Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida
Oct 25, 2017 12:04PM
● Published by Mandy Carter
Sometimes you just
need to get away―but then realize you can’t. Luckily we live in a popular
tourist destination making for a wonderful local vacation!
is a great 3-day itinerary for being a tourist in your hometown.
Check into The
Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Head to The Boathouse Tiki Bar
& Grill to grab a drink, listen to some live music and watch a perfect
sunset over the water.
Start the morning
with a coffee and a croissant sandwich at the cute bar or an outdoor table at
Perk & Brew. This local coffee shop is a great way to start your day. Head
back to the hotel to enjoy some relaxing time at the pool.
Enjoy a fun day out on the water with a BBQ Donut Boat rental. These boats are
a barbecue, picnic table and a boat all in one, a unique way to have lunch
while enjoying the water!
Head to Nauti
Mermaid, a casual dockside restaurant at your hotel. You will get to watch
another beautiful sunset while enjoying a light meal on the water with live
music in the background.
Head to Matalacha for breakfast just over the drawbridge at the Perfect Cup
Roastery & Cafe. Take a stroll around all the beautiful art galleries.
Photo courtesy of The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village.
Spend the last few
hours of your staycation seeing the best of nature Southwest Florida offers
with an ecological dolphin/lunch cruise through Banana Bay Tour Company. During
this 3-hour tour see dolphins, a variety of birds and other wildlife, have
lunch on Picnic Island and see the natural mangrove creek forest.
Carter is a local mom with a passion for family travel, a popular travel
blogger including her own family blog at Acupful.com and the Digital Content
& Engagement Editor for TOTI Media.
At a Glance
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village,
The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill,
Perk & Brew,
BBQ Party Boat,
Perfect Cup Roastery & Café,
Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill,
Bay Tour Company, Cape Coral
During this three-hour tour see dolphins, a variety of birds and other wildlife, have lunch on Picnic Island and see the natural mangrove creek forest. Photo courtesy of Banana Bay Tour Company.