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Going to AMI w/ two young kids - restaurant & activity recs?

Cleveland, OH
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Going to AMI w/ two young kids - restaurant & activity recs?

We are going to AnnaMaria in march with two young kids - 3.5 years old and 18 months old. We are staying in the Holmes Beach area. I'd love some recs for:

- Nearby grocery shopping or delivery?

- Restaurants good for breakfast, lunch, dinner? We'll probably do many meals at home, but would like a few out. Kid friendly w/ fast service and an interesting location to keep the kids interested is great. Nice food for the grownups is a plus

- pizza or other delivery

- activities for the kids beyond pool / beach. I heard there is an aquarium in Sarasota and we are definitely interested in that

- Outdoor play areas / playgrounds for kids?

Thanks so much! looking forward to the tirp

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1. Re: Going to AMI w/ two young kids - restaurant & activity recs?

You will have fun! A few ideas to get you started: the Publix grocery store on the islandis great. They will have all the gorceries you need, and the prices are the same as at the mainland stores. They also do a great job with rotisserie chicken, salads, sandwiches.

All restaurants on the island are kid friendly. Definately try the Beach House and the Sandbar. Both will allow for some sand play while you wait for dinner, both have good kids menus.

Mote Aquarium in Sarasota is worth the time! You could spend most of a day, especially if you do the Mote boat as well, touring Sarasota Bay on a pontoon boat. Eat lunch across the street at Old Salty Dog, then take the kids towards the water where there is a really nice playground. See the bird sanctuary between the two Mote buildings.

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3. Re: Going to AMI w/ two young kids - restaurant & activity recs?

How long does it take to get to Mote Aquarium by trolley?

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