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.
Mother’s Day is a special time of year when we celebrate the person who brought us into this world: our beloved mothers. Typically this holiday is often celebrated with a quick trip to the store to buy her some flowers and maybe a card to go with it. Really show how much you care by gifting your mother with a trip she will remember. There is no place better than Cape Coral here in Florida. She will find a tropical paradise waiting for her that is beautiful to explore around Mother’s Day. There are also plenty of local attractions and activities to see too. Take a look at what your mother can expect to find here while celebrating Mother’s Day in Cape Coral:
Hit the Spa
Any vacation getaway calls for the opportunity to where someone can relax and feel rejuvenated. Your mother can experience that completely by visiting a local spa during her visit to Cape Coral. Have her stop by Aurora Mists a local business that has been serving the community of Cape Coral for over 5 years. The therapists are all licensed and certified in the state of Florida and provide services such as massages and facials. Drop in on certain days to receive a discount on special services! You simply cannot go wrong here. Forever Young Bodyworks also features incredible services such as massages, body wraps, facials, and more. They even offer hair and nail care services such as pedicures and manicures too!
Treat Her to Mother’s Day Dinner
Treat your mother to an extravagant evening complete with a wonderful meal here in Cape Coral. There is no place more exciting and delicious than Rumrunners. This local upscale eatery features a vast fresh seafood and steak menu and a full-service bar. The patio seating has direct views of the water too especially around sunset. This is how fine dining was meant to be enjoyed. Cape Coral also has a variety of casual restaurants to enjoy. Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails. This chic dining establishment offers a variety of New American cuisine, cocktails, wine, and even a Sunday brunch. For Mexican food, you simply cannot go wrong with Monarca’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine Bar & Grill. Their decorative restaurant features festive entrees and a variety of margarita flavors to drink. The Hawaiian fajitas are a local favorite since they first opened in 2013. Try any of these restaurants for Mother’s Day!
Try a Flight at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery
Vacation is the perfect time to let your mother have a bit of fun and try a flight of award-winning small-batch rum at Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery. This local distillery uses only Florida cane sugar for each of its delicious concoctions. Visitors are able to take a behind-the-scenes tour and see how it is all made. Now that is some fun here in Cape Coral!
Take Her on a Dolphin Tour
When you stay in Cape Coral you will be practically right on the beach. Take advantage of the beachside fun by booking your mother on a dolphin tour provided by Banana Bay Tour Company. Their award-winning tours are a local favorite activity to do especially in the warm weather around Mother’s Day. Each tour takes you along Caloosahatchee River before you enter San Carlos Bay. From here, visitors will be taken around Sanibel Island and to locations in the water where dolphins are known to frolic and play. The Dolphin Sunset Cruise is an hour and a half long and will always be remembered. Or try out the Ecological Dolphin & Lunch tour where samples of ocean life will be shown off to those on the tour along with having lunch provided. There is nothing more memorable than seeing some dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat!
Book One of our Cape Coral Rentals
The best way to make sure your mother has an adventure she will always remember is by reserving one of our vacation rentals here in the area. She will have access to a private home that includes spacious living room areas, gourmet kitchens, and spacious patios. Many of our properties feature huge outdoor yards with swimming pools and net coverings right along the canal. These properties also feature boat dock access so you can take her out on the water for some incredible sights. Our properties come in a variety of sizes and will ensure that everyone coming into town will have plenty of space around them. Don’t just take our word for it; find the vacation rental you think your mother will love in our property listing and book the stay for Mother’s Day. There is nowhere better than Cape Coral!
