Experience the thrills and magic of Orlando plus the surf-cool beaches of Bradenton on a multicentre holiday.
Experience both sides of Florida on this multicentre mix. Enjoy beach bliss in Bradenton, known for its arts, culture, water sports, and the glistening seashores. On the flipside, you’ll jump right into the fast-paced rollercoaster-rich Orlando. Teeming with attractions and world-class theme parks, discover the magic of Walt Disney World Resort, the excitement of Universal Orlando Resort and the alluring SeaWorld Parks. As well as all this, try the plethora of restaurants, browse the countless shopping malls and most of all, create everlasting memories.
No trip to Orlando would be complete without heading to the biggest and best theme parks in the world – Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. From the rides to the entertainment and even the nightlife, you'll never find the time to do it all, so planning ahead is definitely advised!
Shopping in Orlando can be an all day activity – the expansive shopping malls come fully equipped with outdoor areas, salons, bars and restaurants. What's more, this is the home of outlet shopping – if you want to pick up some big brand names at discounted prices this is the place to be.
Orlando's International Drive is an 11 mile road which has been famed for being an entertainment hub for many, many years. The latest development to the area is the ultra modern I-Drive 360, home to the Orlando Eye, a 400ft giant Ferris wheel which offers splendid views over the whole city. The area also has attractions including Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and a selections of restaurants and bars.
Orlando is one of the largest golfing destinations in the world, with more than 170 courses to choose from. Many of the most popular villa communities and hotel resorts have award winning golf courses on-site so getting some tee time in should be a breeze. If golf isn't your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy a bit of nature, between the airboat rides and nature reserves you're never far away from some open green space.
With an array of water sports on the beach, you’ll find plenty of adventure to get lost in. Make sure you try flyboarding where you shoot through the water and into the air wearing a jetpack. This thrilling sport is a lot of fun. If surfing is more your thing then visit Anna Maria Island, known for its short waves along White Avenue. Professional surfers visit year after year to try to stay afloat the tricky waves. Other popular water sports include parasailing and jet skiing with many outlets to hire or take lessons dotted along the beach.
The arts, culture and performing arts movements in Bradenton are thriving. With so much to see, do and explore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. One of the artistic highlights is the Village of Arts where artists live and work. Poodle around the galleries where you’ll find plenty of eclectic works. Those who love history will enjoy an afternoon stroll around the Bradenton Castle Village where you’ll discover the ruins from a large rambling sugar plantation built by Joseph and Hector Braden in the 1840s.
Picking up a holiday souvenir will be a breeze in Bradenton. You’ll find a vast selection of shopping malls selling everything from high street favourites to boutiques offering bespoke items. Handmade crafts can be found at the Village of the Arts, where you’ll be able to buy one-off items. If you’re after a bargain, then head to the Ellenton Premium Outlets. Here, browse stores like Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade as well as sports brands like Nike. With lots of restaurants here too, you’ll have a great selection of eateries to enjoy during your shopping spree.
Even the pickiest eaters will find plenty of delicious things to dine on in Bradenton. You’ll find restaurants serving a large selection of cuisines from Italian to Chinese. The area is known for its abundance of fresh seafood which can be found in many of the restaurants. Grouper, snapper, mullet and stone crab are some of the fish you must try. Florida also boasts Caribbean influence within its food and is reflected in restaurants throughout the Bradenton. Dine al fresco by the beach and enjoy fresh dishes oozing with flavour and spice.
The Knight Family
We are one of the only UK tour operators to have a team based in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Our friendly team are available to all of our guests travelling to the USA, offering support, help, advice and a friendly face to anyone who needs it. Our team in Kissimmee includes locals, who can give you tips on the best places to shop or dine and British Expats who know the importance of a good cup of tea!
If you are staying in one of our villas, head to our Welcome Centre first where one of the team will give you your keys, directions and all the information you need to make your stay perfect.