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.


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)

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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bradenton?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,364 house rentals around Bradenton. From 2,602 Houses to 2,695 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Bradenton is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bradenton:

  • Lakewood Ranch: 7,663 vacation rentals
  • Tara Golf & Country Club: 21 vacation rentals
  • Greenfield Plantation: 21 vacation rentals
  • Sunny Shores: 21 vacation rentals
  • Sabal Harbour: 43 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bradenton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bradenton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Waterlefe Golf and River Club: 7,553 home rentals
  • IMG Academy: 7,997 home rentals
  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch: 7,047 home rentals
  • IMG Soccer Academy: 7,994 home rentals
  • Links At Greenfield Plantation: 7,852 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bradenton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,602 Houses in Bradenton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bradenton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,695 lodging choices
  • Villas: 312 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 287 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bradenton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,927 vacation homes with pool available in Bradenton.

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