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Bradenton Things to Do

  • De Soto National Memorial

    The De Soto National Memorial marks the approximate location where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto first set foot in what is now the U.S. on May 1539. Over the next four years De Soto's expedition, which began with 600-700 soldiers and over 200 horses, explored the southeast U.S. from modern-day Florida through North Carolina to Texas. De Soto...

  • Best Bloody Mary in South Tampa Bay

    US $3.25 for the best bloody mary on Sunday's is right in downtown Bradenton on Main Street.With about 30 different condiments to add to your drink from traditional celery and tomatoes to slim jim's, pretzels , 12 different olives, fresh vegetables, and all in a realistic Irish pub setting.

  • Mixon Fruit Farms

    Mixon Fruit Farms has something for everyone!!! It has a deli where you can pick up all sorts of healthy (and not so healthy) food items, as well as try a free sample of their fruit juices.It has a wildlife rescue which the children will enjoy.During season, it has an Orange Blossom Tram Tour where you can see the farm in productivity.But BEST of...

  • Pamper Yourself-Blue Door Spa

    Great location, great full-service facilities and great staff to pamper you in a full-spa experience.With hair, nails, facials, make-up, massage, waxing, manicures, pedicures, hydrotherapy, and spa products with single or full package services, special events, bridal and wedding services, and all in a luxurious environment of cooling blue...

  • Sightsee the Manatee River & Tampa Bay

    During a recent family reunion I chartered Riverside Tours, Inc. of Bradenton to take guests on a sunset cruise west and down the Manatee River to the mouth of south Tampa Bay and the unanimous conclusion was that the cruise was highlight of the reunion not only for the sights and sunset but the ambiance of the riverboat and crew interaction with...

  • De Soto National Memorial

    The De Soto National Memorial marks the approximate location where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto first set foot in what is now the U.S. on May 1539. Over the next four years De Soto's expedition, which began with 600-700 soldiers and over 200 horses, explored the southeast U.S. from modern-day Florida through North Carolina to Texas. De Soto...


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Bradenton Restaurants

  • Tiki Bar drinks & food on the river....

    You can visit the Tarpon Pointe Grill and Tiki Bar (TPG) boat or car and enjoy the sights and sounds while drinking and dining on the beautiful southshore of the Manatee River, just east of downtown Bradenton.The TGP just opened 4th of July weekend 2011 and is in the process of expanding already. There is ample parking and boat docking and always...

  • Jamaica'n me hungry!

    Thoroughly Jamaican throughout from the exteriorm interior, food and drink.Friendly, knowledgeable service and a true love of the Jamaican culture. The Jamaican jerk chicken nachos were awesome! Served in a large bowl with chicken breast done just right.Try the "rum wine" rum cooler....Rhumbello.

  • Riverside Cafe - Across the river in...

    Riverside Cafe is a casual, waterfront restaurant with a huge outdoor deck along a small marina at the edge of the Manatee River. Our server was flawless, quickly greeting us, serving our drinks and food, and checking up with us. The server for the neighboring table was horrible--even though they arrived before us, we ordered our meals long before...

  • Food Cart at Old Main Pub

    After 8 or 9pm, even on weekends, Bradenton's Main Street area all but shuts down except for a handful of bars. If you are hungry, walk bar to bar, and ask about food, nothing doing. Even a big bar with a full menu, like the Lost Kangaroo, shuts down its kitchen... what the heck to people do when they are drunk and hungry?Alas, around 10pm a food...

  • Barbecue at the Farmers Market

    The Farmers Market has a few food stands with breads, honeys, candies, baklava, sandwiches and more. We stopped at the barbecue cart at the northern end of the market, where we had great pulled pork sandwiches from the friendly vendor for about $4 each and bottled water was only $1 each. The sandwiches were packed full of tender meat, then topped...

  • Try the all you can eat chicken!!

    This was our first time going to this chain and we were very impressed. The food was great and so cheap!! We each had the all you can eat barbecue chicken , with salad bar and corn bread and the total came to $18.00 for the two of us . The service was friendly and fast too!!


Bradenton Nightlife

  • O'Bricks Irish Pub - Old Main, Bredenton

    O'Bricks has a dumb name, but it is a really nice, new spot in downtown Bradenton. Oh, the only Irish aspect of this Irish pub is that they sell Guinness, otherwise, it is a nice American pub. The bar is really nice, with interior brick walls, high ceilings, rough hewn wood slab bar, huge wooden tables, lots of TVs, and Pittsburgh Pirates and...

  • Old Main Pub, Old Main Street, Bradenton

    Old Main Pub is the oldest and most run down of Old Main's several drinking establishments. They do, however, have the advantage of the only late night food in downtown. They have a big U-shaped bar with, a bunch of pool table and bar games in the back. They also have an outdoor patio area with several picnic tables, but apparently you can't take...

  • McCabe's Irish Pub, Old Main Street,...

    McCabe's Irish Pub is the newest of downtown Bradenton's four or five divey pubs. McCabe's just opened in spring 2011, and is owned by the same Irishman who started Rasher Tierney's Irish Pub also in Bradenton. McCabe's is located right across the street from one of Bradenton's oldest bars, Old Main Pub. We got here around 9:30pm and were...


Bradenton Transportation

  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    The 5.5-mile long Sunshine Skyway Bridge carries I-275 and US-19 over the mouth of Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The bridge was constructed from 1982 to 1987 to replace the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge that was badly damaged in a boat collision in 1980. The first bridge here had one span built in 1954 and the second span in...

