4415 119th Street West
Cortez, Florida 34215
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
An indoor museum displaying the history of the old historic Cortez fishing village, vintage boats, and fishing artifacts. The Fishing Village is located just East of Cortez Bridge.
MIXON FRUIT FARMS
2525 27th St E., Bradenton, FL 34208
941-748-5829 or 800-608-2525
The Mixon gift shop has specialty gourmet items, wines, and cookies. All fruits are available including grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and more. Shipping is available onsite. A great place to learn about Florida’s citrus fruit industry! Bring your group to Mixon’s for a special luncheon at the Groveside Café and enjoy a shopping experience. Then enjoy a tour of their historic groves and wildlife center. They specialize in creating educational field trips for school children or summer camps, plus amazing luncheons and tours for tourists, church groups, social groups, gardening clubs, mommy groups and anyone else who has a group! Red Hats always welcome! If you have 12 people or more, you will qualify for a group reservation.
Open 10 am – 5:00 pm Nov. thru April
Open 10 am – 3:00 pm May thru Oct.
Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Dive into the Aquarium
Explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs, and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life. Great family attraction just over S. Longboat Key bridge-immediate left, on North end of St. Armand’s Key.
Open: 10am to 5pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays!
RED BARN FLEA MARKET
1707 1st St.
Bradenton, FL 34208
The Red Barn Flea Market is one of the largest flea markets in central Florida. Owned and operated by the same family since 1981, the Red Barn in Bradenton, FL, combines a traditional flea market, arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, unique items, collectibles, plaza shops, food courts and open-air farmers markets on a 145,000 sq. ft. former lumber yard. Enjoy 80,000 sq. ft. of air-conditioned indoor shopping, fresh produce, entertainment and a variety of prepared foods. Embark on a treasure hunt through more than 600 flea market booths and shops. You’ll always find a special treasure at the Red Barn!
DeSoto National Memorial
75th St. NW Bradenton, FL 34280
941-792-0458 ext 105
Darwin Brewing Company
803 17th Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34210
IMG Athletic Academy
5500 34th St W Bradenton, FL 34210
Manatee County Family YMCA Bradenton
3805 59th St. W
Bradenton, FL 34209
Manatee Village Historical Park
1404 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208
1611 9th St W Bradenton, FL
Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training and Marauders minor league baseball.
Mixon Fruit Farms
2712 26th Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208-7427
1014 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34210
Tap Room and Bar Garden opened daily!
Palma Sola Botanical Park
9800 17th Ave. NW
Bradenton, FL 34209
Realize Bradenton – Riverwalk
The outdoor gathering place overlooking the Manatee River, the Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile park that spans downtown Bradenton.
Red Barn Flea Market & Plaza
1707 First Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208
Robinson Nature Preserve
1704 99th St. N.W.
Bradenton, Fl. 34209
Located in nearby Perico Island are nature walks and bike trails to enhance nature and bird watching.
South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium & Parker Manatee Aquarium
201 10th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205
South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archeological artifacts. Recently opened is the Environmental Wing focusing on Florida’s ecology and bio-diversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries.
Other exhibits cover local maritime traditions, early 20th-century medical practices and Spanish exploration in the New World. Spanish Plaza has full-scale replicas of a 16th-century manor house, chapel and conquistador Hernando DeSoto’s birthplace.
The Bishop Planetarium, featuring one of the most advanced all-digital projection systems in the world, presents astronomy programs the whole family will enjoy.
The Parker Manatee Aquarium, part of Florida’s manatee rehabilitation network, is home to the oldest known living manatee, famously known as ‘Snooty’.
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday Noon to 5 pm
The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243
The University Town Center is an upscale mall opened daily and a great place to go on a rainy day. The mall also offers 6+ restaurants.
The Village of the Arts
1113 12th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
The Village of the Arts is an eclectic live-work community of galleries, studios, restaurants, bakeries, healing arts and specialty shops housed in colorful cottages. Enjoy vibrant ArtWalks the first Friday night and Saturday of every month.
TreeUmph! Adventure Course
21805 S.R. 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34211
Come out for a day of outdoor play in the trees at Southwest Florida’s only elevated adventure course. Bring the family, get together with friends or grab a group from the office for an adrenaline-pumping activity that has something fun for everyone.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue
Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote Aquarium)
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road
9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Daily
Sarasota Kennel Club and Poker Room
5400 Old Bradenton Rd.
Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota, FL
Polo games 1PM Every Sunday December – March
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
5500 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
The Sarasota Classic Car Museum is recognized as the second oldest continuously operating antique car museum in the Nation! Antique, exotic, European and one-of-a-kind classics are featured in our rotating exhibits throughout the museum.
Among 75 automobiles, see John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz, and Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper. Classic and muscle cars are on display side by side, including Don Garlit’s dragster number two, and even a horseless carriage! The entire facility has displays of rare exotic cars such as some the world’s foremost automobile manufacturers; Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Cadillac, DeLorean, Edsel and Ferrari, Rolls Royce, are just to name a few of the exquisite examples of automotive craftsmanship!
Self-guided tours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 7 days per week.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Truly one of the most exciting attractions in Florida! This facility includes eclectic collection of Baroque art, the Museum of the Circus, a thirty-room mansion Ca’ d’Zan, the historic Asolo theater from Venice, and some 60 acres of beautiful gardens. Wander through 31 galleries filled with treasures and old master painting and sculptures. There are onsite cafes to enjoy while you are enjoying your viewing experience.
300 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
A Tampa based Theme park all inclusive with many exciting rides including a thrilling roller coaster. The zoo theme is animals such as cheetahs, lemurs, lion cubs, meerkats, elephants, and more. There are many venues of food to enjoy for each individual desire. The gardens are beautiful and lush with many blooming species to enjoy. A perfect venue for a family day!
MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry
4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center
6990 Dickman Rd
Tampa, FL 33572
Lowry Park Zoo
7530 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602