Named one of North America’s top islands by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers, Longboat Key attracts visitors who want to dine on globally inspired cuisine and restaurants, enjoy waterfront golf and luxury resorts. Longboat Key, Florida is sandwiched between Anna Maria Island and the nightlife of downtown Sarasota. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, walk along picturesque Whitney Beach and enjoy acres of nature preserves and wildlife at Joan M. Durante Park. With plenty of rentals and hotels for your vacation, the beaches and events are sure to keep you coming back.
Chowing down on a heaping plate of fresh oysters is a must for any beach vacation.
The Gulf will sing you to sleep
Want a place to call your own- if only for a weekend? A cozy cottage is the perfect hideout.
The Bradenton Area is known for its soft white beaches. But it’s also known for its surprisingly trendy shopping scene.
You catch it. They cook it. It’s that simple, and it’s a Bradenton Area pastime that you can’t miss out on.
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. And that’s exactly what’s at the heart of the Bradenton Area.
Don't know much about Polo? Read about the history, basics, equipment and excitement of Polo. Then get ready to experience it.
Flying direct into SRQ is like flying direct into all the fun the Bradenton Area has to offer!
Take Flight to the Bradenton Area
Request a copy of the official Bradenton Area visitor guide.
Get email updates from the Bradenton Area.
Sign Me Up
Discover what has bird enthusiasts chirping about the Bradenton Area with the New Digital Birding Guide.
Check it out!
Get a Guide
Check out our visitors guide for a complete list of great places to eat, shop, play and stay. Inside you'll find information about the area and all the must-see attractions the area has to offer.
Like any of our events, places and deals? You can keep track of it all right here on our site. Plan and organize itineraries for your upcoming trips by favoriting them. Start planning your trip now.
Register with us to create and manage your Favorites list anytime.
Like what you see? Plan and organize itineraries for your upcoming trips. Start planning your trip now.
Register with us to create and manage your Favorites list anytime. Register/Login
eNews Sign up
Stay current on all things Bradenton Area when you sign up for our monthly e-newsletter. This will keep you up-to-date with information on special offers, vacation deals, travel, and hotels in the beautiful Anna Maria Island and other destinations in Bradenton Gulf Shores, Florida.
Click on the links below to download the official Bradenton Area App.
Whether you’re planning your trip to the Bradenton Area or you’re already here, download the official Bradenton Area app to find all of the best places to eat, sights to see and things to do.