Bradenton Florida

Bradenton Florida is situated along the beautiful west coast of the state where the waters are turquoise-blue and the pristine beaches go on for miles and miles, just like in Clearwater Beach to the north. In Bradenton, vacationers relax in a tropical atmosphere, dine on the freshest seafood, and enjoy numerous activities and attractions. Here, you can choose from one of many activities that provide a fulfilling vacation experience. 

Head to the historic downtown for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Water activities include charter boats available for fishing excursions or kayak or canoe rentals to explore the many inlets. Take a drive along the nearly three-mile Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway for excellent views of the shoreline – or go horseback riding along the shoreline with the wind whipping through your hair. Explore area parks and hike the canopied trails, fish in the lakes, rent a canoe, and observe the wildlife.

Bradenton Florida Hotels

Bradenton Florida Hotels
Bradenton Florida Hotels

Hotels in Bradenton Florida include self-catering, mid-range hotels, bed and breakfasts, and four and five-star luxury hotels and resorts. The German Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in historic downtown Bradenton in a beautifully refurbished 1926 home with six exquisite suites. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and relaxing afternoon tea. The Shorewalk Villas offer a home away from home experience. It is nestled on 30 acres, and you can choose from among150 two-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rentals. Enjoy nearby shopping, dining, golf, fishing, and beaches. The villas offer free parking, free WiFi, and a clubhouse. At Club Bamboo Resorts, you stay directly on the Gulf of Mexico with its gentle breezes and beautiful sunsets. Whether you want a room with a view of the beach or accommodations with a full kitchenette, Club Bamboo has just what you need. The upscale Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota / Riverfront is situated on the Manatee River near downtown and the Bradenton beaches and approximately eight miles from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

Bradenton Beach Florida

Bradenton Beach Florida
Bradenton Beach Florida

Powdery sugar-white sand scrunches between your toes while searching for seashells or jogging when the seagulls and coastal birds search the shoreline for breakfast on some of the best of Florida beaches. Have an adventure and experience one of the many activities available on Bradenton beaches. Both Bradenton Beach and nearby Anna Maria Island offer a superior beach experience. Take to the skies and get a birds-eye view of the Gulf and the surrounding beaches and islands while parasailing. Along with canoeing and kayaking, jet skiing is a favorite pastime in Bradenton Beach. Rentals for both are readily available. Charter boats are available for fishing excursions or a leisurely day on the Gulf.  

Bradenton Florida Attractions

Bradenton Florida Attractions
Bradenton Florida Attractions

A visit to Bradenton Florida has plenty of fun things to do for all ages. Whether it is hiking a trail or touring a fruit grove, you’ll have tons of fun in the Florida sun. Tour the Mixon Fruit Farms groves, see the wetlands and stop at the wildlife rescue area while riding on the Orange Blossom Express. Stop by the Groveside Café for a free sample of juice then head to the gift shop for a variety of tasty fruit products. The South Florida Museum is home to the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Aquarium. The 10-acre Palma Sola Botanical Park features three lakes, an assortment of rare and flowering trees, and serene gardens. Spend the day at Lake Manatee State Park, have a picnic near the lake, refresh with a swim, go boating, or fish from the pier. At De Soto National Memorial, learn about Hernando De Soto and his arrival in Florida in 1539 with scheduled reenactments of his landing and life in camp. Relax and enjoy a tour of the park via kayak with a park ranger. The 487-acre Robinson Preserve is the perfect place for a day of hiking, rollerblading, fishing, picnicking, boating, and bicycling. If you have time for day excursions, you might want to head to nearby Tampa - perhaps to spend the day at fun-filled Busch Gardens.

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