Punta Gorda Area Guide

Muscle Car City Museum

This has become one of the largest GM muscle car collections in the nation. Classic cars and hot rods span 80 years of makes and models!

Parks That Teach

Occurs the third Wednesday of every month, the program is a series of guided tours of the Punta Gorda Pathways by Master Gardeners.

Fisherman's Village

Fishermen's Village Waterfront Mall and Marina offer something for everyone. Shopping, dining, live entertainment, and water adventures await locals and travelers. 

Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market

Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the US! Saturdays, 8:00 am-noon. Taylor St. and Herald Ct., next to the historic courthouse.

Peace River Wildlife Sanctuary

The Center and our gift shop are open to the public for tours every day from 11a – 4p and our hospital accepts wildlife intakes from 8a – 5p every day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year including all holidays. 


Located directly next to the Four Points Hotel and TT's Tiki Bar! Eat, drink and take a sunset stroll.

Tampa Bay Rays - Port Charlotte

Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Bradenton

LECOM Park in Bradenton.

Baltimore Orioles - Sarasota

Enjoy Major League Spring Training in Sarasota.

Atlanta Braves - North Port

The new Spring Training home of the Atlanta Braves has its name: CoolToday Park! Located in the City of North Port in Sarasota County.

Stump Pass Beach State Park

Pristine coastal habitat-- Active for sea turtle nesting-- Protective areas for nesting shorebirds-- Nature trails

Englewood Beach

One of the top beaches for collecting fossilized shark’s teeth and seashells.

Port Charlotte Beach Park

Tucked away on a mangrove-laced coast where the Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor.

Don Pedro Island State Park

Travel Channel’s Best Beach You Haven’t Heard Of…Yet (easily one of the best beaches near Port Charlotte, FL).

Charlotte Harbor State Park

See the natural beauty of SW Florida. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while.

Little Gasparilla Island

Accessible only by private boat, kayak, water taxi or charter -- Seven miles of pristine, white sand beach

Kingsway Country Club

Located just minutes from Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, the par 72 , Ron Garl-designed 18-hole championship golf course is fit for golfers of all abilities.

Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club

A Golf Digest 4 ½ Star Rated Golf Course Designed by 1986 PGA Champion Bob Tway. Noted for its excellent layout and near-perfect conditions as well as home to the only Sorenstam Academy in the World, led by Director of Instruction Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA TOUR Champion.

Twin Isles Country Club

The private club is just south of Punta Gorda and has a par 72, 18-hole championship course with full-grass driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunker.

Heron Creek Golf Club

The moment you step onto the first tee at Heron Creek, you’ll experience the exhilaration of playing the brilliantly designed and meticulously maintained Arthur Hills designed championship course. 

Myakka Pines Golf Club

Myakka Pines Golf Club is located near Englewood on Florida's Southwest Coast. You will enjoy a great round of golf on our unique 27 hole course surrounded by nature with many different types of wildlife.

Deep Creek Golf Club

Deep Creek Golf Club, located just two miles off I-75 in Port Charlotte, Florida, offers a challenging 6000+ yard Mark McCumber design - encompassed by a world of native Florida wildlife and natural landscape.

Charlotte Stone Crabs

The minor league baseball team is a member of the Florida State League, the Class A+ affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and plays out of Charlotte Sports Park.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida.

Gasparilla Boat Tours

Visit Boca Grande, Stump Pass, Pelican Bay or Cabbage Key; and more! 10% veteran discount with proper ID; family- and differently-abled-friendly. 

Wildlife Expeditions

Peace River nature cruises provide amazing views of the area’s flora and fauna of four different eco systems as well as alligators, bald eagles and ospreys in their natural habitat.

Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy sightseeing cruises along the harbour, through the Intracoastal Waterway and to the various islands of the area.

Sunset Cruises

What’s more relaxing than enjoying a fabulous sunset over Charlotte Harbor while out on the water? It explains why there are a number of charters providing sunset cruises out of Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte.

Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve Tours

The Florida Coastal Office (FCO) manages 41 aquatic preserves that protect over two million acres of the most valuable submerged lands and select coastal uplands in Florida

Watersport Rentals & Tours

Have you been dreaming of a vacation to Florida lately? Come explore the shore in Charlotte County, FL.

33 Tamiami Trl Punta Gorda, Florida

Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside