Cape Coral

ABOUT THE AREA

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

In the late 1950's, the Rosen Brothers developed Cape Coral into their dream of a "Waterfront Wonderland." With 355 days of sunshine and 400 miles (640 km) of navigable waterways, the city soon became a place where people came for sun and fun. That tradition continues to this day.

One of the earliest areas of development was the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Today, Cape Coral boasts two additional marinas: Tarpon Point in the Rose Garden area and Cape Harbour off of Chiquita Boulevard. Both areas offer shopping, dining, and boat rentals/tours. Visitors to can get out on the water with a short drive or ferry ride to some of Southwest Florida's best beaches.

Off the water, visitors may engage in sporting activities such as tennis, cycling, and golf. Lush public and private golf courses are available in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sanibel.

Day trips are an option both on and off the water. As the biggest city between Tampa and Miami, Cape Coral is a great central location for day trips to some of Florida's top-rated destinations. Whether driving to Orlando for a Disney Adventure or cruising to the Florida Keys, a vacation rental in Cape Coral allows an affordable home base for those who want to keep their vacation options flexible.

MORE ABOUT CAPE CORAL

Fun Facts About Cape Coral

  • Cape Coral boasts 355 days of sunshine each year. Even during the summer rainy season, afternoon showers may be heavy, but are generally brief.
  • With designated nesting points around the city, Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls in Florida.
  • Cape Coral, the "Waterfront Wonderland," has created more miles of canals than any other city in the world and is sometimes called the "Venice of the Americas."
  • One in five residents of Cape Coral are seasonal. "Snowbirds" are Northerners who come to sunny Florida during the cold winter months.
  • Residents of Sanibel and Captiva originally received their mail from the mail boat "Santiva."

GO AND EXPLORE

Relax on Southwest Florida Beaches

Consider Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Lovers Key State Park, Bonita Beach Park - Barefoot Beach, Naples Beaches, and Marco Island.

Bring the Kids for some Family Fun

Consider Sun Splash Waterpark; Lakes Regional Park; baseball games at Hammond Stadium; Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium; the Rotary Park Environmental Center.

Explore our Unique Natural Environment

Enjoy the natural wonder that is the Everglades; stroll through botanical gardens, zoos, and nature preserves; observe dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat; explore Native American cultural sites; or join a kayak eco-tour.

Engage in Recreational Activities

Golf at one of Cape Coral's lush golf courses; visit local art galleries and museums; drink & dine at a wide selection of bars and restaurants; The options for entertainment are endless!

Appreciate our Local History

Consider the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, the Koreshan State Historic Site, the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library, the Cape Coral Historical Museum and much more.

Shop 'til you Drop

Too much sun? Enjoy local shopping malls and outlets featuring designer and brand name clothing and accessories. Enjoy air-conditioned indoor shopping at Edison Mall or consider a shaded outdoor stroll at the Miromar Outlets or Coconut Point.

TIPS FOR YOUR TRIP

GOLF COURSES