Travel + Leisure magazine created a list of the most charming small towns in Florida and a barrier island just south of the mouth of Tampa Bay in Manatee County has made the list. Anna Maria Island has been called one of Florida’s “best kept secrets” by the magazine. Here’s what they said about Anna Maria Island, “Considered one of the state’s best-kept secrets, Anna Maria Island is home to wide white-sand beaches lapped by emerald and sapphire seas. While the Gulf Coast barrier island’s shores are wild, natural, and picture-perfect, visitors also love strolling Pine Avenue to check out the shops, galleries, and restaurants. The wooden Rod and Reel Pier, dating back to 1947, is another Instagram-worthy spot to visit.”
Anna Maria Island is known for its beautiful white beaches, and both residents and visitors know it. Now, the town was recently named as one of Florida's 'most charming small towns.' https://t.co/jNhStlbihO— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) May 25, 2021
Some of Our Favorite Places Around Tampa Bay
Here are some of our favorite places to visit within the city limits. Might also be good places to take your out of town guests, too!
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