Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Check out all the fun things to do in the Sarasota/Bradenton areas.

Aquariums, Zoos and Botanical Gardens

Jungles, Manatees, Aquariums, Zoos and Botanical Gardens, our Sarasota and Bradenton area is the perfect vacation destination for your family and group.


Golf Courses near Bradenton and Sarasota

The Bradenton and Sarasota area has many excellent golf courses for every level of player. We especially enjoy River Strand and we have several vacation homes along this course. Other golf courses that we have vacation homes include Tara and Stoneybrook. For information on special golfing amenities, please call us today.


Museums near Bradenton and Sarasota

We have many museums and art centers including the Ringling Museum of Art, the Museum of Science & Industry and the Manatee Aquarium and Bishop Planetarium. Enjoy.


Myakka River State Park

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state's most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway.


Recreational Activities

Play golf, go fishing, or rent a few bikes for your family while you stay with us here in Bradenton, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island. What's a vacation without some good old-fashioned sports and rec in Anna Maria Island? Take advantage of everything our area has to offer by starting rowing, or watching the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field during spring training. In Ellenton, the Ice and Sports Complex is a great place to ice skate or catch a hockey game. It also hosts Olympic figure skaters during the off-season. Have fun!


Restaurants and Bars

When it comes to great food and adult beverages, Bradenton and Sarasota offer plenty of culinary options. Also, give us a call if you have questions and we'll steer you to the best restaurant for your specific needs. Mexican, Italian, American, Sports Bars, Pizza, and more.


Shopping Outlets

Enjoy our many Shopping Outlets in Bradenton and on Anna Maria Island.


Theme Parks

Enjoy your vacation in Bradenton and Sarasota and still enjoy the theme parks in Orlando. Disney World, and more.


Chamber of Commerce - Visitor Infomation Centers

Visitors to Bradenton, Sarasota and Anna Maria Island have plenty of information to help them get the most out of their vacation. Here is a listing of local Chamber of Commerce offices for Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Anna Maria and Siesta Key. Our friendly staff at Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals looks forward to helping you too. Call us today.
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