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Local Attractions

Located in vibrant Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academy sits within a short drive of many top attractions. The area is home to the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island, the seaside town of Longboat Key, and don't forget about the vitality of downtown Bradenton. The Bradenton area also boasts: 

  • Distinctive restaurants & diverse shopping options
  • Multiple performing arts venues & multi-cultural events
  • Unspoiled white sand beaches
  • Top championship golf courses

Click here to visit the Bradenton Visitors Bureau.

There is also a lot to be a part of just beyond the borders of Bradenton, in locations such as Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Orlando.

Sarasota and Tampa are also home to a multitude of performing arts venues and museums including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Sarasota), Sarasota Opera House, the Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota), Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater), the Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa), the Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Ringling Museum (Sarasota). All of these venues host plays, musicals, concerts, exhibits and comedians throughout the year and are great for families!  

If you have more time on your hands, you can venture to Tampa (approximately a one hour drive) or Orlando (approximately a two hour drive). In Tampa you will find theme parks like Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, you can go to the Lowry Park Zoo, or check out the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Orlando offers you a chance to visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Wet ‘n Wild, and much more!

You can also head down to St. Armand’s Circle (about a 15-20 minute drive) for shopping and dining. This is a great area to take the family for the day and explore the area. 

From there, you can drive down to Siesta Key and visit this world-famous beach. We also have many local beaches where you can spend time soaking in the sun and enjoying the Florida weather! 

For more information on things to do locally visit the Bradenton Visitors Bureau and the Sarasota Visitors Bureau

There is so much to do in addition to IMG Academy in and around the area, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 1-800-872-6425!


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