Couldn’t get enough of Florida?
Then, how about dropping by Manatee County’s seat, Bradenton? This North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area’s principal city boasts with startlingly architectural structures and landmarks, as it is where the “Village of the Arts” resides.
Many of these once ruined dwellings have been transformed into galleries and studios as well as into small restaurants and other businesses. The “Village of the Arts” celebrates its “First Fridays” with a series of activities in observance of the seasons and other holidays.
And so, there is much artsy stuff that you and your four-legged baby can devour.
Things to Do in Bradenton, Florida with your Dog
The best part of Bradenton is that it is just less than thirty minutes away from Sarasota and St. Petersburg. Therefore, you can explore all three cities and more nearby towns in one visit.
- Shopping Adventure
Take your pup for a shopping adventure while you're in the area.
- The Bradenton Hound
Location: 6650 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL, US, 34210
There are numerous selections of assorted stuff for dogs, such as collars, harnesses, and leashes. True to its name as an artsy city, you can also take advantage of the antique and vintage bowls for your fur baby, among many other things that you can buy for her.
- Retro Rosie’s
Location: 817 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL, US, 34208
Don’t miss out visiting "Retro Rosie's" because the artistic boutique's owner is immensely warm and accommodating to the four-legged woofers. They even offer dog treats.
- Surfing Boards in a Bus
Another unique attraction in Bradenton is the “Surferbus,” which offers surfing boards.
Location: 9800 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL, US, 34209
The bus also allows the rental of kayaks. While they don’t allow dogs on paddleboards for safety reasons, they permit them on a kayak, as long as you bring your pup’s life jacket.
- Walk Around the Park
Bradenton City also has several parks for your paw to walk, run, or jump around. You can also play throw and catch while you are there.
- Creekwood Canine Park
Location: 7025 44th Ave E, Bradenton, FL, US, 34203
It is a spacious, clean, well-fenced, and well-secured park for your dog to unravel. There are free waste bags and a dog’s drinking fountain.
- Robinson Preserve
Location: 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL, US, 34209
The facility is a beautiful walk with nature as it borders the Perico Bayou and Manatee River. It also offers a few trails. You should also check the observation tower.
- Cooling Down
Drop by in the following beach parks to allow your fur baby to cool down while you also enjoy swimming or sightseeing.
- De Soto National Memorial Beach
Location: 8300 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton, FL, US, 34280
Apart from the beautiful shoreline and bridge where you can walk with your on-leash pooch, you can also dip in the refreshing sea waters.
- Palma Sola Causeway Park
Location: 9000 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL, US, 34209
Another beach that you can visit, dip in, and stroll around with your fur baby is the “Palma Sola Causeway Park.”