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With the summer heat leaving the air, fall is a pleasant time to visit Cape Coral. Evenings dip to a comfortable chill and with the summer crowds gone, visitors can enjoy more of the coast to themselves. In this southwestern Florida town known for its scenic waterways and canals, wildlife watching, and nearby white sand beaches, among other attractions, additional fall activities add even more excitement to your coastal vacation. If you plan to head to southwestern Florida this autumn, be sure to add some of our favorite fall activities in Cape Coral to your itinerary!

Explore the Nature Trails

Fall is a great time to explore the nature trails that weave their way through Cape Coral. With many of the trails in unshaded areas, fall temperatures provide a welcome respite. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve offers a nature trail that weaves its way through natural wetlands and features a scenic boardwalk and observation piers. As you walk, keep an eye out for eagles, ibis, herons, other wading & migratory birds, raccoons, and snakes. Another place to enjoy nature during fall in Cape Coral is Rotary Park. Part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, you’ll want to keep an eye out for wildlife whether you’re an avid birder or simply a lover of nature. This rugged trail weaves its way through salt marshes, uplands, and mangrove wetlands. During low tide, wading birds can often be spotted in the oyster bars and shallow flats.

Plan a Fishing Expedition

The fall season is excellent for catching fish in the waters throughout Cape Coral. And with over 400 miles of navigable waters, fishing in Cape Coral is an avid angler’s dream. In early fall, it’s still possible to catch tarpon before they leave for the season. You’re also likely to find bonito, snook, mackerel, grouper, and snapper at the end of your line. September through November are also prime months for catching redfish in Cape Coral’s flats and passes. Some of the top fishing spots in Cape Coral include the Rosen Park Boat Ramp, Sirenia Vista Park, Lake Kennedy Park, Four Freedoms Park, Four Mile Cove Preserve, and Rotary Park. Of course, if you’d rather have a more tailored experience, you can also consider booking a fall fishing trip in Cape Coral in which case your permit and gear would all be taken care of. Fish Getter Charters and Inshore Excursions LLC are just a couple of the renowned fishing charters in Cape Coral that will show you a memorable day on the water whether you’re an experienced angler or just beginning your fishing journey.

Attend a Fall Event

With additional events on the calendar in Cape Coral during fall months, an already great vacation can become even more memorable. Consider attending some of these favorite fall events to add some variety into your stay!

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cape Coral with the German American Social Club. Enjoy live authentic German music from US-based German bands, as well as other live music events. With three stages and two dance floors, there is nonstop entertainment. A sit-down dinner includes menu items featuring German specialties such as schnitzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut, bratwurst, and potato pancakes, among others. And of course, it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without an abundance of imported German beer, wine, and spirits, as well as domestic beer. Bring the whole family and the kids will enjoy the carnival area that features games and rides. The festival is held during the last two weekends of October.

Throughout the month of October, head to Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park for their seasonal Frightmare on 78. This spooky attraction offers a haunted house experience complete with strobe lights, noises, fog effects, realistic props, cinematic gore, power tools, uneven flooring, tight spaces, and in some cases, complete darkness. Taking the typical haunted house experience to the next level, Frightmare on 78 is great for those who love to get into the Halloween spirit and experience an unforgettable thrill. Enter if you dare!

If you’re in Cape Coral around Veteran’s Day, be sure to stop by Veteran’s Memorial Park. The park features a striking Iwo Jima Monument, as well as an Iraqi War Statue, Korean War Monument, Merchant Marine Monument, and Vietnam Memorial. A boardwalk also weaves its way through the trees and is a pleasant location for a serene nature walk. A Veteran’s Day Parade is often put on in Cape Coral, complete with marching veterans and other civic groups.

Plan Your Cape Coral Stay

Whether you plan to spend your fall days enjoying the great outdoor adventures located in Cape Coral or getting into the autumn spirit with fall festivities, you’re sure to find plenty of fun things to do in Cape Coral this fall!

Still in search of Cape Coral accommodations for your fall getaway? Contact us at Vacanza Rentals for your Cape Coral vacation rental!

