By A.C. Arnold
Charlotte Harbor
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Charlotte Harbor is a quiet area on Florida’s Gulf Coast about 100 miles south of Tampa. Its picturesque beauty and wildlife make it the perfect place to plan your escape. Besides the beautiful aquatic preserve areas, this area has miles of beaches and parks. Don’t think Charlotte Harbor is all environmental wonders because it also has plenty of theater, spas, dining and nightlife. So plan your trip today with!
So how do you get to this sunny paradise? Book your airfare with and choose Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as your destination airport; just click here to get started ( While you’re at it also book your accommodations with by clicking on this link ( At you can plan your whole trip, hassle-free.
Here at we crave vacations that are relaxing and quiet. This is the ideal area to grab your beach chair and settle in for the afternoon. Check out Port Charlotte Beach Park to do just that! Maybe a day with a book isn’t your idea of a vacation. Then this park offers fishing; boat ramps; canoe and kayaking; basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; and a recreation center. thinks if you want to avoid all that sand at the beach, they even have a swimming pool!
Florida is home to more then just amazing beaches and waterways; it also has lots of other activities too! You’ll definitely want to check out Fishermen’s Village on West Retta Esplanade. This attraction has everything, including shops, harbor cruises, vacation rentals, a waterfront mall, and even a day spa! You can enjoy everything from fishing to a massage at this fantastic destination. And book you’re travel with!
Culture and art abounds in this sunny haven with an array of art galleries and theaters. Fishery Road is the home to a few art houses and collectibles shops. You’ll want to check this area for its quaint cultural displays and shopping. Take an afternoon stroll here for some of the beautiful exhibitions. Taylor Street is the home to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, a perfect place to enjoy some classic or pop music on a nice summer evening.
Thinking of taking a trip in the spring? Well the newly renovated Charlotte Sports Park welcomes many professional baseball teams for spring training. On days when professional baseball teams aren’t in town, the complex hosts many youth and collegiate tournaments as well. thinks this is a great place to catch a game!
This city has a mountain of golfing destinations to try out during your stay. The Bobcat Trail Golf and Country Club was rated as a four and a half star course by Golf Digest. It offers full practice and teaching facilities and a fully stocked 19th Hole. Another great course, especially for all handicaps, is Deep Creek Golf Club on San Cristobal Avenue. This course is designed to challenge your skills with lots of bunkers and waterways. also enjoys that the course is covered by native Floridian wildlife and landscapes that will make your day especially relaxing.
Here at we know once the hot Florida sun sets you’ll want to grab something tasty or a nice cool drink. Head towards Retta Esplanade where there is enough food to appease any appetite. This area is along the water so you can enjoy your food and drinks, while also taking in some breathtaking views.
So with all these different activities to enjoy you’ll want to get started on planning your vacation to Charlotte Harbor soon. Book your airfare and accommodations today with!
Hotels in Charlotte Harbor
By Tekisha Slack
Holiday Inn Express
24440 Sandhill Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL
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With an excellent location in Southwest Florida, the Holiday Inn Express of Port Charlotte is situated directly on Lake Sandhill just east of I-75 at Exit 170. A great destination for overnight trips or extended stays, this "Excellent Quality Performer" award winning facility provides a close proximity to major cities such as Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Arcadia. Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. on the day you arrive into the city.

All 69 rooms of this beautifully decorated hotel are appointed with Coffee Makers, Hairdryers, iron/iron Board, and 27” TV with extended cable including HBO, ESPN and ESPN2. There is an option between 1 king size or 2 queen size beds. There is also complimentary high speed Internet, refrigerators and microwaves in all King Rooms, easy to set alarm clock radio, free local calls/long distance-international access, telephone wakeup, voice mail, dataport, bathroom amenities & hand held shower. Additionally, the hotel offers complimentary Express StartTM Breakfast Bar and 24-Hour Front Desk service.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is also close to all that Charlotte County and the Gulf Islands offer. If you would like to catch a glimpse of nature, the hotel’s staff can guide you to National Wildlife Refuges, Babcock Wilderness, fishing, or even guided kayak tours.  Or, relax by the pool overlooking Sandhill Lake and enjoy the unique Florida wildlife. The property is only a short drive from historical downtown Punta Gorda and Fisherman's Village on Charlotte Harbor. The hotel is also minutes away from award winning golf courses, water recreation, shopping, and nightlife including Visani's Comedy Club, and dining.

The Holiday Inn Express of Port Charlotte is the ideal location for your vacation with easy access to many popular attractions and recreational activities. The friendly staff will assist all of your needs and check-out is at 11 a.m. on the morning of your departure. Use to book your accommodations today. Just click the link to get started with reserving your hotel experience (