If you are ready for the sun to start shining again and have a glorious spring season, make your way to Cape Coral. Florida is the best place to spend any spring getaway, and Cape Coral offers plenty of fun. Easter Weekend is a great time to visit as you can find various Easter activities and other spring excitements happening in the area. Take a look at some reasons on why you do not want to miss out on Easter in Cape Coral:
Springtime Farms Easter Fest
There is not an Easter celebration bigger than the Springtime Farms Easter Fest happening this year in Cape Coral. Springtime Farms is one of the area’s biggest local vendors and farms and host their incredible event each year. This year’s Easter Fest will be taking place across various days in both March and April. The event includes various activities that the kids are sure to love including all day Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter bunny, food trucks, an Easter maze, jumping pillows, a petting farm, hayrides, games, and much more. Over 300 animals will be in this year’s petting zoo with some animals being new to this year’s event. A variety of carnival games will be set up along with water slides, a zip line, bounce houses, and more. As you can see this is not your typical Easter celebration found back home but instead a community event that brings in all of Cape Coral for weeks of fun. The Easter Fest if fun for all ages. The best way to enjoy the event is with an all-day play pass that is only $14 per person. This year’s Easter Fest will be open during the month of March on the 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. The Easter Fest will also be open in April on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, and the 9th. Gates open at 9:00 AM each day with closing occurring at 4:00 PM. The Easter Egg Hunt Field remains open during all hours of the day with over 30,000 eggs to find each day. Eggs are replenished throughout the day so kids in the evening can also have a blast. After the hunt turn in your eggs at the Prize Redemption Counter to get an Easter goodie bag filled with all kinds of treats!
Cape Coral is full of lovely restaurants here in the area that feature the perfect brunch. Let the adults of the family have some fun with delicious food and tasty cocktails to start their Easter morning with. Cork Soakers Deck & Wine Bar is a local favorite that features a casual bar and grill along with delicious New American cuisine. Live music is typically playing at brunch bringing in plenty of fun. Since it is a wine bar you can expect a great selection to choose from. If you are in the mood for something upscale look no further than Rumrunners here in Cape Coral. This fine dining restaurant offers a variety of upscale steak and seafood dishes that are sure to win you over. The full-service bar can prepare any beverage you are looking for and the patio features direct views of the water. 10 Twenty Five offers a cool gastropub ambience for those looking for more pub fare with their brunch. Expect plenty of craft beer and tasty brunch entrees on the menu. Of course, with any Easter brunch, you will want to make a reservation as early as possible!
Exciting Spring Activities
Of course, you cannot spend a weekend in Cape Coral without checking out some of the exciting spring activities in the area! Sunsplash Waterpark is one of the top water parks in the state and will be open in time for Easter Weekend. Check out exciting water slides and a lazy river to help you enjoy your day under the sun. Since you are right by the coast you will want to check out the many different aquatic adventures that you can get up to. Sunset Ski & Watersports offers a variety of different tour services here in the area. Take a dolphin cruise where you will be taken to where these beautiful creatures are known to explore in the water. Sunset cruises are a great romantic option for couples. You can also take two-hour cruises through the canal and out to the open water. There are plenty of ways to have fun here in Cape Coral!
Easter Weekend Is Almost Here
Easter Weekend is the perfect time to experience your first or 10th time here in Cape Coral. Make sure to reserve one of our vacation rentals to ensure a comfortable stay. Each property offers unique amenities and can be found right by the water.
Whenever we think of the perfect spring getaway we always think of the beach. The spring season sees warm weather finally creeping letting you enjoy a variety of outdoor events. Luckily Cape Coral is more than ready to show you an incredible spring trip with various events for all ages. Take a look at some of our favorite events in Cape Coral taking place this spring:
10th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event
Mardi Gras is almost here and it will descend upon Cape Coral for the 10th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event. Mardi Gras is known as a festive event full of delicious drinks and food and the trolley event will be no different. Trolleys will take you around the Cape Coral Entertainment District. Guests will receive various drinks and appetizer samples from favorite hotspots in the area. Make sure to fill out your passport of all the sponsored locations to try and win the grand prize. You can also win even more prizes by answering the trolley trivia on the way to each location. Enter the photo booth contest and you can win free tickets to the St. Patrick’s Day Trolley event taking place later this spring. You can expect a variety of entertainment throughout the day including live music, singing, dancing and so much more. The 10th Annual Mardi Gras Trolley Event will take place on Saturday, February 25th from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
Country lovers everywhere can enjoy a one-day country event this year at Fort Fest. This country music festival takes place in our neighbors of Fort Myers and is a must-see for country lovers everywhere. All of the proceeds will be donated towards Hurricane Ian Relief here in Southwest Florida. This year’s lineup includes country artists such as Cody Cozz, Hayden Coffman, Kayley Bishop, and Drew Parker. Tickets are on sale now for this festival taking place on April 1st. Don’t miss out on Fort Myer’s biggest country festival!
