Season on Anna Maria Island runs from mid-February to mid-April, tourist from all over come to the area to enjoy to warm winters and the beach environment. What exactly is Anna Maria Island’s season and what does it entail? We’ll explain what that means for you – whether your a resident, investor or one of the many cheerful vacationers who visit looking to escape the cold and greet the sun! Investors enjoy full reservation calendars and a thriving rental market. The following months see a gradual decrease with the winter being off season. With the tourism fueling the area’s economy, there are many new features here on Anna Maria Island, a hotel will be coming soon complete with a Marina; Pine Ave. is lined with beautiful modern boutique shops; there are two newly renovated piers-one in Anna Maria City and Bradenton Beach, a taxi ferry in the works, new shops and restaurants are steadily opening their doors and new homes as well as redesigned beach cottages keep the area a constant lure for home buyers both seasonal and year round. For business owners season means their favorite time of year, with some places only open for season due to the surplus of revenue during that time alone. Creative menu’s, new inventories and cool features are commonly premiered during this time of year for the tourist crowd to try out giving an ever-hanging environment of island trends and creative products! During the summer months the rental market slows as we transition to winter, the commercial market however does not really experience slower traffic until after the Summer months. Summer on the Island is “locals season” with day trippers coming in from the surrounding bay areas like Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Lakewood Ranch. Winter months do see a decline in comparison but truth be told Anna Maria Island does not really have a dead season, with tourist coming in from both sides of the equator there are always smiling vacationers coming to catch a glimpse of paradise.