There are abundant things to do in Bradenton FL, a city set near the Gulf of Mexico and the Manatee River. 

Find out more about things to do in Bradenton with this handy guide to a variety of fun activities.

As the most extensive of the natural and cultural history museums on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Bishop also offers a planetarium. 

#1. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Another of the fun things to do in Bradenton is free and offers panoramic views of the Manatee River. Stroll the park-like setting as you enjoy approximately 19 pieces of art. 

#2. Riverwalk

#3. Anna Maria Island Beaches

Shop at the boutiques and gift shops or dine at a restaurant overlooking the Gulf. Relax on white sandy beaches or swim in the warm Gulf waters.

Culture buffs will love this diverse art center where you can see paintings, crafts and more. Exhibits constantly change and events and openings are part of the excitement.

#4. ArtCenter Manatee

You can walk the paths, fish, rent a kayak and paddle or just enjoy the beauty of its mangrove forests. Picnic or see dolphins and manatees in some of the areas. 

#5. Robinson Preserve

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