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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“ Rejuvenate yourself this weekend with a little trip to the Rotonda Community Park and Preserve in Florida. The place that displays a long stretch of well-maintained lush green garden is not just a park but a well looked after preserve as well. The park has many amenities which make it fit for the perfect outing with the family. The park includes the playgrounds, picnic tables and shelters and even tennis courts and BBQ grills, offering something for everyone. In addition to the above said the place also has exceptional walking, jogging and biking trails which serve as the cherry on the cake, making the place completely irresistible.”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“ Between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Boaters can tie up at the dock on the mangrove-lined bay side of the island. Access the dock via the channel south of the Cape Haze power line crossing, but be sure to idle, as the channel is only 2.5 feet deep. Keep your eyes peeled for endangered species such as West Indian manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles and American oystercatchers. With one mile of white sandy beach, enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and shelling on Don Pedro's Gulf side. Boat and surf fishing are other favorite pastimes of visitors to the 230-acre park. Hikers and nature lovers can explore trails of ”
  • 5 locals recommend
School
“Those who love golf have many courses to choose from. Rotonda has 99 holes to offer challenges to golfers from all skill levels.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Health
“Those who love golf have many courses to choose from. Rotonda has 99 holes to offer challenges to golfers from all skill levels.”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Those who love golf have many courses to choose from. Rotonda has 99 holes to offer challenges to golfers from all skill levels.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“Amberjack is a 225 acre park made up of unique scrub, pine flatwoods, marshes and other beautiful areas. . They are havens for several species of wading birds, including glossy ibis, roseate spoonbill”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This is located at Don Pedro State Park, less than 10 minutes away. It is also a public launch for paddle craft. From here it is a 15 minute paddle to the docks on Don Pedro Island. There is also a mangrove tunnel across from the launch. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seafood and regional favorites. Lunch menu includes po boys, carnitas tacos, jerk chicken sandwich. Dinner includes scallop & shrimp scampi, Cajun fettuccini, duck sliders, salmon tostada stack. $$$”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“On the Cape Haze Peninsula side (Placida Road) the park has nature trails, a fishing dock, kayak launch, and a picnic shelter. By private boat or ferry, you can head over to Don Pedro Island part of the park. On the Gulf side is one mile of white sandy beach for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, shelling, boat and surf fishing. It’s part of the extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Florida's Gulf Coast. Home to endangered species such as West Indian manatees, bald eagles and American oystercatchers. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“99 Holes to choose from that challenge all skill levels. Awarded a "Beginner Friendly Certification" from National Golf Course Owners Assoc. and best golf course in Charlotte County by Sun Herald.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“In our view the nicest of the six courses nearby, the nine holes in Long Meadow are great for a sunset round”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Those who love golf have many courses to choose from. Rotonda has 99 holes to offer challenges to golfers from all skill levels.”
  • 1 local recommends
Supermarket
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“Get all your food before you come on the island. Once you come off the ferry, you won't want to leave! Publix has everything you need! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends