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Boats - Kayaks
Dog Parks / Beaches
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Parks - Preserves
Relocate & Re-invent
Snorkeling / Scuba
(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island
From an artist community to historic parks to the world’s oldest manatee,
Bradenton has a unique blend of attractions... all within a walkable downtown.
Located just south of Tampa Bay along the Manatee River,
Bradenton is the seat of Manatee County and a fabulous place to explore the arts, history, parks, waterways and numerous
Bradenton is also home to one of the top liberal arts schools in the nation, New College and is the training center for
IMG Sports, Nick Bolletierri tennis and David Leddbetter golf.
The heritage of Bradenton is on display at Bradenton’s downtown South Florida Museum and the community enjoys a
month-long spring event honoring Hernando DeSoto’s landing in 1539. Sponsored by the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society
the celebration includes a period-dressed parade, SeaFood Festival, homemade boat race at the Palma Sola Causeway beach,
fishing tournament, a musical and fashion show, formal-dress ball, and so much more.
Saturday’s from 9am to 2pm stroll the
Farmer’s Market on Old Main Street. In addition to veggies you’ll find handmade crafts, pottery, jewelry, plants and
more. (Only from October through May.)
The restaurants and pubs of downtown welcome you to explore their relaxed friendly hangouts. So, plan an evening of
libations, food and free music every third Thursday on Old Main Street from 6PM to 10PM.
Finally, there’s no greater way to enjoy Bradenton’s waterfront than at Rossi Park’s movies under the stars! And, best
of all... it’s FREE! Watch the sunset while sipping and dining with pre-show entertainment, then stretch out, relax
and realize the charm of our fair city. If traveling by boat, you can even drop anchor and watch from the river.
So come… and enjoy… the best creations of mankind and nature!
And, thank you for considering our slice of paradise for your next vacation holiday
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