9 Best Things To Do In Punta Gorda, Florida

Discover History on a Mural Tour

Explore Punta Gorda's murals depicting local historical events. Download a self-guided tour map or join a guided two-hour walking tour to see art and learn history.

Visit a Local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Peace River Wildlife Center offers free admission with opportunities to donate. See a variety of wildlife, including the unique eastern screech owl named Luna.

Paddle the Water

Rent a paddleboard or kayak to explore Charlotte Harbor. Opt for a glass-bottom kayak for underwater views. Use the Blueway Trails map for navigation.

Spend the Day in Art and Nature

Visit Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens for art and nature enthusiasts. Explore sculptures, a butterfly habitat, and vibrant botanical areas.

Tour a Distillery

Alligator Bay Distillers offers tours on rum-making and tastings. Sample award-winning Spiced Rum and purchase TSA-friendly bottles to take home.

Bike Along the Harbor

Enjoy biking routes with a free bike loaner program in Punta Gorda. Explore scenic paths and local amenities along the way.

Wander and Shop at Sunday’s Market

Visit History Park on Sundays for a market experience with fresh produce and artisan vendors. Enjoy live music and local food vendors.

Look Upward for Wildlife

Explore birdwatching in Punta Gorda's parks and preserves. Visit Cedar Point Environmental Park or Alligator Creek Preserve for birdwatching opportunities.

Ride through Swampland

Experience Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours for wildlife tours in Florida's swamps and cattle ranch. Choose from various tour options like walking and night tours.