Where to Stay & Why - Plan an escape with your loved ones (including pets) and book one of the vacation rentals that can accommodate 2 guests and more. Upon arriving or after spending a day out, relax on the comfortable furniture in front of the flat-screen TV. There’s plenty of room to sprawl out (check out the sleeper sofa) and is great for entertaining. Whip up delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen then gather everyone around the dining table and enjoy meals together. You can have your coffee in the morning or wine in the evening on the stools at the breakfast bar.
Most of the spacious bedrooms lead to the pool or the screened-in lanai with lounging chairs. Outside, there's a heated pool with sundeck for all day sunshine and a landscaped lot with palm trees to complete your tropical holiday. Maybe pick a villa rental that also has a private dock for your boat where you can fish or just relax by the water. Want to have snacks or meals outside? Fire up the grill or toast marshmallows around the fire pit.
Want to know what else is inside these beautiful homes? There can be cable TV, WiFi, air conditioning, telephone for local calls, game consoles or games room, books, karaoke machine, washer and dryer, beach essentials, pool toys, Pack ‘n Play, high chair, bikes, kayaks with life vests, fishing equipment, parking, and more. Some owners even go beyond in making sure your stay is the best! Some offer a complimentary treat, and others provide lists of things to do and places to see in beautiful Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
What to See & Do - The city features the public Yacht Basic and Club, the Sunsplash Waterpark, along with 30 other recreational parks and golf courses. Cape Coral also offers a variety of Gulf beaches in its immediate neighborhood, such as Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. Several parks and ecological preserves, such as Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve that allow you to observe the distinctive local wildlife. For a history of Cape Coral, include in your day trips the Historical Museum, the Art Studio, the Cape Coral Art League, Cultural Park Theater, and Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, which features live art performances.
Where to Eat & Drink - Whatever your preference for food is, Cape Coral has it. Cape Harbour is a trending neighborhood with waterfront restaurants and local shops. If you prefer to use the beautiful kitchen and prepare a recipe of your own, drop by the farmers market or the Publix Market. If you want to get your Mexican fix, head to Iguana Mia or El Tarasco. Don’t miss Lady Lobster where you can choose a fresh lobster for dinner. Other famous dining options are Uncle Angelo’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Lounge, Ceno Grille, Marina Club Restaurant, and Rum Runners. Unwind with bar bites and craft brews at Nice Guys Pizza and Beer or for enjoying food and drinks with live music, go to 10 Twenty Five.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - The nearest major airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) which is 14 miles from the center of Cape Coral. Another major airport is Charlotte County Airport (PGD) and is 30 miles away. By car, you can take the Interstate 75 from the north or south going to US 41.
Being the second largest city in Florida, expect things to be spread out so driving is a must. You can also discover wonderful adventures when biking in Cape Coral - a designated Bicycle Friendly Community. The place offers a very special biking experience with more than 90 miles of interconnected bike routes bordering nature preserves, scenic canals, marinas, golf courses, and the expansive Caloosahatchee River.
When to Go - Cape Coral has an average of 355 days of sunshine each year. While the summers are very warm, humid, and rainy, the winters are dry and have moderate temperatures. The best months to visit are during the dry season, which is from October to May. The weather is very pleasant and sunny.
Want to know more about Cape Coral? Check out our Cape Coral Travel Guide and see what else you can add to your trip!