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Bradenton, Florida is a vacation destination located between Sarasota and St. Petersburg. Its lovely beaches and many activities will entice any visitor. While vacationing in Bradenton, you can stay in a rental house, condo, or villa. These rental properties include amenities such as washing machines, pools, outdoor grills, internet access, and cable television.
The Bradenton Beach is located about eight miles from the downtown area on Anna Maria Island. This beach offers free parking and free public access. The Gulf waters are warm and mostly calm, so they are great for swimming. The beach has soft, white sand that is perfect for relaxing or for sand castles. Beachcombing is also popular.
The museums in Bradenton are unique to the area. You can learn about local history and arts while perusing many exhibits.
There are many interesting parks and monuments in Bradenton. Some have hiking trails and others have different aspects to make them interesting.
The weather in Bradenton is warm all year long. Winter average high temperatures range from 70F to 77F. The summer is much warmer with average high temperatures ranging from 89F to 92F on most days. Spring and fall are short and see temperatures in the 80s. Bradenton receives about 56 inches of rain annually. Most of this rain falls during the summer months as afternoon showers hit on many days. Still, most days have sun for the better part of the day, and the showers are usually short. The best time to visit Bradenton if you are a beach lover is the summer. Otherwise, any time is really a nice time to visit the area. Those from northern climates will enjoy Bradenton’s mild winters.
Bradenton is accessible by car, and many choose to drive so they can tote all their belongings easily. Rental cars come in handy when one’s personal car is not large enough for all of their gear. Flying is another option, and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota is only 13 miles away. Bradenton does have its own Amtrak station, however, so traveling there by train is convenient. Any way you get to Bradenton, you will enjoy your visit.