Need a break from the beach? The Florida Gulf Coast is full of fun attractions to keep the whole family busy. Take a walk through our many nature preserves and visit Dakin Farms to feed the calves and try fresh milk. At Bearadise Ranch, you can meet the famous Welde Family Bears, and then visit Gamble Mansion Historic Park where you can tour an antebellum sugar plantation. Want more? There are local wineries to try, Herrman's Lipizzan Stallions to enjoy and the largest outlet mall in Florida's west coast to shop. There are plenty of rentals, hotels, restaurants, and events to keep everyone entertained away from the beaches.
Vacations are all about making memories, having fun, and doing something for yourself! Whether that something is relaxing on the beach soaking up rays or challenging yourself to try something new, the Bradenton Area has tons of awesome things to help you achieve your vacation goals.
Just because kids are out of school for the summer doesn’t mean their education needs to take a break.
The Brandenton area is home to some tasty burger joints.
Local galleries, theaters and museums makes for a relaxing getaway for any art lover. Here are three days to get you immersed in the local art scene.
The Donut Experiment on Anna Maria Island is the ultimate donut lover’s dream, and the little ones will love it too!
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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.
Consider this your beginner’s guide to the must-see photogenic spots in the area.
Just north of the Manatee River lies Bradenton’s sister city: Palmetto, Florida.
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.
Vacation. For some, it’s a time to kick back and relax. For others, it’s an action-packed thrill ride from sunup to sundown.
Dock your boat at one of the local restaurants along the Manatee River and walk right up to a meal on the shore!
In Palmetto Historical Park, the Heritage Chapel honors the town’s first three churches and pays homage to Old Florida.
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.
The Bradenton Area has a taste for some of the finer things in life. Literally. Local winemakers at Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery have made their little vineyard a popular destination for wine connoisseurs.
The Bradenton Area is known for its soft white beaches. But it’s also known for its surprisingly trendy shopping scene. There, you’ll find an eclectic mix of local finds and brand-name shopping.
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.
The beginning of May through the end of October on Anna Maria Island means one thing: turtle season.
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.
Snooty lives in a 60,000-gallon freshwater pool in the Parker Manatee Aquarium at the South Florida Museum. Snooty’s life history has made him one of the most renowned stewards of endangered species and the environment.
As pet-friendly destinations grow in popularity all across the US, it is important to remember that you and your pooch are canine ambassadors wherever you go. As a result, practice your "petiquette."
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 October of 2012, the Bradenton area officially opened the 1.5-mile-long Riverwalk and immediately provided positive financial impact to the area.
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The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community.
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As the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers a breathtaking Planetarium, Snooty’s Manatee ...
Flying direct into SRQ is like flying direct into all the fun the Bradenton Area has to offer!
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