Things To Do In Bradenton

One or Two Months of Kids' Karate Lessons and Optional Uniform at Kickin' It Karate (Up to 62% Off)

Kickin' It Karate

Bradenton

One or two months of unlimited lessons teach kids martial arts skills under the supervision of a lifelong martial artist

$75 $31

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$49 for a One-Hour Swing Analysis with Online Lesson Review at Waterlefe Golf & River Club ($105 Value)

Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Waterlefe Golf Club-Bradenton

Private lesson with PGA-certified instructor includes video swing analysis and access to online overview with personalized tips and drills

$105 $49

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2.5-Hour Discover Sailing Class for One or Two from Seaduced Watercraft Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Seaduced Watercraft Adventures

Bradenton

Seasoned sailors on a 30-foot boat demonstrate basic sail handling, boat safety, and boat parts during 2.5-hour classes

$199 $99

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Key 2 Life Training (70% Off)

Key 2 Life Training

Bradenton

Detailed fitness assessment and customized fitness layout from Charlene Ramirez, an ACE-certified personal trainer.

$80 $24

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$59 for a 60-Minute Golf Lesson with Video Swing Analysis at Gulf Coast Golf Academy ($125 Value)

Gulf Coast Golf Academy

Lakewood Ranch - Bradenton

Top-rated PGA Master Professional helps golfers reach performance breakthroughs during private lesson with video swing analysis

$125 $59

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$25 for One Month of Group Dance Lessons at Bradenton Dance Center ($120 Value)

Bradenton Dance Center

Bradenton

Dances taught range from the fox trot, rumba, tango, and polka to salsa and country-Western dances

$120 $25

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Kissimmee Florida (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Kissimmee Florida

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes provide cardiovascular workouts and help build flexibility

$90 $15

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Laser Tag for 2 or 4, or Birthday for Up to 12 with Pizza and Choice of Activity at Saturn 5 (Up to 60% Off)

Saturn 5

Desoto Square Mall

Outer-space-themed fun center with laser tag, black-light mini golf, and bounce-house obstacle course

$44 $20

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Brandon (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Brandon

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes teach students how throw punches and kicks while building strength and endurance in high-intensity classes

$90 $15

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing West Palm Beach (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing West Palm Beach

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and learn hard-hitting self-defense and fighting techniques with course in kickboxing

$90 $15

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Conway (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Conway

Multiple Locations

Students learn kicks and punches from instructors during lessons that help them gain confidence as well as strength and speed

$90 $15

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Fruit-Farm Outing with Grove Tour and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Mixon Fruit Farms (Up to 62% Off)

Mixon Fruit Farms

Bradenton

Tram tours wind through citrus trees and stop at a wildlife refuge before dropping visitors off at the café for ice cream

$27.30 $11

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Orlando (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Orlando

Multiple Locations

Kickboxing classes teach students how throw punches and kicks while building strength and endurance in high-intensity classes

$90 $15

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Flyboarding Sessions for One, Two, or Up to Six People from Top Gun Flyboards (Up to 70% Off)

Top Gun Flyboards

Bradenton

Riders soar up to 25 feet above the water under the supervision of an instructor after a simple training session

$220 $89

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10 Hot Yoga Classes from Thavma Bikram Yoga (70% Off)

Thavma Yoga

Lakewood Ranch

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $45

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Two- or Four-Week Body Transformation Boot Camp at Redzone Performance Fitness Center (Up to 72% Off)

Redzone Performance Fitness Center

Bradenton

Qualified trainers lead intense boot-camp workouts designed to help maximize fat burn

$100 $40

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When a family of five wanted to go on a kayak tour, they assumed their daughter with Down's syndrome couldn't come along. But Shan-T co-owner Michelle Thorpe assured them she could, and invited her along in her own tandem kayak. Once on the water, the girl immediately took charge, joyfully taking over paddling. Michelle and her husband Mark had always searched for a way to conduct fun, physical, outdoor activities that would accommodate people with special needs, including their daughter with Asperger's and their niece who is autistic. Taking advantage of the therapeutic nature of the area's calm waters, Shan-T provides a way for just about everyone to commune with nature. The couple operates their tours intimately, using no more than 15 boats per group so that wilderness smells and the sounds of lapping waves are prevalent throughout their adventures.

