Visitors flock to Bradenton and neighboring Anna Maria Island for their white sands and warm ocean breezes. The city stretches from the south bank of the Manatee River to the Gulf of Mexico, offering the perfect blend of culture and beach life. Explore the Village of the Arts, an eclectic community of brightly painted cottages containing studios, galleries and shops. If you visit in December, don’t miss the Bradenton Blues Festival, one of the best in the country. To help you plan your stay, we’ve hand-picked the best hotels in Bradenton, Florida – all bookable on Culture Trip.