Date Night

The Bradenton Area is the perfect place to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and especially date nights. With ampleactivities, restaurants, and romantic retreats, you’re sure to spend some special time with your significant other. Disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with each other over an afternoon at the beach, a sunset cocktail, and an exceptional meal.

Date Night

An Anna Maria Afternoon

With powder-soft sand stretching seven miles along the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island beckons couples to spend an afternoon in the warm sun. Leave your old beach chairs at home and let Beach Suites set up a special ‘Cabana For Two.’ Complete with premium rattan chaise chairs, a cabana tent, beach towels, and more, this luxurious beach escape is perfect for spending quality time along the shore without lifting a finger. You’ll probably lose track of time enjoying conversation as you and your partner take in the sights and sounds of the coast. Since you don’t have to pack all of your beach gear, you’re already set to saunter over to enjoying a sunset cocktail.

Date Night

Appetizers & A Sunset Cocktail

Ample outdoor space and handcrafted concoctions await you at the Beach House, a casual waterfront restaurant developed with sustainability and eco-consciousness in mind. Enjoy a ‘first cast’—also known as ‘appetizers’ for the uninitiated—and browse their drink menu to find the perfect pairing. This eatery is set along 650 feet of unspoiled beachfront, so you’re destined to experience an explosion of pastel colors as the sun gently dips into the Gulf of Mexico. The signature Anna Maria Island sunset always casts an incredible golden glow on the sand and skin, so be sure to snap a selfie to remember your evening. 

Date Night

A Romantic Riverfront Dinner

Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille’s open-air restaurant is the perfect place to experience the Bradenton Area riverfront, especially during the evening. Festoon lights and tabletop firepits are the perfect setting to enjoy a delectable, chef-inspired meal with your date. With a menu planned around sustainable practices, you’ll find proteins from small family farms, locally-sourced seafood, and produce obtained during growing season. The gentle breeze is sure to carry the distinct sounds from the historic Manatee River: boats making their way to harbor, people strolling the Riverwalk, and the local seabirds heading home for the evening. Don’t forget to experience the nightly live music!

Date Night

Romantic Ramble Along the River

Grasp your date’s hand and take a romantic stroll down historic Old Main Street and onto the Bradenton Riverwalk. Immerse yourselves the architecture of the century-old buildings and the diners enjoying their al fresco meals. The buzz of downtown fades away as you approach the Riverwalk and hear the river lapping at the seawall and hulls of the yachts in the marina. This public park is popular at all hours of the day (and evening), so enjoy the nearly two-mile stroll along the lighted path.

Date Nights Don’t Stop Here

There are countless ways to connect with your loved one in the Bradenton area!