Have a Relaxing Beach Day

Boca Grande Beach

Looking for a beach out of a postcard? The photo above is taken at one of my favorite local spots. Boca Grande Range Lighthouse Beach (you can put this right into google maps). Park and pay and follow the path down to the water, you will walk out on to one of the best kept secrets in Southwest Florida. This "locals only" spot isn't known by many. Making for a peaceful beach trip. Stop into town on your way out for lunch and shopping! You can rent golf carts and stop on Banyon street for a photo under their famous backdrop 100 year old + Banyan trees!

 

Brunch or Dinner at Leroys Southern Kitchen 

Located in Downtown Punta Gorda Florida.  I discovered this place when a local blogger shared her experience on Facebook. I am a food LOVER and this place was calling my name. High quality southern style food.  We tried brunch first (Sunday's ONLY) and were instantly hooked. Delicious fresh ingredients and great atmosphere.  Live bands multiple nights a week and an amazing bourbon selection.  We often sit at the window (pictured above) and enjoy dinner and drinks after a long day!  Check out their menu online 

 

Book a local fishing charter 

Goliath Grouper

A great way to get to know the area and out waters is to book a local fishing guide. Our area is known for many different kinds of fishing. Inshore, offshore, tarpon and sharks. We have a little bit of everything! In the video above I assist my husband with his charter guests, they hook and land a Goliath Grouper. The fish is safely released after a few quick photos. Ready to catch yours? BigBullyFishing.com 

 

Go for a trail ride 

Bit of Hope Ranch is a horse rescue and training facility located in Englewood Florida.  They offer private group trail rides though the Florida wilderness. It's a fun and relaxing weekend adventure, no experience necessary!  Check out their Facebook page for more information. 

 

 

Paddle board & Kayak Tours 

 

Looking for fun in the sun exploring the beaches and intercostal waterways of Southwest Florida?  Nothing gets you closer to nature than a kayak or paddle board tour! Companies like SUP Englewood are professionals at showing you around and getting you up close and personal to dolphins, manatees, starfish and more! 

 

TT's Tiki Bar on Charlotte Harbor

This is a great place to watch the sunset and catch up with friends. Tiki on Charlotte Harbor is located at the base of The Four Points by Sheraton in Punta Gorda Florida. They the have some of the best views and drinks around! Check out their website for more information & events! 

 

Shopping Downtown Punta Gorda 

With so many options it's a blast to spend an afternoon shopping downtown!  Local boutiques and services all in one place! Fishermans Village is a short distance away as well.  The shops are beautiful and air conditioned with unique items you wont find anywhere else. They also have seasonal and weekly rentals available. Check out their website for further information and events!