With its oceanfront location, it is probably no surprise that fresh seafood falls near the top of Cape Coral’s dining scene. But Cape Coral has much more to offer on the culinary front, with a variety of restaurants offering everything from southern favorites to worldwide cuisine. And thanks to the casual coastal vibe that is inherent in Cape Coral, there’s no need to pack anything but casual wear for your meal out. Whether you’re fueling up before heading out for a day on the water or just wrapping up a day enjoying the top Cape Coral attractions, be sure to set aside some time to try these top casual restaurants in Cape Coral!

Twisted Lobster

Enjoy some of Cape Coral’s best seafood at the Twisted Lobster. This unpretentious eatery is reminiscent of a boathouse, with a large canoe that hangs from the ceiling and cozy booths tucked along the windows. With rotating daily deals, there are always budget-friendly options for the top seafood dishes at Twisted Lobster. For lunch they offer an abbreviated menu with eight options, each for $8.99. There’s a good mix here even for those who aren’t seafood lovers, including a burger, chicken basket, and Caesar salad. Start your dinner out with a bowl of creamy clam chowder before selecting among mains such as tacos, sandwiches, and seafood plates. The butter-baked haddock is a favorite, crusted with panko and parmesan and baked with squeezed lemon. Wash it all down with a cold brew or your choice of wine by the glass or bottle.

Dek Bar

The Dek Bar is the place to dine when you’re craving that quintessential bar food in a laid-back, friendly environment. A true local hangout, the Dek Bar is as casual as it gets. Their wings are finger-licking good and come in orders of 10 or 20 with hot, mild, medium, garlic, parmesan, BBQ, teriyaki, honey mustard, or atomic sauce.  Dek Bar is the epitome of budget-friendly, with 50 cent wings on Wednesdays and 50 cent hot dogs on Thursdays. But inexpensive eats can still go hand-in-hand with good quality, and this is the case at Dek Bar. Their 10- and 16-inch pizzas and large baskets of hand-cut fries with toppings of your choice are great for sharing. Wash it all down with a cold beer as you chat with old friends or make new ones at the Dek Bar!

New England Moorings

Snag a table indoors or on the open-air patio for your meal at Moorings. Play a game of cornhole as you wait for your meal to arrive at this eatery, which is known for their grilled seafood dishes. Start your meal off with their Key West or Rhode Island seafood chowdah before diving into your main entrée. For mains, you’ll find a variety of grilled and fried seafood dishes, pork medallions, steak, grilled chicken, and a handful of vegetarian options. Their shrimp scampi is a favorite, with the option of steamed or grilled shrimp. The menu at Moorings is flexible, with the option of making up your own seafood platter as you go. Be sure to save room for an order of the Irish cannoli, which comes free with any appetizer order.

House of Omelets Restaurant

Before heading out for a day on the water, make time for the most important meal of the day at House of Omelets Restaurant. With a daily opening hour of 7 am, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast here before the day’s activities begin. Or if you’re a late riser, enjoy breakfast or lunch until 3 pm daily. As the name suggests, House of Omelets Restaurant is known for its hearty omelets, although the variety offered on the menu means you don’t have to be an egg lover to appreciate a good meal here. House of Omelets prides itself on using fresh organic ingredients from hormone-free meat to organic vegetables. With over two dozen omelets plus the option of adding additional cheese, meats, and veggies of your choice, there truly is an omelet for every taste at the House of Omelets Restaurant. The lobster omelet, corned beef hash omelet, and Polish wonder are just a few of the unique combinations found here. Skillets, sandwiches, burritos, benedicts, and items from the griddle are also available for breakfast. The lunch menu is equally as extensive, filled with salads, wraps, and burger options. Order a pitcher of mimosas to share or a bottomless mimosa to accompany your brunch in Cape Coral.

Still in search of a Cape Coral vacation rental? At Vacanza Rentals, we offer a wide selection of upscale private homes and condos for your getaway to Cape Coral, FL. These luxurious accommodations are located with easy access to Cape Coral’s best restaurants and attractions. Contact us today to learn more!

The beautiful home of Villa Citrus is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with room for up to eight guests and two pets. The home is perfect for a larger family or group hoping to enjoy everything Cape Coral and the surrounding area has to offer. Step in and feel stress and worry melt away in your home away from home that keeps you close to the action.


