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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Restaurants, boutiques, a farmers’ market, cultural history museum, performing arts center, planetarium, historic Main Street, Riverwalk park, an aquarium, Major League Baseball, and a lively Village of the Arts — there's something for everyone.

Attractions
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ArtCenter Manatee

ArtCenter hosts monthly exhibitions featuring artwork of local, state and national artists. The Artists’ Market has unique and original gifts. Art class subjects range from drawing and painting, pastels, painting on silk, pottery, jewelry design, digital photography, and more.

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Bradenton Central Library

With thousands of books, this is the place to find that perfect novel. The Manatee County Public Library System is the winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award and the Betty Davis Miller Youth Services Award.

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Bradenton Farmers’ Market

A place where the community meets each week to enjoy fresh produce, local art, upbeat music, demonstrations by local chefs, and free family activities. Parking is free on weekends, and dogs on leashes are welcome.

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Connect! Bradenton

We’re a flexible workplace that offers office space, shared space, virtual offices, meeting rooms, event space and customized services to fit any business’s or entrepreneur’s needs.

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LECOM Park

LECOM Park has been the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates since 1969, and Class A-Advanced affiliate Bradenton Marauders since 2010. Enjoy the recently renovated stadium and take a stroll around the wrap-around boardwalk.

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Local Breweries

3 Keys Brewing, Darwin Brewing Company, and Motorworks Brewing are full-production craft breweries with their own distinct vibe. Sample their many styles of beer in taste rooms, and learn how each brew is made.

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Main Street Live

Old Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic as vendors line the streets and live music plays during these special events throughout the year from 5pm to 10pm.

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Manatee Mineral Springs Park

Neighborhood park located in Bradenton, Florida. The park is named after a natural spring at the location. Capped in the 1980s, work is under way on a plan to restore the spring’s natural flow.

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Manatee Performing Arts Center

Live entertainment, performing arts, and more. Home of the National Award-Winning Manatee Players, and Kiwanis Club of Bradenton. Open year-round.

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Manatee Village Historical Park

Step back into time at the Manatee Village Historical Park and visit a collection of restored, historic buildings from Manatee County’s pioneer past, including a courthouse, one-room schoolhouse, farmhouse, general store, and more.

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Old Main Street

Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, shopping, or going out for a drink after dinner, you’re sure to find it on Old Main Street.

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Riverwalk

Take a walk at sunset. Watch fishermen pull in their catch from the dock. Bring your skateboard to the skate park. Launch your kayak. Listen to live music at the Mosaic Amphitheater. Take in the public art, and learn the history of Bradenton. All in one place along the Manatee River.

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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Bishop interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest animal inhabitants, the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archaeological artifacts, and the Environmental Hall focusing on Florida’s ecology and biodiversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries.

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Village of the Arts

The Village is Florida’s largest live-work art community and where over 30 businesses call home. Galleries, studios, cafes, healing arts, jewelry, fashion, and books can all be found here. ArtWalk occurs every first Friday and Saturday of the month.

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White Sandy Beaches

With over seven miles of powdery-white sand along the Gulf of Mexico, you’re bound to find the perfect place to play in the turquoise water, or relax on the shore.

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Eat and Drink
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2nd Street Bistro at Manatee Memorial Hospital

BISTRO; DELI — $$
Open daily to provide you with fresh and healthy food choices prepared to your delight. The Bistro offers an assortment of grilled specials, entrees, salads and many other choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks.

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3 Keys Brewing & Eatery

BREWERY; BEER; LIVE MUSIC; RESTAURANT — $$
3 Keys is a family-friendly eatery and small batch brewery featuring a weekly evolving selection of small batch, handcrafted beers. Our menu consists of innovative and wholesome appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers.

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Adobe Graffiti Lounge

Bradenton’s Premier Kava Lounge and Café.

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Arte Caffè Italian Bakery and Market

PIZZA, ITALIAN, BAKERY — $$
Italian-imported cold cuts and cheese, homemade bread, focaccia, espresso drinks, pizza, local art, and traditional Venetian masks and glass art.

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B’Towne Coffee Company

COFFEE & TEA; DELI — $
If you want to get to know the character of Bradenton’s bustling downtown district, park yourself at a table outside The B’Towne Coffee Co., perfectly situated on Old Main Street.

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Birdrock Taco Shack

MEXICAN FUSION — $
The bright, California-style taco shack features cool, Southern California inspired tacos with Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian influences. Awesome Food!

