Thrilling Spring Break Activities Near Bradenton

March 27th, 2017 by

2016 Mazda CX-5 rear view zooming down the street

Spring break time is upon us in the Bradenton area, which means we’re all looking for some fun, family-friendly activities. Or, you may be looking to check out the nightlife around Sarasota. Either way, the team at Cox Mazda is sure that you need and deserve a break, which is why we’ve compiled this list of things you can do during your time off. Enjoy!

Robinson Nature Preserve

Get outdoors and stay active at the Robinson Nature Preserve. Tour the preserve by kayak, or walk around to enjoy nature at its finest—be sure to check out the watchtower! Pack a picnic or plan a barbecue for lunch or dinner, and keep an eye out for the creatures that reside in the area.

  • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day
  • Address: 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, FL
  • Phone: (941) 745-3723
Robinson Preserve


South Florida Museum

Taking a break from school or work doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to exercise your mind; the South Florida Museum, which stands as the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Explore the various permanent and rotating temporary exhibits, as well as the Bishop Planetarium Theater and the Parker Manatee Aquarium.

  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
  • Address: 201 10th St., W. Bradenton, FL
  • Phone: (941) 746-4131
South Florida Museum


De Soto National Memorial

Take a trip in time at the De Soto National Memorial, where you can go back to 1539, when Conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army landed in Tampa Bay. Learn about the plight of the indigenous people and de Soto’s quest for glory and gold.

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day
  • Address: 75th St. N.W., Bradenton, FL
  • Phone: (941) 792-0458
De Soto National Memorial park


Hit the Beach, Downtown Sarasota, and Siesta Key Village

For a college spring break experience, explore Siesta Key and the Sarasota area. Lay out on the beach by day, and enjoy the nightlife of downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key Village by night. One thing’s for sure—there will never be a dull moment!

Downtown Sarasota

Take Advantage of Your Bradenton Spring Break

Cox Mazda sincerely hopes you have a fun and relaxing spring break. While you’re out and about, feel free to stop by our dealership to say hi or browse our inventory of brand-new Mazda vehicles. We’re always here to serve, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line! Want to find even more places to go in and around Bradenton? Check out some unique places to travel with your family to!

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