Restful Relaxation in Cape Coral

Guests looking for a fun and exciting yet restful and relaxing stay in Cape Coral will find all they desire and more at Villa Citrus. Beautiful and stylish furnishings and finishes can be found in every area of the home, in bedrooms as well as living spaces. Enjoy exciting activities, bars, shops, and countless other Cape Coral-area attractions to keep you busy during your stay.

Exterior Features

Drive up to Villa Citrus and feel the relaxation you’ll enjoy inside. Beautifully manicured landscape includes green grass and mature vegetation including large palm trees. The home reflects tranquility with neutral colors and a tall stone chimney. Once you’ve settled yourself inside, begin enjoying your backyard oasis. The property sits on the canal! A large fenced in deck/dock extends out into the water and offers four chaise lounges for relaxing the day away. Use the boat lift to keep your vessel clean and seaworthy for whenever you’re ready to set sail. Enjoy the outdoors closer to the house and splash around in the in-ground pool or soak in the in-ground spillover spa. If water isn’t in your outdoor relaxation plans, sit out on the second-floor balcony and watch the world go by. Shield yourself from the sun on the screened in covered patio. Dark colored wicker outdoor furnishings provide plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the outdoors without the constant beat of the Florida sun. Grill up the catch of the day or another favorite meal on the provided BBQ grill and enjoy it around the outdoor dining set that seats six. Two fans help keep the air moving to keep everyone comfortable.

Interior Amenities

Step inside and start your relaxing break in Cape Coral. The open plan living, kitchen, and dining space means everyone can enjoy some time together or carve out their own space. Two large denim blue couches surround a wheeled cart style coffee table. Two modern style leather chairs join the mix to make seating for everyone to enjoy a fire in the fireplace or a movie or TV show on the flat screen TV. When hunger strikes, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and wood cabinets provide plenty of storage and equipment for you to make a delicious home-cooked meal. A peninsula with raised bar holds the gas cook top and bar seating for four. Enjoy the meal at the wood table and chair set that seats four.

When you need a good night’s sleep or a refreshing nap between activities, make yourself comfortable in a private bedroom. All of the bedrooms feature tile floors and ceiling fans and are on the second floor. The master suite features a king bed on tiled floors. Decorated in blues and whites, it gives the ambiance of the waterfront. The matching bedroom set brings the room together and offers everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay. Draw the curtains on the sliding glass door for a good night’s sleep or open them wide and set out onto the second-floor balcony. Watch the news or your favorite TV show on the flat screen TV. Step into the master bathroom and enjoy your morning and evening routine. A large frameless glass shower accompanies a double-sink vanity where you’ll have plenty of space for your personal toiletries. The first guest room features an upholstered king bed frame on a tile floor. A matching dresser and single night stand offer space for storing everything. The third bedroom hosts a white wood frame queen bed. Matching night tables with matching lamps in a star fish theme flank the bed on either side. The final bedroom features the same bed as the third but is flanked by night tables with marble tops and matching can light-style lamps. The three guest rooms share a hall bath featuring tub/shower combo and double-sink vanity. Everyone will have no trouble finding the space that’s just for them!

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No matter when or how long you plan to stay in Cape Coral, Villa Citrus will give you all the excitement, fun, and relaxation you’re looking for. Contact us today to book a memorable Cape Coral stay that will have you coming back for years to come!

Stay in style in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Cape Coral by booking our beautiful Villa Merrick property for your next vacation! Located directly alongside the Merrick Canal, you will get to enjoy stunning views from your villa, as well as be only 5 minutes away from Cape Harbour Marina.

The exterior of Villa Merrick is welcoming right from the start, with its bright yellow exterior giving you a sneak peak of the tropical decor inside the home. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the two-story Villa Merrick comfortably accommodates up to eight guests and is also pet friendly. Inside you’ll find dual master suites, a fully stocked kitchen space, a formal dining room, and a den. Villa Merrick is the perfect home away from home during your stay in Cape Coral!

Main Living Space

As you enter Villa Merrick, you’ll find yourself in a spacious entryway that leads directly into the living area. The living room boasts several leather couches, offering plenty of seating for all your guests. It also has a large flat screen TV and fun decor to complement the tropical surroundings. Adjacent to the living area, sliding glass doors offer access to outdoor space while bringing in lots of natural light.

