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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.

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Robinson Nature Preserve
Robinson Nature Preserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium
Owner description: As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the... more Owner description: As the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, the South Florida Museum offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs that interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Museum features a constantly changing lineup of temporary exhibitions -- offering something new to discover with each visit. The Museum includes the all-digital Bishop Planetarium Theater and the Parker Manatee Aquarium. Celebrating its 50th anniversary year, the Bishop Planetarium is the Gulf Coast's premier astronomy education facility, outfitted with a state-of-the-art Planetarium and projection system with stunning multimedia capabilities. The Parker Manatee Aquarium is home to Snooty™, Manatee County's official mascot and the oldest known manatee in the world, as certified by Guinness World Records. Snooty shares his Aquarium pool with other manatees that have been injured or orphaned and are being rehabilitated for return to the wild as part of the Manatee Rehabilitation and Release Partnership. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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McKechnie Field
McKechnie Field
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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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: Piers & Boardwalks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sage  Biscuit Cafe
Sage Biscuit Cafe
Ranked #1 of 460 Restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fire & Stone
Fire & Stone
Ranked #2 of 460 Restaurants in Bradenton
Price: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
O'Bricks Pub and Martini Bar
O'Bricks Pub and Martini Bar
Ranked #3 of 460 Restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: American, Bar, Gluten Free, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery
Ranked #4 of 460 Restaurants in Bradenton
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Gluten Free, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Full Belly Stuffed Burgers
Full Belly Stuffed Burgers
Ranked #5 of 460 Restaurants in Bradenton
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Anna Maria Pirates Den
Anna Maria Pirates Den
$80 - $185
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Anna Maria Pirates Den
Anna Maria Pirates Den
$80 - $185
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Holmes Beach
Blue Water Beach Club
Blue Water Beach Club
$119 - $179
Ranked #4 of 15 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
$129 - $227
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bradenton at I-75
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bradenton at I-75
$87 - $188
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Manatee Hotel
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Manatee Hotel
$105 - $205
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Bradenton
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Resort at Longboat Key Club
4.0 of 5
Resort at Longboat Key Club
$286 - $662
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Longboat Key
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The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
$280 - $704
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
$197 - $351
Ranked #4 of 46 Hotels in Sarasota
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