Go, See, Travel | Traveling to Cape Coral with Kids


For many, the idea of traveling with children might seem like more trouble than it’s worth. Thoughts of tantrums during long-haul flights, forgotten favorite toys, or just the sheer logistics of it can make any parent second-guess the endeavor. However, there are countless reasons why traveling with kids is not only doable but incredibly rewarding.

Over many years of traveling as a family, we’ve been to several different places in Florida including Central Florida (Orlando), Clearwater, and the Tampa Bay area. However, in 2020 we booked our first trip to the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area and have fallen in love!

Cape Coral, situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is a paradise not just for adults but also for kids. With its family-friendly ambiance, abundance of outdoor activities, and proximity to other Florida attractions, Cape Coral has become a sought-after destination for families. 

No matter the time of year you are traveling, Cape Coral offers a delightful contrast in terms of climate, landscape, and activities.

boy playing in the water at sanibel island, fl

 Here’s why a trip down south to Cape Coral could be the refreshing change of scenery you’ve been looking for:

  1. Waterfront Paradise: Did you know — Cape Coral has over 400 miles of canals! Whether you’re interested in fishing, boating, kayaking, or simply enjoying waterfront views, this city has it all.
  2. Natural Beauty and Wildlife: Cape Coral is home to unique Florida wildlife, including manatees, dolphins, and a variety of bird species, offering a different kind of wildlife viewing versus the Midwest. Tip: Head to Sanibel Island or the Yacht Club for dolphin and manatee sightings! 
  3. Diverse Culinary Scene: From fresh seafood joints to upscale dining experiences, Cape Coral’s culinary scene is diverse and different from traditional Midwestern fare. 
  4. Proximity to Other Florida Attractions: While Cape Coral itself offers plenty, its location is convenient for day trips to other parts of Florida, including the Everglades, Naples, and Sanibel Island.
  5. Relaxed Pace: While the Midwest has bustling urban centers, Cape Coral provides a more relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, perfect for vacationers looking to unwind. And, if you’ve ever been to Central Florida, you’ll quickly realize just how relaxed the Cape Coral area is!

Where to Stay: 

When booking your stay in Cape Coral, we highly recommend staying at a modern vacation rental that promises luxury, fun, and tranquility: Palm Oasis. This home is perfect for couples, friends, and families of all ages! Nestled by a saltwater canal, this home was fully stocked with all the things — including a baby monitor, high chair, an Infinity Game Table, kitchen essentials, coloring books and crayons, and so much more! Book your stay today via Airbnb or VRBO and mention “PALM OASIS 15” to save 15% on your vacation rental. 

palm oasis

Book your stay today via Airbnb or VRBO and mention “PALM OASIS 15” and embark on a journey to create lasting memories with your loved ones at this beautiful Cape Coral oasis. Your ultimate vacation retreat awaits!

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