City of Anna Maria, Florida

Anna Maria Island, sometimes called Anna Maria Key, is a barrier island on the coast of Manatee County. It was originally discovered by the local Timucan and Caloosan American Indian tribes. Tampa Mayor Madison Post named the island for his sister-in-law Anna and his wife Maria. Anna Maria is home to plenty of wildlife, especially in its waters. Not only does it draw locals and tourists, but it brings scholars to its shores to study and protect the marine life.

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A visit to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum is a trip back into old Florida. The museum displays artifacts, photographs, and maps that show the Island's history. The museum's exhibits tell the story of the first settlers on the Island and the legacy they left behind. Kids and parents can enjoy walking and biking tours of Anna Maria City, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach.

Anna Maria Island Sun newspaper is a weekly newspaper published every Wednesday covering all aspects of Island life, including news, business, entertainment, real estate and sports. 

Originating in Bradenton, Poppo's Taqueria now has six locations and quite a following. Poppo's is a Mexican style restaurant known for having organic, high-quality ingredients and unique beverage options. Poppo's offers kombucha, Virgil's sodas, and different craft beers.