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Old 04-28-2011, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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I will have about 2 days to travel from Maimi to Punta Gorda and would like to get to know the areas inbetween somewhat better.

Are there any interesting shopping, beaches or city life places you can recommend I visit en route to Punta Gorda?
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Olde Naples
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It's a morning drive from Miami to Punta Gorda. If you take the alley, there's not much to see except swamp. If you'd like to go a little slower, take hwy 41 from miami to Naples.

There's many places to see a bit of nature and several places to stop and do tourist things. Check out the Everglades City Hotel Lodging and Restaurant - Rod and Gun Club in Everglades City for lunch.

When you come into Naples on Hwy 41, where it turns North, go straight down 5th Avenue. You're nine blocks from the beach and in the heart of Naples. Check out the pier, 3rd St South and cruise Gordon Drive S to the end, look at a little Naples architecture.

If you are looking for a little more beach party, go N on 41 to bonita beach road and turn left. That will take you to Ft Myers Beach. Most of the tourists and the party are on the N end.

Have fun drive safe

Hope this helps you

Beth
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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Excellent post above me here ^^^ by "Beth". I couldn't have said it better myself. If you do your trip according to that advice it will be a loooong day, but by the end of it your head will be filled with beautiful scenes of FL, both natural and man-made.

If I were you, however, after seeing Ft. Myers beach I would probably head back to I75 to finish your trip to Punta Gorda because staying on Rte 41 will probably take a lot longer. There are traffic lights and you'll go through more towns (North Ft. Myers, past Cape Coral, Port Charlotte) before you arrive in Punta Gorda.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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For shopping try Tin City Waterfront Shops in Naples, 1200 5th Ave off of Tamiami Trail. It has an old Florida charm and historic feel. There are over 30 shops and 2 restaurants. Another place that might be of interest is The Shell Factory in North Ft. Myers, 2787 North Tamiami Trail (Rt 41). It has the world's largest collection of sea shells. It also has a Christmas shop, Subway, select a pearl, a fun park, a nature park, a restaurant, and dancing waters in the evening.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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Thanks to you all...
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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Is there any 'must see' in Cape Coral?
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:09 AM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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the road out ??
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Cape Coral? No. But, you could go through it to Matlacha, which is a quaint fishing/art village with casual waterfront restaurants. There's also the side trip of Sanibel, which is west of Ft. Myers in the Gulf.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Olde Naples
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If you decide to go to Matlacha and you're a fisherman. Check out the Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island. It's a 5 star restaurant with an incredible menu. It's where they caught the first tarpon on a fishing rod.
You can take their launch over to Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.
If you're a Randy White fan, he lives across the street from Tarpon Lodge.

Cayo Costa is a barrier island state park. Cabbage key is a great resort.


Have Fun

Beth
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