  • Tampa (TPA) airport to Bradenton (SRQ)...

    You can plan on about USD $25-40 per person for the 45 mile drive from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to the Bradenton area or the Bradenton-Sarasota Airport (SRQ)Depending on mode of travel and current traffic conditions, you should allow approximately 1 - 2 hours to get to Bradenton and Sarasota from Tampa International...

  • Bradenton shares Sarasota...

    Bradenton shares Sarasota Bradenton International Airport ,with Sarasota. Taxi charges about $15 dollars to downtown, $25 to Bradenton Beach and $35 to Anna Maria Island. Another option is Tampa International Airport, 5 miles northwest of downtown Tampa. I would recommend to rent a car here or take the Limo which operates van services in the area...


Bradenton Local Customs

  • Be careful when boating in Florida...

    Manatees (aka: sea cows) are a protected and threatened mammal that live in warm Florida waters.They are observed up rivers, in canals, in open waters and bays, and on both coasts.Manatees like to swim below the surface of waters and that makes them susceptible to being hit by boats.Even though I live in Manatee County and on the Manatee River, I...

  • Manatee Village Historical...

    Manatee Village Historical Park604 15th st. Several buildings with local historical significance have been restored and moved to a pleasant, oak-shaded park. You can visit Manatee County’s first courthouse, built in 1860, and number of original historic structures including a settler’s home, Wiggin’s General Store, Bunker Hill schoolhouse, an 1887...

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Bradenton Warnings and Dangers

  • by Psychokiwi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Take extra precaution that you don't hit an old lady. I almost hit one the last time I came. I was driving out of a shopping centre when this lady walks in fron of my car without even looking. Lucky for her and me, I stopped quickly. Most of the seniors here are very nice, but you do run into one that's rude and obnoxious. Also, you don't want to get caught in northeast Bradenton too cause you might get robbed.

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Bradenton Tourist Traps

  • by weath1850 Written Jul 24, 2003

    the beach fills up fast during the tourist season(october - easter)

    local public beaches-
    coquina beach , manatee public beach

    Unique Suggestions: get there early

    Fun Alternatives: if you must skip the beach then there is always Desoto National Memorial on 75th street(no beach) or some other attractions only a short drive away(sarasota jungle gardens , etc.)

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Bradenton Off The Beaten Path

  • Rural Florida within the city

    Address: 400 Cypress Creek Blvd or 400 Kay Rd , Bradenton, FL. 34208The brand new (and still being developed on the fringes) Tom Bennett Park is a 175-acre public access area that includes a fishing pier, canoe and kayak launch, play area, sand volleyball court, soccer field, nature and walking trails, picnic tables & BBQ grills and even a pavilion...

  • Robinson Preserve....back to nature in...

    Robinson Preserve in northwestern Bradenton, Florida, near Palma Sola and adjacent to the Tampa Bay is a hidden gem among parks and preserve still within city limits. It is also across the street from the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens. It is a 487-acre preserve is full of native plants and takes advantage of the tidal flow within the coastal...

  • Manatee County Courthouse & Courthouse...

    Manatee County Courthouse was built in 1913. Today the building is home to the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court. On June 11, 1998, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.Courthouse square, located in front of the Manatee County Courthouse is home to numerous local monuments including the county's law enforcement...


Bradenton Sports & Outdoors

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    Motorsport Park Map & Track

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    Motel 6 (Offical Track Motel)
    660 67th Circle E
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Days Inn Interstate 75
    644 67th St Circle E
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Comfort Inn
    580 66th St Circle E
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Ramada Inn
    5218 17th St E
    Ellenton, FL 34222

    Shoney's Inn
    4915 17th St E
    Ellenton, FL 34222

    Days Inn Near the Gulf
    3506 First St W
    Bradenton, FL 34208

    Holiday Inn
    100 Riverfront Dr.
    Bradenton, FL 34205

    Equipment: Driving Directions: Tampa:
    From I 75 S. Take exit 220 onto SR 64 East.Go 9 miles. Track is located on the South side.

    St. Petersburg / Clearwater:
    Take I 275 South. Go across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.Take I 75 S. Take exit 220 onto SR 64 East. Go 9 miles. Track is located on South side.

    Miami / Ft. Lauderdale:
    Take I95 North to Florida's turnpike. Take I75 North to exit 220 onto SR 64 East. Go 9 miles.Track is located on the South side.

    Naples / FtMyers:
    Take I 75 North. Take exit 220 onto SR 64 East. Go 9 miles.Track is located on the South side.

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Bradenton Favorites

  • Bradenton and Sarasota Restaurant...

    There's a website that has tons of info on Bradenton and Sarasota restaurants. It's like google for local restaurants. Check it out at You won't be disappointed.

  • Bradenton is not a beach...

    Bradenton is not a beach town, per se, but it has storied relationship with the Gulf of Mexico and its islands. Here you can discover the West Coast islands of Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key. There are 4 county-run, gulf facing beach parks here (Anna Maria Bayfront Park, Coquina, Cortez, and Manatee), all with rest rooms, picnic areas, and free...

  • Be careful when you drive...

    Be careful when you drive around; there are a lot of old people here. My sister has been in 4 accidents in a 3 year period because of other drivers. I used to live her about two years ago. My parents are still here so that's why I make trips back to see them all the time.


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