Set on the Manatee River, just south of Tampa, we find the vivid Bradenton. When visiting this great destination for you family holiday be sure to check out the vibrant downtown, the picturesque Riverwalk and the Village of the Arts, a working artists community. If history, museums, parks and preserves is what you`re looking for you will also find it all here: the Robinson Preserve, DeSoto National Memorial Park, the Cortez fishing village and the Manatee Village Historical Park. This city has that and so much more. Don`t forget, Bradenton is also a short drive from such Gulf shores as Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.