Discover Premier Punta Gorda Attractions
Unforgettable Stays in Florida
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
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
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
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
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
Disney World Resort
Visit Mickey, Minnie and the gang. Located 106 miles north