The pair leads their tours through secluded, often shallow waterways and wildlife-rich areas aboard ocean-style kayaks with open tops for easy boarding and egress. They sometimes allow participants to use the boats as standup paddleboards on which participants can stretch their legs or reach up to scratch head itches with overhanging branches. On each tour, guides stress the fragility of the local ecosystem, highlighting issues such as baby fish growing up inside discarded soda cans and dolphins consuming floating plastic bags. In response, participants often pick up any refuse they see, with tours in the past becoming scavenger hunts to help clean the secluded waterways and to see who can find the most Gene Simmons solo albums. On many of these trips, kayakers have encountered manatees up close, sometimes when they brush up against the boats to scratch their backs and bellies.

Palma Sola Bay
Bradenton,
FL
US

If you part the branches of Mixon Fruit Farms? citrus trees, you might spy an unusual sight: Burmese pythons, an alligator, a crocodile, and African land tortoises basking in the sunlight, surrounded by cages of roosting falcons.

The farm that began in 1939 as a 20-acre roadside fruit stand has stayed true to citrus farmer Willy Mixon?s vision of showcasing the region?s natural splendor. But in addition to an extra 50 acres of fruit trees, the farm has expanded its focus to include a wildlife refuge, where rescue volunteers nurse injured animals back to health and educate visitors on native and exotic species. The farm also hosts an on-site tropical garden along with dazzling koi ponds, and has a magical maze open to kids of all ages.

Along with daily tours of the grove and sanctuary, Mixon Fruit Farms also spotlights Florida?s bounty with citrus-infused ice cream and salads at Groveside Caf?. Homemade fudge and orange juice also populate the 14,000-square-foot gift shop

2525 27th St E
Bradenton,
FL
US

After founding The Golf Boot Camp in California and Washington state in the ‘90s, Cathy Schmidt has since set up two locations in Florida—one at Timber Creek Golf Club in 2009 and more recently at Terra Ceia Bay Golf Club in 2012. At all of the locations, Cathy helps students improve their swings by leveraging a two-decade career, including stints on various professional tours and a certification as a LPGA Class A instructor.

Whether an individual lesson or a three-day intensive golf boot camp, all of The Golf Boot Camp's programs begin with an on-course evaluation to assess each student’s swing habits and allergies to fairway landing zones. Lessons utilize V1 video technology to capture every movement of the swing, using the data to provide corrective feedback that fits each golfer's unique physical capabilities. The goal of lessons is to satisfy five key components: a steady head, weight forward, flat left wrist (or right wrist for lefties), correct sweet-spot path, and control over the clubface.

4550 Timber Lane
Bradenton,
FL
US

Florida has long been a source of fascination for scientists and explorers, who have searched the Sunshine State for everything from fossilized mammals to gold. The state's natural riches are rivaled only by the cultures that have sprung up around them, and both are on full display at South Florida Museum.

The museum's first floor starts at the very beginning, with fossil evidence of Florida's earliest marine and mammal inhabitants. These fossils eventually make way for archaeological material from cultures that predate European contact. Special exhibits often fill out the museum with unique artifacts ranging from prehistoric artifacts to Penny Hardaway's fossilized high tops. As if that weren't enough, the museum also shares a campus with the Bishop Planetarium and the Parker Manatee Aquarium, where guests can observe and learn about the beloved sea cow. And the museum is also home to Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee.

201 10th St W
Bradenton,
FL
US

Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

4208 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton,
FL
US

Owner and operator Shawn can trace his family's roots in the local waterways back seven generations. His deep love of the water led him to launch Native Rentals, which conducts eco-friendly paddle tours, and create the Surfer Bus, a renovated school bus that brims with kayaks, surfboards, and any equipment needed for tours on the go. His eco-tours explore the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound aboard single or tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bikes, all of which let guests test their muscles without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon's booking agent.

5418 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach,
FL
US