Here's a nice overview of some cool places to shop, explore, and indulge in beautiful, historic Punta Gorda.
Shopping IS a Treasure Hunt
Sea Grape Gallery is a non-profit co-operative artists' gallery and veritable wonderland of original fine art by southwest Florida artists. Find treasures in many different media, from paintings and jewelry and sculpture and ceramics to glass and fabric, hand-crafted knives and kaleidoscopes. There's always at least one or two artists in the gallery, so you may be able to talk to the creator about a piece that catches your eye!
Hipnotique Boutique is a local gem that makes boutique shopping affordable. Featuring eclectic and one-of-a-kind items and varied décor, jewelry, clothing and shoes (and sequined cowboy boots!), essential oils, and so much more, it’s a destination in itself.
Pop around the corner to Punta Gorda Chocolate & Wine for an amazing handcrafted (and gorgeous!) treat. Indulge yourself, buy a gift, or both!
Copperfish Books is local treasure. Find the hottest new releases, books by your favorite authors, and creative recommendations to expand your reading list. Also features gifts, cards, coloring books, puzzles, and much more. Author talks (currently online) and virtual book launches round out a fulfilling literary experience.
Pomegranate & Fig Gift Boutique is a wonderfully varied place to find just the perfect gift, for you and everyone on your list. You will find a unique selection of home décor, fashion for women and children, and a wonderful selection of candles and home fragrances. All gifts receive complimentary gift packaging!
Time for Lunch
All that shopping is going to help you work up quite an appetite. Luckily, you'll be in downtown Punta Gorda, which is replete with locally-owned eateries, from creative pizza to authentic Mexican food and everything in between. Visit our Restaurant page to pre-plan, or wing it while you're there!
To reward yourself for all the hard work of shopping and creating, indulge in a luxurious service at Perfectly Polished Nails, which is half a block (east on Marion) from Pomegranate & Fig. They perform all nail services including sculpted acrylic extensions, fills, overlays, gel manicures and pedicures as well as traditional manicures and pedicures. Facial skin waxing and brow tinting also available. We all deserve some self-care!
We hope this list inspires you to get out and enjoy all that beautiful downtown Punta Gorda has to offer. See you around!