- The list below includes 85 free or cheap things to do in or near Punta Gorda, Florida, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks, Farms & Ranches and Race Tracks.
- From Punta Gorda History Park to Harbor Heights Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Punta Gorda and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Englewood, Port Charlotte, Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
Paint Nite 5785 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral, FL MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
To help save local history, the Punta Gorda History Park was created as a site where historic buildings could be moved and preserved. There are currently four structures located at the park which allows self-guided tours.
Located along Charlotte Harbor, Gilchrist Park is situated on 11 acres and features tennis and basketball courts, a fishing pier and access to a small beach. The park also provides a playground, picnic facilities and paths for walking and biking.
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12301 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 MoreLess Info
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is a large 43,404 acre state park offering several recreational opportunities. Visitors to the park can go hiking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, or can observe a diverse collection of native wildlife.
96% 528 votes
3400 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 MoreLess Info
Overlooking Charlotte Harbor sits Peace River Wildlife Center & Ponce De Leon Park. The center has been treating and rehabilitating injured native wildlife since 1978, amounting to over 60,000 birds and other small animals.
95% 161 votes
41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 MoreLess Info
The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Center has only animals rescued from unwanted situations. This is now the home to local species, such as the bobcat and the black bear, and also to exotic animals, some of which are on the endangered species list, such as the Bengal tiger.
On the 73,239 acres of wetland, prairie and forest, Babcock Ranch Wildlife Management Area welcomes its visitors with amenities such as campsites and hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. White tailed deer, black bears, wild turkeys and many other species can be spotted in their natural habitat.
84% 57 votes
Plenty of trails are found on the 65,758 acres of Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area. It is popular for all wildlife watchers. Fishing boats are also available.