Port Charlotte Attractions

By  Published Oct 18th, 2016



People come to the southern Gulf in search of sun, sand, and serenity. From outdoor adventures to indulgent relaxation, there is something for everyone in Port Charlotte. Whether you're looking to get out on the water or enjoy the view from the harbor-side, you will be not be pressed for choice here.

Southwest Florida is notorious for being a golfing haven. Port Charlotte has three courses: Riverwood, Deep Creek, and Kingsway. For those yearning to venture out to sea, the harbor is home to a plethora of water activities, including kayak and canoe rentals at It's Time, boat rentals at Goodtimes, and scuba diving at Fantasea Scuba Center. Several companies also offer fishing charters throughout the week, including Charlotte Harbor Flats Fishing, Silver Lining Charters, and Reel 'Em In Fishing Charters. On a casual day, the Port Charlotte Beach Park is a great place to have a picnic, launch your own boat, play outside, or swim in the pool or ocean.

Although it's in the sunshine state, this harbor town can't always escape the rain. For an activity on a gray day, check out one of the local spas for a pamper session. In the evening, make sure to not miss the Charlotte Players, Inc., one of the oldest performance organizations in the state. They have options for a main stage performance as well as two smaller affiliates, so make sure to call and check the schedule in advance. To combine dining with entertainment, book a table at the Visani Restaurant and Comedy Club, where Italian entrees are paired with musical and comedic acts from around the country.

There are also a variety of other dining options throughout town. Meat lovers should head to Prime- Serious Steak while the BBQ enthusiasts can't miss out on Wally's Southern Style BBQ. The menu at Taste of Europe Bistro is extensive and caters to a variety of old-world tastes. For anyone looking to appreciate luxuries of days past, Tobacco Locker Cigar Bar offers a unique smoking experience. On the flip side, Banditos Bar is a great old Floridian bar to hit for a drink or a two.