The living area flows nicely into the fully stocked kitchen space that features all the major appliances such as a stove, fridge, and microwave. There’s also a spacious kitchen island that is a perfect prep space for meals. You’ll have everything you need to whip up a homemade meal during your stay! The kitchen sink is located in the high-top counter overlooking the living space, allowing for guests in the living room and kitchen areas to easily interact. You’ll also find a small seating area for four guests in the main living space, directly next to a set of sliding glass doors that leads directly into the backyard. Throughout the home you’ll find understated beach-themed decor such as palm tree throw pillows, and furniture with bamboo and wicker accents.

Master Suites

Perhaps one of the best features of Villa Merrick are its dual master suites, making it the perfect for large families or friend groups traveling together, you won’t have to worry about fighting for the extra space or privacy! The first master suite is downstairs and features a King size bed and flat screen TV with DVD player. You’ll find a set of French doors that open directly onto the pool deck, giving you easy access to and from the bedroom and bathroom space. The en suite bathroom is truly impressive, with a standalone bathtub and a walk-in Roman shower with dual entrances and shower heads. There are also two vanity units and his-and-hers closet spaces, making this suite a perfect choice for couples!

The second master suite in the home takes up the entirety of the second floor, giving guests that extra layer of privacy from the rest of the home. This room features a King size bed, flat screen TV, and stunning views of the Merrick Canal! The en suite bathroom offers a shared shower and tub, toilet, and single vanity.

Additional Bedrooms

The third and fourth bedrooms at Merrick Villas are perfectly suited for kids and teens, with each one featuring two twin size beds and a flat screen TV. These two bedrooms share a bathroom space that features a combined shower and tub, toilet, and single vanity.

Outdoor Space and Other Amenities

Villa Merrick also features a formal dining area with seating for six guests, and a small den at the front of the home which features a comfortable seating area and a writing desk. There’s also a laundry room complete with washer and dryer, and an attached two car garage.

The true wow factor of Villa Merrick is the beautiful outdoor space. With access from the living room, dining area, and master suite, everyone in the home can enjoy this private oasis. The entire outdoor space is screened in, so you get the benefits of all that wonderful Florida sun without worrying about mosquitos or other critters ruining your good time. The private pool and hot tub are perfect for soaking up some rays during those sunny Florida afternoons, and the outdoor space is outfitted with two separate dining areas with seating for up to six guests each. You’ll also find several lounge chairs by the pool. There is also a barbeque grill. You will have everything you need to throw the perfect pool party during your stay at Villa Merrick! Best of all is the amazing views. Villa Merrick backs up to the Merrick Canal, so you can enjoy serene views of the water and watch the boats pass as you relax or party down in the backyard.

Relax and enjoy the best of Cape Coral with a stay in Villa Merrick!

Picture this: You’ve planned for a beach getaway in the beautiful seaside town of Cape Coral. You’ve packed your swimsuits, flip flops, and sunscreen, expecting nothing but fun in the sun. You open the curtains on your first day in Cape Coral, ready to take on the sun and the surf, when you discover that it’s a rainy, gloomy day. Although an unexpected rainy day can dampen anyone’s spirits during an oceanside vacation, don’t be discouraged! Cape Coral is filled with tons of fun activities to enjoy until the clouds clear and the sun shines again. Keep reading to find out our favorite rainy day activities in Cape Coral.

Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery

It’s no secret that the main attraction in Cape Coral is its beautiful beaches and numerous canals. However, when you can’t get out on the water due to inclement weather, there is no better place to be in Cape Coral than the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery! Wicked Dolphin is famous for its variety of small batch, handcrafted rum that is distilled from premium Florida cane sugar. Using local ingredients and the best methods, Wicked Dolphin is a must stop for any spirits lover! On a rainy day in Cape Coral, drown your sorrows with a rum tasting and tour here, offered on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm, each hour on the hour. The approximately 35-minute tour will take you through their distilling process and give you great stories and insights into the history of the Wicked Dolphin Distillery. Best of all, both the tour and the tastings are completely free! This is a great place to spend a rainy afternoon, and while the tastings are reserved for those 21 and older, the tour itself is family friendly and open to everyone of all ages. If you like what you taste, you can pick up a bottle to take home as a souvenir, along with t-shirts, barbecue sauce, and other great items in their shop.

