A manatee sculpture greets visitors to the Bradenton River Walk.
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The Gulf of Mexico at sunrise casts a rainbow of hues on Anna Maria Island, where the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway runs parallel to the water.
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Rakeyah Bean, 7, has help from her mother, Roterra Bean, both of Bradenton, casting their line on the water at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton. The unique outdoor gathering place features a walking trail overlooking the Manatee River. The elongated park spans 1.5 miles with a myriad of supported outdoor activities.
@Casting lines in the water off of Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton makes for a relaxing afternoon. -Corey Perrine for VISIT FLORIDA
DeSoto National Memorial Park in Bradenton marks the spot where Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto came ashore in May 1539.
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Rental kayaks ready to head out to the Robinson Preserve at the Surfer Bus kayak concession at the west end of the Palma Sola Scenic Highway. in Bradenton.
@Bill Serne for VISIT FLORIDA
Coquina Beach at Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach
@Coquina Beach at Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach -VISIT FLORIDA
Bradenton Scenic Hwy
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