The city of Bradenton, Florida, its beach resorts dotted with vacation rentals (cabins, homes, cottages, condos, villas, apartments) and its surrounding area make for an ideal vacation getaway that will suit just about everyone's tastes. The Manatee River bisects Bradenton, providing many vacation rentals and entertainment possibilities. With a population of around 54,000, Bradenton, Florida, stays true to natural ecology yet is abundant in modern amenities and entertainment. The white sand beaches on the barrier islands of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island are not far away either, and are separated from the mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway. An alternative choice for water activities is Palma Sola Causeway, is a great place for swimming, sailing and waterskiing. Bradenton, Florida, is brimming with history, recreation, vacation rentals (homes, cottages, cabins, condos, villas, apartments) and artistic experiences. Explore the authentic fishing village located in nearby Cortez. Wander through the creative and quirky artists' village, or gawk at the boats at the impressive marina. At night, there are theater, ballet and symphony performances, plus fine or family dining opportunities throughout the area. The cobblestone streets of downtown Bradenton are framed by rows of seafood eateries and friendly pubs. If you are looking to improve your tennis, golf fishing or soccer (actually just about any sporting skill at all) IMG Academies will take you on. This multi-sport training camp is one of the most successful in the U.S. Lakewood Ranch started out as an eastern subdivision but is now becoming a bit of a destination itself, with golf, polo, cricket, fine dining and great shopping to entice and entertain.
In the beach resorts of Bradenton, Florida, are plenty of vacation rentals (condos, apartments, villas, homes, cabins, cottages) for your southwest vacation in Florida, in the Bradenton area. Beautifully appointed condos and lovely beach homes all help create the perfect getaway. You will enjoy full kitchens, great decor, water views and lush landscaping, surrounded by the history and ambience of this friendly area. Travel just a short way for an oceanfront stay on one of the outer barrier islands, or stay inland to enjoy freshwater, culture and diverse entertainment options of the city of Bradenton itself. Or be adventurous and try both - you will be welcome no matter where you stay. Many properties for rent can be found in the beach resorts of Bradenton, Florida, so you can choose a condo or beach house which best fits your needs.