Englewood is a laid-back community that may be most well-known for being the home of Englewood Beach on Manasota Key, but the area also fosters a diverse lineup of events celebrating culture, food, history, sporting events, fishing, golf, fine dining, and the arts. It’s a terrific location that offers direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best sport fishing in Florida.

For those looking for outside activities, Englewood Beach is the place to be. You can parasail 500 feet in the air, watch high-speed boat races (every November), kayak or standup paddleboard next to a dolphin (or manatee, if you’re lucky), reel in a huge tarpon, or laze on the beach with a cold drink and a bag full of fossilized shark teeth you just gathered.