Things to do in Punta Gorda, Florida include visiting Fishermen's Village Resort and Marina, exploring the Peace River Wildlife Center and checking out Muscle Car City. Another option is to visit the Punta Gorda History Park.
Fishermen's Village Resort and Marina is a recreation area filled with shopping and dining venues. The marina offers plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, with boat rentals and guided fishing trips both available. Those who have their own boat may tie up at slips that have everything from power to cable TV. Vendors offer kayaks and paddle boards for rent and offer lessons as well. Live concerts and other events occur periodically.
The Peace River Wildlife Center in Ponce De Leon Park overlooks Charlotte Harbor. Peace River is a non-profit animal rescue center that welcomes visitors to watch daily pelican feedings or attend special events. Admission is free, but the center accepts donations.
Muscle Car City celebrates vintage cars that have big-block engines and lots of speed. The venue has an old-fashioned diner, museum and plenty of restored muscle cars on display.
The Punta Gorda History Park is home to a collection of cottages dating back to the late 19th century. One item of interest is the old jail, which is nothing more than a portable cage made of steel bars.