A Florida vacation can feel like the right move any time of year, whether you’re traveling as a family or making it a romantic getaway (because moms and dads deserve a break, too!). It almost goes without saying that you’ll get envy-worthy weather, fun activities (that both kids and adults will look forward to), pristine, white-sandy beaches, endless dining options, and a nice mix of culture, art and history—all of the key components of a well-rounded trip.

If you’re looking for this experience in Florida, and want to fully absorb the authentic energy that only the Sunshine State can bring, Bradenton is calling your name. Known as “The Friendly City,” Bradenton exudes a laid-back atmosphere that makes visitors feel at home

Here are our favorite experiences in the Bradenton area, great with your kids in tow, or for a couple’s night out.

Getting to Bradenton

Traveling to Bradenton is a breeze. Located on Florida’s West Coast, Bradenton is almost an hour south of Tampa International Airport and roughly 30 minutes north of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, providing you with options to meet your needs. Depending on your plans, you can either rent a car or use a ride-share service to get to your hotel, which ranges in price depending on your destination or length of travel.

Things to do with Kids in Bradenton

Things to do As a Couple in Bradenton

Visit bradentongulfislands.com to discover more activities in Bradenton as you craft your itinerary!

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