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  • Explore the Bradenton Area

    Get ready to immerse yourself into all the sights, smells, flavors, and surprises that make the Bradenton Area a one-of-a-kind destination.
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Beaches
Sink your toes in the sand and keep your head in the clouds. All of our pristine beaches remain exactly as they always have been: pure and wide open with miles and miles of sugar-white sand and gentle waves. Having successfully resisted the intense development present in the rest of the state, “Old Florida” in the Bradenton Area with options for those looking to snorkel, shell or enjoy some seclusion. Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island was recently named one of the world’s top island beaches for perfect sand by Conde Nast Traveler readers.
Dining
The Bradenton Area is bursting with locally-sourced, Floribbean flavors found at its top restaurants. Visitors are sure to love the many restaurants that offer dock-to-table fresh seafood meals, many even offering a “hook and cook” option for fishing hobbyists who bring in their own fresh catch. The intimate Beach Bistro, located on the beach on Anna Maria Island, is consistently awarded the highest ZAGAT scores in the state and offers some of the best sunset views on the coast. Those seeking the quintessential Florida dining experience should look no further than the Sandbar Restaurant, located right on the beach on Anna Maria Island, where diners can eat with their toes in the sand.
Hotels and Lodging
Sometimes, the comfort and convenience of a beach hotel is all you need in life. But the Bradenton Area offers more than spectacular beachfront views. From private homes to beach-front inns, to comfortable commercial hotels, we have a place to stay that fits your style.
Where Old Florida Still Exists
Unique Bradenton Area
Unspoiled beauty. Rich history. The easy pace of island life. And a downtown energized with arts, culture, discoveries and more. Get ready to immerse yourself into all the sights, smells, flavors, and surprises that make the Bradenton Area a one-of-a-kind destination.
Florida Sports Foundation
The Florida Sports Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, is the official sports promotion and development organization for the State of Florida. It is charged with the promotion and development of professional, amateur, recreational sports, and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. With a seemingly endless list of sporting ventures and venues, the Florida Sports Foundation strives to promote Florida’s unique sports industry. The Foundation’s staff is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of Florida’s sports community and assists with all questions concerning Florida sporting activities and issues.