Bradenton and Anna Maria Island are located on the West Coast of Florida, just south of Tampa Bay. Bradenton is known as “The Friendly City” where you’ll discover a beautiful historic downtown on the Manatee River, natural parks, the famous Nick Bollitieri Tennis Academy, IMG Academy and so much more. Anna Maria Island is seven miles west of Bradenton and surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Tampa Bay on the north and Sarasota Bay to the south. It is the gem of Florida, with Old Style Florida Style feeling, offering white sandy uncrowded beaches (don’t blame us for it getting a little more populated), as well as gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Fantastico! The closest airport is Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), but Bradenton / Anna Maria Island can also easily be reached from Tampa International Airport (TPA) with direct flights from all over the US, and Canada, as well as non-stop connections to London, England, and Frankfurt, Germany. Yes we are German, too. Here you find some ideas where to go. It is fully biased to our taste and the taste of the guests who send us their preferences. If you find a place you like, just send us the info thru our Facebook Page and we are happy to try it out and eventually add it. But only if we agree. So we’ll test it out! If you send us a nice review and we add the place to this list upon your review, we will send you a $50 coupon for a future stay with us.