Taste the fresh seafood. Feel the refreshing breeze. Hear the waves crash. You`re in Bradenton, Florida—and your senses are about to be dazzled. Just over 40 miles south of Tampa, Bradenton is built for vacationers. Sunny, laid-back, friendly, and full of outdoor recreation, this is a quintessential Florida relaxation destination—and that means there are plenty of choices when it comes to hotels in Bradenton.
Tampa International Airport (TPA) is just 44 miles away from most Bradenton hotels. To reach your lodging from the airport, you can book a taxi or take a private shuttle service. Bradenton rental cars are easily bookable at the airport as well. A car is advised if you will be visiting other cities in the region, like Sarasota and Clearwater.
Once you get to town, it`s time to have fun. Trek through Myakka River State Park, one of Florida`s most expansive and diverse wildlife areas. Learn local history at the South Florida Museum and then check out some marine life at the Parker Manatee Aquarium. See the De Soto National Memorial, which commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando De Soto and crew. After exploring those sites, enjoy some wining and dining in Cortez Village, a national historic district. If you love the outdoors, you`re in luck—activities like golfing, fishing, and boating are quite popular here. Anna Maria Island, which is known for its pristine beaches, is also a great place to spend the afternoon while in Bradenton.
If you need to find Bradenton motels and flights, Travelocity can help you cut costs. For instance, if you book a flight and hotel together with one of Travelocity`s Bradenton vacation packages, you can save up to $537 and use that extra dough to see other spots in Florida. Orlando—with its epic amusement parks—is within striking range, and you can find deals on hotels near Orlando anytime of the year on Travelocity.