Cape Coral is the definition of life on the water—hundreds of miles of canals form a giant playground for those looking to participate in a bit of water recreation, and it’s one of the few places where you can boat to your favorite restaurant. Besides all the water activities you can splash into, you’ll also find lots of things to do locally, including outdoor recreation, indoor activities, family-friendly fun, and great local dining—just to name a few! To add to the attractiveness of our unique locale, we’re also less than an hour from tropical Gulf Coast beaches, as well as Fort Meyers which offers tons of additional things to do. If you’ve been looking for the perfect vacation destination, you’ve found it, so start planning your Memorial Day Cape Coral getaway today!
Live Life on the Canals
Spend Memorial Day on the water, taking a picnic along on the boat as you cruise up and down the Caloosahatchee River marveling at the sights, or spend the morning fishing for a fresh catch to BBQ up for a Memorial Day dinner. Besides providing plenty of ground to cover in the city, canals also lead out to the river and other interesting areas like the spreader canals, where one side borders the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. You’ll never run out of ways to enjoy life on the water when you visit Cape Coral for Memorial Day!
Explore Local Cape Coral Attractions
From the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery to the Sun Splash Family Waterpark, you’ll find there’s an array of activities to be explored in Cape Coral. Stop by Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park for a selection of thrills ranging from go-karts to carnival rides—there’s even mini-golf, which can make for a great date night activity! If you’d like to learn more about the unique terrain of Cape Coral and how the city came to be, be sure to stop by the Cape Coral Museum of History, where you can educate yourself on what makes Cape Coral a one-of-a-kind place! Just over the bridge in Fort Myers, you’ll find the IMAG History and Science Center, which can be a great way to escape the heat of the day and where the kids will love the interactive exhibits.
Visit State Parks and Wildlife Watch
Cape Coral is home to many escapes that a nature lover would put at the top of their list! Right in town, you’ll find the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, a wetland preserve that features walking trails through mangrove forests, along with kayak rentals so you can explore the preserve by water. To the west of Cape Coral lies the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, where you can kayak and fish, as well as watch for birds and other wildlife. There are hiking and paddling trails that provide access to the preserve, or you can sign up for a tour with a local company like Gulf Coast Kayak.
Adventure to Fort Myers and Beyond
Beyond the additional eateries and activities in Fort Myers, you’ll also find that Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach are less than an hour’s drive away! Make a day trip of it and pack along with snacks and a picnic lunch to enjoy at the beach, or even bring your own BBQ supplies in a cooler and use the beach charcoal grills to whip up a Memorial Day BBQ. Popular beaches on Sanibel Island include Lighthouse Beach Park and Bowman’s Beach, and on Fort Meyers Beach Bowditch Point and Crescent Beach Family Park are sure to be bustling spots. Even better, if you book a vacation rental with private dock space, you can rent or bring your own boat and be zipping to the Gulf in a fraction of the time it would take to drive!
Enjoy Memorial Day the Cape Coral Way
Kick back with a cocktail and observe the sunset over the Caloosahatchee River from the deck at The Boathouse or take your own boat to dinner at Rumrunners—these are just a few of the ways you can relax on Memorial Day weekend, and you’ll find there are several Cape Coral restaurants that you can boat to! Other favorites include the Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar and Grill or try The Dek Bar and Ralph’s Place for live music. However you celebrate, you’ll find tons to do this Memorial Day weekend in Cape Coral!
Reserve Your Memorial Day Vacation Rental with Us Today!
Your Cape Coral vacation begins with your dream vacation rental, and that’s where we come in! Our canal-front homes can include features such as private lanai-covered pools, private docks, BBQ grills, large flat-screen TVs, and everything else you need for a fantastic Memorial Day getaway. To learn more about reserving one of our Cape Coral properties for Memorial Day weekend, give us a call today!