The motto of Florida’s Anna Maria Island says it all: “Welcome to paradise without an attitude. Editor Wanda McKinney shares how to enjoy this slice of heaven.
A girl's gotta stop for food (thank goodness). My favorite was Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant at the end of the pier. I learned to go early to beat the crowds, which consist of locals and visitors. While I dined on fresh grouper just pulled from the Gulf, I watched a stunning sunset, along with a grand view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, festively alight at night. My evening entertainment was a more serene version of Vegas acrobatics, consisting of manatees and dolphins putting on a show, while people fished off the pier, pulling in redfish and mackerel.
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