The warmth and sun of Florida is an attraction any time of year. Kick-off the summer the right way with a Memorial Day trip to the keys you won’t soon forget. Pack your bags and prepare for fun in the sun, water, and even on land as you check out many of the exciting activities the area has to offer.
An island vacation is never complete without a visit to its beaches. No matter where you are, you and your group are just moments away from the sand and vibrant waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spread out your blanket and plant your beach umbrella and prepare for a day of lounging on the sand with the sea breeze on your skin or taking a dip in the Gulf.
If you’ve enjoyed the island life before on vacation, you know there are several places your rental car just can’t go. Gather your group and explore the many walking and bike trails the keys have to offer that let you see the sights that are unavailable by car. Most bike rental places have bikes to fit each person in the group. Rent single-seat bikes without gears (also known as cruisers), tricycles for added balance and basket space, adult bikes with baby seats, children’s bikes, or even a bicycle-built-for-two! Ask about complimentary locks, baskets, and safety gear such as lights and helmets, as many companies provide them. They may even offer perks like delivery to your accommodations!
Paradise Boat Tours
A great way to get to know the area you’ve decided to call home for a while is to get out and explore. While exploring on land is easy, you’ll want to get familiar with the waters of the area too. Based in Bradenton Beach, Paradise Boat Tours offers fully narrated, 90-minute tours of the intercoastal waterways. Keep your camera ready and your eyes peeled for sea life including dolphins, manatees, rays, and more! Plan a private tour and pack a picnic, including your favorite alcoholic beverages.
Bradenton Beach Parasailing
See your vacation spot from a bird’s eye view. Sail high over the water on a parasailing adventure with Bradenton Beach Parasailing. You’ll take off from the beautiful waters off of Anna Maria Island to fly high above the waters of the Gulf. Spot dolphins, turtles, manatees, stingrays, and other sea life. You can take off and land without getting wet or cool off from the beat of the sun with a little dip in the water before flying back up once again to come down for a safe landing on the boat deck of the specially designed and USGS approved parasailing boat.
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Florida is one of the best places for a variety of nature’s best. From inland lakes and the picturesque shores of the Gulf coast to wildlife that live on land and wildlife that inhabits the sea, there’s a lot to see and learn about the unique ecosystem of Florida. For some indoor fun away from the heat and sun, head to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, formerly the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. Prepare for fun and learning with permanent exhibits as well as a number of rotating exhibits, so no two visits will ever be alike! Don’t miss the manatee habitat where you’ll meet the manatees and learn about manatee rehabilitation or visit the planetarium for an awesome show.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Keep your education about the area going with a trip to the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum. It’s loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. Visit the old city jail, now an Anna Maria Island tourist hot spot, but previously the functioning city jail that was in use until the 1940s. Learn about the several Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even learn about early life on the island dating all the way back to evidence of Native American cultures in 700 AD.
Florida Keys Memorial Day Memories
When you book your fun-filled Florida Keys Memorial Day getaway, you won’t be short on activities to fill every minute of every day. With so many activities to choose from, you’ll find something to do to keep the entire group entertained and happy. Choose a one-bedroom for your small family or a getaway with your sweetheart, all the way up to six bedrooms for a Memorial Day reunion! When you’re not out sampling the delicious local cuisines, prepare a mouth-watering home-cooked meal in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Relax after a long day or take your morning coffee out to a private deck or balcony. Recharge with a nap or a good night’s sleep in your own bedroom or spread out in the spacious living area to read a book or watch a movie. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, double ovens, flat-screen TVs and more.
Contact us to book your stay full of Memorial Day Memories today!