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Beyond the dunes exists a whole other world. The Bradenton Area is home to many charming communities, each with distinct personalities and possibilities to explore.
The Bright Lights of Bradenton
Downtown Bradenton has it all: art, culture, history, fine dining, craft cocktails, sports, and more. Catch one of our many annual festivals and special events for live music, great food, and friendly people.
Across the Manatee River, the quaint charm and old-town feel of Palmetto connect you to Florida's past. And with its many parks and preserves, it's the ideal location for biking, trailing, and boating.
Treat yourself to the best of everything. Upscale boutiques, fine restaurants, luxurious rentals and hotels, championship golf courses, and miles of recreational trails will leave you feeling like the VIP you are.
This historic fishing village is no recreation or restoration, but rather one of the last surviving vestiges of the Old Florida fishing industry--its customs and its traditions carefully protected against today's fast-paced world.