Visitors

Vistors

Vistors

Here you'll find a sample of some of the things we love best about Manatee County: Beaches, cultural attractions, events, natural preserves and much more. read on Vistors

Beaches

Beaches

You won't find beaches more beautiful than those in Manatee County. Our pristine coast is a perfect place to go birdwatching, enjoy water sports or just take a pleasant dip in the crystal-clear Gulf of Mexico. Reserve a pavilion at our public beaches for a family reunion or picnic. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the dolphins -- it's a sight you don't want to miss. read on Beaches

Natural Preserves

Natural Preserves

Manatee County is home to nearly 30,000 acres of conserved public land. From coastal habitats, estuaries and rivers to inland areas and artificial reefs, our preserves offer some of the most breathtaking views in southwest Florida. read on Natural Preserves

Parks

Parks

Manatee County provides some of the best recreational activities and facilities in the state. With 43 parks, two golf courses, and miles of beaches to choose from, we have something to offer everyone. read on Parks

Visitor Resources

Popular Area Attractions

Popular Area Attractions

There are many fine area area attractions offering family, cultural, outdoor and sports entertainment options. We've prepared a list of our favorites, keeping in mind the varied interests and needs of our visitors. Consult the "Plan Your Visit" link in the left-hand column of this page for more attraction information. read on Popular Area Attractions

Popular Shopping Destinations

Popular Shopping Destinations

Our list of favorite shopping destinations was prepared to help visitors quickly find everything from unique souvenirs to bargains on essentials. This list is only a sampling of the shopping opportunities within Manatee County. Consult the "Plan Your Visit" link in the left-hand column of this page for more shopping information. read on Popular Shopping Destinations