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Buttonwood area activitiesAt Buttonwood Inlet RV Resort, you’ll get the perfect Florida vacation. You’re within walking distance of the sparkling blue waters at Anna Maria Island, and all the attractions that come with it. You can spend a day with the dolphins, on a fishing charter, snorkeling through the clear waters or exploring some islands history. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be glad you did.

Captain Kathe's Boat Cruises (0.2 miles)
Happy Hooker OneSport Fishing Charter (0.3 miles)
YOLO Adventures (0.3 miles)
H20Water Sportz (0.3 miles)
Coastline Dolphin & Snorkeling Excursions (4.4 miles)
Kayak Jacks Paddlesports (4.4 miles)


Restaurants near Buttonwood Inlet RV ResortMany of these delicious local restaurants are within walking distance of the RV resort. These are local hangouts with great reputations that will leave you with a full belly and a big smile. You won’t even need directions to these great locations, just follow your nose. 

Star Fish Company Market (walk)
The Cortez Kitchen (walk)
Swordfish Grill (walk)
Anna Maria City Pier
Bannana Cabana
Seafood Shack(walk)
Village Idiot Pizzaria (walk)
O'Shucks Bar and Grill (walk)
Tide Tables (walk)


Anna Maria Island and the surrounding areas are brimming with culture. Admission is free to the Anna Maria Historical Society, and there are fun activities for kids and adults alike. Besides being right by the beach, you’ll get to visit amazing historical sites and enjoy the rich heritage of the island.

LNeed a break from the sunshine? Explore the many museums of Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties!ocal galleries provide community education in the form of lectures, forums, panel discussions, and performing arts events. Participants may include exhibiting local artists and designers, visiting historians, and critics. These exceptional museums represent an integral part of the economic, cultural, and social fabrics of the Florida West coast.

Crowley Museum and Nature Center
G.WIZ – The Science Museum
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
Tampa Museum of Science & Industry
Glazer Children’s Museum
Classic Car Museum


Bay Area Sporting Attractions

Need a break from the endless relaxation?  Superior sporting events up and down the coast will get your adrenaline pumping!

West Central Florida is the Spring Training and Minor League home for many Major League Baseball teams.  Fulfill your dream of being an amateur baseball scout by following your team throughout the Spring season!


And don't forget to enjoy the area's four professional championship teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lightning, Rays, and Storm.

Movie Theaters

December heatwave?  Better to take in a movie at a local theater than to complain to your friends up north about how warm it is!  Enjoy all of the blockbuster hits and remember just how little snow you have to clear from your driveway to get to these great theaters!

Regal Cinemas Oakmont 8 (5 miles)
Desoto Dollar Movies (8 miles)
Royal Palm 20 (10 miles)
Lakewood Ranch Cinemas (20 miles)
Ruskin Family Drive-In (32 miles)


Golf Buttonwood Inlets RV ResortFlorida is known for having exquisite golfing conditions year round and is therefore known as an international golfing mecca. The avid golfer is able to challenge themselves at all skill levels. There are a variety of courses that appeal to each level and handicap.

Timber Creek Golf Course
Manatee County Golf Course
IMG Academy Golf Club

Or try some of the other fantastic courses in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Parks and Recreation

Beaches Parks and Preserves near Buttonwood InletIf you keep on the go then you might be able to visit all the Beaches, Parks, and Preserves in Manatee County. That is if you devote several seasons to the task.
In the mean time, enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer right here on your own door step.

Manatee County Beaches
Manatee County Parks
Manatee County Preserves
Myakka River State Park and Wilderness Preserve


Shopping near Buttonwood Inlet RV ResortAnna Maria, Bradenton, Sarasota and its local surroundings have a variety of world class shopping options to choose from. Numerous boutiques, beach shops, salons, restaurants and night clubs are all within a stone’s throw. A shopping favorite is St Armands Circle, which is located west of downtown Sarasota, over the Ringling Causeway. Additionally, the Prime Outlets in Ellenton offer a wide selection of goodies to purchase.
The newest fashion and dining destination, The Mall at University Town Center, features approximately 880,000 square feet of retail space with Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard's and more than 100 stores and restaurants.

Anna Maria Island (2 miles)
Ellenton Prime Outlets (16 miles)
St. Armands Circle (14 miles)
The Mall at University Town Center (20 miles)

Medical Facilities

Access to quality healthcare is something you can't afford to take for granted when spending extended time in a new place.  When you consider the close proximity of the local hospitals to Buttonwood Inlets and combine it with their stellar reputation nationally, you and your family can spend more time enjoying what you came for.

Buttonwood area medical facilitiesPinacle Medical Group  (3.5 miles)
Blake Hopital and Medical Center  (5.5 miles)
Manatee Memorial Hospital (10 miles)


Within short range of local airports

Buttonwood Inlets location affords easy access to your favorite major airline. Only a short drive to and from international airports, your Florida lifestyle remains close to friends and family in other parts of the world!

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (12 miles)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (44 miles)
Tampa International Airport (53 miles)
Punta Gorda International Airport (74 miles)