There are abundant things to do in Bradenton FL, a city set near the Gulf of Mexico and the Manatee River. As part of the Suncoast area of western FL, the city provides both culture and recreation.

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

The whole family will enjoy the Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat and a host of exhibits that include fossils and archeological materials.

#1. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Fish, dine nearby or gaze at the boats; beach volleyball is played here, and there is a free skate park. Relax on the concrete benches in a tropical setting.

#2. Riverwalk

#3. Anna Maria Island Beaches

Nature trails, bike trails, and beautiful pines and palms mark the area as well as the beach. You can enjoy a picnic at the tables near the trails.

Their gift shop features a plethora of unique items, made by local artists.

#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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