Harbour View Gallery

Although a rainy day may obscure your view of Cape Coral’s beautiful beaches, you can still take in lovely sites by browsing the work of local artists at the Harbour View Gallery. Open daily from 11am to 8pm and conveniently located between the shores and the downtown area of Cape Harbour, Harbour View Gallery is a lovely place to spend the afternoon. Enjoy a variety of works from local artists, from paintings and sculpture to jewelry and crafts, there is something here for every taste and nearly every budget. Each month, the gallery features a 2-D artist and a 3-D artist, meaning that no matter how many times you travel to Cape Coral, there will always be something new to enjoy in the gallery. This is the only artist owned co-op gallery in Cape Coral, which ensures that the artists have a say in how their work is displayed and you can be sure that they directly receive commission from the sales of their works. Since its opening in the fall of 2007, Harbour View Gallery has displayed the works of over 300 local artists!

Cape Coral Historical Museum

What better opportunity to learn about the local history and culture of Cape Coral than on a rainy day! The Cape Coral Museum of History is a great destination for anyone interested in how this Florida town began. Although it has only been incorporated for just over 50 years, the rich history of the area dates back hundreds of years, and the museum is a fun place to explore the history and learn more about the people and landmarks of Cape Coral. The museum is open Wednesdays-Fridays from 11am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Admission is very reasonable, just $5 for adults and free for students with ID and children 17 & under. Usually, the museum allows you the option to browse the exhibits on your own or choose a tour, however due to current health restrictions they are open for museum tours only. Enjoy a guided tour, limited to eight guests plus the tour guide, making it feel like a private experience! Learn great tidbits about Cape Coral and its history. You may even want to return when the weather is nice to explore the gardens and take a free tour of the “Florida-Friendly Gardens” here!

The last thing anyone wants during their beach vacation is a day spoiled by rain. However, when you’re in Cape Coral, be sure to make the most of your rainy day by heading into town and exploring some of the many local destinations that are sure to delight! There is sure to be something to entertain the whole family during your rainy day adventures in Cape Coral. Book your Cape Coral vacation today!

We love to take a little extra time and shine the spotlight on our rentals, allowing potential guests to obtain a clearer picture of what they can expect when they choose Vacanza Rentals for their Cape Coral accommodations. Today, we would like to introduce you to our Villa Rosegarden View sanctuary! Offering five spacious and comfortable bedrooms, four spa-like baths, and the key to a vacation experience you will never forget, the comfort, luxury, and style of this sweet property will make you fall in love. This guide to its wonder will help paint a clearer picture as to what you can expect when you choose Vacanza for your vacation accommodations!

Let Your Troubles Go

Traveling can be tiring, but all your aches and exhaustion will disappear almost at your first glimpse of Villa Rosegarden View! It’s stuccoed structure and red tile roof may not be what you expect from a Florida home, but when that large wood door swings open, revealing the treasures inside, all other thoughts will leave your mind as step inside and follow paths created from tile to rooms that welcome all guests.

Featuring a cheerful kitchen containing updated appliances and everything you need to create a meal (minus the food, of course) or whip up a pitcher of margaritas to be shared with your fellow travelers, the open floor plan ensures that the dining room is close at hand. In this case, however, you have two options, including a cozy little niche offering a round glass table with four comfortable floral chairs surrounding it. Oversized glass doors lead out to a screened-in lanai, allowing you to bring the outside in when open or keep the weather out when closed. This is the spot where morning coffee will be enjoyed, casual conservations will be had, and daydreams will be realized. The formal dining room located just a few steps away is dominated by a heavy wood table and solid padded chairs, and with its larger size, it is the perfect size for playing board games or putting together giant puzzles!

