Next week my husband and I will be in Bradenton for 2 weeks with a car. We are active seniors who love a great beach (i.e. Siesta Key, Holmes Beach), kayaking, snorkeling, nature, hiking, good restaurants, music, new experiences. I play tennis and walk our two dogs, who aren't coming with us. We are not boaters or golfers. We want to move to the Gulf coast in a year to a newer 3-bedroom single-family home a half-hour from the beach with a pool and some kind of water view. We like Bradenton but wonder if there are other places we should consider living from Tampa/Clearwater to Naples. Venice? Cape Coral? (1) Are there things we should know about living in various areas? Can you recommend specific areas or communities? (2) For sightseeing along the way, can you recommend places to visit, things to do, day trips from Bradenton although we could spend a night elsewhere? (I already have ideas for Sarasota.) Thanks for any help or guidance you can give me.