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Things to do in Bradenton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Really a great place to Kayak also great walking and biking trails. Pet friendly and lots of good bird watching. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is an eclectic nature and history museum! It's a great day trip...to Bradenton!!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This national park offers many seasonal activities, ranger led kayak tours, living history programs, and demonstrations. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place to check out in the Cortez Fishing Village. Food is always fresh & you can’t beat the view. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Food
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“Crafted beer, mixed drinks, food trucks with a family friendly outdoor area with Cornhole and tables, bring your games and have a fun evening”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food with beautiful views of the river as it is direct waterfront, prices fare”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Bradenton Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile-long public green space located along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida, between Business US 41 and South Tamiami Trail. The five-acre park opened to the public on October 18, 2012 and features a skatepark, 400-seat amphitheater, playgrounds, and a splash pad.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Village of the Arts is an eclectic live-work community made up of colorful historic cottages that house everything from award-winning restaurants to specialty shops, studios, healing arts, bakeries and Bradenton’s best art galleries. A stroll through our color-filled streets offers a little something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a vinyl enthusiast or a quilt lover, with services that range from knife sharpening to yoga. Join us during our popular artwalks the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month, where you’ll be greeted with live music, incredible food and unique indie art spanning every genre.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Restaurant with an indoor bar which also has a beautiful deck over Sarasota Bay. The outside deck has its own bar and live music daily. Great selection of food and drinks.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Flea Market
“From plants, vegetables to TVs, Clothes and great food; you will find it at the Red Barn!! Open year round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Cheerful eatery featuring traditional breakfast & lunch plates, including many vegetarian options.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cinema
“The luxury recliners make this theater a comfortable spot to catch first-run movies.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great locals spot. Yummy food. Locally owned. Music on Friday and Saturday nites. Music on Sundays at 2:30.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious seafood items, burgers & very good lunch specials. Dine on the water and see the marina.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lounge
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“It's close, and handles everything from cocktails to dinner to dessert. Try dining outside and people watch on Old Main St.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“LECOM Park is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named after 15-year naming rights deal was signed with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, which has its main campus in Erie, Pennsylvania and also a campus in Bradenton”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great place to check out in the Cortez Fishing Village. Food is always fresh & you can’t beat the view. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food with beautiful views of the river as it is direct waterfront, prices fare”
  • 24 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Village of the Arts is an eclectic live-work community made up of colorful historic cottages that house everything from award-winning restaurants to specialty shops, studios, healing arts, bakeries and Bradenton’s best art galleries. A stroll through our color-filled streets offers a little something for everyone, whether you’re a foodie, a vinyl enthusiast or a quilt lover, with services that range from knife sharpening to yoga. Join us during our popular artwalks the first Friday night and Saturday afternoon of every month, where you’ll be greeted with live music, incredible food and unique indie art spanning every genre.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Restaurant with an indoor bar which also has a beautiful deck over Sarasota Bay. The outside deck has its own bar and live music daily. Great selection of food and drinks.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Cheerful eatery featuring traditional breakfast & lunch plates, including many vegetarian options.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great locals spot. Yummy food. Locally owned. Music on Friday and Saturday nites. Music on Sundays at 2:30.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious seafood items, burgers & very good lunch specials. Dine on the water and see the marina.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lounge
“It's close, and handles everything from cocktails to dinner to dessert. Try dining outside and people watch on Old Main St.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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