Cape Coral is a relatively newly found city in Florida that is situated very close to the Gulf of Mexico.
Having been found in 1957, the city got developed to accommodate a population of more than 150,000 by 2010. Cape Coral is largely known as “Waterfront Wonderland” due to its more than 400 miles of navigable waterways. Also, the city has miles of canals more than any other city in the world.
Since Cape Coral is hailed as a waterfront wonderland, the city offers bewitching yacht clubs and its waters are the migration routes of dolphins and several other exotic birds. We’ve shortlisted some tourism locales that have made the tourists grow fond of them over the past few years, and some of the many things that you must do while you vacation in Cape Coral.
Yacht Club Community Park
The Yacht Club is a community center for public that is located on the beautiful shores of Caloosahatchee River. The club has an amazing stretch of white sand lines at its beach where the tourists relax laying out their chairs and umbrellas. The yacht club has a quite long fishing dock that is open throughout the year. Numerous seasonal events and festivals are also hosted at the club.
Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Garden
This luscious garden is dedicated to the cause of preserving the native species of butterflies. This butterfly garden is located in the “Rotary Park” and is a famous sanctuary for butterflies. On Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays there are guided tours of the garden in which you can come to observe the four life stages of butterflies.
Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library
One of the most historically valued places to visit in Cape Coral is this military museum and library which in an attempt to honor the U.S. military educates the ordinary visitors by displaying the very well preserved military memorabilia. The museum is full of informative literature, content and artifacts that range from the historical American Revolutionary War to the very recent Middle Eastern crisis.
Cape Coral Farmer’s Market
Tourists and local people flock to Cape Coral Farmer’s Market on regular basis which organizes seasonal festivals of selling homegrown vegetables, fruits, flowers and locally produced meats, baked goods, variety of cheeses, canned goods and much more. The market however closes during the off seasons. Moreover, there is a beautiful collection of handcrafted goods that is made and sold by the local residents of the area.
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Spread over 365 acres of land, this is one of the Florida’s largest ecological preserve. It comprises of marshlands and rivers and the tourists can either kayak or walk on the paved trails in order to explore the preserve. The ecological preserve serves as a permanent habitat for wild animals like eagles, snakes, raccoons, herons and a vast variety of migrating birds.
It’s a small eatery that’s famous among the tourist community for lunches and dinners. Foster’s Grille is famous for some of its delectable cuisines like Charburger with hand cut fries, homemade cakes, freshly squeezed lemonade and thick and creamy milkshakes. The Grille provides a very cozy and comfortable ambiance and uses its backyard for BBQs.
Harbor View Gallery
This is a local art center in Cape Coral. The gallery showcases the work of some of the local artists and celebrates the artist of the month by exhibiting all the artwork of the selected artist. The artists of Cape Coral are allowed to exhibit and sell their work here. In order to promote the upcoming artist’s work, the gallery hosts a public reception on first Tuesday of every month.
Cape Coral Brewing Company
This is a local brewery that offers the tourists and other local guests various kinds of craft brews. This brewing company also hosts several tours and events throughout the year. The guests can tour around the brewery on self guided tours that have to end an hour before the brewery closes. However, on the weekends the brewery offers guided tours on which the professionals explain the visitors the brewing process and the methods used by the company.
The Boathouse is a mini bar and a grill house just near the Yacht Club. It’s a fun spot tourists love to revel at enjoying delicious seafood, live music entertainment, cocktails and of course the beach.
Cape Coral benefits hugely by its location at the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers. It is because of its expansive waterways that the city has picturesque preserves, canal systems, variety of water sports and stunning golf courses. The choices for tourists are unlimited here. Some of the tourism opportunities like Butterfly Sanctuary, Foster’s Grille and Farmer’s Market are completely unique to Cape Coral and cannot be easily found in other cities of Florida. This makes Cape Coral a tempting choice for holidays that nobody can resist.