For an area that began its life as a residential community, Lakewood Ranch, Florida has really taken off. Today, it attracts visitors on vacation to its upscale boutiques, fine restaurants, wonderful rentals and hotels, championship golf courses and miles of recreational trails. While you’re here, check out Main Street for everything from Parisian cafes to a Scottish pub. And don’t miss catching a mainstream or indie flick at the small movie theater, the farmer’s market and all of the regularly held events, festivals and concerts.
Play a round (or two) at the area’s top golf courses.
The Bradenton Area is known for its soft white beaches. But it’s also known for its surprisingly trendy shopping 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.
Celebrate Dakin Dairy's "Dairy Day" Festival June 6th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Dock your boat at one of the local restaurants to enjoy toes in the sand dining, picturesque views, and mouthwatering seafood fresh off the hook.
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