Bradenton and Sarasota
The Bradenton-Sarasota area is a popular destination for nature, art, and history lovers. Not only can visitors enjoy time on the beach, but they can also find themselves immersed in a unique culture full of historic sites and fun events year-round. There are several state parks filled with some of the best natural landscapes south Florida has to offer. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy teeing off at any of the area’s beautiful golf courses while watersports lovers will thrive in an environment where adventure on the water is strongly encouraged.
The best time to visit is March through May or September through November if you are looking to avoid the summer vacation crowds and hurricane season. However, there is never a shortage of things to do whenever you decide to visit. There are countless delicious dining options as well – seafood lovers will especially love the local cuisine. It is recommended that visitors rent a car or bike to get around during their stay but there are some public transportation options available as well. For example, the Anna Maria Island Trolley is runs daily for the Bradenton area. It is also very convenient to walk most places in the downtown areas of each city.
- Scuba Diving
- Paddle Boarding
- Nature Tours
- Circus Sarasota
- Florida National Guard (Bradenton)
- Florida National Army Guard (Palmetto)