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Day Trips

Catherine’s Florida Charters

Welcome aboard the elegant, enchanting, old style sailing vessel, the “Catherine”, a 53-foot Cutter Ketch that will enchant you as she
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WaterPlay USA

WaterPlayUSA takes the effort out of planning your aquatic adventures and lets you get back to enjoying your vacation! With
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Great Explorations Childrens Museum

Great Explorations Children’s Museum has served the Tampa Bay area since 1987. Designed for children 10 and under, the 23,000
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TreeUmph! Adventure Course

When you want to get away from the beach and add some excitement to your Anna Maria Island vacation, spend the day or a
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Sarasota Classic Car Museum

Recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the country, the Sarasota Classic Car Museum is ahttp://annamarialife.wpengine.com/sarasota-classic-car-museum/
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Manatee County Agricultural Museum

With tourism promoted as the number one industry in Manatee County, the historical role agriculture has played in the
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Circus Sarasota

As Florida’s only not-for-profit resident circus, the mission of Circus Sarasota is to pay homage to an extraordinary community
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Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard

Rosa Fiorelli Winery & Vineyard is a family-owned business located just south of Lake Manatee in the rolling hills of eastern Manatee
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Giraffe Ranch

Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their grassy breath? These are memories that will last you a lifetime. At Giraffe
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Crowley Natural and Cultural History Center

Crowley Natural and Cultural History Center also known as “Crowley” is a non-profit organization furthering natural and
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Lipizzan Stallions

Just an hour’s drive from Anna Maria Island, the world famous dancing horses are a must see! Founded in the 16th century for the
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Fort De Soto Park

Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water’s edge at Fort De Soto, you find yourself absorbed in the
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Hunsader Farms

Hunsader Farms got its start in 1967 when three Hunsader Brothers left their Wisconsin dairy farm to try their hand at growing vegetables
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Bishop Planetarium

As part of the South Florida Museum, the Bishop Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility, as well as a
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Parker Manatee Aquarium

As part of the South Florida Museum, the Parker Manatee Aquarium, is designed to house three adult manatees and holds
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Museum of Fine Arts

Not too far from Anna Maria Island, the Museum of Fine Arts is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the heart of downtown’s scenic
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Tampa Bay Downs

Originally opened in 1926, Tampa Bay Downs is one of America’s oldest racetracks and the only Thoroughbred track on the west
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Armed Forces Military Museum

The Armed Forces History Museum is dedicated to preserving the country’s military history and educating current and future
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Mixon Fruit Farms

There is so much to do at Mixon Fruit Farms, you can spend all day there. From sampling freshly-squeezed orange juice to visiting
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Florida Holocaust Museum

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, not too far from Anna Maria Island, the Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of
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Tampa Bay Grand Prix

The only place in the Tampa Bay area where you can experience the thrill of European-Style Indoor Karting! Ride a powerful Italian
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Egmont Key

Although Egmont Key is primarily a wildlife refuge, it can be a personal refuge — a place to relax and collect shells along secluded,
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Asolo Repertory Theatre

Located next to Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Asolo Rep) is Florida’s premier professional theatre and is
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Myakka River State Park

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Oscar Scherer State Park

Located on U.S. 41, two miles south of Osprey and six miles south of Sarasota, Oscar Scherer State Park consists of more than two square
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Amalie Arena

Home of the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning and the Arena Football League’s Tampa Storm, this venue changed names
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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is the area’s only zoological gardens featuring 10 acres of tropical vegetation and jungle trails. One of
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Marie Selby Botanical Garden

The beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located in a brick-laid residential section of Sarasota and is home to thousands of
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Florida Railroad Museum

The Florida Railroad Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world . . . it’s where you “Ride the Exhibits!”
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Tropicana Field

Home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays and the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm, Tropicana Field’s 1.1 million
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Mote Marine Laboratory Aquarium

Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase
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Lowry Park Zoo

Recognized as the #1 zoo in the United States by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo features
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Adventure Island

Right next to Busch Gardens is a full 30-acre Florida Keys themed water park located conveniently in Tampa. Jump into a tide wave of
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Experience underwater viewing windows, dolphin pools, hands-on stingray tank, and other one-of-a-kind marine animal homes. Meet
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Busch Gardens Tampa

Tampa Bay’s Africa Theme Park! Bring out your roller coaster enthusiasts and challenge yourself to the six major roller coasters
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The Florida Aquarium

Get closer to all your favorite sea creatures at The Florida Aquarium. See cownose rays, sand tiger sharks, sea dragons, green sea
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The Dali Museum

Experience the world of painter Salvador Dali, and explore his complexity and learn why he is known for popularizing the
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Morean Arts Center

Since 1917, the non-profit Morean Arts Center has created engaging art experiences for Tampa Bay residents and visitors. Located in
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Museum of Science & Industry - MOSI

MOSI is a scientific playground with more than 450 hands-on activities in over 400,000 square feet of permanent interactive exhibits!
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The Ringling

The Ringling, also known as The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, is located on 66 acres of spectacular bay front property in
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Island Pearl Excursions

Tour Anna Maria Island the real way . . . with an Island Pearl Excursion! The Island Pearl is an ex-US Navy “Liberty Launch” for the
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St. Armand’s Circle

To experience the true flavor of island life, you might enjoy a break from the beach and take a day trip to one of our many local
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