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Bistro Café at Courtyard Marriott

BISTRO; COFFEE & TEA— $$
Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks coffee to help you get a jump on the day.

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Caddy’s at the Pointe

NEW AMERICAN; SEAFOOD — $$
Pull up your boat and enjoy a one of a kind waterfront dining experience. Enjoy their signature food & drink items while listening to live entertainment and watching an incredible view.

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Chateau 13

European-inspired cuisine, local ingredients, international wine and beer selections, historical downtown building, classy, chic, cozy

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Connection Cafe

CAFE; CREPES; GREEK — $
Friendly staff and fresh, well-prepared food. Eclectic breakfast and lunch choices.

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CopaMoca

ITALIAN CAFE, BAKERY, PANINI & SOUPS – $$
Fine espresso drinks, teas, authentic Italian pastries, cookies and biscotti. Delicious panini and soups. Sit at the bar or at a table, smell, taste and listen to the CopaMoca experience.

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Cork’s Cigar Bar

BAR; CIGARS; LIVE MUSIC — $$
A relaxed pub where you can enjoy a great happy hour or order a top-shelf bourbon.

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Corwin’s Ice Cream & Smoothies

ICE CREAM; SMOOTHIES; SNACKS — $
Build your own ice cream sundaes, smoothies and shakes! Tons of flavors and toppings to choose from. Outside seating available.

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Council’s Burgers, Beer, & Billiards

BURGERS; BEER; BILLIARDS — $
This iconic, dive bar is known for the best, juiciest burgers in downtown Bradenton for over 80 years and the cheapest place in town to shoot pool.

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Daily Dose Juice Garden

5 years ago when I went vegan. I felt amazing, especially when my diet was nutrient dense and I was incorporating raw juices, my respiratory issues disappeared, no more yearly flu, my skin cleared up, I felt less bloated and so much more.

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Darwin Brewing Company

BREWERY; BEER; LIVE MUSIC — $$
An award-winning craft brewery and creators of chef-driven artisan ales and lagers inspired by the flavors of Florida and Latin America.

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Farm House Donuts

DONUTS — $
Come and create your own Fresh Gourmet Farm House donuts! They also sell unique gifts and custom home decor including SDS Designs furniture!

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Fav’s Italian Cucina

ITALIAN; PIZZA — $$
Known for a traditional approach to Italian cooking, Fav’s Italian Cucina, co-owned by brother and sister Michael and Maria Favasuli, has been a long-time downtown Bradenton favorite.

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Happy Soul

We channel nothing but goodness into our products. Experts always say, the more colorful your plate is the better! That’s how you know you’re putting goodness into your body. So, not only do we love every color on the spectrum, we love including as many colors into our recipes and ingredients as possible!

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Jennings Provisions

NEW AMERICAN — $$
Come on down and enjoy the positive vibes, craft beer, fine wine, epic tunes, and some pretty amazing eats!

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Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

DELI; SANDWICHES — $
Serving from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. Using locally-purchased produce, which is brought in fresh and hand sliced daily. Order online for Freaky Fast Service!

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Mattison’s Bradenton Riverwalk

NEW AMERICAN; SEAFOOD — $$$
A hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully-selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere.

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McCabe’s Irish Pub

McCabe’s Irish PubPUB; LIVE MUSIC — $$An Irish-owned and operated pub offering live local bands every weekend and the best Bloody Mary Bar every Sunday at noon.302 Old Main Street(941) 896-3126Facebook

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Motorworks Brewing

Motorworks BrewingBREWERY; BEER; LIVE MUSIC — $$Award-winning Brewery and home to Florida’s largest Beer Garden with 30 beers on draft, a full liquor bar and an extensive wine list.1014 9th Street West(941) 567-6218Website

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Ortygia Restaurant

ITALIAN; MEDITERRANEAN — $$
Chef Gaetano’s passion for distinctive cuisine has made Ortygia the place for people who seek uncommon flavors and a family atmosphere.

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Oscura Cafe & Bar

SPECIALTY COFFEE; CAFE — $$
Oscura has spent a lot of time hand-selecting quality ingredients so they may bring the very best to the area. They have partnered with the best roasters in the world to ensure great flavor and aroma down to the last sip.

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Paddy Wagon Irish Pub

Irish Pub with 23 beers on tap including the latest craft beers and full bar.

