Downtown Bradenton claims its Village of the Arts, where artists live, work and sell. Around Main Street, it resurrects a district once dependent on the Manatee River. Bradenton offers a delightful destination for visitors to enjoy a leisurely lunch on the river, browse around the many artists' facilities and peruse antique shops of all descriptions.

With its hip personality, downtown Bradenton combines antique shops, restaurants and a waterfront district, plus a unique collection of bungalows transformed into art galleries. Bradenton combines culturally advanced attractions like the South Florida Museum.

The South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast, and includes the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium. One of Florida's sweetest attractions is Mixon Fruit Farms, just east of downtown Bradenton. Here you can visit a working 70-year-old citrus grove and taste the best fruit and juice around.

Another popular attraction is Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf where you'll find 18 holes of the best mini golf around set in a Swashbuckling-style atmosphere.

Rated one of the top courses is The River Club. Its lakes, wetlands and tree-lined fairways form a serene backdrop for its beautiful wildlife and undulating greens.

If you're looking for a terrific seafood restaurant, Anna Maria Oyster Bar is a favorite among residents and visitors alike. More than just oysters, this family friendly restaurant offers great prices and outstanding fare.


Specialty shops in Bradenton Florida
Shoppers will enjoy the opportunity
to unearth treasures in Bradenton's
many antique and specialty shops.
For a unique shopping experience, visit the Red Barn Flea Market for great bargains in an air-conditioned environment. There are a number of fine golf courses in the Bradenton area to choose from.

Your best source for additional information about things to see and do in the area is the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.

Casual dining and golfing in Sarasota & Bradenton
Casual dining and golfing are two fabulous ways visitors can relax in Bradenton.
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Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton Florida
Splash your day away at Parker Manatee Aquarium!
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf in Bradenton Florida
Play the best Adventure-Style Mini Golf at
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
South Florida Museum in Bradenton Florida
Visitors will be awed by South Florida Museum, the
largest natural and cultural history museum on
Florida's Gulf Coast.