Breakfast with the Bunny
Each spring you can expect all kinds of fun for the children with Easter. This religious holiday is best known to the children as a time filled with exciting egg hunts. Younger children will also know the event as a time when the Easter Bunny comes out to play. Take your family to the Lake Kennedy Center for Breakfast with the Bunny, an annual Easter breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself. Guests will find a vast breakfast menu that is at a cost-friendly price. Make sure the kids are ready for a quick photoshoot as well. Breakfast with the Buddy will take place on April 1st here in Cape Coral.
Annual Head & Neck 5K/2-Mile Walk
Each year Partners in Care raise money to help fund financial assistance to neck and head cancer patients with the Annual Head & Neck 5K and 2 Mile Walk. This event is the perfect time to enjoy a race as the weather is finally sunny and warm outside. This year’s event will take place on April 29th with the race starting at 8:00 AM sharp. Make sure to wear some comfy sneakers and race for a good cause!
War of the Food Trucks
Everyone loves a good food truck so get ready for this year’s War of the Foodtrucks. This annual event will bring together 40 different food trucks to compete for the title of Best of the Best in Southwest Florida. This family-friendly event will offer tons of fun including live entertainment, prizes and raffles, delicious food and drinks, and so much more. You can even download an event app that will provide all of the activities at your fingertips. The full list of food trucks participating in this event will be available soon. War of the Foodtrucks will take place on Saturday, April 29th this year.
Host your Own Spring Event
If you are traveling with friends or family you can have your own spring event by hosting a BBQ at your vacation rental. Our vacation properties offer a variety of incredible amenities such as gourmet kitchens, BBQ grills, extended patio decks, and maybe even a hot tub. Your family will find that the spacious yard is great for an outdoor party or room for your friendly pup to run around. Once the party is over you can find plenty of space in the bedrooms with fine linens for the perfect night of sleep. Now that is the perfect lodging for you and your family in Cape Coral.
Book Today in Cape Coral
These are just a few of the many things you can do in Cape Coral this spring. Make sure to find one of our vacation rentals today to have the best stay off the Southwest Florida coast!
One of the many reasons why millions of individuals call Florida home is the constant sunshine we experience throughout the year. While many places in the country have dealt with a frigid winter we continue to have sunny skies and clear beaches. You too can enjoy the wonders of this beautiful destination by spending a Cape Coral spring break here with us. The kids are typically off school for the week and travel is much lighter than it has been around the holidays. Take a look at why Cape Coral should be your top destination for this year’s spring break:
Hit Up Sun Splash Family Waterpark
Most families looking forward to their spring break want to experience as much sunshine as possible especially after a colder winter this year. Luckily Cape Coral has all sorts of exciting attractions in the area including Sun Splash Family Waterpark. This local water park is a favorite in the state and is great for individuals of all ages. Some of the attractions at the water park include the drop slide, the Main Stream River tube ride, Pirate’s Cove (an interactive structure perfect for little children), and the thrilling water slides. The three slides include the Terror Tube, Thunder Bump, and X-Cellerator which offer thrilling experiences each time. Sun Splash Waterpark will open on March 18th, 2023 for the 2023 season making their opening date in line with most spring breaks. Come help this water park open with a splash for the year!
Visit Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Florida is home to miles upon miles of wetlands that offer a unique ecological landscape for much local wildlife. You can see this unique atmosphere by visiting the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve during your time in Cape Coral. This ecological preserve features 365 acres of wetland that can be accessed through kayaks year-round. The preserve offers kayak rentals so you can leisurely explore the wetlands at your own pace. There are also walking trails for those who prefer to stick to land. Many of the local wildlife sightings have included eagles, herons, ibis, and other migratory birds. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is open daily but the kayak rentals are only available on weekends around the time of spring break.
Relax at the Beach
Spring break is the perfect opportunity to brag to all of your friends back home that you spent time laying out under the sun at the beach. Cape Coral offers a variety of beaches to enjoy but there is none better than the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park. This family-friendly park offers gorgeous white sandy beaches and is one of the original attractions here in the city. Stretch out on a towel as you soak up the sun or splash around in the water; while it might still be a bit chilly in the water you will find it more than enjoyable.
