The Bradenton area and Anna Maria Island in Florida are great family vacation spots to make lasting memories. Savor the moments our area offers and take full advantage of all of the activities designed to bring you closer. Be “Ranger For a Day” at our National Park, go fishing, try horse surfing (yes, horse surfing) and then take time to visit our county mascot, Snooty the Manatee. Whether that or just a lazy day at the beach is your speed, you can learn more about all that your family can do here.
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With much of the country’s history deeply rooted in the South and in Florida, specifically, there are many opportunities in the Bradenton Area for visitors to immerse themselves in the past. But few compare to the South Florida Museum – the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, perfect for those seeking the opportunity to take a step out of the sun and back in time!
With challenging courses and one of the longest zip lines in the state of Florida, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t visited or got your annual Florida resident pass sooner.
Voted “Best Blues Fest in the Country” by Blues411, the Bradenton Blues Festival is three days of beautiful waterfront views, good local food and amazing blues music.
Welcome to fall in the Bradenton Area, a season with a flavor of its own.
When you’re on a getaway to the Bradenton Area, the last thing you want to think about is leaving. But even when you leave, you can take a piece of the area back home.
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.
This free, open-air event highlights some of the best local and regional musicians, local food and craft drinks all in one place.
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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Some of the biggest and best adventures only require one thing: a board.
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Cruise along the bends of pristine nature preserves, paddle through mangrove tunnels, and discover a whole new way to experience it all: ((ecko)) tours.
Nearly 94% of the people that visit the Bradenton Area come back for a second trip. And there’s a reason for that.
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.
Go where motorboats only dream of.
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.
The winter festivities make Bradenton one of the best times to visit the Bradenton Area.
When you’re traveling with kids, you need a game plan. That’s why we’ve put together a three-day itinerary that lets you and the kids explore some of the Bradenton Area’s best kid-friendly spots.
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.
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.
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.
The smell of fresh grass fills the air. The lines at the hot dog stand are full. Cheers for the Pittsburgh Pirates echo throughout the stands. It’s official: – baseball is back at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. And while the scene is familiar, McKechnie Field’s story is truly unique.
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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Flying direct into SRQ is like flying direct into all the fun the Bradenton Area has to offer!
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