Places to Drive in Bradenton – A fun day trip!
Only a bit further north of Sarasota, Bradenton is filled with a variety of different activities that can make for the perfect day spending time with family, friends, or even your significant other! The Honda Civic, with its fuel efficiency and outstanding safety features makes it the perfect car to get you where you need to go. We decided to take the brand new 2018 Civic for a spin in Bradenton. You should too!
Today, drive a little further north and experience the beauty of Bradenton!
The Bradenton Riverwalk is about a thirty-five minute drive (19.3 miles) from our location at 7333 South Tamiami Trail. The 1.5 mile walks offers a beautiful view of the Manatee River and Palmetto. Along the walk you’ll encounter the Bradenton Central Library, Pier 22 restaurant, the skatepark and even chairs and swings you can sit and rest on!
Robinson Preserve is only seventeen minutes (7.5 miles) from the Riverwalk and consists of 682 acres of mixed nature including a preserved mangrove, tidal marsh, and former agricultural lands which have undergone an incredible transformation to coastal wetland habitat. Robinson Preserve is perfect for kayaking through mangroves or walking a beautiful nature trail.
Desoto National Memorial is a quick six minute (1.7 miles) from Robinson Preserve. This free national memorial commemorates the gold-obsessed journey that brought Hernando DeSoto to the Tampa Bay region. Historical monuments line the trail with little tidbits of history while also providing the opportunity to explore the beautiful beaches along the mouth of the Manatee River.
Total Miles Driven: 52.5 miles
Gas Used: The 2018 Honda Civic gets an impressive 40 hwy mpg and 31 city mpg. The Civic can hold 12.4 gallons of gas, getting around 434 miles per tank of gas. So this trip would only use up about 12% of your full tank!
Today is a day for enjoying more of the beauty Bradenton has to offer!
Anna Maria Island, about forty-five minutes (25.8 miles) from Wilde Honda Sarasota, is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, cute shops, delicious restaurants, and beach front condos. This is the perfect place to get away for a day and pretend you are just visiting! **Note that famous pier is under construction after heavy damage from Hurricane Irma**
Florida Maritime Museum is only about ten minutes (4.1 miles) from Anna Maria Island and a perfect way to gain some new insight into the maritime culture of the region. The museum is open from 9AM-4PM Tuesday thru Saturday and is free to the public! Learn more about Florida’s fishing history, ship models and more!
Palma Sola Botanical Garden is only fifteen minutes (7.9 miles) from the Florida Maritime Museum. Sitting on ten acres, the Botanical garden offers free admission and the chance to admire the beautiful flora that Florida is known for.
Total Miles Driven: 62.5 miles
Gas Used: The 2018 Honda Civic gets an impressive 40 hwy mpg and 31 city mpg. The Civic can hold 12.4 gallons of gas, getting around 434 miles per tank of gas. So this trip would only use up about 14% of your full tank!