Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach offers a plethora of family-friendly activities, making it one of the most perfect places to go for Easter weekend...or any other time of the year! 

Several Easter Egg Hunts happened in several area parks, but one of the most fun and most unique experience was IguanaLand's Iguana Egg Hunt.  .

Read on for more great reasons the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast is the place to be over Easter—or any other—weekend:

1. Enjoy Easter BrunchStretto restaurant at Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor

What's Easter without Brunch? Several of our independent restaurants presented amazing Easter Brunch menus:

Stretto at Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor offered different stations for fresh seafood, charcuterie, and desserts (to name just a few). 88 Keys at The Wyvern Hotel's spread starred tenderloin and tortellini, while The Captain's Table on Charlotte Harbor featured prime rib, ham, desserts, and more. The Grill at 1951 offered a special Easter menu with musical accompaniment.

2. Tour Wild Nature

Take the family on a mini suburban safari with Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours any time of the year. Climb aboard the "swamp buggy" and enjoy a fascinating ride through 4 eco systems and marvel at alligators, birds of all kinds, historic Cracker Cattle, deer, and more.

3. Park ItGilchrist Park Playground in Punta Gorda, Florida

Explore the area’s expansive parks, perfect for the little ones with excess energy. Even better, pack up a picnic and enjoy some family time.

4. Bike Through History

Explore charming and historic Downtown Punta Gorda and the 30+ historical murals on a free loaner bike.

5. Explore by Land and Sea

Experience wild nature on land and sea with a hike or a paddle through our protected preserves.

6. Spend a Sandy Day

Shade Umbrellas on Englewood BeachLaze the day away on beautiful Englewood Beach then enjoy the family-friendly Sunday evening drum circle to celebrate the setting of the sun with music and dancing. Refresh with great food and drink from one of five great beach restaurants just steps from the sand. Find even more great beaches here.

7. Shop, Eat, Dance

Fishermen’s Village always offers shopping, dining, and live entertainment options everyone will enjoy.

8. Visit the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny was a special guest for several weeks at the  Port Charlotte Town Center Mall, putting smiles on lots of faces. They even offered a special Sensory-friendly experience and pet photos on March 18 and 25.

As always, you’ll find more fun family vacation activities on our Things to Do with Kids page.

If you need an excuse to stay an extra day or two over any Holiday, keep in mind that airline fares are typically lower on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

See you soon!