Tips for Planning a Spring Trip in Bradenton, FL

A beach in Bradenton, FL, at sunrise.

Donning a modest population of around 55,000, and couched between fresh and saltwater, Bradenton, Florida is an ideal setting for people who enjoy living with a nice blend of urban fun and outdoor appeal. If you have downtown Bradenton on your horizon, or you’re considering making this idyllic city your next big move, it’s understandable that you’d want to know what it has to offer before taking the plunge.

Safeguard Self Storage has spent some time in Bradenton, where we’ve helped many people de-stress their lives through all sorts of events with our self storage units, so we have a handy primer to help you determine if this slice of Manatee County is where you should call home.

Things to do in Bradenton, FL

There are as many things to do in Bradenton, FL, as there are people who live there. This is especially true in the Spring, when the weather is nice and events are happening everywhere.

Food & Drink

 Depending on your taste palette and how privy you are to alcoholic beverages, your mileage, of course, may vary. That said, you’ll find no shortage of options as you explore Bradenton. Here are a few of our favorites.

Add some spice to your life with the Thai Palace. From golden brown rangoons to their delicious curry varieties, you are absolutely spoiled for choice.

If you want something with an engaging view, give Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant a try. Their seafood and Americana are some of the best offerings in the city.

Of course, for a different kind of experience, hop over to Motorworks Brewing for good beers, good games, and trees decorated in ambient lights.


Things to do in Bradenton, FL, are not limited to food. So you had a bite to eat and now need to get your steps in for the day. Where do you go next?

 For a clear and direct path, try Bradenton Riverwalk. Meandering around the Manatee River, this dog-friendly path is a local favorite for walking or biking. Also, nice shade to escape the sun for a while! If you find a spot you like, you can even throw down a spot for a picnic or grab food from a nearby diner.

If your interests lie more in the beauties of flora, swing over to Palma Sola Botanical Park, and let nature enfold you. Visitors are invited to wander the entirety of its 10 acres, where you’ll share company with butterflies, birds, and plants of all shapes and sizes.

Our personal favorite Bradenton outdoor experience is the TreeUmph Adventure Course. Embrace treetop transportation and zip, climb, or scale your way across a variety of bridges, zip lines, bridges, and more! The heights might not be for the faint of heart, but if you want something with a little more thrill than your average day out, TreeUmph will give it to you in spades.

Of course, you can always take a day on the water, as well. Sailing, scuba diving, swimming, you name it! Throw on a swimsuit and go for a dip.

Downtown Bradenton

Downtown Bradenton plays host to many of the things we’ve mentioned so far, but also much more! It’s worth taking a moment to address some of the other novelties and forms of entertainment you can find in the city.

For the performing arts, look no further than McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, or the Manatee Performing Arts Center for your fill of good laughs, intriguing plays, and live music of various styles.

Go bowling at Bowlero Bradenton, explore science and history at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature or Manatee Village Historical Park, and challenge your mind with the Mysterium Escape Rooms & VR.

No matter what kind of entertainment you enjoy, chances are you’ll find it here.

Reliable Storage for Those Moving to Downtown Bradenton

Are you changing jobs? Moving closer to family? Maybe you want to move away from a huge city without sacrificing the benefits of a modern urban lifestyle, so you’re downsizing to something more modest.

Whatever your reason for moving, Safeguard is happy for you and here to help.

Our Bradenton storage facility on Royal Palm Drive covers an expansive array of options and features to accommodate the widest range of needs possible, from multiple unit sizes to climate control, vehicle storage, digital access, and more. Take a look at our facility size guide so you can get an idea for the exact dimensions of each unit type, planning your space and budget accordingly.

Should you need any support, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our professionals. They’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Rent your Bradenton self storage unit online today!


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