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Pier 22

Pier 22NEW AMERICAN; SEAFOOD; SUSHI — $$$Nestled directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. Pier 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining.1200 1st Ave West(941) 748-8087Website

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Play

Play Arcade & BarARCADE; BAR — $$Enjoy classic games like pinball, Ms. Pac-Man, Elite Supercade, Galaga. Customers pay for games using cash and change. Have a drink and try your luck! 436 12th St W(941) 896-8877Facebook

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Restaurant Edelweiss

Restaurant EdelweissGERMAN — $$Featuring a beergarden and the best authentic-German food in the area!611 Manatee Ave East(941) 748-3838Website

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Robin’s Downtown Café

Robin’s Downtown CaféDINER; BREAKFAST & BRUNCH; CAFE — $$Great food, outstanding service and a charming environment. The menu changes daily and features homemade quiche, soups, sandwiches and salads.428 Old Main Street(941) 747-8899Facebook

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Roccos Pizza Pasta Grille

AMERICAN; ITALIAN; PIZZA — $$
Wide-ranging menu full of classic Italian-American specialties, and famous Jersey-style pizzas.

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Sage Biscuit

Sage BiscuitBREAKFAST & BRUNCH; CAFE; VEGETARIAN — $$A family-owned business dedicated to serving the very best vegetarian and traditional foods for breakfast and lunch.1401 Manatee Ave. W.(941) 792-3970Website

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Señor Fajitas

Señor FajitasDowntown Bradenton’s only Tex-Mex restaurant, serving delicious tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, and more.316 Old Main Street(941) 242-0297

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Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab

Sugar Cubed Pastry LabBAKERY; COFFEE; DESSERT — $A custom bakery with selection of coffee, tea, and sweets. Featuring custom cakes, cookies, and dessert buffets for catered events.531 13th Street West(941) 251-4092 Website

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The Grill at O’Bricks

The Grill at O’BricksNEW AMERICAN; MARTINIS — $$$The bar, grill, and banquet room are housed in two of downtown Bradenton’s oldest structures. The history and spirit of the buildings inspires the chefs, every day.427 Old Main Street(941) 896-8860Website

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The Loaded Barrel Tavern

The Loaded Barrel TavernPIZZA; BAR — $$Featuring local brews, full bar, specialty drinks, and the area’s best hand-tossed pizza.450 Old Main Street(941) 745-8433Website

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The Lost Kangaroo Pub

The Lost Kangaroo PubPUB; BAR; LIVE MUSIC — $$A brick-walled pub offering hundreds of craft beers, TVs, and a weekly dog-friendly “yappy hour.” 406 Old Main Street(941) 747-8114Website

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Theresa’s Family Restaurant

Theresa’s Family RestaurantBREAKFAST & BRUNCH; NEW AMERICAN — $$Restaurant owner Jodi Boucher has been running Theresa’s Restaurant for the last 10 years in downtown Bradenton. She has been ensuring locals and tourists are getting high-quality food for an affordable price.608 14th Street West(941) 747-7066Website

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Tom’s Bad A** Bar & Grill

AMERICAN; DINER — $$
A smoke-free restaurant with an Americana theme, complete with a full bar.

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Turner Donut Shop

Turner Donut ShopDONUTS; BREAKFAST & BRUNCH; COFFEE — $In business at the same location since the 1960s, Turner Donut is the place locals go to get their donuts and breakfast food. Donuts, fritters and breakfast sandwiches, all tasty and delicious!902 9th Avenue West(941) 746-7909Facebook

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Shops & Galleries
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Artists Market at ArtCenter Manatee

ART; GIFTS; ACCESSORIES — $-$$$$
Featuring unique, handmade jewelry, pottery, glass, yard art, cards, and more, most designed and produced by local artists and all at reasonable costs.

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Braden River Antiques

ANTIQUES; ODDITIES — $-$$$$
Housed inside a 1910 building in Old Manatee. Not your ordinary antique shop.

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Classic Ink Tattoo Studio

TATTOOS; PIERCINGS — $-$$$$
Classic Ink is an innovative, custom tattoo studio. Founded by Brandon Sommers, he has surrounded himself with some of the best talent to provide different artistic styles and exceed in quality and sterilization practices.

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Gypsea Soul

CLOTHING; BOUTIQUE; ACCESSORIES — $-$$$
Mermaids, bohemian-chic, local artwork fashion boutique and art studio.

