Price includes return flights including bag allowance, 7 day fully inclusive hire of an EV car, 7 nights room-only stay in 3-star Shorewalk Vacation Villas, ATOL protection, and a FREE £125 donation to charity!
Wait – how is this Sustainable if it includes flights?
The bottom line is that any flights powered by conventional aviation fuel are not environmentally sustainable. The carbon emissions are real and there is currently no way to stop that emission. There is a long-term vision of sustainable aviation fuel, electric aircraft and hydrogen-powered flight but that is perhaps decades away. If you choose to fly on your holiday then our objective is to help you mitigate the emissions by making better choices: looking at the aircraft to choose modern fuel-efficient places, flying non-stop to reduce the number of take-offs and landings, flying economy to avoid heavier bigger ‘footprint’ premium seats; all of which don’t stop emissions but they are better than the worst decision. Then, when it comes to the journey in-destination, our travel experts offer smart choices about when to travel to reduce over-tourism, the means of travelling around, the choice of place, stay and activities that support a more sustainable experience from an environmental, social and economic sustainability perspective. Find out more about travelling to Florida sustainably here.
Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key Area is a small and intimate section of Florida that offers a friendly, chilled-out alternative to some of the state’s more well-known locations which are conveniently located within a few hours’ drive, making Bradenton a great base for those looking for a restful place to stay whilst still sampling some of Florida’s other attractions. Situated in the centre of the West Coast of Florida, nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is a 45-minute drive, Orlando can be reached in under 2 hours and Miami and Fort Lauderdale are only 3.5 hours’ drive. Find out more about the Bradenton area here.
Located in the heart of Bradenton, the tree-lined, 30-acre property features over 150, two-bedroom/two-bathroom, self-catering condos and vacation rentals available for short-term and long-term stays. The perfect option for family holidays, weekend getaways, groups and reunions, international travellers, sports teams and more, Shorewalk offers a Florida experience like no other. From corporate guests to fun-filled family vacations Shorewalk Vacation Villas provide the highest quality of service and the convenience of white sand beaches, dining, shopping, entertainment, fishing, golf and more all a short distance away. Free on-site parking and Wi-Fi are provided.
Pick up your car hire from Tampa airport upon your arrival. For the week, you’ll have the rental of a Chevrolet Bolt vehicle or similar. This vehicle is a 4-door automatic car with air conditioning, space for 2 bags and 5 people.
ZERO EXCESS WITH EXTENDED COVER INCLUDING WHEELS AND GLASS INCLUDES
Arrive in the Bradenton Area and check into your hotel. We recommend the Sandbar for dinner, a beach-side restaurant where you can tuck your toes in the sand while you tuck into the freshest seafood.
Visit the Manatee Viewing Center to see these gentle giants up close. Have lunch at the Grateful Bread Cafe, which uses locally sourced ingredients. Take a walk or bike ride on the Manatee Riverwalk.
Ditch the car and take a bike ride to get your bearings. While exploring, grab an ice cream at Two Scoops or an interesting doughnut at Donut Experiment. In the afternoon, wind down from your bike ride and chill out on the beach. Head to Motorworks Brewery for a bite to eat and a stylish beer garden to relax in.
Visit the Bradenton Farmers Market, where you can buy fresh produce, flowers, and other locally made goods. Take a day trip to Anna Maria Island, a beautiful barrier island with white-sand beaches and clear blue water. Have dinner at the Sandbar Restaurant, which has a casual atmosphere and a great view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Try your hand (and foot) at Stand-up Paddleboarding out on Bradenton Beach, followed by a pamper session at Sea-renity Beach Spa & Eco Boutique for a beach-side massage in a tiki hut! Grab a bite to eat at Poppos for fresh Mexican-inspired food, fast, casual, and hard to beat. Spend the afternoon exploring the small businesses and handmade craft stores buying responsible souvenirs to bring home. Head to Pine Avenue, known as “The Greenest Little Main Street in America”. For dinner, try Beach Bistro for beachfront dining with some stunning sunset views.
Today visit De Soto National Memorial. Created in 1948, the park’s mission is to commemorate the 1539 expedition of the Spanish Conquistador Hernando de Soto and his impact on the American Indian societies of the Southeast. The highlight of the park’s activities includes living history programs and demonstrations at Camp Uzita, a recreation of a 16th-century native village.
Start the day with breakfast at Ginny & Jane E’s, for fresh items from the iconic bakery and café surrounded by local art and unique finds. Head up to Bean Point at the tip of Anna Maria Island for a beach day. Stop off at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for lunch. With more than just oysters on the menu, enjoy award-winning seafood with spectacular views. Round off your stay in the Bradenton Area with a sunset sailing, and dinner at Chateau 13.
Make your way back to the airport for your onward journey home.
Price is correct as of 16/01/2024
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