When we go on vacation, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed while trying to decide to do on said adventure. In Cape Coral, this is especially true, since you have such a variety of choices ranging from the thrilling and wild to the relaxing and enjoyable. Fear not, for we have already done the hard work and found five of the top Cape Coral tourist attractions for you to enjoy during your stay with us!
At times, all we want to do is relax and enjoy the nature that so many of us rarely get to see. For those moment Lakes Park is perfect. This 279-acre park features a wide variety of gardens for you to peruse. These range from kids’ gardens to fragrant ones. Not only this, but if you are looking to truly explore, they also offer both bike and boat rentals. Further, it wouldn’t be a complete trip without a tour through the Railroad Museum, though if you’re traveling with little ones make sure to stop by the miniature train ride! Further, for those looking for an afternoon of Zen as you cast a line, then make sure you visit the 158 acres of man-made freshwater lakes (thus its namesake) filled with plenty of fish eager to nibble upon your line. If you’re looking for an afternoon to relax and unwind, while possible learning something in the process, then make sure you stop at Lakes Park!
Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery
Many of us, while maybe not at the level of a connoisseur, are certainly able to appreciate a well-made and scrumptious rum. For this reason, almost anyone will find this distillery fascinating as they offer in-depth tours that show their entire process, from conception of flavor to the distillation to the final product. This alone would make this a great stop during ones stay; however, the deal is only sweetened more by the tasting room you are taken to after, where you will get to sample the various rums they offer and even some they are still testing! Not only do you get to taste their fine selection of rums, but they have a variety for purchase, ranging from reserve rums to their premium selection! So, why not take an afternoon that is not only educational, but allows you to try rum made from 100% locally sourced ingredients?
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
There is nothing quite as thrilling as zooming down a slide as you glide upon water or splash around as manmade waves rush down upon you, or even drift slowly down a lazy river. If you are one of many who agree with this, then make sure you stop by Sun Splash Family Waterpark with 14 acres of water slides and pools! For the adrenaline-seekers, there are the Zoom Flume and Cape Fear; three slides even have a five and half story free fall! Those who aren’t looking for quite that much of a rush will love their lazy river or several other more traditional water slides and pools offered. If you have little ones with you, they are most certain to enjoy Pirates Cove which is specially designed for them to explore and play. If your stomach begins to rumble, make sure you stop by Calypso Café, which ensures you never have to leave, and the fun never has to stop. So, if you find yourself sweating and looking to cool off, as well as create lasting memories, then make sure to stop by Sun Splash Family Waterpark!
At times one doesn’t want to do just one thing, but rather spend an afternoon popping between activities at their leisure. For those who find this rings true, you will love the Shell Factory! Spend a few hours perusing 50,000 square feet of shopping space as you look for that special thing you always desired, then maybe fly across the area on a zipline or allow the challenges to rise at bumper boats. Maybe then you’d like to wind down with some relaxing paddle boats, or even a ride on their historic carousel. If you are looking to test your physical body, then tackle either the climbing wall or pole! If you come on a Tuesday or Thursday, you’ll be gifted with the chance to peruse the wares at their flea market. Before you leave, though, make sure to stop by the Players Circle and catch a live play, comedy act, jazz tribute band, or a wide selection of other shows! If you are traveling with little ones take them to the gem mining and watch as they become miniature gold miners for a short time. So, take an afternoon to do a bit of it all at the Shell Factory.
Gator Mikes Family Fun Park
No matter if you’re traveling as a family or a group of old friends, you will find that a day filled with laughs and cheers at Gator Mikes Family Fun Park is the perfect idea. Why not start your day off by testing your skill at axe throwing and feel like a mighty Viking? Or perhaps you are looking to truly allow the competition of battle rage at the paintball course? Don’t forget though to soar through the air on the zipline or let the Ruth in you out at the batting cages. For those looking for a bit of nostalgia, you are sure to find it at the arcade with over 40 different games. If you’re still feeling energized, you can even test your body’s strength on the climbing wall, and the little ones are sure the enjoy the bungee jumper! After a long day of competition and entertainment, you’ll find that a relaxing game of mini golf is a great way to end your day. So, no matter if you’re the gamer looking to show off or the mighty climber eager to test their skill, you and your party are guaranteed to have an afternoon you will visit often in your memories at Gator Mikes Family Fun Park.
If any of these caught your eye, or you’re curious about other that didn’t make the list, make sure you contact Vacanza Rentals at (850) 290-2080 or book your vacation rental online to enjoy an exciting journey to Cape Coral!