Explore the Bradenton area’s old-Florida history, and visit its museums, parks and preserves. And don’t miss vibrant downtown Bradenton, the riverwalk and the Village of the Arts – a working artists’ community. It’s culture and fun and it’s all in Bradenton. So take a break from the beach and visit Robinson Preserve, Hernando Desoto Memorial Park and the Cortez fishing village. What a perfect vacation, with plenty of rentals and hotels to choose for your stay.
Planning a vacation can be a lot of work. Here in the Bradenton Area, we like a more laid-back approach. Here are six insider tips to know before you take your trip.
If you’re looking for an authentic and unique experience, consider this your inside information to vacation like a local in the Bradenton Area.
While everyone else is hectically finishing their last-minute shopping and trudging through feet of snow during the holidays, the Bradenton Area stays as calm as its beaches.
The Bradenton Area has something to celebrate all year long. But the fall season brings some of the year’s hottest events to the warm shores of the Bradenton Area.
One event in the Bradenton Area epitomizes what it’s like to be here during fall. It’s called Harvest & Harmony, and you’re invited.
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is located right in Bradenton’s city limits and only fifteen minutes away from the beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Consider this your beginner’s guide to the must-see photogenic spots in the area.
The Bradenton Area Blues Festival is in its fourth consecutive year and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
Go where motorboats only dream of.
The Gulf will sing you to sleep
Learn about some of the locals’ favorite piers before your trip.
Tucked away in the midst of downtown Bradenton’s bustle lies the unique galleries, studios, restaurants and music of Village of the Arts.
Play a round (or two) at the area’s top golf courses.
Vacation is the best. The only thing that can make it better is when you can do it with all of your best friends in tow.
There’s a lot more to Snooty than just being the oldest living manatee in the world.
Craft breweries are on the rise in Bradenton.
Restaurateurs in the Bradenton area know how to make the most of local resources like the Gulf.
The Bradenton Area is a naturally beautiful place. While Mother Nature deserves most of the credit, locals and visitors sustainability efforts help keep the entire area authentic.
If you haven't heard of flyboarding, it's kind of like surfing on a hoverboard. Brockhoff's company, Top Gun Flyboards, was founded in the spirit of living every day to the fullest.
Everyone knows that chocolate is the key to a woman’s heart and when you pair that with a charming location you’re guaranteed to have a special experience. So prepare to treat your sweetheart to something sweet at one of these three delightful hidden gems of the Bradenton Area.
Dock your boat at one of the local restaurants along the Manatee River and walk right up to a meal on the shore!
Cortez Historic Fishing Village takes you back to a bygone--but not gone--era.
There's more to the great outdoors of the Bradenton Area than beaches. Sure, the beaches are great, but it's just the start.
The winter festivities make Bradenton one of the best times to visit the Bradenton Area.
Here are 15 things to do to make 2015 the best year ever.
Those of us who are familiar with downtown Bradenton have come to know and love many of it’s fun and charming establishments.
The Bradenton Area is known for its soft white beaches. But it’s also known for its surprisingly trendy shopping scene.
With soft beaches, calm waters and temperatures that seem to always be around 75°, it’s no coincidence that there are more than people visiting the shores of the Bradenton Area.
An Inside Look at Bradenton’s Craft Beer Scene
Robinson Preserve is Old Florida at its best. Natural vegetation, indigenous wildlife, calm waterways – it’s truly a protected slice of Florida paradise. And there’s no better way to explore the 600 acres of it all than by kayak.
You catch it. They cook it. It’s that simple, and it’s a Bradenton Area pastime that you can’t miss out on.
From the Village of the Arts to the sculptures along the Riverwalk, Bradenton’s local art scene is more of a community than a scene.
Florida was never about theme parks or gift shops. It’s the soft beaches, friendly neighborhoods and constant sense of discovery that make Florida, well, Florida.
In 1948, the Miami Aquarium and Tackle Company was operating aboard the Prinz Valdemar, a Danish warship that had capsized and was turned into an aquarium.
Visit the Da Vinci Exhibition
Check out the new Downtown Riverwalk
Flying direct into SRQ is like flying direct into all the fun the Bradenton Area has to offer!
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