Discover the seaside city of Bradenton Beach—beaches, island views, and top sights like Coquina Beach.

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Beaches, Seafood and Islands

Top Hotels in Bradenton Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Anna Maria Island Dream Inn
3 out of 5
2502 North Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
$182/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4/5Very Good! (675 reviews)

"The place was nice, it was right on the beach . I would use that hotel again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Anna Maria Island Dream Inn
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Anna Maria Island Inn
3 out of 5
2218 Gulf Drive N, Bradenton Beach
$179/night
Jul 25 - Jul 26
4.1/5Very Good! (132 reviews)

"Beautiful views very helpful enjoyed the stay very much"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Anna Maria Island Inn
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The Beach Club at Anna Maria by RVA
3 out of 5
2201 Gulf Drive N, Bradenton Beach
4.5/5Wonderful! (399 reviews)

"We stayed at one of the studios for July 4th. The studio was well equipped and clean. Everything from the shower to the bed was up to par. Great experience!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The Beach Club at Anna Maria by RVA

Popular things to do in Bradenton Beach

Siesta Key Public Beach
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Siesta Key Public Beach

The soft, white sand on Siesta Key’s award-winning family-friendly beach is perfect for relaxing under a sun umbrella and taking part in a game of volleyball.

St. Armands Circle
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St. Armands Circle

Consider this area as a circular outdoor mall. Like any mall, you can shop, dine, browse or just people-watch. Unlike most malls, this one never closes to walkers.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
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John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

This magnificent Italian-influenced museum exhibits European masters alongside contemporary pieces and ancient decorative art. It has a Mediterranean garden too.

Fort De Soto Park
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Fort De Soto Park

Admire the vestiges of the fortress, bring your kids to the pirate ship playground and relax on the beaches of this archipelago.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
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Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Chatter with a parrot, watch lemurs swing by, meet a flock of flamingos and explore a tropical oasis in this extensive botanical park.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

See hungry sharks and delicate seahorses at this research aquarium that specializes in the sea life that flourishes on Florida’s central west coastline.

Top activities in Bradenton Beach

Operation City Quest of Sarasota, FL
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Operation City Quest of Sarasota, FL

$10

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

TreeUmph Adventure Course
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TreeUmph Adventure Course

$59

Discover a new world high up in the trees, a thrilling canopy adventure course. Learn why the ground is truly overrated as you spend a full day with your feet in the air, soaring through 5 aerial courses, each progressively more challenging than the last.

Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip
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Sarasota Inshore Fishing Trip

$125

Get your fishing fix during a guided trip that takes you into the shimmering waters just off the coast of Sarasota. Brimming with hot spots that are ripe for awesome fishing, Sarasota Bay is the ideal place for anglers of any level of experience to reel in a trophy catch.

Shell Key Island Excursion
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Shell Key Island Excursion

$54

Take a cruise aboard the Island Hopper on a shelling and snorkeling adventure. Discover a beautiful ecosystem full of marine life, and a variety of seashells. Set sail in search of the purity of Shell Key, a 1,800-acre (728-ha) nature preserve.

Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions

$109

Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Tampa Bay’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure
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Dolphin Racer Speedboat Adventure

$23

Leave the dry land behind for a while and embark on a thrilling speedboat adventure on the shimmering blue waters around Tampa Bay. Put your hands above your head and take in deep, refreshing breaths of crisp ocean air while your expert captain tends to the wheel.