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Entertainment Near Anna Maria Island

Things To Do On Your Visit

Discover vibrant culture in Bradenton and Anna Maria Island, from excellent museums to renowned live jazz clubs. There is something for every traveler in our neck of the woods. Find things to do from museums to theaters and shops to nearby nightlife on your next visit to Compass Hotel.

A day in the museum is a day well-spent, and Manatee County has much to offer. Peruse the impressive collections at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which also includes the Circus Museum–a deep dive into the Ringing family business. For the science-minded, try The Bishop Museum of Science & Nature or The Florida Maritime Museum, both can’t miss stops.

And if the stage is more your flavor, discover plenty of local theater productions–from Broadway-caliber plays to intimate performances in Bradenton, Anna Maria and Sarasota. See what’s playing at the Manatee Performing Arts Center and you just might catch a critically-acclaimed Broadway show on a U.S. tour.

Or revel into the night with Bradenton and Anna Maria Island bars, clubs and music halls. For belly laughs and burgers, head to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Sarasota where the delicious on-site restaurant serves up good eats to pair with great shows. And don’t miss music-festivals happening all-year long, including the impressive Bradenton Blues Festival.

Our area also is also an avid shopper's paradise, with luxury goods and bargain finds. Find brand names and quirky local goods, all a quick jaunt from the hotel. Leave Anna Maria Sound with memories and some new gifts to remember your trip.

Discover entertainment of any flavor in Bradenton and Anna Maria Island, for things to do when you need a break from our beaches, parks or a rainy-day escape. Review our local event calendar for current happenings during your stay and rest easy in your comfortable Compass bed.


Lovers of history, art and science will appreciate the variety of options available just a short drive from Compass. Discover all the can’t-miss museums, with options for the whole family.

Local Museums


Bradenton is our area’s culture hub. Catch live performances that range from small local productions to Broadway-caliber productions. Ready, set, action!

Local Theatres


Discover the excellent music and comedy venues that make for Anna Maria’s and Brandenton’s impressive nightlife scene. Don’t miss late-night comics or innovative jazz shows.

Local Nightlife


Shop ‘til you drop at brand name stores, quirky local vendors and everything in between. Leave extra room in your suitcase for treasures only found in Anna Maria Sound!

Local Shopping

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