Bradenton Has Something to Brag About

Let there be no doubt about it... Bradenton's islands are among the finest in the world. Beauty and Elegance Longboat Key is an enigmatic blend of natural beauty and the utmost in manicured elegance. Five-star restaurants featuring haute cuisine, renowned top-rated resorts and designer…

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Live Music Venues in Sarasota and Bradenton

By Vanessa Caceres Downtown Sarasota is famous for its restaurants, Saturday farmers market, and eclectic mix of shops. The soundtrack is live music, including Mattison’s City Grille, offering up a mix of live music seven days a week in the heart of downtown. From Spanish guitar to blues to rock…

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Bradenton’s Native American Heritage of Calusa Indians

Need to get the kids (and yourself) out of the house for the day? Try one of these day trips and unique tours for a new view on Florida. Quick side-trips and short outings are great for families traveling or living in Florida. These family road trip ideas are personal recommendations that are…

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Along the Myakka River in Bradenton, Florida

By Chelle Koster Walton When she paddles southward on the Myakka River from Snook Haven through “the visceral beauty and seclusion of Jelks Preserve, Robin Draper said, she feels the weight of the world seep out of her bones. “The beauty of the river is subtle, as sabal palms -- the state tree --…

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Things To Do in Bradenton, Florida

By Joanne Hunt The Bradenton area, otherwise known as hidden Florida, is located about 45 minutes from Tampa and a short one and a half hour drive from Orlando. This tropical paradise has beautiful white sand beaches, wildlife and a string of unspoilt islands to explore. Take a peek at this handy…

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10 Reasons Why Bradenton is Romantic

By Amy Shepherd Nance Here are 10 reasons why the Bradenton area is unbelievably romantic. A little magic isn't difficult to come by in Florida's Gulf Islands of Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Bradenton and the Lakewood Ranch area. After all, its environs include the color-shifting Gulf and an island…

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Uncovering the Ancient and Avant-Garde in Bradenton

Antiques, museums, historic areas, and an arts village distinguish Bradenton as a great Florida destination- a cultural scene that's both ancient and avant-garde. By Heather Boynton Art Smarts On Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island, the soft white sand and rows of Australian pines have lured…

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Road Trip: Pine Island & Punta Gorda to Sarasota & Bradenton

The areas of Bradenton, Pine Island, Punta Gorda and Sarasota are great for a driving tour. If you're driving from Punta Gorda to Sarasota, add one of these extra legs to your journey to experience the heritage, nature and culture this region has to offer. Heritage Highlights Visit Matlacha…

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Horse Surfing in Bradenton

By Lauren Tjaden Horse surfing: It’s a little crazy, it’s a lot of fun and, as far as anyone can tell, Bradenton is one of the best places on the planet to try it. I galloped into this adventure in Palma Sola Bay (less than hour from Tampa), courtesy of Timothy Mattox’s Great World Nature Tours…

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