Bradenton and Sarasota hug around the Gulf of Mexico; therefore, they are among the best places to live in the United States. Additionally, these areas have amazing leisure places that keep attracting vacationers all year round.

If you cannot afford a home in these charming places, a trip here will do you good. You'll be able to enjoy a few of the fantastic activities and places here. Now, how can you make the best of your visit if traveling to Bradenton & Sarasota for a day? Well, check this guide for help! 

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Top Ways to Make the Best of Your Visit in Bradenton & Sarasota

Taking a Walk as You Watch the Sunrise

One of the best ways to spend time in Bradenton and Sarasota is by walking. We recommend you stroll through the Bradenton Riverwalk, which is 1.5 miles long.

It features a splash fountain, a canoe, a skate park, a fishing pier, Kayak Launch, and many more. Be here early morning to catch the lovely sunrise!

Tour Ringling Museum

You cannot visit Sarasota and fail to tour the famous Ringling Museum of Art. Well, it's not only an art museum but also a circus museum, with a Ca’d’Zan, and has a beautiful rose garden here.

Once you finish touring these places, go and dine in Muse at the Ringling. It is an upscale local cuisine but also offers international dishes. You’ll love the meals here!

Explore the Village of the Arts

The Village of the Arts is another perfect place you should check out on your visit to Bradenton & Sarasota. It is such a vibrant and colorfully decorated space despite having 1920s bungalows. It is home to studios, galleries, specialty shops, chic restaurants, and healing art businesses.

As you explore the Village of Arts, make sure you purchase art for yourself for memories. Generally, it's such a fun place to be!

Visit Top Parks in Bradenton & Sarasota

Yes, Sarasota and Bradenton have some of the best parks that you can check out. Start with De Soto National Memorial Park if you still have time and enjoy these activities: walking along the nature trail, fishing, and relaxing on the beach. Manatee Village Historical Park should also be on your bucket list when visiting Sarasota.

Check Out the Best Restaurants Here

You will want to have scrumptious food at the end of your visit to Sarasota and Bradenton. 

We recommend going to Indigenous, a top-rated restaurant in The Village in Sarasota. To sort out your drinking needs, go to Smokin' Joes and get your favorite beer, wine, cigars, cocktails, and more.

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