Bradenton is near the beaches of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Cortez beach, Coquina beach, Manatee beach and the beaches of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico; accommodations, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
Bradenton, Florida at the mouth of the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico is ideal for boating, golf and tennis and just a bridge away from Anna Maria Island’s expansive beaches.  Lodging, hotels, motels, condos, homes and vacation rentals have easy access to Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez and Manatee Beaches.
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Bradenton Florida Accommodations & ISLAND Beach VACATIONS
The Visitor Information and vacation Travel Guide to Bradenton including
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach, Manatee Beach & Anna Maria Beaches

  Arts / Entertainment
  Biking & Hiking
  Blues Festival
  Boats - Kayaks
  Botanical Gardens
  Dog Parks / Beaches
  Fun Things To Do
  Parks - Preserves
  Real Estate
  Relocate & Re-invent
  Snorkeling / Scuba

 Nearby Communities
  (listed north to south)
  Anna Maria Island
  Longboat Key
  Lido Key
  Siesta Key
  Casey Key
  Manasota Key
  North Port
  Port Charlotte
  Punta Gorda

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 beaches.

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

Siesta Key with the Best Beach in the USA distinction is off the coast of Sarasota on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive cool, soft white sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
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