Enjoy the Local Farmers Market
Cape Coral has its own local farmer market on most weekends where you can find everything you need for your stay. Since you will be booking one of our full-size vacation rentals you may be in need of produce and other food options. The farmers market includes locally grown produce and locally made goods for you to peruse. Everything is well-priced and you can even find some unique souvenirs made by local artisans. You will feel just like a local when you shop around the Cape Coral Farmers Market.
Stop by the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden
Take your family on an educational yet exciting outing by visiting the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden. The beautiful weather in Cape Coral gives local butterflies that perfect atmosphere to thrive in. The butterfly garden here in the area features countless butterflies that can find shelter here away from natural predators. Visitors will be able to see butterflies in all stages of their lifecycles from larva to full-grown butterfly. Tours of the area are completely free when you visit on a Monday, Friday, or Saturday.
The Perfect Vacation Rental
Of course, no spring break would be complete without the perfect lodging for you and your family. Our vacation rentals here in Cape Coral will keep you close to all of these wonderful spring break activities and attractions. Each rental features comfortable amenities to make sure your stay is enjoyable from start to finish. Expect to find spacious common areas such as living rooms with Smart TVs and gourmet kitchens with all the cooking essentials you need to prepare a meal. The bedrooms offer fine linens and comfortable beds for a perfect night of sleep. Do not wait on booking your vacation getaway to Cape Coral today and secure a vacation rental through us now.
We all might be feeling the winter chill right now but you can turn up the temperature by preparing for a romantic getaway to Cape Coral. Come see our beautiful vacation destination that offers a variety of winter activities along with some Valentine’s Day fun. Our vacation rentals are sure to keep you comfortable during every day of your stay. Take a look at how your romantic Valentine’s Day in Cape Coral getaway can look for you and your loved one:
Romantic Dining for Valentine’s Day
No Valentine’s Day excursion will be complete without a romantic meal at one of our fine restaurants in the area. Cape Coral features a variety of incredible restaurants that are sure to be a treat for your meal. If you are looking for fine dining and Italian cuisine look no further than Ariani Ristorante Italiano. This convivial kitchen concept presents delicious Northern Italian cuisine that includes a variety of pasta, fresh seafood, and the finest cuts of steak. You will enjoy your meal with a white tablecloth covered table under romantic lighting. The wine list is extensive and features something to pair with your entrée. Or let the full-service bar create a cocktail of your choosing. For a more casual meal try out Misto Bar & Grill. This delightful restaurant has a menu that focuses on a blend of Italian and American cuisine similar to that of Ariani. The relaxed space lets you feel comfortable during your meal. No matter where you dine for Valentine’s Day dinner you will want to put in a reservation well in advance.
Take a Stroll at Lovers Key State Park
Cape Coral is on the edge of the great Fort Myers area allowing you to visit many attractions nearby. Visitors for Valentine’s Day will be able to enjoy a romantic stroll when they visit Lovers Key State Park. As the name suggests this state park is the perfect spot for a romantic outing. The park is sprawled out over 700 acres of beautiful maritime scenery. Walk along the beach as you search for seashells. Hike along the more rugged paths through the park. Since you are by the water you will be able to enjoy a variety of water-based activities too. It is never too cold to grab a kayak and explore the shoreline with your loved one. Local shops will have rental gear for you to check out for a few hours giving you plenty of time to explore. It might be a little too chilly to splash around in the water but it always looks great from the shore or from a boat.
Learn to Make Chocolate at Norman Love Confections
Try something extraordinary during your romantic outing in Cape Coral such as learning to make chocolate at Norman Love Confections This local chocolatier is known for producing some of the finest-tasting chocolate in all of the area. Sure you can always grab some chocolate and flowers and create a Valentine’s Day gift for your love. Instead, take your loved one to Norman Love Confections where you can take one of their 3-hour courses that will show you step-by-step how to make their delicious chocolate. One of their master chefs will be on hand to walk you through the process. You can participate in public classes where you can learn to make chocolate truffles, molded chocolates, chocolate confections, or chocolate décor. You can even book a private class so you can share an intimate evening with your loved one creating a decadent masterpiece of your own. The chocolate creation classes start at 6:30 PM daily; reservations are required and can be made by calling 239-561-7215.
Enjoy Your Vacation Rental
You can make sure your Valentine’s Day getaway is unforgettable by reserving one of our luxury vacation rentals in Cape Coral. Each of our privately owned homes has plenty of luxurious features and amenities that will set them apart from all of the rest. You will find homes with romantic gas fireplaces and luxury furniture. Gourmet kitchens come with everything you need to prepare a meal for your loved one from the comfort of your home. Bedrooms feature fine linens and plush mattresses to ensure a comfortable night of sleep. Bathrooms can feature walk-in showers and soaking tubs so you can relax after exploring Cape Coral and the surrounding area for the day. These rentals can also be just steps away from the closest beach. You will find a vacation rental that is perfect for you and your loved one here in our collection. Make sure to book your favorite vacation property today for Valentine’s Day in Cape Coral before it is already reserved. Come see how romantic the Florida coast can be.
It’s that time of year again, when the Easter holiday is coming up and you’re starting to get anxiety about holiday planning—so why not do something totally different and go on an Easter vacation to Cape Coral instead? It’s the perfect idea for a blissful holiday vacation, and visitors to the area will find much to keep them busy, whether it’s fishing on over 400 miles of canals or relaxing with a local brew after a day exploring out in the sun. Besides abundant outdoor recreation, you’ll find the local dining scene offers everything you could want, and churches that offer local Easter Sunday services to complete your holiday if that’s on your list! Basically, it’ll be the easiest decision you’ve ever made, and will be an unforgettable Cape Coral holiday experience—it always is when you spend Easter in Cape Coral!
Welcome to the Waterfront Wonderland
When you visit Cape Coral, you’ll find your backyard is your own playground, as the city boasts hundreds of miles of canals ripe for exploration! Whether you’re a simple kayaker or an avid boater, you’ll find adventure out on the water—and several of our vacation homes offer amenities such as kayaks available for use and private docks if you’d like to bring your own boat or rent one. Spend Easter morning on a sunrise kayak trip or spend the day out cruising the Caloosahatchee River and adventure out to the Gulf. Either way, you’ll find a way to enjoy the good weather and waterfront lifestyle for your Easter vacation, from catching some sun out on the dock to swimming in your private lanai-covered pool.
Dine Out for Easter Brunch
Another great thing about visiting Cape Coral for Easter is that you can take advantage of all the delicious local restaurants for your holiday meals, from Easter brunch to Saturday evening dinner. Popular local restaurants are all over town, but one standout is always The Boathouse, as it offers sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River and has dock parking for your boat! Otherwise, you’ll find everything from upscale waterfront dining to vibrant and eclectic sports bars and grills. With such a wide variety of restaurants in Cape Coral, you have lots of options for your Easter meals!
Visit the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Visitors to Cape Coral find much to do when they’re not living the canal life, including exploring local state parks and nature preserves. Right in town just off the river you’ll find the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, where you can see the classic Florida wetlands up close, with a scenic walking trail and an educational visitor’s center. It also offers a kayak launch if you have your own, or seasonally you can rent one and discover the preserve by water. You might spot wildlife such as eagles and herons, and there’s two observation piers in addition to a picnic area. Whether it’s on Easter or another vacation day, it’s a lovely spot to explore and stop to enjoy a homemade lunch!
Spend a Day Visiting Tropical Gulf Beaches
Whether you get there by boat or car, tropical Gulf Coast beaches on Sanibel Island and Fort Meyers Beach are only a quick trip away, and an easy destination for a day trip to the beach. Explore stunning beaches and hunt for rare seashells—the beaches in this area are famous for offering some of the best shells in the country! There’s even a beach park off the causeway from Fort Meyers to Sanibel Island, giving you a beach day where you’re almost entirely surrounded by sparkling coastal waters. When you stay in Cape Coral, it’s all within easy reach, and if you have your own boat, the canals are just the beginning of the adventure!
Local Churches in Cape Coral
On Easter Sunday if you want to attend a worship service, you will find many options in Cape Coral. Local churches include many different denominations, and you can find a comprehensive list by searching on Google Maps. Some nearby churches include Providence Christian Church, Cape Christian, Cape Alliance Church, Cape Coral Community Church, New Hope Church, Grace Baptist Church, Christ Lutheran Church, and even more. When you spend your Easter vacation in Cape Coral, you’ll always have options.
Vacanza Rentals—Your Host for Your Easter Vacation to Cape Coral!
Vacanza Rentals vacation homes have it all for an Easter vacation to Cape Coral and offer some of the finest accommodations in town for immersing yourself in the best of canal front living. From fishing on your own dock to boating to your favorite restaurants, you can truly live on the water. It all starts with your Easter vacation home! We offer properties all over town, with unique amenities and locations. Give us a call to learn more and book your Easter vacation rental today!
Known as the “Waterfront Capital of the World”, our lovely city of Cape Coral is a unique destination that must be experienced to be believed. Miles of canals create a scenic outdoor playground, and water recreation is a treasured local pastime, whether it’s fishing in the canals or kayaking out to the Caloosahatchee River. This lovely landscape can be a perfect destination for a romantic vacation, offering a low-key pace of life, amazing local restaurants, and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. As an additional bonus, the tropical beaches of the Gulf Coast are only a 20-mile day trip away and offer additional Cape Coral activities that can be enjoyed with your partner. If you’re thinking of taking a romantic vacation to Cape Coral, there’s countless reasons why that’s the perfect decision!
Explore Cape Coral’s Canal Network
Unlike anywhere else in the country, Cape Coral sits on a network of hundreds of miles of canals, each offering an opportunity to discover something new. Rent your own kayaks and explore the neighborhood by water or dock up at the Boathouse Tiki Bar and Grill for a few hours and order some drinks and appetizers. If you’re reserving a canal front rental, you can rent kayaks, so you always have a way out to the water, or even your own boat if your rental offers docking! From fishing for snapper to just admiring the waterfront views, the canals of Cape Coral are a destination all on their own!
Take in Sunset at the Yacht Club Public Beach
One of the best places around to watch the sunset is the Yacht Club Public Beach, looking over at the flowing waters of the Caloosahatchee River. It’s easy to get to from most places in town and offers Cape Coral visitors a nearby beach where you can sit on the sand with your partner and admire a fantastic view of the sunset. The community park also offers a community pool, boat ramp, marina, and fishing pier, giving you plenty to do as you visit. Unfortunately, the park is slated for restoration construction for two years beginning April 2022, however the Boathouse is directly next door to the park and offers up the same fantastic views, along with a drink or two!
Venture to the Matlacha Pass for an Aquatic Adventure
The Matlacha Pass and National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most gorgeous and pristine preserves in the area and offers visitors tons of ways to explore and learn about the natural ecosystem and its residents. An amazing way to do this is via kayaking, and Gulf Coast Kayak offers a myriad of tours that will allow you to take advantage of this stunning area. Take a guided ecotour through captivating mangrove forests, and learn history, wildlife facts, and hear stories from an educated guide. For a touch of romance, they also offer activities like a full moon kayak tour, a sunset kayak tour, and sunrise kayak tour.
Spend a Romantic Evening Dining Out
From upscale steakhouses to restaurants serving up freshly caught seafood, the culinary culture in Cape Coral can be top notch. There are several areas in town that have a collection of restaurants fitting for a romantic evening out, such as the Westin Resort and Cape Harbour. Have a night sampling cocktails at the trendy Point 57 or indulge in gourmet creations and water views at Rumrunners. Off Cape Coral Parkway you’ll find a large collection of restaurants, from Italian to Japanese sushi. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be a fancy evening out—for a casual good time, you can always relax at Ford’s Garage, a colorful joint serving up refined pub fare with antique cars suspended over the bars.
Relax in Your Romantic Vacation Rental
We’re pleased to say we have several vacation homes perfect for an intimate vacation with your partner. From cozy condos to massive homes with canal front views, we have something for all budgets and styles of vacationers. Rent a house with a private pool covered by a gorgeous lanai and BBQ a dinner for two as you immerse go for a sunset swim. The options are plentiful in our portfolio of high-quality Cape Coral rentals!
Reserve Your Romantic Cape Coral Vacation Rental Today!
As a well-known name in the Cape Coral vacation rental market, we go the extra mile for our guests, with our outstandingly maintained properties to our devoted team behind the scenes. We’re proud to have received accolades like our A+ rating with the BBB, and when a guest has a phenomenal time at one of our properties, we consider our mission a success. We have a friendly team that knows Cape Coral well, and we can assist you in every step of the booking process. We’re waiting to take your call, so grab your phone and we’ll book your Cape Coral romantic vacation rental today!
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone. From family parties to gift shopping, there’s a lot to be done, but before it all really gets underway, there’s that brief period of time where everyone gets to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner. There’s plenty of ways to enjoy Thanksgiving, too, and sometimes taking that trip out of town is a good way to get away from it all and escape the cold weather back home.
Cape Coral and the surrounding area are all great places to visit if you’re looking to beat the winter cold. No matter the time of year, the beaches are open, and the weather is comfortable, making it an ideal vacation destination. So, whether you’re planning that Thanksgiving vacation to throw a big feast for your friends and family, or you’re looking for a peaceful beach getaway and a Thanksgiving dinner prepped for you, you’ve found the right place. Here are some ways to spend the holiday when you stay with us.
Fort Myers Turkey Trot 5K
Freshly off a new partnership with Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the Fort Myers Track Club is putting on its annual Turkey Trot. This will be its 42nd consecutive year of celebrating the event, and what better way to prepare yourself for the impending Thanksgiving dinner than by getting in some good exercise while you enjoy the cool ocean breeze?
By participating in this event, you’ll be supporting a charitable cause that directly benefits the preservation of historically significant sites. You’ll be able to register alone or as a team if you’re looking to run, and you’ll also be able to participate on the sidelines if you aren’t up for the 5K. Observers can also purchase a virtual ticket if they’d like to show their support from their home, so if this interests you, you and the family can watch it from your vacation home while you put together that perfect dinner.
Annual Fall Garden Festival
If you’re going to make it into town a few days before Thanksgiving and you’re available on November 20th or 21st, the annual Fall Garden Festival is a great, relaxing way to spend a few hours of your day. Due to its diverse ecosystem, the local area has plenty of exotic tropical plants with beautiful colors, and also unique plant life from the nearby swamps just off the coast.
The whole festival takes place outdoors, with plenty of shade provided by the trees all over the area. While you’re taking a look at all of the gorgeous plant life in one convenient place, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to visit the food trucks that will be on site. After you’ve sample some of the local food, you can also relax and listen to the live music that will be playing during the festival, and if you find a plant that you want to bring home with you as a new decoration, there’s plenty of advice available for how to treat and transport them.
Surfside Sunshine Market
Taking place just a couple days before Thanksgiving, the Surfside Sunshine Market might just be the perfect spot for you to go and find some local seafood to make the perfect side dish for your upcoming feast. It isn’t just limited to seafood, either, as the market will be offering all kinds of fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, and quite a bit more that you can bring home with you. If you’re going to stay local, why not make your Thanksgiving meal reflect that? Find the perfect cranberry sauce or pick up a pie baked just for the occasion.
Stay in and Enjoy Thanksgiving in Peace
Of course, with all of the things to go out and see, there’s always the tried-and-true Thanksgiving tradition of staying in for a quiet meal with friends and family. Our rentals are equipped with fully equipped kitchen suites that will provide you with all the tools you need to put together a Thanksgiving feast and then some. If you choose to go out and bring something back for the meal, you’ll have everything you need to heat it up and make the meal taste nice and fresh, and if you choose to put it all together from scratch, all the utensils and tools you need are ready to go.
While you’re at it, there’s no need to hide from the cold. When you’re staying with us, the weather is always going to be nice enough to take in the fresh air. Throw open the windows while you cook if you like, and you can even dine waterside if you want to take the meal outside and lounge by the pool or the nearby river depending on which vacation home you choose!
