Recreational Activities and Adventures
Southwest Florida is known as the Golf Capital of the World. More than 200 challenging courses pepper the area for players casual and competitive. As the snowbirds head north in the spring, course rates drop significantly and tee times are much easier to come by. If you're lucky, you can find one of the many private courses open to the public from May through October.
The area is brimming for environmental enthusiasts. On the water recreational activities are without limit. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, sailing, fishing. You name the water sport, Paradise has it.
Land lovers might prefer shelling, sun bathing or bird watching. Nearby Everglades National Park is the only subtropical park on the continent. The park is known for its rich bird life, but it's also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. Airboat tours depart throughout the day from quirky Everglades City.
Collier and Lee counties take pride in their Parks and Recreation departments. Collier alone has more than a dozen family-friendly parks perfect for picnicking and fun.
Don't miss the popular Teddy Bear Museum of Naples that houses more than 3,000 cuddly bears.
Fort Myers in Lee County has been the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993, when the team moved from Winter Haven (now the spring-training home of the Cleveland Indians). The Red Sox train at City of Palms Park, while the minor-league facility, featuring five full fields, is a short distance away.
Discover a world of wildlife from alligators to zebras in the heart of Naples. Get close to the rarest tigers in America and all four of Africa's top predators including Cape hunting dogs amid the tropical foliage of a 52-acre botanical garden founded in 1919. Explore the new Panther Glade, a cooperative exhibit with the National Wildlife Federation. Exciting presentations and activities all day including Primate Expedition Cruise in this nationally accredited zoo.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Call (239) 348-9151 - View Map
Golden Gate Community Park and Aquatic Center
Call (239) 252-6128 - View Map
Koreshan State Historical Site
Call (239) 992-0311 - View Map
Enjoy 14-acres of water slides, pools and fun at Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark. Relax on our gently drifting Main Stream River Tube Ride. Thrill at the high-speed excitement of such scream-worthy slides as the Cape Fear, Fun-L-Tunnel, Zoom Flume and 457-foot Electric Slide & Power Surge. Free fall 5 1/2 stories down three distinctly different speed slides – the Thunder Bump, Terror Tube, and X-celerator. Let the little ones frolic at our Tot Spot, grab a summertime snack at the Calypso Café or simply soak up the sun in a lounge chair poolside—there’s fun for everyone!
No matter what kind of water activities you enjoy, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is the perfect place to splash all summer-long.
Veterans Community Park
Call (239) 566-2367 - View Map
3501 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral, Fl. 33904 Suite 110