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The name Punta Gorda means "Broad Point" and dates back to the landing of Ponce de Leon in 1513. It is the only incorporated city in Charlotte County and is more than 14 miles square with approximately 16,000 residents. Situated approximately 100 miles south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast with easy access from I-75, this community continues to offer leisurely, unhurried living. Charlotte Harbor flanks the northwest side of the city offering 129 square miles of sparkling water, clear sunshine, fishing at its greatest, wildlife in abundance and a casual, friendly atmosphere that appeals to those who are seeking the natural pleasures of life.

The recently revitalized downtown has cobblestone streets and gas lamp streetlights. The residential area features many brick streets lined with huge old royal palms and many old Florida-era tin roofed homes with wide verandas. An ever increasing population has spawned an expansion of unique shops, restaurants and Punta Gorda attractions that continue to expand the fine reputation of Punta Gorda's charm.

Little League, the Texas Rangers spring training, bingo, fishing, golf and gardening are top priorities for residents, when they're not sailing in Charlotte Harbor or enjoying the white sand beach in nearby Englewood. Guided walks along almost 4 miles of nature trails through southwest Florida's ecosystems are free of charge during November through April at the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda.

L.E. Hotels Top 10 Things to Do in Punta Gorda

Military Heritage and Aviation Museum

View artifacts relating to the history of Amercia's past and present conflicts at one of the top Punta Gorda attractions. Just 1 mile away.

Fisherman's Village

A must-see in Punta Gorda offering boat tours, dining and local shops. 1 Mile away.

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

A place where visitors can learn more about the environmental area of Charlotte Harbor. Located 4 miles south.


Experience “our world.” Touch a cloud, feel the force of a hurricane, or run through a thunderstorm. The Imaginarium has over 60 interactive exhibits. Located 24 miles south.

Everglades National Park

Largest sub-tropical wilderness in The United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the Amercian Crocodile, Florida Panther and West Indian Manatee. Located 23 miles south.

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

When you're looking for fun in the sun, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to make a splash in Southwest Florida. Located 26 miles south.

Port Charlotte Beach Complex

Public Beach access. Located 4 miles north.

Babcock Wilderness Adventure

Florida's #1 Ecotour. Swamp buggy tour through Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp. Experienced guides offer in depth descriptions of birds, animals, plants and the cattle and horses that are raised on the ranch. Located 22 miles east.

Busch Gardens Africa/ Adventure Island

One of Florida's best Amusement Parks.  Experience great roller coasters or take an up close view of African Wildlife. Located 100 miles north.

Disney World Resort

Visit Mickey, Minnie and the gang. Located 106 miles north east.