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If you are looking for the best time to visit somewhere new like Cape Coral you may be wondering when you should visit. Picking out a time of year is just as important as the destination itself as the season will help shape what there is available to do. This is especially true in the fall season when most of the country is cooling off with colder weather and outdoor activities may not be as readily available. This is not the same for Cape Coral where you will still find summer going strong into the fall. Take a look at why the fall season in Florida is always the best time to visit Cape Coral:

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Cooler Weather and Less Crowds

Cape Coral is always the most popular here in the summer. The summer season is often a heavy travel season with kids off of school and parents wanting to spend some time at the beach. And while Cape Coral is the best destination for the summer it can be busy. Everyone wants to see the beautiful beaches and enjoyable ocean water during their vacation breaks. Busier travel seasons also mean prices go up and end up being a more costly vacation. What makes the fall season so special in Cape Coral is that the feeling of summer never goes away. The temps are still in the 80s and 90s making for perfect beach weather. You will find that the city is not as busy as the summer allowing you to find all of the outdoor activities without crowds. If you want a vacation getaway where you do not have to worry about everything selling out the fall season is your perfect time to visit Cape Coral.

Sunset and Dolphin Cruises

The fall season lets you enjoy all of the fall activities without finding everything sold out in advance. This includes sunset and dolphin cruises, one of the most popular activities here in Cape Coral. Banana Bay Tour Company continues to be the leading provider of tours out on the open water. They offer their popular hour-and-a-half-long dolphin cruise where you are practically guaranteed to see these loveable animals frolicking in the ocean water. You will have plenty of time to take in the sights of San Carlos Bay. You will even get a chance to see the Sanibel Island Bridge along with other locales. Their Dolphin Sunset Cruise takes the popular dolphin cruise and adds a romantic spin to it with the sun slowing setting in the background. The Ecological Dolphin and Lunch Tour lets you learn all about life on the ocean floor while having a deli-style lunch available to you on the boat. You can even see manatees in their natural habitat. Don’t miss out on this truly incredible opportunity available only in Cape Coral!

Enjoy the Beach

Visitors in the fall season will also be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cape Coral without the usual summer crowds. The beaches are always pristine and will provide you with plenty of space to lay out under the sun. Some of the best beaches to enjoy during your trip in the fall include Bonita Beach (which also has a dog beach park), Yacht Club Community Park Beach, and Captiva Island Beach. The water will still be warm enough to remind you of summer as you splash around.

Cape Coral Oktoberfest

The fall season is always so exciting when you have special events to enjoy. Oktoberfest is always looked forward to in the fall all around the world as delicious German food and drinks are enjoyed together. Here in Cape Coral we also have our annual Cape Coral Oktoberfest where you can celebrate German heritage along with the incredible food and drinks you have come to expect. Visitors will be able to expect a variety of activities including live music, dancing, delicious food, and much more. Dancing will feature a variety of genres including polka, country, and even blues. Since this is Oktoberfest you can expect all of the incredible German beers on tap ready to be poured into a mug or boot. Food includes giant pretzels, wurst, brats, and so much more. Purchase a VIP experience to get special entry, free food and beer, and access to a special dinner. Cape Coral Oktoberfest always takes place on the last two weekends of October. Don’t miss out on this fall season!

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There is nothing better than enjoying all of the incredible activities and events of Cape Coral right here in the fall season. Book one of our fall rentals to experience the best stay in town. You will have access to luxury amenities while being close to these many activities and events.

While you do not need any specific reason to visit Cape Coral during the summer season you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the events lined up this summer. Our summer event calendar in Cape Coral is full of events with something for everyone. Best of all our vacation rentals will be close to each of these events making them easy to get to. Take a look at the top Florida summer events taking place here in Cape Coral this year:

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Summer Concert Events

The summer season is a great time to get out and explore as the kids are off school for summer and parents have a reason to take off time from work. Cape Coral is located along the coast nearby other Florida communities. All along the coast, a variety of live music events will be taking place this summer; nothing says summer quite like a concert event! Cape Coral and the other coastal cities will be hosting huge musical acts that include Matisyahu, Jason Aldean, Counting Crows, and many more. These shows will be held at local venues such as Hertz Arena, The Ranch Concert Hall, and Suncoast Credit Union Arena to name a few. Tickets are available now for all upcoming summer shows so don’t miss out on the best seats in the house!

WWE Supershow

If you are a fan of wrestling you will not want to miss out on WWE taking over the coast this summer! The WWE Super Show will be taking place on July 29th at our sister city of Estero for a night of all things wrestling. Come see some of the biggest wrestling stars take the stage for crowd-pleasing events. The WWE Supershow is an event like no other and is sure to kickstart your summer break off with a banger!

