If you’re the type of person who prefers to experience a destination rather than just visit, then we have the perfect place for you. We offer a variety of vacation rentals in Bradenton that can accommodate any group size or budget. Whether it’s your family, friends, or co-workers looking for some time away from work and reality, we have Bradenton vacation rentals for you!
Things to Do in Bradenton
Bradenton is a beach town with so much to offer! From beaches to restaurants, there is no shortage of fun things to do. No matter what time of year you visit Bradenton, there are always new and exciting activities happening that can keep you entertained for days.
Commune with Nature in Our Bradenton Vacation Rentals
There are lots of ways in Bradenton to get your “nature” on! Palma Sola Botanical Park is one such place, with its 10 acres of rare flowers, plants, trees, and bushes. Catch the butterflies, birds, fish, and turtles in a natural habitat.
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is an excellent follow-up to the Palma Sola Botanical Park. It’s the largest natural and cultural museum on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with many displays and interpretive educational sessions. While you’re there, make sure you see the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, with its Manatee Rehabilitation Facility.
If you prefer a nature walk, try Robinson Nature Preserve. The preserve now has 682 acres of mangrove, marsh, and wetlands. In addition to the nature trails, you can launch your kayak, have a picnic in designated areas, and learn about the Florida eco-system at the NEST and Canopy Zones.
Fine and Performing Arts in Bradenton
Art lovers everywhere will enjoy the offerings of Bradenton. Start at the Village of the Arts, an art community with restaurants, art studios, and shops in adorable bungalows that date from the 1920s. Browse the art, jewelry, boutiques, and gourmet cuisine in this lovely community!
If you like the performing arts, the Manatee Performing Arts Center is a must-see. With an eclectic combination of Broadway musicals, art exhibitions, and musical performances in the parking lot, you can spend an entire day here and not get enough.
How About a Brewski?
Craft beers are all the rage right now, and there is no indication that the trend will slow down. Bradenton has its share of excellent brews. The Good Liquid Brewing Company boasts 50+ choices and has everything from a German Kolsch to a low carb and gluten-free hard seltzer called “Key Lime Pie.”
Darwin Brewing Company takes a slightly different tack, with a cyan-colored pineapple sour that contains spirulina, giving it its bright blue-green color. Other brews include the spicy orange Circa 1926, creamy and sweet Llama Mama, and the hoppy Leatherback Lager.
Florida Railroad Museum
Train buffs will find a lot to love here! Just a short drive up US 301, and you’re there. Of course, there are all kinds of exhibits and educational events, but you can actually ride the trains here. If you ever wanted to drive a train, you can rent a 1,500-horsepower locomotive to operate! Having a party? Rent the caboose or passenger car.
One of the biggest reasons people come to Florida is for the beaches. There are a vast number of public access beaches around Bradenton. There is no better way to get a taste of the tropics than by visiting one of Florida’s beautiful tropical beaches while staying in our vacation rentals in Bradenton.
Anna Maria Bayfront Park
With over 1,000 feet of beach on Tampa Bay, there should be plenty of room to drop the cooler and pitch your tent. There are also lifeguards on duty, showers, and restrooms.
You will find this beach on the south end of the island, with its beautiful border of Australian pine trees. Don’t worry about packing a lunch—there are concessions here, as well as lifeguards, restrooms, a playground for the little ones, and picnic areas.
Beer Can Island Beach
At the north end of Longboat Key lies 2,000 feet of sandy beach. A favorite of shell collectors, it is advised to access this beach by boat or a low-tide hike.
Where to Stay in Bradenton
Bradenton, Florida, is a popular destination, so why rush to beat others to the best hotel rooms? You can have a Rent The keys vacation home instead, with plenty of room to spread out and be comfortable. With our well-stocked kitchens, you can make a home-cooked meal instead of trying to decide where to eat every evening. You will have other amenities nearby that you might have to pay for—or share with lots of people you don’t know—at a hotel.
Be our guest and enjoy top quality lodgings at affordable rates, whether you have a large group or just a few. Call our lodging experts today and book your Rent The Keys vacation rentals in Bradenton.