Port CharlotteSouthwest Florida located roughly 30 miles north of Fort Myers and 40 miles south of Sarasota on the gulf coast of Florida. Port Charlotte boasts a growing population of 46,451 (2000 census). Port Charlotte became nationally recognized when in August, 2004, Hurricane Charley, took a last minute turn and devastated the area and surrounding city of Punta Gorda.
A town boasting a population of approximately 45,000, Port Charlotte has become a tourist destination for many who want the beauty of Florida, but not the tourist crowds of Orlando or Tampa. Nestled in Charlotte Harbor, visitors can take cruises through the harbor, play a round of mini-golf or swim in the harbor.
By planeBy plane, travelers should travel to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, or travel to Sarasota Bradenton Airport in Sarasota. Both airports are between a 45 minute - 1 hour drive from Port Charlotte.
phone: +1 941-359-2777address: 6000 Airport Circle, SarasotaLocated on the border between Sarasota and Manatee counties.
phone: +1 239-590-4800address: 11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort MyersLocated in Lee County.
- Punta Gorda Airport in Punta Gorda offers regularly scheduled commercial flights.
Port Charlotte has one primary expressway, I-75, which runs north to south. The major roads within Port Charlotte include the Tamiami Trail (which is the name given to US 41 between Tampa and Miami) running north-to-south, and El Jobean Rd/Veterans' Blvd. (FL-776) running east-to-west.
By boatBy boat, visitors can reach Port Charlotte by entering Charlotte Harbor. However, rental spaces for boats are limited and can be expensive.
- miniature golf
- rent jet skis or a boat.
- There are many parks and sailboat races on the weekends.
- Fishing tournaments
address: 1441 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte Town CenterLocated at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Veterans' Blvd. Stores include Bealls, Dillard's, JCPenney, macy
Port Charlotte Microtel Inn & Suites4056 Tamiami Trail. Microtel is pleased to be the first economy/budget hotel brand to offer guests free local and free long distance calls in the continental United States, and free wireless high-speed Internet access in every room of its hotels, as well as advance online check-in and check-out with unlimited access to online folio information.
address: 806 Kings HighwaySleep Inn and Suites Port Charlotte is located at exit 170 off Interstate 75, next to Cracker Barrel. The hotel offers 78 rooms equipped with 32" flat-panel LCD HDTVs. We offer free continental breakfast, access to gym facilities, a seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool suites. The hotel is pet friendly.