From east to west across the area, camping options include state parks, full-service RV resorts and smaller campgrounds near the Gulf. Drive up and “plug in” at Lake Manatee State Park, and explore the lake by small motorboat or rented canoe. At any of the Bradenton Area’s RV resorts, strike up a conversation with fellow visitors at the pool or shuffleboard courts. If you didn’t bring your own home on wheels, spend the night in a rental cabin or trailer. Or stay near the beach at one of the campgrounds in Cortez near Anna Maria Island; pets are welcome, and some sites come with boat docks.
Located on a quiet stretch of white sand beach in luxurious Longboat Key, you'll find the luxurious, new Zota Beach Resort opening early 2017.
As the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers a breathtaking Planetarium, Snooty’s Manatee ...
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