My family will be staying in Bradenton Beach area in Mid-July. We booked this house due to it's amazing location to beach and great price. We read that the farther south you go on the island, the more "lively" the island life becomes. Could a local please clarify this for us? We don't mind shops, restaurants,and even a little live music. But we have 3 children and do not want to be in the middle of obnoxious, spring break type behavior. (Think Panama City) Is this area a "party zone"? Does it go late into the night? We are used to Destin. Was hoping this would be a little less "lively" than that. Just do not want to be made to feel "unsafe" due to our home being in the heart of a big party scene. We feel we'd be a bit bored on the North end though...we do like to have things to do and places to eat.
I'm super appreciative of anyone that could clarify this for us.Edited: 7:16 pm, May 30, 2013