Photo Courtesy of Mark Winfrey/Shutterstock.comSnooty the oldest ManateeBradenton City HallAnna Maria Island City PierRide on Palma Sola BayKayak our water waysVillage of CortezDowntown Bradenton waterfrontHorse Surfing

Families will love:

  • Riverwalk
  • Water sports
  • TreeUmph Adventure Course

Often lumped in the same breath with Sarasota, its neighboring town to the south with which it shares an airport, Bradenton in recent years has developed its own distinct personality. Many vacationers find it as a threshold to a beach vacation at Anna Maria Island, but families should take the time to explore downtown Bradenton on the Manatee River, Palmetto on the other ... more
Often lumped in the same breath with Sarasota, its neighboring town to the south with which it shares an airport, Bradenton in recent years has developed its own distinct personality. Many vacationers find it as a threshold to a beach vacation at Anna Maria Island, but families should take the time to explore downtown Bradenton on the Manatee River, Palmetto on the other side of the river, and the fishing village of Cortez on the Intracoastal Waterway. Not only will they find interesting historical attractions, water sports, and entertainment, but also affordable Bradenton hotels and restaurants.

Written by Chelle Koster Walton less

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