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Bradenton

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Bradenton is a city in the West Central Florida. It is situated on the Gulf coast. It's economy is based on tourism and agricultural products. Tropicana, the orange juice company, and Bealls is headquartered here.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • You can also fly into Tampa International Airport (TPA IATA), in Tampa. Tickets to Tampa are generally cheaper and it's easier to get a direct flight since the airport is bigger.
  • The third option is a smaller airport St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. (PIE) The airport is predominantly served by Allegiant Airlines and features direct flights from many mid-sized northern cities.

By car[edit]

  • Easy access by car from Interstate 75.

Get around[edit]

  • Anna Maria Island provides a free trolley service that runs the length of the island.
  • The MCAT (Manatee County Area Transit) bus system stops at all the major shopping areas, beaches, schools, hospitals, etc.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Seafood Shack in Cortez village.
  • Mar Vista on Longboat Key.
  • Moore's on Longboat Key.
  • Rod and Reel pier on Anna Maria Island.

Drink[edit]

  • RJ Gators, Manatee Ave.
  • Rasher Tierney's, Rt. 41.

Sleep[edit]

  • [dead link] Econo Lodge East, 607 67th Street Circle East, Bradenton, Fl 34208 (I-75, exit 220, across from McDonalds), +1 941-745-1988. Check-in: noon, check-out: 11AM. Economy motel with clean rooms. $40-90.

Stay safe[edit]

For the most part Bradenton is a safe city, with crime rates among the lowest in Tampa Bay Area. However some areas, especially South of downtown, tend to have a higher concentration of crime, especially at night.

As always, don't walk around by yourself late at night or carry around expensive objects or large amounts of cash. Driving is normally pretty safe, however carjackings have been known to happen. If driving around at night, lock your car doors and windows. Again it is recommended to stick to major roads to avoid getting lost and ending up in a bad neighborhood.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Bradenton
Tampa  N I-75.svg S  SarasotaMiami
Saint Petersburg  N I-275.svg S  Ends at I-75.svg
TallahasseeSaint Petersburg  N US 19.svg S  Ends at US 41.svg
Tampa ← Apollo Beach ←  N US 41.svg S  SarasotaMiami
ENDAnna Maria Island  W Florida 64.svg E  Zolfo SpringsAvon Park
Ends at US 41.svg  W Florida 70.svg E  ArcadiaFort Pierce


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