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Jess Jewelers

JEWELRY; DIAMONDS — $$-$$$$
Bradenton’s diamond experts

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LyteWorks

LIGHTING; FURNITURE; DECOR — $$$$
LyteWorks’ professional lighting consultants are available to answer all of your lighting and furniture questions. Want to go the extra mile? LyteWorks is one of the only showrooms on the West coast of Florida offering exclusive high-end lighting design.

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Manasota Massage

MASSAGE THERAPIST; WELLNESS — $–$$$
Relax, take care of yourself, or treat a loved one to one of their amazing services by licensed massage therapists.

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Manatee Historical Village Gift Shop

GIFTS; BOOKS — $-$$
Bradenton’s historical park, museum, and unique gift shop.

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Market on Main

FOOD; SNACKS; CONVENIENCE STORE — $-$$
Your local convenience store for necessity grocery items, food, drinks, and snacks.

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Music Music

Music Music specializes in music education giving private music lessons on most instruments. Our teachers are well qualified, professional musicians. We also carry instruments, accessories and music for our students.

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Pelot’s Rexall Pharmacy

DRUG STORE; PRESCRIPTIONS — $-$$
Serving the Manatee County Community since 1881. Our 2 pharmacists have 75 years of experience and our friendly staff will treat you like family. Here at Pelot’s Pharmacy, we are dedicated to providing our customers with services that are customized to meet their needs. Whether it’s prescription medications or over the counter products, we are here to answer any and all of your questions.

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Pure Florida Honey Company

HONEY; GIFTS — $-$$
Pure Florida Apiary puts much pride into the quality of our products. We are a local company that is serving our community with the best available local raw honey, nothing added nothing taken away.

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Ruff Life

PET ACCESSORIES; DOG FOOD — $-$$
Ruff Life has created a great line of apparel using their original designs and personally-embroidered products, and just recently created an aloe vera cream for dogs called “ruff spots”. All proceeds from our sales are donated to Ruff Life Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, helping rescue dogs, shelters, and rescue organizations battling skin conditions, burns, bites, and allergies with “ruff spots”.

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Rusty Crickett

One of the most unique boutiques in Bradenton. We have a little of everything and something for everyone. Whether you are shopping for a gift or an item for yourself, I’m sure you’ll find something that you’ll absolutely love.

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Saw Blossom

ART; HOME DECOR; FURNITURE — $$-$$$$
We like to find original solid wood furniture & pieces – paint- furniture art – refinish – salvage customize and create unique small items for decor. Rustic, coastal, beachy, shabby, faux finish – farmhouse – industrial.

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Suncoast Gems

Only Accredited Gemological Lab and only Master Gemologist Appraiser on Florida’s Gulf Coast. We offer diamonds, gemstones and jewelry of all types. We also do repairs & appraisals.

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The Bishop Museum Store

GIFTS — $-$$$
Featuring fossils, gems, books, apparel and manatee souvenirs are perfect for aspiring archaeologists, stargazers, the scientifically-minded, environmentally-conscious and science-curious.

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The Farm House

HOME DECOR; FURNITURE; GOURMET MINI-DONUTS — $-$$$$
Featuring home decor, furniture, and gourmet miniature doughnuts. Try the Cow Pattie (chocolate icing, peanut butter drizzle with a Reese’s cup on top) or a Sweet Squealing Pig (Maple icing and bacon)!

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Tide & Moon Jewelry

LOCAL JEWELRY; STUDIO — $-$$$
Set in an industrial/retail building on the corner of Old Main St. and 3rd Ave. W., the colorful, eclectic space is divided into a gallery showcasing Laura’s creations and that of her students, and the workshop, where multiple wood benches, chairs and tools await.

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Tie the Knot Boutique

It is our goal to make your dress shopping experience unique, intimate, and unforgettable.

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TTT Leather Goods

HANCRAFTED LEATHER GOODS — $$-$$$
We are family owned and offer clothing and leather goods. What started as a hobby has quickly grown into how we provide for our family, and we absolutely love it!

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Tytan Comics

COMIC BOOKS; TOYS; COLLECTIBLES — $-$$$
Tytan Comics provides all the newest comics including back issues of all your favorites from years past. We also have the best selection of toys, posters, collectibles, and original art in the bay area.

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Unique Boutique

CLOTHING; BOUTIQUE; THRIFT — $-$$
An upscale resale boutique offering gently-worn, brand name women’s clothing and accessories.

