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Bradenton Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 221 photos

Bradenton, paradise on the Manatee River

Bradenton was named the best city in America to retire to in 1997 in the annual Money magazine report.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Still has the small town charm and ambiance
  • Cons:Population is rising faster than the infrastructure
  • In a nutshell:A nice place to live, retire, visit, or be from
  • Last visit to Bradenton: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    The Robinson Preserve looks like a fantastic way to spend a day! Very pretty there. Nice page Ann!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    As always your pages a fun and happy! Excellent VT tour!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Lovely sunset photo. The Manatees would be awesome to see. Your restaurant choice look excellent. Thanks for the wonderful tour Ann!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    We did not see any manatee, even though at Wakulla Springs, they said some were there. WE only stayed in N Florida. Nice time you must have had there.

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    We are driving our camper down your way and staying at the Frog RV Park in Mar.. Take any suggestions on what to see while there. We hope to visit the Manatees north of you.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2007 at 4:32 AM

    Hans and I had the opportunity to see Manatees when we were in Florida in January. They really are beautiful and docile animals.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 8:50 AM

    The manatees look cool and flamboyant. Cheers, SL


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