Mango Mania

When you think of summer fruit you are probably thinking of the juicy and delicious mango that is always a treat. This summer, make sure to stop by the Mango Mania festival taking place on Pine Island. This annual event is all things mangos and has a little something for everyone to enjoy. Mangos are grown across the island making sure each food and beverage made with them is absolutely fresh. Mango Mania offers plenty of tropical fruit-inspired food and beverages, live music, local artisans, adult beverages, educational seminars, kids’ activities, and much more. Some of the food that uses these locally grown mangos include bread, salsa, chutney, smoothies, and ice cream to name a few. Check out the arts and crafts vendors to find special gifts to take home with you. Mango Mania will take place this summer on Saturday, July 15th. Come taste the best mangos you have ever had!

Peace Day at the Park

Cape Coral will also be hosting our annual Peace Day at the Park this summer near the end of the season. Each year this annual event takes place around International Peace Day that promotes non-violence and a cease-fire for countries in conflict. Peace Day at the Park originated in Cape Coral but has since moved to Alliance for the Arts located in Fort Myers. This event will feature live music, activities for children, local vendors, and a collaborative event with local artists to participate in. This event is free to attend with this year’s festival plans still being finalized. Come experience a nearby event that promotes peace and prosperity for everyone.

Family Fun Night

This summer, the 4th, or 3rd for months with holidays, Thursday of each month will be Family Fun Night in our neighboring city of Fort Myers. This monthly event is a way to help families have time together for bonding and enjoying exciting activities together. The event will be held at Bell Tower along the mall concourse in the center court. Different activities that will be provided during the event include live exotic animals in a mini zoo provided by Adam’s Animal Encounters. Chuck It Axes will be on hand for inflatable archery perfect for individuals of all ages. Sweet Dreams will be offering their mouth-watering cotton candy. Additional activities include food, face painting, games, and balloon sculptures. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy some family bonding time with exciting activities at the monthly Family Fun Night!

More Fun in Cape Coral

You can find these exciting summer events all around Cape Coral and our neighboring areas. Make sure to plan for your summer vacation today by reserving your vacation rental. Expect to find private homes with luxury amenities such as direct canal access, swimming pools, game rooms, and much more depending on your chosen property. Come see why Cape Coral is the top summer destination in Florida!

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:

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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!

Easter Brunch

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:

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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.

Fort Fest

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.

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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!

Have you ever dreamed of a waterfront Christmas? Well in Cape Coral, fondly nicknamed the Waterfront Wonderland, those dreams become a reality! Get a property right on the water, or opt for something more landlocked—either way, wherever you stay in the city you won’t be far from lovely views, as our city waterways boast hundreds of miles of canals primed for boating, kayaking, and fishing. Besides visiting local eateries with fresh-caught seafood, shopping, and outdoor recreation, there’s also plenty you can do to celebrate Christmas in Cape Coral, Florida. If you’re ready for a unique Christmas vacation, book your Christmas getaway to Cape Coral!

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Attend the Annual Holiday Festival of Lights Event in Downtown Cape Coral

One of the best things about booking your vacation to Cape Coral now is that it gives you plenty of time to plan for Christmas festivities, such as the annual Holiday Festival of Lights. This local holiday event is one we look forward to every year and is perfect for those visiting earlier in December. Put on by the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly event is free to the public, and often draws locals and visitors alike. Take the kids to get a picture with Santa, zip down the snow drift slide, and let the little ones ride the Tiny Tots train around the vibrant holiday wonderland. A must-attend event if you visit during this time, you’ll find this year’s festival is on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022!

Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Cape Coral

Whether you’re a fan of nature walks or itching to get out onto the water, you’ll find that this season is a terrific time to enjoy the outdoors in Cape Coral. Without the oppressive humidity in the air, the temperatures are moderate and you can participate in a number of outdoor activities. Rent a boat to cruise around the city and out to the Gulf beyond or get some kayaks to explore the neighborhood by water. Grab a fishing rod and head out at sunrise to find the catch of the day—if you’re not a fan of fishing, you can visit natural attractions like the Rotary Park nature walk and the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Whether you’re searching for a Christmas rental right near the beauty of nature or want a specific feature, it’s time to book your getaway now to ensure you get the one you want!

Get into the Christmas Spirit in Cape Coral

There are plenty of things you can do to celebrate the holidays in Cape Coral! Visit some of our outdoor shopping malls for an array of holiday lights, and squeeze in a bit of last-minute shopping while you’re at it! Saturday, December 17th, 2022 marks the annual Northwest Cape Coral Boat Parade, where you can gather along the canals to watch a bright caravan of boats decorated for the holidays. If you’re here earlier in the month, you can attend the North Ft. Meyers Christmas Parade, just a short drive away.

If you missed the Christmas festival at the beginning of the month, you’ll find another winter fest on December 17th, 2022 at the Mercola Market for the Mid Cape Winter Fest. This festival runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature local food trucks with delicious menus, crafts for the kids, lenders selling Christmas gifts, festive holiday lights, and more! The cafe area offers a spot to sit back and relax with a local beer or glass of wine. A great event to do right before the holiday, it deserves a spot on any Cape Coral Christmas itinerary!

