The Wyvern Hotel 101 East Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Toll Free: (800) 393-0292
Call (941) 639-7700 Or E-Mail Us

Area Information

Exploring the Excitement of Florida’s Gulf Coast

No matter what your interests, you’re sure to love exploring the Punta Gorda area during your stay at The Wyvern Hotel. Being so close to the azure waves of Florida’s Gulf Coast means that there is plenty to see and do, especially if you love the Florida sun and the outdoors. Here are a few of our favorite attractions, shopping and dining spots and fishing and watersports activities:

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Area Attractions

Blanchard House Museum of African-American History & Culture
406 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-2914

This museum showcases the past 100 years of African American life in Charlotte County. Exhibits include a look at the life of pioneer families, the Old Cochran Street Business District and more.


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

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.


Charlotte Performing Arts Center
701 Carmalita Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-505-SHOW (7469)

Charlotte County’s Center for Performing Arts and Education showcases local talent in various performances of music, dance, drama and learning. This is also the home of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Charlotte Chorale and the Charlotte Jazz Society.


The Train Depot & Antique Mall
1009 Taylor Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-6774

The Punta Gorda Historical Society presents this recently restored Spanish-style train depot that was originally built in 1928. In addition to antique shops, guests will enjoy the three exhibits showcasing the history of the railroad.


Charlotte County Motorsports Park
8655 Piper Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
941-575-7223

Saturday nights bring both amateur and professional race car drivers as well as enthusiastic fans to this 3/8 mile paved figure-eight track.


Punta Gorda Trolley Tour
252 W. Marion Ave., Ste. 121
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639 3720

Bi-monthly guided trolley tours are available to help you explore this historic town overlooking Charlotte Harbor.


The Military Heritage & Aviation Museum, Inc.
1200 W. Retta Esplanade #48
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-575-9002

This free museum is one of the only aviation museums on the Gulf Coast and features military and aviation artifacts dating from the Civil War thru current day.


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Shopping and Dining around Punta Gorda, FL

Fisherman’s Village Marina
1200 West Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL
941-639-8721

This exciting location features a waterfront mall, marina, shopping, dining and more. Live music and special events are held here regularly.


Swiss Chocolate+
403 Sullivan St., Unit 112
Swiss Connections building
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-9484


Port Charlotte Town Center
1441 Tamiami Trl.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
941-624-4447


Dearborn Street In Olde Englewood Village
Dearborn and State Road 776 (Indiana Avenue)
Englewood, FL 34223
941-473-9795


Lulu Restaurant
Located on-site at The Wyvern Hotel


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Fishing and Watersports

Darst Park Boat Ramp
537 Darst Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
941-639-5833


Harbour Heights Park Boat Ramp
3350 San Marino Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
941-627-1628


Hathaway Park
35461 Washington Loop Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-505-8686


Laishley Park & Marina
100 E. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-575-0142


King Fisher Fleet Charters
Fishermen's Village
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-639-0969


Taylor'd Charters & Kidswannafish.com
5805 Oakview Ln.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-258-2381


Capt. Dave Jackson/Tarpon Tangle Adventures
501 Peeples Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-456-6318


Captain Chris Frohlich/Beyond Borders Outfitters
6500 Riverside Dr.
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
941-628-0341


Captain Jerry Gillespie Charters
P.O. Box 510425
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
941-639-0820


Punta Gorda Riverboat Tours
Laishley Park Marina
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-627-3474
800-306-7508


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  • The Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda
  • 101 East Retta Esplanade
  • Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Phone: (941) 639-7700
  • Fax: 941.639.0100