Plan a getaway with loved ones this Labor Day full of rest and relaxation, along with beach fun. Florida is dotted with many beach towns that offer plenty of activities, attractions, and more. If this sounds like just what the doctor ordered for your end-of-summer getaway, point your compass and pack your bags for a one-of-a-kind retreat during Labor Day in Cape Coral.
You’ll want to make sure to visit the beach regularly during your Labor Day retreat in Cape Coral. Start your day with a walk or run on the beach or spread your beach blanket and plant your umbrella for a day of relaxation. You can splash around in the still-warm water for a swim, or go on a snorkel, stand up paddleboard, or kayak adventure. Up the adrenaline with parasailing, water skiing, or tubing, then wind up the day with a relaxing sunset walk on the beach.
Anglers of the group will want to take time to slow down and relax. Pack your fishing gear, make plans to join a fishing charter. Many companies in the area charter fishing adventures in shore, near shore, and out to the deep sea of the Gulf. Some may even point the boat toward the calmer waters of bays, inlets, and feeder streams or creeks for some fly fishing. If you view fishing as a solo activity, rent some gear and ask the locals about the best places where they fish. Make sure to secure the proper Florida fishing license before heading out.
Ford & Edison Winter Estates
The car magnet and famous inventor were friends who spent their days just a stone’s throw away from one another in Southwest Florida during the winter. You can wander the 20-acre property of the two estates. The Edison property features a main house, guest house, and caretaker’s house, and more. The Ford estate features a main home and caretaker’s cottage. Get lost in the luscious gardens, or step into the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory – the place where Edison, Ford, and tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone worked to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign rubber sources. End your tour of the estates in the 15,000-square-foot museum featuring exhibits relating to the famous men’s lives, including a 1916 Model T.
Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park
Enjoy family fun indoors or outdoors at the same location this Labor Day. Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park in Cape Coral includes outdoor attractions like mini golf, go-karts, a rope and zipline course, batting cages and more. Keep the fun indoors with a visit to the arcade, or zombie-themed escape room. Visit the snack bar or bar & grill restaurant to satisfy the hunger brought on by all the fun things to do in Cape Coral, FL.
Southwest Florida Museum of History
History buffs, or those who just want to take in the history and culture of the area, will want to add a stop at the museum this Labor Day. It’s located in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot and boasts a number of exhibits about the state’s and region’s past. Learn about Seminoles and other Native American tribes, turn-of-the 20th century Florida, and the many industries in the area, including agriculture, boating, fishing, and even the military. When you arrive, you’ll know you’re in the right place if you see the 1929 private Pullman rail car outside to greet you.
Sun Splash Family Water Park
The Labor Day weekend is typically the last weekend for water park fun in many locales. In Cape Coral, that’s not the case! Choose to skip the beach for the day and take a refreshing dip another way. The park is full of water fun like a kiddie area with slides and water play structure, and many little versions of the big slides in the park. Take a float down the lazy river or pack your visit with thrills on slides like “Terror Tube,” “Thunder Bump,” and “X-Cellerator.” Test your strength and agility on the “Sand Dollar Walk” – a ropes course over water. Older visitors will want to keep the thrills going on the drop slides that drop off just before you hit the water.
Labor Day in Cape Coral
From a cozy studio for a small family to a spacious four-bedroom Cape Coral vacation home rental for a larger group, Cape Coral 4 Vacation has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you on your Florida Labor Day adventure. Step in and feel the stresses and worries of home melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a meal, or fixings for a Labor Day cookout, in the fully equipped kitchen. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie. There are multiple private spaces like patios, balconies, and even your own bedroom. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, plush furnishings, and more.
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