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From the trendy shops of Old Manatee to the luxury brands of the University Town Center Mall, shopping in the Bradenton Area offers something for all types of shopaholics. Looking for the perfect designer purse? Try the Ellenton Premium Outlets--one of the largest outlet malls on Florida's West Coast. Or visit downtown's Village of the Arts for finds like vintage jewelry and handmade gifts. Check out the charming seaside shops of Pine Avenue and Bridge Street, where you can get some seriously unique souvenirs--like a hand-painted (by you) sand dollar or sea-glass wind chimes.
The Bradenton Area is a place where theatre, performing arts, and culture thrive.
This upscale community has everything from fine dining to lush hiking trails, and some of the best golf Florida has to offer.