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Village of the Arts

ART; GIFTS; ACCESSORIES — $-$$$$
The largest artist live-work district in the region. Discover unique art galleries, studios, healing arts, food and speciality shops.

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Walk Bradenton

To find more shops and galleries, visit our WalkBradenton.com site

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Courtyard by Marriott

HOTEL — $$$
The Courtyard Bradenton Riverfront is located on the Manatee River at the Riverwalk. Relax and enjoy the views of the lavishly landscaped courtyard, featuring fountains and a large swimming pool overlooking the river. The Courtyard offers upscale guest rooms, a swimming pool, fitness center, wi-fi, on-site cafe, and more.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District

HOTEL — $$$
The Hampton Inn & Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District is located steps away from the South Florida Museum in the heart of downtown, just a short walk to the Riverwalk. This newly restored, seven-story Mediterranean Revival-style hotel boasts charming 1920s decor, modern rooms and suites, complimentary breakfast, wi-fi, parking and a saltwater pool. Maximize your weekend by staying one block away from Old Main Street, restaurants, nightlife, shops and the Pier.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott

HOTEL — $$$
Discover an all-suite hotel offering stylish space and inspiring design. Connect, work or relax with free Wi-Fi and refreshing spaces that are open and bright. Meet and mingle in inviting lobbies and jump-start your day with a complimentary hot and healthy breakfast.

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The Londoner Bed & Breakfast

BED & BREAKFAST — $$
The Londoner Bed & Breakfast has six beautifully-decorated bedrooms named after different areas of London, featuring pillow-top mattresses and quality linens. This 1926 house is in the heart of Historic downtown Bradenton has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. Flat screen TVs, free wi-fi, gourmet breakfasts and delightful afternoon teas await you.

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Twin Dolphin Marina

MARINA; DOCKS — $$
Nestled safely along the beautiful Manatee River, the marina is within walking distance of historic downtown and Old Main Street. The historic Bradenton Pier, centrally located within the marina, is host to the famed Pier 22 restaurant, patio, and ballroom, where you can enjoy fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Beauty and Fitness
Alcover Massage

Alcover Massage is Downtown Bradenton’s largest massage practice. We are open 7 days a week with hours that suit your schedule. Massage therapy modalities include deep tissue, Reflexology, Cupping, Thai massage, and aromatherapy. Make an appointment today for your best option in affordable, professional massage therapy. Located next to Old Maine Street in Downtown Bradenton near Riverwalk.

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City Fitness

A unique facility where you can find the most experienced trainers for sports specific training to improve your game or to just get in the best shape of your life. We can easily work around an old injury or help rehab a recent one.

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Dina Stewart Massage Therapy

With 20 years experience in muscular pain relief, we use Organic Industries Full Spectrum Cannabidiol Salve, with the added benefits of wildcrafted herbs such as Willow Bark, Arnica, Cat’s Claw, and Calendula, this herbal salve becomes a powerhouse pain reliever for sore and inflamed muscles and joints. When partnered with the CBD Oil, which has shown to be quite effective when reducing stress, aiding sleep and overall health, these products will make your body feel it’s best.

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Hand Me Your World Massage

A peaceful healing refuge tucked away in the heart of downtown Bradenton. $45 one hour relaxation massage. I have been given the gift of healing hands and healthy touch. You will receive above and beyond customer service and wellness.

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One Tribe Fitness

One Tribe Fitness is a studio designed to create a community, a tribe, of individuals that are looking for a balanced approach to fitness. Offering classes such as boot camp, barre, BollyX, bungee, strength training, cycling, yoga, small group training.

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Ray of Sunshine Healing

Modalities include: Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation with Microcurrent, Massage, Reiki, Himalayan Salt Stones, Microcurrent and Colored Light Therapy. Guided Meditation Sessions. Patricia has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997 and Doctor of Oriental Medicine since 2009.

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Riverside Haircuts & Styles

Barber & beauty shop – Style cuts, fades, blow outs, razor cuts, razor edges, beard trimming.

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Salon Uptown

Ready to transform you into what you’d like to become! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, let us help YOU find your inner beauty!

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Shear Faith Hair & Spa

FULL SERVICE SALON— $-$$$
Shear Faith Hair & Spa is a full-service salon in Jennings Arcade. Offering bridal and wedding packages as well as children’s parties. Owner, Kimberly Domenech, is a color specialist and hair designer who uses Redkin and Matrix products when caring for her customers.

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