Vacation Cape Coral - Local Area Guide

Welcome to Cape Coral, a beautiful coastal paradise in Southwest Florida!

We are known for our warm beaches, marine life and exciting nightlife.
Are you looking for a relaxing trip, spending time on the beach?
There are 13 clean, sandy beaches close by! If, however, you more interested in exploring our culinary secrets, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to pick form!
Cape Coral and the surrounding area has something for everyone; if you are looking for adventure, relaxing time, foot or entertainment. Find out where to eat, shop and visit in the Cape Coral, Fort Myers area in the sections listed below.

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About Cape Coral, the Venice of America

Located near the Fort Myers area and sunny Gulf Coast beaches, Cape Coral is one of the most popular vacation spots in Florida. The Gulf of Mexico is almost always in sight, just look at the horizon!

Cape Coral is filled with multiple miles of canals, making it a perfect place to visit for boating and fishing hobbyists! Aside from water sports, there are plenty of nature preserves and parks to visit as well. Don’t forget to check out the nearby charters, too! Most of the travel in Cape Coral is via boat, which is part of the reason it got its nickname, “Venice of America”. Local guides are always available and ready to help you with exploring Cape Coral, too!

One of the main attractions that draws tourists year-round is the rich culture in the arts, with many Art and Craft Weekend Shows, live music, or our local Farmer Markets year which the Chamber of Commerce arranges in Cape Coral /Ft. Myers. There are plenty of museums and exhibits to always see! And if art isn’t your thing, then perhaps one of the many golf courses in the area.

Aside from the attractions in Cape Coral, there are also three nearby cities worth checking out! These include St. Cloud, Matlacha/Pine Island and Sanibel/Captiva Island. Cape Coral is separated by a bridge, which connects it with the rest of the Fort Myers area. When you’re not sight-seeing, however, you can easily fill your free time by visiting the shopping outlets and amazing restaurants in the area.

Cape Coral and surrounding area is filled with the hottest clothing stores, entertainment hubs and more in their multiple malls and outlet centers.
Aside from the amazing local seafood, there are other popular cuisines available in Cape Coral, including Asian restaurants. You can enjoy fresh baked good from local pastries in the morning and rich dinner courses at any restaurant in the evenings.

Travel Distance to Cape Coral

Unless you live already in Florida, you will most likely be flying, in which you’ll arrive at one of four airports. The closest airport to Cape Coral is the Southwest Florida International Airport, which is only 12 miles from Cape Coral!

However, one of the other three airports could keep you anywhere from 24 miles and up to 104 miles away from Cape Coral.
This means that you’re driving distance time could take between 23 minutes and 3 hours.

History Cape Coral

Cape Coral was established in 1958 by the Rosen brothers. In an area of about 116 square miles, they dug more than 400 miles of fresh and saltwater canals - more than in any city on Earth, even Venice, Italy. In Cape Coral, it is possible to reach Sanibel and Captiva Island from your backyard! All canals are man-made and some lead out to the Gulf of Mexico.

Why You Should Rent a Vacation Home in Cape Coral, FL

Picture your family and you enjoying a fresh seafood dinner outside, feeling the fresh sea air on your face. The tropical weather and the ocean waves are there from sunrise to sunset! Imagine how relaxed you will be, knowing that every day there is something new and exciting to experience, and who knows, maybe one of the Dolphins will stop by for a quick jump out of the water.

In Cape Coral, there is something for everyone. Fishing and charter tours for adults, and even a waterpark nearby for the kids! You can also experience the joys of living canal side minus the hassle of international travel!

By staying at a vacation home, you can also fully immerse yourself in the rich night life that Cape Coral has! There are many bars, cabaret clubs, and lounges to visit, so you can easily fill your nights with fun outings.

We offer a variety of vacation rentals for your stay in Cape Coral. Most rentals offer three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool, and are waterfront properties. Some even have access directly to the Gulf of Mexico! Just some options in case you would like to rent your own boat and discover the nearby coast and islands from your home.

Check them out today and find your ideal vacation rental at a great price!


Florida is the strongest and most developed tourist state in the USA. Its appeal is due to its climate, the endless white sandy beaches as well as the many natural lakes. But other experiences are popular in Florida: Walt Disney World, the JF Kennedy Space Center plus much more.

The highest elevation in Florida is 300 feet. The coast, however, is infinitely long: 13,550 km, of which 4,880 km are on the Atlantic and 8670 km on the Gulf coast. In addition, there are 4,500 islands, most of which are uninhabited and impassable.

Click on the video to watch an amazing digital ecological calendar with stunning time-lapse photography that reminds of the many, year-round sights and migrations in Southwest Florida. Credit: The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Fort Myers

Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms and was made famous by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Impressed by the tropical climate and natural beauty, Edison spent his winters in Fort Myers as thousands of visitors do each season today.

Fort Myers is located on the Caloosahatchee River and is the oldest city in Lee County. The historic downtown brings back the flavor of old Florida. This city offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants, bars, museums, theaters, and cinemas, and many of these are to be found along US 41.

The downtown area is the original part of the town. Close by, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and many of the grand residences are located on the riverfront. It is also where some of the best restaurants and bars are to be found, and the drive down palm tree lined McGregor Blvd is unforgettable.

Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Connected to the mainland by a four-mile causeway some 20-30 minutes drive away is the unspoiled and upmarket atmosphere of these world famous Florida Gulf Coast vacation islands. Captiva is attached to Sanibel Island by a short bridge at Blind Pass and is in many ways even more paid-back and natural than Sanibel.

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