals vacation rentals.

1. Stunning Beaches

That feeling you get when you see the beach for the first time on vacation. White sands, beautiful, crystal-clear water

Anna Maria Island boasts seven miles of white sandy beaches, offering breathtaking views and various activities. There’s something for everyone, from swimming and soaking up the sun to playing beach volleyball and building ultimate sandcastles. The beaches here are also known for their safety and cleanliness, making them perfect for all family outings.

2. Exceptional Vacation Rentals

AMI Locals provides a selection of premium vacation rentals that help enhance your holiday experience, whether you’re looking for a cozy villa or a spacious beachfront home with a private pool. Accommodations that fit every need and budget, all our homes are fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Plus, some luxurious extras make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Think of the memories you’ll unlock on your next stay with us.

3. Family-Friendly Activities: Dolphin Tours

Summer landscape near Anna Maria Island with dolphins swimming nearby boat

The dolphin tour is one of the most unique and must-do activities on Anna Maria Island. Many families love participating in this tour and seeing dolphins up close and personally from the water. Watch as they swim next to your boat or jump up for a little more excitement. Not only is this a fun and unique activity, but it’s also one everyone will remember for years. The area has many different tour operators to pick from, and many include other options.

4. Learn the History of Anna Maria Island at the Historical Society Museum

Take a trip to Anna Maria Island’s Historical Society Museum to learn a little more about the history of our island. The museum is in an old icehouse built in the 1920s. You’ll find items that showcase our island’s rich history through photographs, artifacts, and stories. Many say this is a short visit, but it offers an insight into how the island developed and what life was like for the early settlers. The best part of visiting this museum is that it’s free, which makes it budget-friendly for all our guests.

5. Vibrant Local Events

Customers pick fresh red peppers at the local farmers market.

Memorial Day weekend on Anna Maria Island bursts with vibrant events, from local parades honoring veterans to beachside cookouts, craft fairs, and lively farmers markets. There is always something happening on Anna Maria Island for this exciting holiday to help start the summer. Experiencing these events is a great way to engage with the community and the island’s culture and hospitality.

Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, Anna Maria Island offers a perfect blend of both for your Memorial Day getaway. Staying in a vacation rental from AMI Locals allows you to enjoy the island like a local but with all the conveniences of home. Book your getaway today and plan an unforgettable holiday filled with sun, sand, and memories.