Surrounding Areas

15 Minute Drive

Bradenton's newly-opened 1.5-mile Riverwalk attracts concerts, festivals and art talks, and features a fishing pier, splash fountains, playgrounds, picnic lawns, a beach volleyball court, and a 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater. Catch air in Bradenton's 17,000-foot public skatepark, or cheer on Bradenton's local MiLB team and Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, The Marauders.

15 Minute Drive

Enjoy the Opera, Ballet, Symphony or theater at Sarasota's many performing arts venues, including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Opera House, and Asolo Repertory Theater. Savor distinctive restaurants, diverse shopping, multicultural events, and musems like the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

15 Minute Drive

Enjoy Florida's natural beauty in Palma Sola, home to Palma Sola Botanical Gardens as well as Robinson Preserve, a beautiful 600+ acre coastal preserve. It features hiking paths, kayak and canoe waterways, bridges, picnic spots, a primitive campground, mangrove forests, and a 53-foot tall viewing tower.

15 Minute Drive

Enjoy upscale boutiques, fine restaurants, wonderful rentals and hotels, championship golf courses, miles of recreational trails, and local movie theaters. Check out Main Street for everything from Parisian cafes to Scottish pubs, and experience events, festivals, concerts, and weekly farmer's markets.

20 Minute Drive

The cozy and quaint feel of Anna Maria Island makes it the perfect place to eat grouper sandwiches and kayak with dolphins. Enjoy sweeping views of Tampa Bay and the iconic Sunshine Skyway Bridge and visit numerous award-winning beaches, restaurants, and parks.

20 Minute Drive

Named one of North America's top islands by Conde Nast Traveler's readers, this area boasts premium beaches, pristine golf courses and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico while maintaining close proximity to vibrant Downtown Sarasota. Visit the Mote Marine Aquarium, Center for the Arts, or Joan M. Durante Park.

25 Minute Drive

Known for its elegant boutiques, dining, fine art galleries, and master jewelers, St. Armand's Circle is a great place to grab a gelato, take a walk with the family, and enjoy some shopping. Enjoy frequent art shows and live music at a variety of restaurants.

30 Minute Drive

Ranked in 2011 as the No. 1 beach in America, relax at the beautiful Siesta Key Beach, recognized for having the world's finest, whitest sand. Take an adventure! Go parasailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, or boating.

35 Minute Drive

Live it up in urban, artistic St. Petersburg with a multitude of theaters, parks, restaurants, historic buildings, nightlife attractions, and artistic venues. Experience the geometric Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg, or head over to Tropicana Field to cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays!

45 Minute Drive

There’s always something happening in Historic Downtown Venice, whether it be an art festival or a performance by the Venice Symphony. The downtown area also offers plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy, with many parks and beaches just a short drive away.

50 Minute Drive

For your adrenaline-seeking indulgences, visit Adventure Island or Busch Gardens for the latest roller coasters and rides. Voted by Parents Magazine as the No. 1 zoo in the United States, go on a safari or ride a camel at the Lowry Park Zoo. Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning, catch an NFL football game or NHL hockey game at one of these tremendous venues.

2 Hour Drive

Venture to Orlando for thrills at Universal Studios, Sea World, or the world's most visited entertainment complex, Walt Disney World, which offers 24 themed resorts, four theme parks, two water parks, and other recreational venues. Find impressive shopping and savings at outlets and world-class malls.