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Best of Bradenton Guide

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Bradenton
Year-round sunshine, surf, and leisure sports lure visitors to Bradenton, a friendly tropical spot south of Tampa Bay on Florida's Gulf Coast. Hernando DeSoto discovered the area in 1539, an event commemorated each spring with the monthlong Florida Heritage Festival. Stroll along the waterfront downtown, take up canoeing, fish for grouper and mahi mahi, play golf or just relax and watch the sun dip into the sea. Kids of all ages will enjoy visiting Snooty, the South Florida Museum's star manatee.

All things to do » Things to do

Robinson Nature Preserve
Robinson Nature Preserve
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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TreeUmph! Adventure Course
TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Attraction type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium
South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium
Owner description: South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. The Bishop... more Owner description: South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. The Bishop Planetarium, features one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world and presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy. The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida's manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee. Phone ahead to confirm schedule and admission. less
Attraction type: Observatories/ Planetariums; History Museums; Museums
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De Soto National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Historic Sites; National Parks
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Riverwalk
Riverwalk
Attraction type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Ranked #1 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Vertoris Pizza House
Vertoris Pizza House
Ranked #2 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Price: $3 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
O'shucks
O'shucks
Ranked #3 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: Seafood
Charisma Cafe
Charisma Cafe
Ranked #4 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: Eclectic, Healthy, Café, Tea Room
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Private Dining
Danny's Pizzeria
Danny's Pizzeria
Ranked #5 of 401 restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota
2.0 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn-Bradenton/Sarasota
$55 - $86
Ranked #5 of 23 hotels in Bradenton
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Anna Maria Pirates Den
Anna Maria Pirates Den
$80 - $185
Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Holmes Beach
Bali Hai Beach Resort
Bali Hai Beach Resort
$75 - $285
Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Holmes Beach

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District
$110 - $169
Ranked #1 of 23 hotels in Bradenton
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Country Inn & Suites Bradenton
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites Bradenton
$114 - $176
Ranked #2 of 23 hotels in Bradenton
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakewood Ranch
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lakewood Ranch
$115 - $171
Ranked #3 of 23 hotels in Bradenton
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Resort at Longboat Key Club
4.0 of 5
Resort at Longboat Key Club
$285 - $632
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Longboat Key
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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
$251 - $700
Ranked #6 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
$188 - $366
Ranked #6 of 46 hotels in St. Petersburg
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