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Experience Christmas on the Canals in a Cape Coral Vacation Rental

When you’re not participating in lively Christmas events or exploring Cape Coral’s natural wonders, you’ll likely be relaxing back at your vacation home. If you’re looking for a Cape Coral vacation rental with that perfect home-away-from-home vibe that’s a must-have for a Christmas vacation, you’ll find it in an hour selection of Cape Coral Christmas rentals. We offer tons of locations all throughout town, so wherever you want to be near for your Christmas vacation, we likely have a rental in that area.

Of course, you’ll find fully equipped kitchens in our Cape Coral Christmas rentals, allowing you to cook as much or as little as you’d like for the big holiday. Our Cape Coral rentals have beautiful outdoor areas, so you can take advantage of the moderate winter weather and admire the views over the canals. Some of our Christmas rentals even offer heated pools and jacuzzies! The holidays are a busy vacation time in Cape Coral, so Take a look at our Cape Coral Christmas rentals and give us a call as soon as you know which one you’d like to book!

Cape Coral, fondly known as the “Waterfront Wonderland” is a sunshine-filled land perfect for a family getaway any time of the year. From the long days of fishing in the summer to breezy days in the winter, there’s always a way to get out and live life on the water, the Cape Coral way. Spend your time kayaking the city waterways, boating out to the Gulf of Mexico, or relaxing at one of our parks on the Caloosahatchee River. The outdoor recreation is endless, and our city itself has all the things you could want in a family-friendly destination—welcoming and safe neighborhoods, beautiful local parks, and a wide range of fantastic local eateries.

When you’re taking a family vacation to Cape Coral, you might want to plan your trip around a certain event—or maybe you’ve already booked your trip and are curious if there are any family-friendly events happening when you’re visiting. Whatever the reason, we’ve gathered a list of some of the best family-friendly events in Cape Coral for you to check out when you’re on your vacation!

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Cape Coral Festival of the Arts

This event kicks off the year in Cape Coral, as it takes place in January annually. It’s actually one of the biggest art shows in Florida, and one of the best art shows in the United States! Lined along the streets of downtown, you’ll find hundreds of booths selling unique art, spanning everything from paintings to finely crafted jewelry. Pick up a new metal workpiece to display in your yard back home, or a sculpture, professional photo, or piece of pottery to remember your time in Cape Coral. With so much to look at, kids have been fond of the event in the past, and there are also activities and food vendors to keep you entertained and busy!

Taste of the Cape Food Festival

As we mentioned, we have a high number of delicious local restaurants, and this event is your chance to try them all! Taking place in the spring, the festival is held at our city’s Four Freedoms Park, which has a great view of the water and plenty of green space to enjoy. Dozens of local eateries will be selling their delicacies, and there’s live music and activities for families to enjoy as well. You can even come by boat and listen to the concert from out on the water!

Red White and Boom

As the name might give it away, this is Cape Coral’s annual 4th of July celebration, and no expense is spared! Always a family-friendly event, it’s the number one place to see fireworks in Cape Coral, and the Cape Coral Bridge gets closed off so people can get a better view. It’s not just fireworks though, as you’ll also find all the usual festival amenities, such as crafts for the kids, fun giveaways, and family activities—all topped off with the big firework show. There are VIP tickets for sale if you want to reserve a spot with the best view, but the festival and parking are free, making this a perfect family event that won’t break the bank! Be sure to stop by the apple pie baking contest, or if your little one wants to get in on the fun, there’s a banana split eating contest just for kids!

Cape Coral Oktoberfest

The ideal way to welcome the breezy days of autumn, this festival is southwest Florida’s biggest Oktoberfest. You can expect to find an array of German food, as well as a selection of cold brews for the adults in your family. Explore the festival to the sounds of live music, and visit the kid’s section, which includes arts and crafts, games, and rides for the kids. As a bonus, if you’re visiting during the fall, you can also visit the local pumpkin patch in town!

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At Vacanza Rentals, we’re proud to offer a wide array of homes perfect for family vacations large and small. We have a diverse selection of locations all over the city, from homes facing the Caloosahatchee River to those on the wild spreader canals that separate the city from the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. We also have a few homes that aren’t on the canals, if you’d prefer! Our homes offer upscale amenities such as flat-screen TVs, gourmet kitchens, massive lanais enclosing outdoor swimming pools, BBQ grills, indoor/outdoor areas, game rooms, private docks with room for boat rentals, and so much more.

To experience Cape Coral life like a true local, a vacation home rental is easily the best choice. If you want to book one of the best vacation rentals in Cape Coral, give our knowledgeable team a call today, and we’ll help you book your Cape Coral getaway!