On Tampa Bay's south side sits Passage Key Inlet and Anna Maria Island
. Unlike other popular Florida cities, jam packed with theme parks, multi-plexus and water slides, there are no lines on Anna Maria Island, except for the ones you draw in the sand. They have miles of pristine beaches, along with award-winning restaurants and specialty shops. It was once a well-kept secret among Florida day-trippers and has always been known for its sugar-white coastline, emerald Gulf waters and quaint business districts, even the office buildings there are brightly painted and decorated.