Our Best Side is by Your Side
In Charlotte County, we’re usually telling the world that Our Best Side is Outside, and inviting Outsiders to enjoy our beautiful beaches, extraordinary outside activities, and gorgeous natural settings. But, while we join other Florida destinations in doing what’s best for our locals and visitors during these uncertain times, we’re instead saying Our Best Side is by Your Side. Take a moment to explore the information below, get inspired, and drift away to your dream vacation to Charlotte County. We’ll be here when this is over, for our welcomed visitors and our beloved locals.
Show Your Support!
Show your support…literally. Order this beautiful Greetings From Pure Florida limited-edition retro t-shirt today, and show everyone you love and support Charlotte County hospitality businesses. ALL profit from every t-shirt sold will go toward the COADFL fund providing much-needed financial support for tourism industry employees and businesses in Charlotte County impacted by the recent shutdowns.
You can use the Outsider Insider App (links below) to check-in at the restaurant when you arrive to pick up take-out. If you are using delivery, you obviously won't be able to check-in, but you can still show your local support by taking a picture of the meal or your family enjoying the take-out at home and post on social media. Even cooler if you tag the local establishment and add the hashtag #BestSideYourSide.
Learn more about the COADFL fund, donate directly, or apply for assistance here: www.COADFL.org
in order to keep staff safe (socially distancing, limiting contact, etc.) orders may take a couple extra days to process, but you will not be charged until the order has shipped. In order to keep everyone safe, all orders are being shipped and only purchasable online via credit card. If your group or organization wishes to buy any as sponsorship, please reach out to the bureau M-F 8a-5p.
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With distanced learning the current normal, activities for kids that go beyond sitting in front of a screen are critically important. This Kid Pak, designed by the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau and Visit Sarasota County, introduces children to local wildlife by taking them on a series of rewarding adventures in the Englewood, Fla., area. They learn from the magic turtle guide named Scout how to help wildlife and become good stewards of the environment.
The Kid Pak includes:
- Heavy cotton backpack w/Eye on Nature full color logo
- Book 1: The Adventures of Scout: Turtle Tales (16 pgs/color)
- 2 laminated Q/A activity parent guide sheets (one is answer key)
- "Field Notes" journal w/pen
- Metal Eye on Nature medallion
- Pewter sea turtle pin
- Clear, paintable plastic turtle ornament
Profits from this product go to the COAD fund, benefiting those in Charlotte County needing financial assistance as a result of COVID-19. See COADFL.org for more information.
Note: Some activities listed in the activity guide suggest visiting specific locations in the Englewood area.. Due to COVID-19 related closures, some locations may not have reopened yet or have limited hours.
Take-Out. Order in. Dine out. It all helps out.
During this trying time, our local restaurants need your support now more than ever. Even with slow re-opening, restaurants are still struggling financially. Capacity is limited at restaurants, so delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup services available at many area restaurants are great options to help them make up the difference, it’s easy to still enjoy your favorite meals, or try something new, while maintaining social distancing and staying safe. Use our app (see below) to quickly find restaurants near you that are open for take-out/delivery. And don't forget to tip!
Download the App now and find restaurants open for take-out/delivery near you!