Palmetto trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Palmetto is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was listed as 12,606 It is part of the Bradenton - Sarasota - Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryA post office called Palmetto has been in operation since 1868. Samuel Sparks Lamb is considered the "Father of Palmetto," having surveyed and plotted the city at its outset and donated several plots of land. He owned a general merchandise store in town. The city received its name from the palmetto trees near the original town site. In 1897 Palmetto was incorporated and in the following years grew. In 1902 with the arrival of the railroad, the center of town moved from the waterfront to the train station.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4sqmi, of which 4.3sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi (2.92%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2010, there were 12,606 people, 4,891 households, and 3,192 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,865.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,096.2/km²). There were 6,729 housing units at an average density of 1,529.4 per square mile (585.13/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.10% White, 10.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 14.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.3% of the population.Add Palmetto and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States vacation planning site.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Palmetto
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Palmetto
Hidden gems in Palmetto
Golf in Palmetto
Places to visit with Palmetto
Orlando BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Theme Park, Nightlife Key West BEST FOR: Landmark, Specialty Museum, Parasailing / Paragliding Everglades National Park BEST FOR: World heritage site, Wildlife Area, Hiking Trail Key Largo BEST FOR: Scuba / Snorkeling, State Park, Wildlife Area DeLand BEST FOR: Historic Site, Nature / Wildlife Tour, State Park
Recently planned trips to Palmetto
8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Palmetto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Palmetto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Palmetto BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Palmetto BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium