Bradenton is a fun place to enjoy that “Old Florida” feel while being in a “vacation paradise”. The city is full of so much history, represented in their historical societies such as the Hernando DeSoto Society. It also has museums, and beautiful parks and preserves. Bradenton is centrally located between Tampa and Sarasota in Manatee County Florida. It’s only a short drive from Anna Maria Island, and Siesta Key in Sarasota. Its close proximity to Venice, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando make it a great location.
The downtown area of Bradenton is a vibrant and thriving area featuring a gorgeous Riverwalk, a working arts community as well as many places to eat and stay. Something you might not know about Bradenton is, that one minute you can be on a farm, and see hundreds of cows, and the next moment you’re looking at the beautiful waterfront.
Bradenton offers so many different things to do, whether it is strolling in the wilderness, enjoying one of the many parks and nature preserves, eating at local restaurants, or out enjoying fun water activities. This city has a very unique mixture of arts, culture, heritage and sports; there is something for everyone here.