Port Charlotte is not only the perfect, central place to stay in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach—affording convenient access to the beachy fun of Englewood and to the charm of Punta Gorda—it’s also a destination in its own right. You’ll find lots of fun and unique activities, stellar dining, several amazing golf courses, and accommodations of all kinds in this friendly town, and it's the only place to go to experience Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training in person.
Read on for a few highlights of what Port Charlotte has to offer and check out an itinerary for a Port Charlotte Adventure you'll never forget!
Outdoor FunBack to Top of List
One of our favorite spots is Port Charlotte Beach Park. This local treasure offers easy access to the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor and features a man-made beach, fishing pier, boat ramps, a playground, heated pool, and much more. It's also one of the best places to watch a beautiful sunset. Explore below for more naturally entertaining activities:
Indoor Fun and Arts & CultureBack to Top of List
With everything from a challenging escape room to professional live standup comedy and fun community theater (in season), to an historical café with weekly bluegrass music, kid-friendly spots and even indoor golf, you'll never run out of interesting and entertaining things to do in Port Charlotte. Explore below for even more activities:
Restaurants to Rave AboutBack to Top of List
The indie restaurant scene in Port Charlotte is thriving, with cuisine and atmospheres of all types, from upscale fine dining to down-home comfort food. We've featured a few highlights below, and you can find more favorites in our Where to Eat in Port Charlotte blog post and of course, on our Restaurants page.