If you’re looking for a getaway then Englewood is perfect and just 50 miles north of Fort Myers. Without all the traffic and beach congestion that most Florida hot spots have, Englewood is almost like a hidden oasis on the Gulf coast.
Enjoy the white sandy beaches without the chaos and crowds. Along the Manasota Key (west side of Lemon Bay) enjoy three amazing beaches: Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Beach/Chadwick Park, and Stump Pass Beach State Park. These beaches attract all kinds of wildlife, from dolphins and sea turtles to different birds of every shape and color. Don’t forget to bring a bucket to collect sea glass and shark teeth too! If sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun isn’t exciting enough for you, there’s all kinds of watersports available in Englewood. Head over to Englewood Beach Parasailing or Beach Road Watersports to get in on the action! When you’re not enjoying the miles of beaches and water access, then try out one of the golf courses in town, like Boca Royale Golf & Country Club. If you need a little relaxation and rejuvenation, then go to Emmett’s Salon Day Spa. Don’t forget to eat while your out on your many adventures. Some favorite spots to try include: Fishery Restaurant, Lock ‘N Key Restaurant, and Gulf View Grill.
There are plenty of day trips that can be taken while vacationing in Englewood. A short 20 minute drive east gets you to the Myakka State Forest where you can do anything from camping and hiking to fishing, canoeing, and bird watching. The Trailtrotter Equestrian Program also offers horseback trail riding though this historic forest. Head to Port Charlotte for more beaches and dining options. You can also check out the Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. It spans 70 miles of shoreline to create a nature preserve where you can go hiking or kayaking down the extensive paddle trails. Drive to Fort Myers for the day and enjoy the all the shopping and beaches this major tourist destination has to offer.
From beach resorts to vacation rentals there is some place for everyone to stay in Englewood. Stay in a beach home on Manasota Key and wake up to the smell of the ocean breeze every morning and feel like a local. Or stay at the Seafarer Beach Resort with the peace of mind that everything is taken care of for you. The Palm Island Resort is another amazing place to stay and offers beachfront villas, cottages and homes. Venice, FL is just a short ways north of Englewood if you choose to stay outside the area. Also Don Pedro Island is directly south of Englewood and offers amazing accommodations to fit everyone’s needs.
When it comes to getting around, renting a car is your best bet. You’ll be able to easily travel around the city, but also venture out to Myakka Forest and Port Charlotte or anywhere else along the coast. Charlotte County also offers a Curb-to-Curb transit service, but reservations must be made in advance. Taxis and rideshare services (like Uber) are also available in Englewood.
Find the best Englewood vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 305 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Englewood range from $44 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 277 homes in Englewood offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 163 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 282 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Englewood offers 72 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Englewood where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 215 HomeAway rentals, 56 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 17 Expedia vacation rentals.