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Things to Do in Punta Gorda

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The Wyvern Hotel is the perfect launching spot for exploring exciting things to do in the Punta Gorda area.

Whatever your leisure time pleasure, you’ll easily find something fun to see and do in this verdant unspoiled region. The hotel is conveniently close to the sparkling blue waves of Florida’s Gulf Coast, which makes it easier to enjoy everything that this waterfront city has to offer.

But there is more to this area than beach and water sports. Located on the Charlotte Harbor waterfront, downtown Punta Gorda has an abundance of restaurants, boutiques, heritage buildings, live entertainment, nightlife and parks. That means there is always something amazing to experience and endless things to do in Punta Gorda.

And if you want to keep it low-key, enjoy a stroll around this charming restored town in the embracing warmth of the Florida sun.

Here are just a few samples of the most popular attractions in the Punta Gorda area:

Punta Gorda Airport

28000 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(941) 639-1101

As well as serving mainly single engine and small jet aircraft, this airport is home to Allegiant Airlines and the Florida International Air Show, which has featured military demonstration teams like the Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Sky Soldiers Cobra helicopter team.

Florida Tracks & Trails

39450 Bermont Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(844) 743-3388

Visitors to Florida Tracks & Trails can take part in a range of exhilarating activities and adventures, including four motocross tracks designed by Dream Traxx, 22+ miles of ATV trails winding through Florida’s natural habitat, 80+ acres of adrenaline-fueled paintball fields and speedball fields, a freshwater beach, concession stands & more.

Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center

75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 833-5444

This full-service, 44,000-square-foot event and conference center offers pristine waterfront views and top food service management for events of all sizes and budgets.

Babcock Wilderness Adventures

8000 State Road 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Reservations: 1-800-500-5583

Take a walk on the wild side. Babcock Wilderness Adventures offers guided eco-tours in specially built swamp buggies that enable guests to see panthers, birds, and wild alligators. Learn about the history of the area and local conservation efforts.

Three Palms Speedway

8655 Piper Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(941) 575-7223

If it's Saturday night, this is the place you'll find both amateur and professional race car drivers and enthusiastic fans enjoying the paved three-eighths mile figure-eight race track.

Fishermen's Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-8721

A unique combination of a full-service destination resort and a hometown hang out for visitors and locals alike. Fishermen’s Village Resort and Marina can fill a day, define an evening, or pack the itinerary of an extended stay.

Charlotte Sports Park

2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Home field for Tampa Bay Rays spring training and Charlotte Stone Crabs minor league teams, this baseball stadium underwent a $27 million renovation  in 2009. As well as the baseball, the stadium is used for concerts, festivals and expos and has hosted such artists as Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, The Little River Band and Simple Plan.

Muscle Car City

3811 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 575-5959

If you love cars, Muscle Car City is a can’t miss destination. In addition to selling just about every type of vintage Muscle Car, Hot Rod, Swamp Buggy and Drag Racer there is to be found on the road, Muscle Car City features a museum showcasing one of the largest GM Muscle Car displays in the nation, an extensive parts department, a 1960’s style diner and more.

Laishley Crab House

150 Laishley Centre
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 205-5566

Taste the freshness of the sea at this seafood and sushi restaurant that overlooks the marina.

Charlotte Performing Arts Center

701 Carmalita Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 505-7469

Local talent is showcased in performances of music, dance, drama and learning in this venue, which is also home to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Chorale and the Charlotte Jazz Society.

The Train Depot and Antique Mall

1009 Taylor Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-6774

Take a trip into history in this recently-restored Spanish-style train depot that dates from 1928. The Punta Gorda Historical Society features three railroad exhibits and several antique shops offer the opportunity to take some of the area's past home with you.

River City Grill

131 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-9080

Inspired by a desire to join the renaissance in Punta Gorda's riverfront community, The River City Grill offers a laid-back eclectic atmosphere, friendly staff, comprehensive wine selection and locally-sourced ingredients including Worden Farm organic produce.

Blanshard House Museum of African-American History and Culture

406 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-2914

Set in an historic building, this museum showcases the rich past, more than 100 years of African-American life in Charlotte County including a look at the life of pioneer families, the Old Cochran Street business district and much more.

The Perfect Caper

121 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 505-9009

If an eclectic upscale menu in a casually elegant neighborhood restaurant sounds tasty, The Perfect Caper is the spot for you. Enjoy fresh seafood and all-natural and organic ingredients in this 165-seat display kitchen restaurant.

Punta Gorda Trolley Tour

252 W. Marion Avenue, Suite 121
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 639-3720

Running Fridays from January to May, this is a unique way to enjoy the tropical breezes and historic buildings of this quaint town. This year they have added an optional addition half-hour cruise on Charlotte Harbor letting visitors see the town both by land and water.

Nav-A-Gator Riverboat Tours

9700 SW Riverview Circle
Lazy Suzy, FL 34269
(941) 627-3474

Glide along the sparkling Peace River in a 40-passenger paddlewheeler and learn about the river's rich history while you enjoy the views of the marine, plant and animal life along the journey.

Anglers of all types will find something to enjoy on the water in the Punta Gorda area. From river and ocean fishing tours to charter services, there are countless ways to snag yourself some fresh fish in this part of the world.

  • Laishley Park Municipal Marina
    100 E. Retta Esplanade
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 575-0142
  • Darst Park Boat Ramp
    537 Darst Avenue
    Punta Gorda, FL 33982
    (941) 639-5833
  • Harbour Heights Park Boat Ramp
    3350 San Marino Drive
    Punta Gorda, FL 33983
    (941) 627-1628
  • Hathaway Park
    35461 Washington Loop Road
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 505-8686
  • King Fisher Fleet Charters
    Fishermen's Village
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 639-0969
  • Taylor'd Charters &
    5805 Oakview Lane
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 258-2381
  • Capt. Dave Jackson Tarpon Tangle Adventures
    501 Peeples Drive
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 456-6318
  • Captain Chris Frolich Beyond Borders Outfitters
    6500 Riverside Drive
    Punta Gorda, FL 33982
    (941) 628-0341
  • Captain Jerry Gillespie Charters
    P.O. Box 510425
    Punta Gorda, FL 33951
    (941) 639-0820
The Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda
101 East Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Local: (941) 639-7700
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