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Mark this exciting Florida Gulf destination in your next calendar holiday! Royal palm tree lined streets and ocean vistas are to be expected in this classic, Old Florida town. Travelers visit every year to enjoy tranquil nature paths and culture as well as the many excellent restaurants and seafood shacks in the area. Many of the rentals are in the heart of Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor with nearby restaurants and parks along the waterfront. So, come and find out why travelers can’t stop raving about Punta Gorda!Elegant stylish rentals
Choose a classic rental right on the water or spacious architectural beauty on the edge of town. Whatever you decide, you will be close to the water with garden and sea views all around. These listings are a choice find for solo travelers, couples and families. Many of them feature a large living room with modern cozy furniture, flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen and private swimming pool. With amenities like these, you might not want to come home!
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The area and getting around
Enjoy this fun destination with your family and friends! Boating culture and scenic harbors abound. Boaters can rent a boat at Allure Boat Rentals and explore the harbor and many channels. Punta Gorda is also an artsy city with a plethora of art galleries and historic wall murals throughout the city. Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens merges incredible nature with world-class art. And, the Punta Gorda History Center showcases the history of the area for travelers who enjoy deepening their knowledge about a place. At 133 miles away from Orlando, this Florida West Coast town belongs on any traveler’s radar.Seafood and Entertainment
For starters, visit Fisherman’s Village. This lively market is where it’s all happening! Whether you’re looking to find out about upcoming events, fishing or shopping and dining, this hotspot will fill in all the gaps! For a taste of Florida spirits head over to Alligator Bay Distillers, boasting rum made from 100% Florida molasses. The seafood is to rave for and many of the restaurants feature live music. Carmelo’s Italian Ristorante and The Perfect Caper are fantastic fine dining options. For something more local, you won’t go wrong with the exquisite food at The Pier at Fisherman’s Village or the seafood feast at Peace River Seafood set in a classic authentic crabhouse.
Travelers and activities
Travelers with an affinity for the outdoors will find endless walking trails, nature and greenery everywhere in Punta Gorda. Some of the many outdoor activities to enjoy including boating, paddling, biking and bird-watching. Punta Gorda Nature Park is a great place to get lost along one of the many hiking trails in this 21-acre park. There are also several picnic tables amid the spectacular scenery to enhance your experience. Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park is the place to come to for virgin nature and bird watching. A walk through this park will take visitors through wetlands and plains as well as sights of blue herons, sandhill cranes, white ibis and more.Punta Gorda for Animal Lovers
A trip to Punta Gorda allows for many opportunities to see a plethora of different wildlife. The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Centre is a great place to learn the interesting back stories of rescued exotic animals. It is mainly managed by volunteers and offers a tranquil environment for visitors to take a walk and observe these majestic creatures. Peace River Wildlife Centre, next to Charlotte Harbour, is an educational center that takes injured animals and nurses them back to health. It’s also a great place to learn more about the environment and the center’s efforts to take care of these vulnerable animals.
In 2020, Punta Gorda ranked #2 for the USA Today’s Best Small Town Food Scenes in America thanks to the quality of dining experiences.
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A walk in this park will take visitors through the Punta Gorda Harbor and Fishing Pier. It’s also conveniently located close to shopping and cultural centers and the Laishely Marina leads to Charlotte Harbor. There’s also tons of activities that can be done within the park.2. Admire the Muscle Car City Museum
Designed by car aficionado Rick Treworgy, this museum holds a vintage collection of over 200 automobiles and memorabilia. Visitors will see Corvettes, Chevys, Camaros and more! It’s also home to the biggest collection of GM cars in America!3. Peruse art galleries
Punta Gorda is known for its many local artists. Have a look at galleries like the Sea Grape Artists Gallery, notorious for one-of-a-kind pieces including pottery, glasswork and of course paintings. Also, art lovers be sure to stop by the Visual Arts Center to both admire the art and possibly even join a class and create some pieces of your own!4. Take family fun to the next level at Escape Rooms Unlocked
Take the family to enjoy this fun game! You’ll have 60 minutes to escape by answering a series of questions. There are 7 different adventure options including ‘Heist at the Grand Hotel,’ and ‘The Hideout’.5. Pay homage to the Hector House Plaza
This site is a must-visit to really get to know the area. Even though the original house has been demolished, there is a plaque commemorating the place where the city was officially founded. Another point of interest is the famous giant chessboard garden.