Villa Rosegarden View is a large property, offering space for up to 10 guests to sleep, and its design makes it perfect for multiple families traveling together. Offering three separate living areas, you can come together in the main one, watch the big game, enjoy the canal views, or relax in your choice of leather sectional or leather recliners. When you want some time to yourself, everyone can scatter off to their separate corners. Choose the quiet lodge-like space with private balcony and bookshelves filled with books and games and enjoy some quiet moments; another state-of-the-art television hangs on the wall in this warm room, so feel free to turn it to your favorite show! If music is your thing, an upright piano in the third living area will provide hours of entertainment as you relax in the more formal décor; floor to ceiling windows draped in sheer panels keep this room light, even as the heavier chenille furnishings add a touch of formality to the space.

Because entertainment is key to an excellent vacation, your opportunities to play in this beautiful home are plentiful! Show off your inner pool shark on a regulation pool table, spend hours perfecting your cannonball in the crystal clear waters of the private pool, or soak in the hot tub, releasing the last of any lingering tensions! This property sits on the canal, which offers even more fun, especially when you rent a boat from Rainbow Boat Rentals and keep it tied to the private dock. Choosing water adventures over land-based ones is something you don’t often get to experience, so if you find yourself spending most of your at-home time outside, well, we won’t judge you at all! Watch the sun set over the waters from lounge chairs surrounding the pool, seating areas facing the docks, or from the dock itself; sitting at the end with drink in hand and legs dangling over the waters is a uniquely Florida way of enjoying the end of day.

When the sun sets and the moon rises high in the sky, sleep will come easily in peaceful and serene bedrooms. Choose the one you love the most—our favorite is the master en suite with its super deep soaking tub—and indulge in the most decadent of luxuries: a deep and uninterrupted sleep from which you will awaken the next day refreshed, recharged, and ready for a new day of Florida adventures!

Is This Your Vacation Dream Come True?

Now that we have reached the end of your tour, it is time to stop dreaming and start living your vacation dreams for real by reserving Villa Rosegarden View today!

The 4th of July is a fun-filled summer holiday that celebrates America’s birthday, and is the perfect excuse for a getaway! When planning a summer holiday weekend vacation, what could be better than time spent at the beach? For a great beach destination, look no further than the beautiful seaside city of Cape Coral, Florida! Enjoy gorgeous beaches, a lively town atmosphere, and plenty of opportunities for summertime fun! Those looking for a great 4th of July weekend will be delighted by a stay in Cape Coral. Keep reading to find out our top picks for activities during 4th of July weekend in Cape Coral, Florida!

Cape Coral Farmers Market

Your Independence Day weekend in Cape Coral is sure to be filled with lots of excitement and fun, so you may want to consider a more low-key beginning to the weekend. For that, head on over to the Cape Coral Farmers Market to kick off your weekend. Held every Saturday beginning in March and going through October from 8am to 1pm, this is one of the best farmers markets you’ll find anywhere! Not only will you get to pursue a fantastic selection of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, but you’ll also get to enjoy live music and food vendors. There are also booths dedicated to arts and crafts, making it the perfect opportunity to take home a unique and handcrafted souvenir. Located in the heart of downtown Cape Coral, this farmers market has been a local hotspot for over 20 years. Make time for a stop during your visit to Cape Coral for the holiday weekend and find out what makes this a Travelers Choice pick for things to do in Cape Coral!

Priority Business Solutions Freedom 5k

Start off your 4th of July with a fun activity for the whole family by signing up for the Priority Business Solutions Freedom 5k. Sign up costs are $25 for adults, $20 for Veterans, and just $10 for kids. Shirts are given to the first 800 adult participants and all kids receive a t-shirt and ribbon for participating. Veterans should plan to stay after the race for a special ceremony to honor their service where they will receive a commemorative coin. The 5k race begins at 7am on Sunday morning, followed by the Kids Fun Run. Kick off your holiday by staying active and helping support a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brotherhood of Heroes and the Special Operations Communicators Association.

4th of July Sunday FUNday

Get the party started early by starting your celebration at Dek Bar for their Independence Day Sunday FUNday celebration! Get there early to enjoy their famous $7 breakfast specials from 9am to noon or wait until 2pm for live music by local musicians such as Tequila Tom and Josh Hoffman. No matter what time you arrive, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best wings in the Cape and their annual $1 corn dog 4th of July special. Cold drinks, great food, and awesome live music is the perfect combination for a fantastic holiday weekend!

Red, White, and Boom!

