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Spring has long been a popular time for coastal areas in Florida. From the terrific spring weather to the mostly sunshine filled days with low humidity, it’s an ideal destination to squeeze in some waterfront vacation time, and there’s no better place than Cape Coral, also known as the Waterfront Wonderland! With an excellent location only a 20 or so mile drive from famous Gulf Coast beaches, tons of canal front property, family-friendly activities, and lots of exciting water recreation, it’s a great place to getaway on a little spring road trip. Visit local state parks for some wildlife watching or wake up early to drive to beaches to go shell-hunting. The options are limitless when you bring your own vehicle. If you’ve been thinking about a spring road trip to Cape Coral, we’ll tell you why that’s an amazing idea!

Memorable Destinations on Your Way to Cape Coral

When you embark on a road trip to Cape Coral, you can experience the delight of other popular Florida destinations, and even plan extra stops along the way. If the east coast is on your path, you can visit iconic spots like the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, or even Miami if you want to make a giant loop up to Cape Coral. Baseball fans can stop in varying Florida cities to catch a Spring Training game, while those who enjoy a bit of an artsy vibe and nightlife can visit St. Petersburg on the way. Families can stop in Orlando to visit Disney World or Universal Studios, and if you’ve ever wanted to see other sights in central Florida, spring is a comfortable and beautiful season to do it in. Those heading from further away can add in spots like New Orleans, Atlanta, or Charleston!

Bring Your Own Boat

Another highlight of road-tripping to Cape Coral is the ability to bring your own boat or the ability to rent one when you get there. Quite a few vacation homes come with their own electric docks and will invite you to bring your personal watercraft or rental. There’s nothing like renting a home with direct Gulf access, getting out to the Caloosahatchee River and to the ocean beyond. It allows for tons of extra activities, and whether it’s a relaxing getaway or a family vacation, having the benefit of bringing your own boat is unmatched in convenience. Depending on where your rental is located, you can boat to restaurants such as The Boathouse. When you have your own vehicle, the options are endless, and you can fully enjoy the best of Cape Coral.

Immerse Yourself in the Cape Coral Life

From morning kayaking trips down the canal, to using the well-known Chiquita Lock to get out to the river and gulf, there’s tons of ways to enjoy the local life and experience activities you can only experience in Cape Coral. Sign up for a local tour of mangroves that are open to the public, such as with Gulf Coast Kayak, or just enjoy visiting local beaches such as the Yacht Club Public Beach on the Caloosahatchee River. Whether it’s freshwater fishing, canal-side dining, or just laying out by the pool under a gorgeous lanai, a road trip to Cape Coral allows you to indulge in all the best things about the city!

Discover Local Landmarks and Nature Preserves

With your own vehicle in Cape Coral, a world of opportunity opens up, from visiting the local Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, to taking a day trip out to Sanibel Island to see the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which includes an educational center and guided tours. Take an afternoon to make the quick drive to Rotary Park, where you can visit the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House, or make the longer drive to The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers. Those who like a local brew or spirit will love a visit to the Wicked Dolphin Distillery or Big Storm Brewery, while you’ll find plenty of family-friendly fun in Fort Myers and the surrounding beach towns. With the wonderful spring weather, you can truly take advantage of it all!

Spend Your Spring Vacation with Roelens Vacation Rentals

We are Cape Coral locals ourselves and fell in love with this “Waterfront Wonderland” decades ago and made it our mission to bring the best in Cape Coral real estate to vacationers, and the best in property management services to owners. From our friendly team with lots of local knowledge, to our easy vacation add-ons on our website, we strive to give each guest an unrivaled level of personalized service. If you have any questions about planning a spring road trip to Cape Coral or would like to reserve your Cape Coral vacation rental, contact us today!