Bradenton has a warm and inviting atmosphere that encourages visitors to take in the sights and sounds. It is the city which is known for the birth of horse surfing. With gorgeous architecture, green parks, and nature reserves, it has a lively, Old Florida past. Explore the Village of the Arts' bustling downtown area and vibrant artists' community; stroll along the Riverwalk and take in the scenic views; visit the South Florida Museum to learn about the history of Bradenton, Florida and Manatee County; or get out in nature at the Robinson Preserve, the Cortez fishing village, or the DeSoto National Memorial Park.
What to expect in Bradenton
Emerson Point Preserve holds the wildlife of Florida and the natural plant community. The Florida Nautical Museum showcases Florida's maritime heritage through a variety of displays that include historical items, pictures, equipment, boat models, tools, and a collection of Gulf of Mexico shells. With over 100 residences, restaurants, cafés, art galleries, studios, and workshops make up the Village of the Arts, a varied and vibrant artists' community. De Soto National Memorial includes various activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking trails, camping, birdwatching, fishing, and picnicking. At Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, see the Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial which featurs many attractions. Make a stroll to Lake Manatee State Park which offers many adventures such as canoeing, swimming, kayaking, sunbathing and many more. Manatee Village Historical Park is one-of-a-kind collection of historical buildings, items, and relics that depict aspects of life in early Florida. Palma Sola Botanical Park of 10 acres is a home to large variety of flowers, butterflies, fruit trees and plants. The Passage Key National Wildlife Preserve is a 30-acre winding barrier island and wildlife refuge located offshore from St. Petersburg. The Riverwalk of 1.5 miles is a wonderful outdoor place in Bradenton with a variety of activities and attractions for the community to enjoy. TreeUmph Adventure Course is an adventure parks for climbing, swinging and crawling align the suspension bridges. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Naughty Monk Brewery, Back Alley, Neal Preserve and Art Center Manatee are some of the majestic places to visit. To unlock the fun, book cheap flights to Bradenton now!
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