Located along Florida’s Gulf coast, the city of Bradenton which is the largest in Manatee county. The county originated in 1855 and was named after the official marine mammal of Florida. The river that runs near Bradenton and opens up into the Gulf Of Mexico is called Manatee River. It’s a 36 mile stretch of luscious river and is home to many animals. Here you will find alligators, herons, dolphins and even Bull sharks on the odd occasion. Of course you can see yourself a manatee in the river too. Bradenton has a population of around 60,000. It’s the home of the oldest working fishing village in Florida, Cortez Historic Fishing Village. An interesting place to visit would be the historic Gamble Mansion. It’s the oldest standing antebellum plantation in Southern Florida. There are some great Things To Do In Bradenton and some amazing sights.
Whether you are here on business, a getaway with the family or just fancied a trip with your partner, you are sure to find some fun things to do. There are beaches, rivers and lakes to visit which are perfect for a stroll. If you like walking then the Robinson Nature Preserve is the ideal spot. You could also see some unusual animals on your route. To get your daily dose of knowledge, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature will provide you with all kinds of amazing facts. If you like sport then LECOM Park is the training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Throughout the season you will find the Bradenton Marauders training there instead. The village of the arts is an interesting visit. It consists of a four block area that has been transformed into art galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. The touches that they have made to some of the buildings there are just exquisite. This is just scratching the surface with what Things To Do In Bradenton there are. Check out some of our categories and see what you can find here.
Of course we know that in the 21st century, food is super easily accessible. You can get your favourite meals prepared and delivered straight to your front door in a matter of minutes. All types of cuisine, all types of food at the touch of a button, it’s great. But if you are looking on eating out in Bradenton then you will be spoilt for choice. Of course it depends on how fancy you want to go. There’s high end restaurants, low end restaurants and everything in between. You can find seafood restaurants, BBQ restaurants or anything else your stomach desires.
Speaking to some of the locals is a great way of finding some hidden gems. But you can also just check out our eating out category here on Things To Do In Bradenton.
Everyone loves Asian food right? Well why not push the boat a little further and visit a Hibachi restaurant. It’s exciting and you get to watch your food get cooked right in front of you. The chef always likes to put on a show too. You could try a Korean hot pot restaurant where you are provided with the meat and vegetables, but you cook them yourself in your own hot pot. It’s something different and it’s a fun experience.
Similar to most cities in America, Bradenton is home to some idyllic shopping spots. If you’re looking for some serious retail therapy then one of the many shopping centres Bradenton has to offer is the place for you. Wall to wall stores for 2 or 3 levels. They’re a shopaholics paradise. You will find all of your mainstream and high street stores here along with some private boutiques which are home to some real treasures. There’s always a cafe or diner nearby where you can take a rest and get a bite to eat before heading back out.
To grab yourself some absolute bargains, search out a flea market. There are a few in the area and they are home to some really unusual finds which you won’t see anywhere else. There’s many high end stores in the area and as expected you can always visit a Walmart or Target. Find out what we have to offer here on Things To Do In Bradenton by checking out the shops category.
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