Description: The article focuses on giving us some introduction about the island of Anna Maria in Manatee County Florida, including the history of the island, the distinctive food we can enjoy on it, and other entertainment we may have if we go there.
Welcome to our world, we’re here on the island of Anna Maria, on the mainland areas of brain tuna Lakewood Ranch.
I’m Jessica, as we explore what makes this place so special and a little bit of a taste of the old real Florida, there’s nearly a hundred years ago that Anna Maria Island was discovered by its first visitors, they would come over from Tampa Bay by boat and come here to the historic Anna Maria Island City Pier.
The island itself today has a lot of qualities and characteristics that remind people of the old Florida, what was it like back then? Today anna maria island remains a quaint throwback to old Florida with its sugar, white sand beaches, historic fishing piers, mom-and-pop shops, eateries and classic beach resorts.
It’s here on the island that I feel relaxed to the south of Anna Maria Island lies her sophisticated cousin Longboat Key known for its 11 mile stretch of white sand beach, luxurious vacation homes, high-fashion shopping, golfing, biking, boating and outdoor dining.
I’m off to lunch with Edie Giles, owner of the Mar Vista restaurant on Longboat Key, there are a lot of things that are special about the island, waterfront dining is certainly one of them.
We’re fortunate to have some great places, wonderful traditions and histories to them, some that have been around for a hundred years, local fish is grouper here, we get a lot of dolphin, pompano which is a wonderful delicacy, our shrimp is great, conch, lobsters.
Lots of good choices for seafood, the north end of Longboat Key where Mar Vista is located is also my pick for where to stay on the island.
I’m quite fond of the locals here on the mainland historic. Bradenton is the place to enjoy art, theater, sports, outlet shopping, downtown festival’s history nature and my personal favorite snooty the manatee, he is believed to be the oldest living manatee in the world.
We are heading to our County’s newest community Lakewood Ranch for some shopping and international cuisine Main Street Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 30 boutiques including the Florida based Chico’s where I’m going to try on some new outfits score.
Next, I’m going to take you to the coolest place where I will do a tasting of wine, you ask no olive oil, welcome to Katy, tell me livid about your store, you’ve got some olive oils and vinegars.
I’ve got all of our small over the world, it gets from Italy, you can see from the barrier islands to the mainland communities, this Florida destination is brimming with island culture.