If you’re hoping to spend some time in the warmer springtime climates of Florida and its many beaches, and Easter in the Florida Keys is just what you need to relax and de-stress. The keys celebrate the season and the day in a myriad of ways, from Easter egg hunts for the kids to oceanside sunrise services, your Easter plans can be fulfilled while on vacation. Don’t forget to add in some year-round island activities as part of your adventure.
Paradise Boat Tours
Based in Bradenton Beach, Paradise Boat Tours offers fully narrated, 90-minute tours of the intercoastal waterways anytime of the year. Learn about the area around your chosen destination and keep your eyes open for local sea life including dolphins, manatees, rays, and more! If you have a large group, or just want the privacy and safety of a being around people you know, book a private tour. Bring your own picnic lunch or dinner, as well as alcoholic beverages of your choice, for an experience that is truly uniquely yours.
There are some places that a motor vehicle just can’t get to, especially on a small island. Gather your group and rent some bicycles or set out on foot on the many walking and biking trails that let you see the sights of the Florida Keys you won’t see from the seat of your rental car. You will find a bike to fit the needs of each family member at most rental locations. You can rent all types of bikes, including single-seat bikes with or without gears (also known as cruisers), adult-size tricycles for added balance and basket space for all your beach gear our souvenirs, a bicycle built for two, and even children’s bikes or adult bikes with baby seats. Make sure to ask about complimentary locks and baskets and safety gear like lights and helmets when booking. Some companies will even deliver to your accommodations.
Sunrise Easter Service
If you are looking for an island spin on the traditional Easter church service, wake up early and head to Manatee County Beach on Anna Maria Island. Service starts at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Dress in your weather-appropriate Easter best and make sure to grab some beach chairs or other seating before you go. All six island churches participate, and more information can be obtained through any of them prior to the event. There are also indoor services available at each church.
If you don’t want to create an elaborate Easter brunch or dinner while on vacation, check out the island restaurants for special Easter brunch or dinner offerings. Mouth-watering meals prepared by the island’s greatest chefs await. Some restaurants even host events like an Easter egg hunt. Ask about reservations and dietary restrictions like gluten-free as these special holiday meals may have limited offerings.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
When on vacation, history and education isn’t always the first thing on many peoples’ minds. But if you chose Anna Maria Island for your Florida Keys getaway and you want to take some time to learn about where you’ve chosen to stay, head over to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum. The museum is loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. You can visit the old city jail, now a hopping Anna Maria tourist spot, but previously it was the actual formal city jail that had been in use until the 1940s. You’ll also learn about Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even early life on the island that dates all the way back to evidence of Native American cultures as early as 700 AD.
Easter Escape in Florida
When you book a getaway to the Florida Keys, you won’t be short on fun every day and Easter activities to fill your time. With experiences like a delicious Easter meal, private cruise, and more, you’ll be able to build an Easter getaway that’s perfect for you and your group. Relax and unwind in a private vacation rental by RentTheKeys. For home-cooked meals during your stay, you’ll love our units’ fully equipped kitchens, many with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the meal on your own private deck or balcony as you gaze out at the expanse of ocean and beach. Relax in a private bedroom or a spacious living area that provides room for everyone. Choose a premium unit for perks like a fireplace, double ovens, flat screen TVs, and so much more. For a romantic Easter respite with your sweetest, choose an intimate one-bedroom. If you’re planning an Easter reunion for the whole family, Rent the Keys has units up to six bedrooms so everyone can stay and play together
Contact us today to book your Easter getaway to the Keys!