There’s nothing like escaping to Cape Coral for a holiday weekend! Imagine waking up in the morning to step out onto your private dock to take your boat for a sunrise cruise or taking a sunset kayak trip out to a local tiki bar—these are the things that can make up a Cape Coral Memorial Day weekend vacation! From big family trips to long romantic weekends away, Cape Coral has something for everyone, offering lots of outdoor recreation, local wildlife parks, delicious dining, and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Memorial Day is especially noteworthy as it welcomes the summer season to Cape Coral and is great beach weather if you can make it out to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach—about a 40-minute drive, or even less if you go by boat! With so much to do, Cape Coral is a premier Memorial Day destination!
Classic Cape Coral Memorial Day Activities
Hop on your boat and head to the Gulf in just minutes, kayak through your neighborhood, and fish right from your backyard—these are all activities that are classic pastimes in Cape Coral, as the water is never more than a few minutes away from most points in the city. Explore the city from the waterways and find the best Memorial Day celebrations in town. Get in some Memorial Day shopping at the stores off Cape Coral Parkway downtown or stop by the Marina Village to check out the Turquoise Boutique and The Looke Champagne Boutique—and be sure to stop by the Gulf Coast Fudge Company for a tasty treat after!
Take a Day Trip to Sanibel Island
Not even an hour away by car is Sanibel Island, home to several tropical Gulf Coast beaches with sugar-white sand and turquoise-blue water. The island also offers some of the best “shelling” or shell-hunting in the country, as the Gulf current carries a trove of treasures to the shore each morning. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at Lighthouse Beach Park or rent one of our properties with a private dock so you can take your own boat. Accessing the island by watercraft is even faster, giving you the ability to easily take a half-day trip out to the beach!
Indulge in Fantastic Memorial Day Dining
The dining in Cape Coral is always top-notch, but on Memorial Day weekend you’ll find bars and restaurants that have a vibrant atmosphere, whether it’s a pub with live music or a restaurant with sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River. Stop by the classic The Boathouse for waterfront dining and amazing sunsets, then continue to the Tiki Hut at Dolphin Key Resort for tropical cocktails and live music. Try Ford’s Garage for burgers in an eclectic automobile-themed restaurant, or the Lobster Lady Seafood Market for fresh dishes from the Gulf. These are just a few of the dining and drinking options you’ll have for Memorial Day in Cape Coral!
Visit the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
On the east side of the city, you can find the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, a terrific place for a little escape into nature, right in town! The preserve offers hiking trails through the wetlands, and you can try to spot a variety of birds and wildlife. Kayakers will love that the park offers seasonal rentals and paddling trails, giving you the opportunity to observe the mangrove forests from enchanting waterways in a unique experience. Other nearby natural areas include Charlotte Harbor State Park and the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve.
Adventure Around Cape Coral
Cape Coral has much to offer in the way of family-friendly fun and local attractions. Take a night to play a round of mini-golf at Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park or get away for a few to play the real thing at the Cape Royal Golf Club. At Rotary Park you can walk the short nature trail and stop by the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House to see if you can spot a few summer butterflies bustling around the flowers. There are several local parks in town perfect for a Memorial Day picnic, and you might even be able to boat or kayak to some of them depending on the location of your vacation rental! Four Freedoms Park and Jaycee Park are well-known spots in town, with picnic areas and BBQ grills for rent.
Your Dream Memorial Day Vacation Rental Awaits!
We’re proud to offer a variety of houses for rent in Cape Coral’s southeast area and real estate throughout Cape Coral, with an impressive list of amenities bound to make your Cape Coral Memorial Day vacation unforgettable. Lanais, private pools, private fishing docks, large TVs, and spacious outdoor areas are all features that can be found in our vacation rentals—and that’s only the beginning. Call us to reserve your Cape Coral Memorial Day rental today! Be sure to ask about our Punta Gorda vacation rentals as well!