Anna Maria Island’s beauty is unparalleled; it offers a laid-back relaxing experience coupled with magnificent white sandy beaches to dazzle the eyes. This beauty is carried over to its neighboring cities. None more relatable than the historical, nature filled city of Bradenton Florida.
The city of Bradenton is 20 minutes away from Anna Maria which makes it perfect for a day trip during your stay on Anna Maria Island. It can be reached with either via Cortez Bridge or Manatee Bridge. Either bridge offers a stunning of the beautiful waters that surround Anna Maria Island.
Bradenton was originally established in 1842, with the original town of Bradentown incorporated in 1903. The name Bradenton was derived from Dr. Joseph Braden who owned close-by house early settlers used as a refuge during Seminole Indian attacks.
This historical background left Bradenton with plenty of historical sights and areas. Places to not to be missed for a dose of history includes: the Braden Castle Park Historic District, the South Florida Museum, and the DeSoto National Memorial.
In keeping with the area’s love for nature, Bradenton is dotted with plenty of beautiful parks. The Robinson Nature Preserve is famous for its kayak and paddle boarding experiences. This salt marsh is home to mullet, hundreds of other species of fish, and a myriad of other marine life.
Baseball fans will live a chance to catch a game at LECOM Park, the Pittsburg Pirates’ spring training facility. Bradenton even has its own minor league baseball team called the Bradenton Marauders. They recently just won their first Florida State League title in 2016 with a comfortable 3 games to 1 win over the Tampa Yankees!
Stay at one of these close-by rental properties to experience all of Bradenton has to offer:
Plumfish is a cottage on the beach with a bungalow on the bayou located at 111 Gull Drive, Anna Maria, Fl 34216.
Sunshine Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage, half a block from bay beach located at 522 South Drive, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Water Paradise is a luxury decorated house with a balcony that offers an unparalleled view the water located at 516 70th St., Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
Call Sato Real Estate at (941) 778-7200 or shoot us a quick email to find out more about having a hassle free vacation rental experience!