Destination guide

Why people love visiting cozy Bradenton

The riverfront and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Bradenton. This city's university setting, sporting events and bird watching draw many visitors. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Jungle Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Bradenton

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Bradenton a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mote Marine Aquarium (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Heather Hills Golf Course (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • River Run Golf Links (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Manatee Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • People at Play (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Fish Hole Adventure Golf (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Bradenton

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 91°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Bradenton

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Bradenton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sarasota Jungle Gardens (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Fort De Soto Park (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Siesta Key Public Beach (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Riverwalk (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Emerson Point Preserve (4 mi / 6.4 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Bradenton

Fly into Sarasota, FL (SRQ-Sarasota-Bradenton Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into St. Petersburg, FL (SPG-Albert Whitted), which is 19 mi (30.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Bradenton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,632 holiday lettings near Bradenton. From 2,764 Houses to 2,808 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bradenton is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bradenton?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bradenton:

  • Greenfield Plantation: 22 holiday homes
  • Sunny Shores: 19 holiday homes
  • Lakewood Ranch: 7,942 holiday homes
  • River Pointe: 20 holiday homes
  • Tara Golf & Country Club: 20 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bradenton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bradenton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Red Barn Flea Market Plaza: 8,873 holiday lettings
  • IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy: 8,215 holiday lettings
  • Manatee Village Historical Park: 8,774 holiday lettings
  • IMG Academy: 8,304 holiday lettings
  • The River Club: 7,546 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bradenton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bradenton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,764 Houses in Bradenton. Our other popular types of Bradenton holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,808 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 314 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 288 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bradenton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,119 holiday homes with pool available in Bradenton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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