Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida
Oct 25, 2017 12:04PM
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!
Here 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.
NoonEnjoy 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.
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.
Mandy 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, Cape Coral
The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill, Cape Coral
Perk & Brew, Cape Coralfacebook.com
BBQ Party Boat, Cape Coral
Perfect Cup Roastery & Café, Matlacha
Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill, Cape Coralthenautibar.com
Banana Bay Tour Company, Cape Coral