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!
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!
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.