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Historic Cortez Fishing Village

You have just planned a trip to Bradenton and have all your places to visit laid out. Now, you probably forget one hidden gem that will leave you wanting to return here repeatedly – The Historic Cortez Fishing Village. This spot is a National Register of Historic Places, which the Bradenton community has strived to preserve the unique charm of Florida Gulf Coast Heritage. They have done this by...

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Uncovering the Hidden Gem of Siesta Key and Siesta Key Village

Nestled on Florida’s Southwest Coast, Siesta Key is a dream destination for many people looking to experience a relaxing island retreat. This 8-mile-long island boasts quartz sand beaches, clear blue water, and impressive outdoor recreation activities such as fishing, skiing, and parasailing. In 2023, Siesta Key stands at number two in travel choice awards by Trip Advisor, and you can already guess...

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The Chalk Festival in Venice and Sarasota, Florida

The Chalk Festival allows everyone to participate in the creative process. This event will happen this year in October in Downtown Sarasota and Venice. The 3D illusions, colorful displays, and intricate designs captivate visitors annually. As the streets and pavements of Sarasota and Venice are transformed from ordinary to extraordinary, you will want to be part of this entertainment. While the art is...

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Thunder By the Bay

People of Sarasota, Florida, are you ready to immerse yourself in the fun of the annual Thunder by the Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival? Well, if not, you need to get your coins and gear ready for this loved festival in February 2024. As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, you will want to experience this event's roaring engines. Also, the sound of rock 'n' roll will fill the city on this day. So,...

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Legacy Trail and the Connector to North Port

The Legacy Trail is a scenic pathway connecting two vibrant cities. It stretches and winds through the heart of Florida's picturesque landscapes, making it a lovable feature. Besides, there is now an added feature that makes the trail even more appealing – The North Port Connector. The trail was initially created from repurposed historic train trucks. Nature lovers, joggers, and cyclists have been...

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The Ringling College of Art and Design and the Sarasota Museum of Art

The Ringling College of Art and Design's Sarasota Art Museum exhibits and educates the public about modern and contemporary art. The Museum aims to foster critical visual thinkers and ethical citizens by providing a safe space for exploration, learning, and risk-taking through a constantly changing roster of transformative, timely, and ground-breaking exhibitions and programs. Sarasota Art Museum is the...

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Exploring History and Tranquility – The Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota

Welcome to the Phillippi Estate Park – a beautiful historic park in Sarasota, Florida that offers a glimpse of the region’s rich past. It is located on the shores of Phillippi Creek and sits on a 60-acre natural area park south of Downtown Sarasota and east of Siesta Key. Phillippi Estate Park has a rich historical heritage, it offers visitors a blend of history and natural beauty. Its picturesque...

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IMG Academy: History, Present, and Future of the Best Athlete School in Bradenton

IMG Academy is the best boarding school for serious athletes worldwide. IMG was initially founded as the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in 1978. It has since expanded to encompass eight different sports, professional-level facilities and technology, and a genuinely international vibe across its expansive campus. IMG produces leaders and influencers who are more prepared than their peers for the following...

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Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion

Bradenton Riverwalk is a popular waterfront park set in the heart of downtown Bradenton, Florida. The park is home to a wide range of recreational and cultural amenities that keep visitors and locals entertained. The park stretches along the beautiful Manatee River and is 1.5 miles long. Since its inception, it has become a hub for most outdoor activities in Bradenton, community events, and strolls...

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The Bay Sarasota: A New Urban Oasis in Downtown Sarasota

The Bay in Sarasota is a lovely community, city, and park conservancy nestled at the picturesque waterfront of Sarasota, Florida, on the pristine shore. Its inception sought to conserve and transform fifty-three acres of city-owned land into a signature public park. It has been a visionary project for Bay Park Conservancy Inc. and the local community. Through collective efforts, people have transformed...

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