Your Thanksgiving Vacation Is Waiting
No matter how you choose to enjoy your Thanksgiving vacation, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect rental if you stay with Vacanza. Our comprehensive portfolio will make sure that we’re able to pair you with perfect rental property for a party of any size to dine in style. Enjoy that quiet, waterside Thanksgiving of your dreams, or head out into town and enjoy any of the amazing Thanksgiving events that are happening in town. Get in touch with us now to get started on your Cape Coral vacation.
If you’re planning on heading down to Cape Coral this autumn, there’s a wide variety of things to do for the season. With its temperate, hospitable environment, especially with the summer heat and humidity calming down, it’s an ideal temperature to catch some of that ocean air and see the sights. Between nature walks, shopping on the beach boardwalks, and sitting oceanside, there’s no shortage of opportunities to make the most of the weather. Plenty of Halloween-themed events also happen in the area around this time of year, and here are a few suggestions on must-see attractions during your vacation.
Haunted Nature Walk at the Calusa Nature Center
Running for over 35 consecutive years, the Haunted Nature Walk is a volunteer run experience that happens during the last two weekends of October. Nature walks in this part of the state are stunning, with a wide variety of plant and animal life, especially birds, to see up close. Depending on the area, you might get to walk down a wooden walkway built directly into or over the greenery, giving a unique way of seeing the densely packed wildlife from the inside.
Maskless costumes are welcome on the Haunted Nature Walk, and since the event takes place at night, the trail will be ominously lit to really bring the experience to life. It’s recommended to pre-purchase your tickets ahead of time, as availability is limited, and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get a more expensive ticket at the door.
Lakes Park Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
Bring the whole family out to the Lakes Park Fall Festival, an event that runs for the second half of October and see all of the great attractions they’re putting on. Entry to the event is free, and many of the additional attractions are only a small fee to participate in. A mainstay of the festival is the Halloween Express Train ride, where riders get to see gourd patches, mini villages, and a waterfall. There will be hayrides, inflatables, and plenty of concessions for festivalgoers to enjoy, and a literature themed scarecrow competition will be happening, where competitors dress a scarecrow up as their favorite book character for judging.
Gator Mike’s Frightmare On 78
A great place to visit during any time of the year, Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park has a wide variety of attractions in an environment that’s friendly for all ages. Even if you don’t plan on attending the Halloween event, you should stop by and check out the host of activities. There’s mini golf, go-karts, axe throwing, batting cages, ziplines, an arcade, and more.
Frightmare On 78, however, is not marketed toward children, and is a must-see experience for anyone looking to experience the horror of the Halloween season. Strobe lights, fog, realistic props, cinematic gore, tight spaces, and darkness are all things you should expect to interact with here, and the performers are trained to get a scare out of you. It goes without saying that if you’re not looking to get spooked into jumping a few times, this isn’t the event for you. This event runs every Friday and Saturday through Halloween night, so don’t miss out on your chance.
Ft Myers Halloween Bar Crawl
A great way to experience some of the best bars and night life in the area, the Ft. Myers Halloween Bar Crawl is a large, one night event that draws in hundreds of participants. This event has a very free form structure, where you’re given a list of participating bars to go visit in any order you like after you check in. Participating locations will be offering custom food and drink specials, and the badge you’re given will have your cover waved at all venues. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be a costume contest that you can participate in for the chance to win $1,000. Cap off your night with a massive after party that runs from 10pm to midnight, complete with a great martini bar and live DJ set. Tickets are available for pre-purchase online, and the bar crawl happens on October 30th.
South Cape Spooktacular Trolley Event
Running for its 8th consecutive year, the Spooktacular Trolley Event is a 21+ experience that takes participants to various hotspot around South Cape, where drinks and candy will be available for everyone to enjoy. There are plenty of prizes to win as well, with a costume contest, trivia, and “passport” you can get stamped at as many participating locations as possible for a chance to win the grand prize. In addition to all of this, expect a lot of live entertainment, with live music, dancing, and singing all night. Dress for the occasion and hop aboard the trolley to get a unique taste of the lively night life.
Get All the Best of the Season
Cape Coral Rentals offers a wide variety of rentals to complete your perfect stay. Book one of our condos, vacation homes, or luxury rentals as the perfect spot to stay while you experience all of the great Halloween events happening in town!