Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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Punta Gorda Information

About Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a beautiful waterfront city in Charlotte County, Florida. It is renowned for its small town ambience and easily walkable and bike-able streets. Its prime harbor location makes for a haven for boating and fishing as well as over 60 canals for deep sea fishing, sailing, and cruising to the Gulf of Mexico. The city also features an array of dining establishments and specialty shops. Statistically, approximately seventy percent of Punta Gorda’s residents live on waterfronts.

What to do in Punta Gorda

Apart from fishing and enjoying great seafood, Punta Gorda has an array of activities and places for visitors to enjoy. A popular destination for those visiting Punta Gorda is visiting Port Charlotte which offers year round play on more than 20 golf courses. Port Charlotte also offers spectacular vistas and landscapes and is consistently ranked high on lists of must dos in Florida. For those that enjoy hiking, Cape Haze Pioneer Trail provides a trail for visitors of all ages to hike, bike, and walk along.

Fisherman’s Village is also a popular destination for waterfront shopping and dining. It was once a fishing village and now is a lively waterfront destination and is a must when visiting Punta Gorda. Visitors can enjoy the unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, marina, military heritage museum, boat and kayak rentals, and live entertainment. There are also many places in Punta Gorda that are part of the National Register of Historic Places including: A.C. Freeman House, Charlotte High School, Clarence L. Babcock House, H.W. Smith Building, Old First and National Bank of Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda Atlantic Coast Line Depot, Punta Gorda Ice Plant, Punta Gorda Residential District, Punta Gorda Woman’s Club, and Villa Bianca. Some of the popular dining establishments on Punta Gorda include Dean’s South of the Border, Burnt Store Grille, Village Fish Market Restaurant, Biehl’s Slip Not Lounge, and Porto Bello Restaurant.

Punta Gorda Day Trips

Located about 30 minutes by vehicle, visitors can take a day excursion to Fort Myers which has an array of things to do and sites to visit. Some of the highlights include Imaginarium Hands-On Museum, Lakes Regional Park, jetBlue Park at Fenway South, Hammond Stadium, and Estero Bay Preserve State Park.

Located about 45 minutes away by vehicle is the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park which is composed of islands and land that surrounds Charlotte Harbor. The park is comprised of 43,404 acres and protects more than 100 miles of shoreline. It is the third largest Florida State Park.

Located about an hour by vehicle is Sarasota which has an array of things to do including the John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Sarasota Bay, Ed Smith Stadium, South Florida Museum, and Mote Marine Laboratory.

Punta Gorda Accommodations

Punta Gorda has an array of accommodation options including vacation rentals, hotels, resorts, inns, and bed and breakfast establishments. The most popular area to stay is around Fisherman’s Village.

Punta Gorda Transportation

Punta Gorda is a very walkable community and visitors can also opt for bicycle rentals as well as taxis.

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Vacation Rentals in Punta Gorda

Looking for a vacation rental in Punta Gorda? Tripping.com has 164 vacation rental homes available in Punta Gorda. You'll find 1 studios, 30 1-bedroom, 52 2-bedroom and 81 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.

The average price of a nightly rental in Punta Gorda is $188 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Punta Gorda home is $25.

Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 46 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Punta Gorda. In addition to accommodating pets, Punta Gorda rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 142 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 141 have TV and/or cable and 112 have a pool or hot tub.

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