Bradenton is a city in the state of Florida in America. It is situated on the Gulf coast. Its economy is based on tourism and agricultural products. Tropicana, the orange juice company is headquartered here.
Arrive by air at Sarasota/Bradenton International airport in Sarasota. You can also fly into Tampa International airport in Tampa. Tickets to Tampa are generally cheaper and it's easier to get a direct flight since the airport is bigger.
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For the most part Bradenton is a safe city, however it has a significantly higher crime rate than Sarasota. Gang violence has risen in the past few years and drug crime remains.
Avoid traveling into neighborhoods near Old 301, Palmetto, and Central Bradenton; these areas tend to have a higher concentration of crime, especially at night. Stick to the wealthier West Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
As always, don't walk around by yourself late at night or carry around expensive objects or large amounts of cash. Driving is normally pretty safe, however carjackings have been known to happen. If driving around at night, lock your car doors and windows. Again it is recommended to stick to major roads to avoid getting lost and ending up in a bad neighborhood.