Just north of Bradenton, Florida, you will find Ruskin tucked along the Tampa Bay right off of Interstate 75. Ruskin combines all the best of the Sunshine State into one tiny area that most have never heard of. Living in Ruskin is all about enjoying being on, in, or around the water. There is no shortage of activities to do in the water from Tampa to Sarasota.
The best areas in Ruskin for me are all the museums and cultural centers. Aside from the Ruskin History Center, Ringlings is down I75 in Sarasota, something everyone should experience at least once. The Ellenton Premium Outlets are where you can go shopping for everything from sneakers, flip-flops, to handbags.
Dining in the Ruskin area is unique too, we have plenty of seafood restaurants, but a little of everything in Sarasota or Tampa too. I can go to the casinos or nightclubs at night, or spend the day at the Florida Aquarium with the kids if we need to escape the hottest part of the summer months on the west coast of the Sunshine State.