If you are looking for the ideal way to start your summer break, look no further than Cape Coral. The beautiful sandy beaches of Florida can be your home away from home whenever you spend your Memorial Day Weekend with us. Cape Coral is one of Florida’s top destinations and features plenty of summer fun. Take a look at the many different ways that you can spend your Cape Coral Memorial Day weekend with us this year:
2023 Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K Races
Cape Coral is a premier destination that also has several different neighboring cities all around it. Our neighbors also showcase some fun and exciting Memorial Day events, such as the Memorial Day Veterans 10K & 5K race in Punta Gorda. This fishing village hosts this popular race each year to commemorate individuals in our military. The race includes options for both a 10K and 5K race, so you can run at your own comfort level. This year’s event is expected to take place on Monday May 29th, 2023. If you prefer to stay closer to your vacation rental in Cape Coral, the city will be hosting the Sandoval 5K Run/Walk. This smaller racing event also benefits local veterans and is great for those who wish to walk instead of run. The race starts at 7:00 AM on Monday May 29th, 2023.
Take a Splash at Sun Splash Family Waterpark
Memorial Day Weekend is a time best spent with family, so make sure to enjoy the many summer activities available in Cape Coral with your loved ones. This includes visiting Sun Splash Family Waterpark to cool off from the sun. This seasonal waterpark is open by the time Memorial Day Weekend arrives, allowing you to explore its 14 acres of thrilling waterslides, kids play area, and lazy river. There are over 30 different water rides to choose from allowing you and your family to have a blast all day long. No outside food or drinks are allowed but you will find plenty of food to hold you over inside the park. Sun Splash Family Water Park is open on weekends from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Holiday hours may be in effect for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery
Let the adults have some fun on their own during your Memorial Day visit by stopping by Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery. This local distillery has award winning spirits with their rum being the most recognized. This family-owned business uses only Florida sugar cane and local natural ingredients for each small batch of rum. The distillery taproom is where you can enjoy a flight of their tasty spirits along with trying out a cocktail made by hand. Make sure to grab a bottle of your favorite rum variant to have back at your vacation rental for a night cap!
Stop by the Beach
Staying in Cape Coral puts you in close proximity to some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. You will find the only community beach in Cape Coral located at Yacht Club Community Park. This man-made beach features pristine white sand and a beautiful stretch of shoreline. The park is also found right on the Caloosahatchee River, so you can go kayaking down it as well. Approximately 12 miles away from Cape Coral visitors will find Lovers Key State Park. This a group of four barrier islands with Lovers Key Beach being found on Lovers Key, the main island. This beach is known for being on the quiet side, making it a great spot to lay out in the sun or paddle board around the shore. Since you will be entering a state park there will be a small entrance fee.
Spend Time at the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden
Cape Coral is also home to the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden where native butterfly species are preserved from predators. This garden is a great place for a quieter moment during your Memorial Day Weekend activities. Guests are able to see all stages of life for a butterfly in person and enjoy a guided tour throughout the facility. Best of all, free tours are offered every morning on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Don’t miss out on visiting the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden located at Rotary Park in Cape Coral.
The Memorial Day Fun Never Ends
These are a few different ways you and your family are able to get out and see Cape Coral for Memorial Day Weekend. The only way to experience the best stay in town is by reserving one of our vacation rentals in the area. You can enjoy luxury properties located right by the river with private docks and private swimming pools. Take a look now to find your favorite rental just in time for Memorial Day.