Of course, you can’t have an amazing 4th of July celebration without a spectacular fireworks show! Luckily, the annual fireworks show at Cape Coral doesn’t disappoint. This show takes place at the foot of Cape Coral Bridge and brings in over 30,000 visitors to the Cape, making it one of the largest events in Southwest Florida. Although you could clamor for a spot in the crowd, you may want to consider purchasing a VIP ticket, which offers you tons of perks including a BBQ catered meal and beverages. Tickets are $35 for guests 13 and over and $15 for guests 12 and under. In addition to having your meal taken care of, you also gain access to a private viewing area in a prime viewing section, a game and face painting area to keep you entertained while waiting for the show to begin, as well as bleacher seating and air-conditioned restrooms. View some of the best fireworks in Florida in great style by purchasing VIP tickets for the Red, White, and Boom fireworks show in Cape Coral!

Hit the Beach

When in doubt of what to do during your 4th of July weekend in Cape Coral, simply hit the beach for guaranteed fun! Consider booking a boating tour to enjoy views of local wildlife such as birds and dolphins or grab a towel and lay out on the sand to soak up some of that famous Florida sun. Whether you want to have an aquatic adventure or simply enjoy the ocean views, your dream beach weekend awaits you in Cape Coral!

Enjoy a 4th of July weekend full of fun in Cape Coral!

Florida is a state full of wonderful oceanside destinations, and Cape Coral is by far one of the most beautiful. It’s waters and shores are full of wildlife, including manatees, dolphins, and many species of native birds, making it a fantastic destination for anyone who loves nature. During your trip to Cape Coral, you’ll soon discover that there are seemingly endless ways to spend time out on the water during the summertime. To make the most of your getaway, consider some of the activities listed below. Keep reading to find out our top picks for summertime activities on the water in Cape Coral!

Book a Boat Tour

One of the top things to do in Cape Coral is to book a boat tour! This is especially helpful to first-time visitors, as it gives you a great lay of the land and plenty of ideas for the rest of your vacation adventures. There are a number of boat tours available in the Cape Coral area, so you can pick the one that is best suited towards your interests. Do you love fishing and want to find the best fishing spots? There’s a boat tour for that! Do you want to learn more about the wildlife in the area? There is a boat tour for that! Do you want to take a sunset tour and enjoy beautiful sunset views? There is a boat tour for that! There are several top-rated boat tours in the area that can personalize a tour to suit your needs. You’ll find that the captains and crews are experts in all things Cape Coral, and you are sure to learn something new on your journey, no matter which tour you decide to book. For the first step to fun on the water, a boat tour is a must!

Yacht Club Public Beach

Those looking to spend time on a great beach in Cape Coral should look no further than an afternoon at the Yacht Club Public Beach! This beach area is a local favorite and best kept secret in the area, but it offers anything you could ask for in a beach day. The Yacht Club Public beach has covered seating areas and a playground that is perfect for those vacationing with little ones. You’ll also find a great restaurant, right on the beach, perfectly located for grabbing a quick bite while you relax on the shores. Unlike some other beaches in the area, parking here is free and there are public restroom facilities. It is the perfect location for fishing, sunbathing, or splashing around in the water. Visit Yacht Club Public Beach and find out why this is such a popular local hangout!

Tarpon Point Marina

Tarpon Point Marina is a luxury marina in the Cape Coral area that is a great location for those looking to have a little adventure in the water. They rent out equipment, such as stand-up paddle boards, single and double kayaks, and boats to guests. Although there are many places that offer decent sunset views, Tarpon Point Marina gives you some of the best sunsets in the area, so it’s a great location for a romantic sunset walk or consider booking their sunset tour. During the day, they sell ice cream and cold beverages to help cool you down during those hot Florida summers.

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

For a different type of experience on the water, consider spending a day at the Sun Splash Family Waterpark! Here you’ll find a range of attractions that are sure to delight the entire family. For a relaxing, low key day at the waterpark, consider the Main Stream River Tube ride, a classic lazy river attraction or explore the ecological boardwalk and the kid-friendly family pool. For bigger kids, they’ll enjoy the Pirate Cove or the Sand Dollar Walk that are interactive and are a great way for them to get that extra energy out! There are also a number of exciting water slides that take you on steep drops, bumps, twists, and turns and are sure to delight even the most difficult to impress thrill seekers. They offer daily rates, season passes, and discounting evening tickets so there is sure to be a ticket level that suits your vacation needs. Starting in mid-June the Sun Splash Family Waterpark is open up 7 days a week from 10am to 7pm.

