Things To Do in Cape Coral, Fl
Cape Coral Beach
Jaycee Park is easily one of Cape Coral’s most relaxing destinations. With eight acres of waterfront property, everyone can enjoy a relaxing walk, a grueling workout on the fitness equipment, a delicious BBQ on the grills, or the fun the kids will have on the playground equipment.
Also located in Southwest Cape Coral is the perfectly situated Camelot Park. Enjoy the grilling equipment and gazebos, tennis courts, play ground, and fields to just get away from it all.
You have to go to Buon Appetito Cafe when you are in Cape Coral. You will never find it or hear about it unless you live here. It is a local gem. Tucked back in a professional office park, this place is worth the hunt. This is a tiny Italian bistro with daily specials you will think you crossed the pond to Italy.
Ask for Melissa (she is our favorite waitress) but be careful, she pushed the Chianti. You will feel like family, and best of all, the prices are ridiculously low for the portions and quality. There are pizzas for the kids, Italian desserts with the famous cannoli and more. The entrees are unreal with every type of meat and pasta on the planet.
It is a great little place that you will love. Do not tell too many of your friends because as of now there are no reservations required. When you arrive at the restaurant location do not worry, you are not lost, it is that tucked away.
Bars and Nightlife
Cape Coral is quickly becoming a destination for people of all ages to have a great time after the sun goes down. Downtown has countless bars and restaurants to grab anything from a quick slice of pizza at Paradise Pizzeria, or an on-the-water dining experience at Rumrunners. Or if you feel like going for a fun square dance, head on down to Dixie Roadhouse. After dinner, many enjoy the breathtaking sunsets seen from the Yacht Club pier as the sun sets behind Sanibel Island. Some of our other favorites include:
- Sal’s Pizzeria
- The Boat House
- Iguana Mia
- Cork Soakers
While in the Cape you have to get out on the water! The beautiful beaches, mangrove islands, and abundance of wildlife and fish make this a must.
It is not just all about fishing; it is about shelling, visiting the waterfront restaurants, and enjoying a cold drink. For the fisherman the only problem is trying to decide what species to pursue with choices from Snook and Redfish (usually caught in less than 2 feet of water) to massive sharks, Tarpon, and Grouper; all are within minutes of a boat ramp.
We can recommend the perfect captain that can customize a trip for you. This guy loves what he does and knows where the fish are better than anybody we know. He also has some pretty awesome secret shelling places and can get you to any of the local waterfront restaurants with his eyes closed. Captain John Conway is a cool guy to hang out with and his rates are more than fair. He will even clean and bag your fish at the end of the day.
If you want to see this area like the locals do then this is your guy. Do not be afraid to tell him exactly what you want to do, he will make it happen.
Fun for the Family and Kids
One of the hidden gems in the area is the Cape Coral Yacht Club! If you have never been a member of a yacht club, this is your chance to change that! By living here (even part-time) you are automatically a member.
The activities are almost endless whether young or old. Let us take a tour. As you pull into the yacht club area you will immediately see the tennis courts to your left. Stop in and check them out. Talk to Donna as she actually works at our office part time! She can give you all the details on how to reserve a court. Just a little bit past the tennis court you will find two racquet ball courts where you can always jump into the rotation and play a quick game. Visitors are always welcome. As you drive by the racquet ball courts you will see the boat ramp where you can drop the boat in day or night.
Just past the boat ramp is a beautiful beach right on the river just minutes to the gulf. It is groomed daily. Beyond the beach is a totally rebuilt fishing pier where the locals wrestle snook, shark, redfish, and a wide variety of other fish.
At the end of the pier is the brand new boathouse restaurant with great drinks and seafood! They are open until 10:00 every night.
As you round the corner you will see an Olympic size pool that is also available to the public for swimming or sunbathing. Check out the yacht club, you will be glad you’re a member.