Anna Maria Island Brandenton Aerial

With its white sandy beaches and warm temperatures, for many years Anna Maria Island was considered a "hidden gem," the sleepy island providing a rare slice of "Old Florida". In the past decade, tourism development has been targeted as a key economic goal by island, county and state officials and millions of tax dollars have been invested in drawing visitors to the island with national and international advertising and publicity efforts. Ponce de Leon named the island for Maria Anna von der Pfalz-Neuburg, the queen of Charles II of Spain, the sponsor of his expedition.

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