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Things to do in Bradenton with Kids

Parents with kids 

If you live in the Bradenton area and you need to keep the kids entertained, it's good to have a long list of things you can do with them. There are plenty of choices throughout the area. Here are some of the top activities you can enjoy with kids in Bradenton.

Anna Maria Island

One of the best activities for kids is a day on the beach. You can build sandcastles, swim in the Gulf water and enjoy the sun. Heading to Anna Maria Island will also provide you with the ability to stop at Anna Maria Donuts. This spot provides all types of made-to-order donuts with a number of toppings. They even have a maple-frosted donut with bacon topping.

Lil' TooT Charters

Found in Cortez, Florida, this dolphin cruise is one of the best for families in the entire state. You can enjoy a dolphin cruise, go offshore fishing or enjoy a trip to one of the area sandbars. After your trip, you can grab dinner at Mr. Bones, which is one of the best BBQ restaurants in the area.

Andersen Race Park

If your family loves racing, this track is the place for you. It's one of the best in the...

Upcoming Event: Riverwalk Regatta

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The Riverwalk is one of the most popular spots in the Bradenton area for visitors and locals. It's about to become an even better place to go, however.

The Riverwalk Regatta will be held on February 7th and will provide plenty of fun to the area. It will be a free event with family entertainment and fun for all ages. The event is the beginning of the F2 Circuit season and provides a free concert, fireworks and much more.

What will be on the Riverwalk at this Event?

The Riverwalk will be the host of the Riverwalk 5K. You can run for a cause and enjoy all types of fun after the race is over. There will be plenty of world championship events such as:

  • BMX Contest
  • XPOGO or Extreme Pogo Competition
  • Frisbee Dog Show
  • And More!

After the afternoon of extreme events, you can enjoy the Family Fun Zone with games, bounce castles and more. Throughout the Riverwalk, you will also find plenty of local food and beverages. The night will end with...

What Type of Things can you do in the Sarasota-Bradenton Area for 2015?

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2014 is nearly over and there were plenty of things to enjoy throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area. It's time to start looking forward and making plans for 2015. Here are some of the great things you can enjoy throughout the area in 2015.

Get in the Water

You don't have to just go to the beach to get in the water in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. You can enjoy horse surfing, fly boarding, fishing, kayaking and a number of other water activities throughout the area.

Fireworks on the Beach

If you've never enjoyed one of the fireworks shows on the beach, make it a priority for 2015. Of course, the Fourth of July offers the opportunity, but there are also other opportunities for fireworks on the beach throughout the year.

Enjoy a Spring Training Baseball Game

Only a few months are left for the baseball offseason. This means the Sarasota-Bradenton is going to be crowded with baseball players and fans soon. You can enjoy the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field or one of the many other teams coming to Florida for spring training....

Where can you go for Emergency Pet Services in Sarasota?

Emergency

Of course, we all hope we never have to use an emergency pet service for our beloved furry friends. However, if something happens, it's si-highlight--primary to know where you can go for treatment in an emergency situation. Here are a couple of choices in the Sarasota area.

Vet Care Express

This organization provides ambulance services for your pet. If an emergency occurs and you're afraid to move your pet or you want a professional to help, you can contact Vet Care Express for ambulance services for your pet.

Animal ER - 8237 Cooper Creek Boulevard, University Park

From 5pm to 8am, the Anima ER is open, Monday through Friday. They are also open 24 hours a day during holidays and on weekends. This organization fills all of the hours your regular vet isn't open and can help in many ways.

They have stretchers and gurneys, if necessary and you won't need an appointment. If your pet is in a dire situation, they do recommend you call on your way to help prepare the staff.

Critical Vet Care - 4937 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

This organization provides emergency services to those pets in...

Westfield Southgate Mall to See a CineBistro Very Soon!

The very popular Westfield Southgate Mall, which is found on Siesta Drive, will soon have a new seven screen movie theater. The CineBistro luxury movie theater has announced plans to open within the mall area in 2015. This luxury movie theater only allows adults 21 years of age or older to attend and provides a different type of movie-going experience. They currently have a location in Hide Park Village of South Tampa, which is the closest to Sarasota.

If you've been searching for a great way to experience dinner and a movie, this theater is it. The CineBistro Theaters feature reclining leather chairs, first run movies, a chef inspired menu and independent films. There will also be a full bar, patio and dining lounge in the Sarasota location. Some of the food options offered will include:

  • Appetizers
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Entrees
  • Desserts

The full bar will also feature an extensive beer and wine list with plenty of cocktails.

Dinner and a Movie

You don't have to go to a restaurant first anymore. As you enjoy your movie, you can dine and the wait staff will take care of you efficiently. Once the movie begins, your order will be delivered and they won't disturb any other patrons in...

Why Should You Love Living in Sarasota?

Florida

There are many reasons why residents love living in Sarasota. Of course, they start with the incredible weather and go on towards the amazing beaches. Here's a look at some of the top reasons why residents love living in the Sarasota area.

No Need for a Snow Shovel

If you come from the north and you spent many days in cold weather shoveling snow, you will love Sarasota. The only shovel you will need to pick up will be small, plastic and the same color as the pail you will use to build your sandcastle.

Ringling Bridge Provides Therapy

Yes, this bridge can actually be very therapeutic as you enjoy cycling, hogging or walking over it. Water on both sides makes it quite beautiful and the view is absolutely amazing. The bridge isn't built for regular car traffic and provides the perfect escape for residents of Sarasota.

Outdoor Dining

Dining outside on a patio isn't possible during winter months up north. However, you can dine in beautiful weather all year long in Sarasota. One of the top areas to find outdoor dining is St. Armands Circle.

You can Stock up on Flip Flops

You may need to buy flip flops and sandals in bulk when you decide to live in Sarasota. Since you can wear them all year long, you will want to stock up on the latest fashions and styles.

Incredible...