By Tammy DeLosh Activities No Comments
Paradise vacations do come with a little rain on occasion. If it is warm, my family loves to walk in puddles or ride bikes in raincoats. If you prefer to stay dry grab an umbrella( or pick one up at the local grocery or drug store) and hop the Free Trolley for a day of shopping or dining. Across the Manatee or Cortez bridges, Bradenton has many options for family fun, Or venture South to St. Armand’s Circle or Sarasota.
Oakmont Theater~Catch the latest movies at 4801 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210 Just a short drive East or the Island. Click here for a MAP (844) 462-7342 or further out at 301 and SR 70 the AMC BRADENTON 20 at 2507 53rd Ave E Bradenton, FL 34203.
AMF Bradenton Lanes ~offers best-in-class bowling and awesome anytime fun—featuring a whopping 64 lanes, an interactive arcade, billiards, and an on-site Pro Shop that caters both to serious bowlers and those new to the sport. Every big game gets better when you’re watching it at AMF Bradenton’s sports bar, complete with flat-screen TVs, an impressive selection of beer and cocktails, and an inventive lineup of signature dishes. Located at 4208 Cortez Rd. Bradenton, FL 34210-3121 Phone: (941) 758-8838(across the street and east a block from the Oakmont Theater)
University Mall~ is the premier, indoor, shopping in Sarasota. Complete with Food courts, and excellent dining, serving amazing dishes from sushi to cheesecake. With seasonal events, and all of the stores you know and love, plus a few area specialty boutiques. 140 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 941-552-7000.
Aquariums~on Manatee Ave in Bradenton in the South Florida Aquarium and Planetarium at 201 10th St. W Bradenton, FL 34205. Follow Gulf drive through Longboat Key to the Mote Marine for Eco education of the local marine and wildlife. For more info and other Aquariums within and hour click here.
Astro Skate, Roller Rink~ If you have kids with energy to burn this may be the perfect solution. With special events and hours. 3611 3rd St. W. Bradenton, FL 32822 (941) 747-8602
Enjoy some peaceful time with a good book from the local library. Curl up on the sofa and be at home in your vacation rental home. Board games and cards are an easy fix for the family from Publix, CVS and Walgreens.
If you just have a misty drizzle, the Hot Tub is a great option. Lakeview Cottage, has a secluded garden pool with a hot tub access door in the back bedroom. Warm yourself in a soothing soak in this lovely Anna Maria Home.