All About Bradenton, FL

Located about 49 miles north of Manasota Key, Bradenton is home to 57,644 people according to the 2018 US Census Estimates. Bradenton features numerous natural sites and is close to Sarasota to the south. The city offers a number of attractions for visitors near Manatee River, Palma Sola Bay, and Braden River which lie more inland than coastal areas around Florida. Within the city there are a mix of communities within the city, with different corporations and the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota campus in south Bradenton.

Local Destinations

Robinson Preserve:
Consisting of more than 682 acres of restored coastal wetland is managed by the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources division. There are numerous ways to explore the preserve, with a 40-foot tall observation tower, a Visitor's Center, 2.5 miles of paved trail, and kayak launches. You can find a growing number of returning wildlife, including wood storks, bald eagles, white pelicans, and least terns.

DeSoto National Memorial Park:
Paying tribute to an early Conquistador, this memorial carries natural destinations and cultural artifacts for visitors to view. There are natural fishing areas and plenty of wildlife to spot including armadillos, turtles, iguanas, bald eagles and ospreys.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature:
Containing a large number of exhibits that display the history of Florida's gulf coast, the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature contains a planetarium and the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat.

Book Your Stay Today

There are many different places to explore around Bradenton, Fl. If you are interested in scheduling a rental to begin your adventure, book with us today!