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.

Where to stay near Bradenton?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 6,152 house rentals near Bradenton. From 2,468 Houses to 2,620 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 near 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:

  • Tara Golf & Country Club: 21 vacation rentals
  • Greenfield Plantation: 17 vacation rentals
  • Peridia Country Club: 35 vacation rentals
  • Sabal Harbour: 40 vacation rentals
  • River District: 34 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:

  • Main Street at Lakewood Ranch: 6,723 home rentals
  • Waterlefe Golf and River Club: 7,199 home rentals
  • IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy: 7,696 home rentals
  • IMG Soccer Academy: 7,696 home rentals
  • Rosedale Golf and Country Club: 7,600 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 2,468 Houses in Bradenton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bradenton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,620 lodging choices
  • Villas: 302 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 277 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 4,708 vacation homes with pool available in Bradenton.

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