Whether you are looking to explore the shores of Cape Coral from the comfort of a boat, want to get in the water and play, or want to have full on ocean adventures, there is the perfect activity for you in Cape Coral! Enjoy one of these activities to make the most of your stay in Cape Coral. We hope to see you soon!

Cape Coral, Florida is a fantastic vacation destination for anyone looking to soak up some rays, spend some time in the water, and let all your worries melt away. People flock from all over to enjoy its natural beauty and explore its charms. Although Cape Coral is a great place to visit without a plan, as you are sure to wander into something fun, many take advantage of the opportunity to take a tour and let the locals show them the best places to visit. For the best tour experiences in Cape Coral, consider one of the tours on our list! Whether you like to relax or have an adventure, stay on land or explore the seas, the perfect tour experience awaits you in Cape Coral!

Banana Bay Company Tours

A visit to Cape Coral isn’t complete without at least one trip out on the water! Banana Bay Company Tours is one of the top boat tours in the area, and they were selected for the coveted Travelers Choice award in 2020. If you are looking to sight some local wildlife, then a tour with the Banana Bay Company is a must! They are dedicated to high-quality eco-tourism and they are experts in ecological tours throughout the South Florida region. Explore the estuaries and see dolphins playing in their natural habitat and many other types of natural wildlife. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience and feel confident knowing that they are committed to keeping the wildlife safe and preserving their natural habitats.

Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tours

For a great tour experience with a bit of a boozy twist, consider booking a distillery tour at Wicked Dolphin. Founded in 2012 out of a desire to create a truly Floridian rum, their spirits are crafted using 100% Florida sugar and local ingredients and made in small batches using the largest American copper pot still in south Florida! On your tour, you can expect to learn how Wicked Dolphin sources their ingredients, cooks, ferments, and distills their spirits. You’ll also get a peek into the barrel room where you will learn how their spirits get their unique color and taste. Tours are offered every hour, on the hour from 12pm-4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Although walk-ins are accepted, it is highly recommended you make a reservation in advance.

Reel Revenge Fishing Charters

The entire region of south Florida is known as a fisherman’s paradise, and Reel Revenge Fishing Charters knows the best spots and local secrets to ensure you get a great catch! Their captains are experts in the best fishing spots in the area, and your day out on the water will fly by with all of the fun you’ll have. Catch a variety of fish, from grouper, yellowtail, and even shark! Their boats are spacious, well maintained, and perfectly outfitted for a day of ocean fishing. Reel Revenge is considered by many to be the best fishing charter in Cape Coral, with visitors often returning year after year to fish with their friendly staff!

Cruizin the Cape Pleasure Boat

Looking for a family-friendly boat tour in Cape Coral? Look no further than the Cruizin the Cape Pleasure Boat! They offer intimate tours, limited to six passengers, so you and your family can enjoy a personalized tour around the cape. Explore the Gulf, Intracoastal Waterways, and the Cape Coral Canal System on the Karen Marie. Enjoy views of the beaches, and wildlife sightings of dolphins, manatee, coastal birds, and more! Captains Tim and Tom are incredibly knowledgeable about the area and are committed to making your tour experience amazing!

Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden

Although lots of fun in Cape Coral takes place on the water, there is still plenty of fun to be had on land! One of the best local secrets is the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden. Here is a quiet space designed for nurturing the species of butterfly native to Florida. Explore beautiful gardens filled with a variety of butterfly species. Simply enjoy the beauty of the gardens or take advantage of the educational opportunity to learn about native species and how we can play our part as humans to support them. Tours are offered on Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings.

Make the most of your vacation in the beautiful coastal city of Cape Coral, Florida! Whether you want to let loose, come home with a great catch, or have a relaxing family-friendly experience, there is the perfect tour waiting for you! No matter which one you choose, you are sure to make memories to last a lifetime. You won’t have to settle for anything less than an amazing time in Cape Coral when you choose to book one of these fantastic tours for your next vacation!

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