Tourists and Locals Love Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda
If you are a resident of Florida, at some point you will have visitors from the north. It is kind of an unspoken obligation that most are happy to fulfill. Sure, it takes a good amount of work to get your home in top visitor-condition. You must have adequate supplies and meals planned out. But in the end, all people really want from a good vacation to Florida is to feel the warm sun, splash in the water, and see the incredible sites. When they have visited the beach and have had plenty of time to play in the Gulf, treat your guests, and yourselves, to a nice afternoon or evening at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda.
This waterfront shopping and dining destination offers a boardwalk feel but with an upscale touristy vibe. Not to be exclusionary of the locals, because dining at any of the remarkable restaurants at Fishermen’s Village is something all locals do. Walking along the expansive open-air complex with constant views of the water and boats bobbing in the marina make everyone feel like they are on vacation.
With traffic being the bane of every driver’s existence during peak tourist season, it is nice to find a one-stop-shop for dining, recreation, and shopping. Fishermen’s Village is that place. With an active event calendar which includes live music, festivals, car shows, and even one million twinkling lights at Christmastime, there is always something going on. An onsite marina and all-suites resort allow visitors access to not only everything happening at Fishermen’s Village, but they are also within minutes of Downtown Punta Gorda and all of the eateries, music, and art that area offers.
But if shopping and eating is your idea of fun, then the thirty plus stores and restaurants at Fishermen’s Village will not disappoint. With staples like Harpoon Harry’s and the Village Brewhouse, palates and pocketbooks of every level will be satisfied. You can still find a kitschy memento or two, but most of the tourist shops offer unique and fun souvenirs and sell locally made gifts. Homemade soaps, custom coffees and confectionaries round out the list of retailers at Fishermen’s Village. And if you are in the market to own a little piece of our paradise, a real estate company can make your dreams come true, with a well-placed office at the entrance to the Village.
Pack a little waterfront fun into your schedule with a quick trip to Fishermen’s Village. To have this gem in our own region makes dining out feel like a celebration and lets visitors know you really do live in paradise. For more information, please visit Dine. Stay. Play. | Fishermen’s Village | Punta Gorda, Florida (fishermensvillage.com).
Photos courtesy of Fishermen’s Village Facebook page.