Explore Bradenton’s Old Florida history and visit its museums, parks and preserves. Don’t miss vibrant downtown Bradenton, the River Walk and the Village of the Arts, a working artists community. So take a break and visit Robinson Preserve, DeSoto National Memorial Park, the Cortez fishing village and the Manatee Village Historical Park. It’s culture and it’s fun, all in Bradenton. Plus, Bradenton is just a short drive from such Gulf shores as Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.