Explore local beaches and other fun things to do in Bradenton, FL

Situated about 30 minutes from Bradenton-area beaches like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, the Country Inn & Suites makes it easy to get out and enjoy the Florida sunshine. After a day in the sand and surf, catch the on-ice excitement of a hockey tournament at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. You can meander among native mangroves and tropical plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Looking for cultural things to do? At The Ringling, tour the opulent 1920s mansion, Ca’ d’Zan, and take in the exhibits at the on-site State Art Museum of Florida. Even if you’re only in the area for meetings, be sure to stop for a meal at lively Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, just minutes from the hotel.

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The Preserve Golf Club

0.83 mi / 1.34 km from the hotel
After a friendly round on this 18-hole championship golf course, cool off with a refreshing beverage from the on-site eatery, Ryder Cup Grille.

The Mall at University Town Center

4.22 mi / 6.79 km from the hotel
Home to more than 150 stores including Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, and Michael Kors, The Mall at UTC provides a convenient stop for all of your apparel needs.

Premier Sports Campus

5.2 mi / 8.37 km from the hotel
Boasting 23 FIFA-regulation fields, Premier Sports Campus is home to countless soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and football tournaments and practices throughout the year. Be sure to check the website for upcoming events!

Nathan Benderson Park

4.61 mi / 7.42 km from the hotel
This 600-acre lakeside park provides a scenic backdrop for outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, running, and biking. Known for its rowing facilities, the park regularly hosts championships and regattas.

St. Armands Circle and Lido Key

10.8 mi / 17.38 km from the hotel
After sunbathing on Lido Beach, make your way to St. Armands Circle where you can stroll through a variety of boutiques and grab refreshing cocktails from one of the waterfront restaurants.

Siesta Key Beach

13.15 mi / 21.16 km from the hotel
Known for its remarkably soft sands, Siesta Key Beach invites visitors to sunbathe, swim, kayak, and snorkel along the Gulf. When you need a break from the sun, head to Siesta Key Village, a short walk from the beach, for a cold beverage and a tasty meal.