Yes! There are plenty of things to do on Anna Maria Island for the frugal traveler. Of course visiting the sugar sand beaches of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria City are a must for guests staying on and off Anna Maria Island. There are plenty of other family friendly activities that won't beat up your pocket book. Visit our informational page for ideas of things to do on and off Anna Maria Island. Sometimes taking a walk in a park, walking the beach or just window shopping provides memories with family and friends that last a lifetime. Sometimes just shopping for items needed for groceries can be an adventure. Hop over to East Bradenton which is about a 30 minute drive and pick your own vegetables, strawberries and fruits. If you love eco tours then swing over to the Bradenton dairy farm and grab a free tour and some fresh milk and butter. Finally hit one of several orange groves and pick your own citrus. Great family time grabbing some fresh groceries, having some fun in the meantime and all for free since you needed those groceries anyways!