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Set on picturesque Charlotte
Harbor , Punta Gorda is an old Florida boating town with
period architecture and modern-day amenities. Stately royal palms line the
streets in this art-lovers’ town, which is steeped in history. Restored homes
and vintage streetlights add to the quaint atmosphere.
The historic downtown
waterfront is the center of activity, with funky boutiques, art galleries and
sidewalk cafes all within a short walk.
Find water access for fishing and
boating – as well as gardens and picnic spots – in Laishley
Park on the Peace River and Gilchrist Park
on Charlotte Harbor .
To learn about the local flora
and fauna, visit nearby environmental and wildlife centers or take a guided
eco-tour at Babcock Wilderness Adventures.
Looking for top-quality shopping,
dining and boating excursions, all under one roof? Head to Fishermen’s Village,
where you’ll find a multitude of restaurants and shops, as well as a marina
where you can charter a fishing boat or join a boat tour of the harbor.