Englewood Holidays 2017/2018
Make the most of the beautiful Floridian coastline with a trip to Englewood. Located on the west coast of Florida, the area is known for beautiful beaches, having plenty of fresh food to sample and a great overall atmosphere.
Thanks to its coastal location, fresh seafood is in abundance in this part of Florida. If you’re a fan of crab, lobster and red snapper, make sure you don’t miss out on all the tasty local dishes available during your visit.
Once you’ve sampled the local delights, there’s plenty of opportunity for exploring too. From historical trails to breath-taking views looking out towards the Gulf of Mexico, there’s sure to be a few camera-worthy moments to enjoy.
During your stay, make sure you make time to while away a few hours on one of Englewood’s beaches. With some sands being renowned for having beautiful shells and even shark’s teeth wash up on the sands, there’s adventure to be had on every shore.
Take a look through the following information and find out about all the exciting things to do in Englewood. You’re sure to find plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Things to do in Englewood
Thanks to its west coast location, Englewood is full of opportunities if you want to enjoy some outdoor activities set along the picturesque coastline. Known for its beaches, golf courses and beautiful weather, you certainly won’t get bored during your stay.
If you want to explore the natural beauty and history of the area, a great way to do this is to head on the Lemon Bay Trail. Along the way, you’ll pass excellent places to eat, discover historical attractions and get to experience Florida from a different angle. You could even stop off along the way to try out a few water sports!
Looking to spend a day in complete relaxation? Try out one of Englewood’s beaches – Stump Pass Beach State Park is particularly ideal, especially if you’re a fan of seaside collectibles! Here, it’s common for shells and shark teeth to wash up onto the beach, which is great news if you’re collecting. For those simply looking for a spot of calm, it’s a beautiful place to enjoy the view towards Mexico, swim in the waters or catch a few sun rays. You may also be able to spot some wildlife here too!
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Where to eat in Englewood
If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, then you’re sure to like the array of restaurants available in Englewood. Featuring delicious dishes and with some restaurants having waterfront views, the toughest decision of your holiday may be deciding where to try next!
Before we get into the main cuisines, make sure your trip involves a visit to A Better Scoop. Ice cream fans will revel in the delightful flavours on offer, from your classic strawberry and vanilla, all the way to exciting options including chocolate fantasia, Georgia peach and salted caramel. Be sure to look out for their special, featured flavours too!
For great food, a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful entertainment, head to the Mango Bistro. Here, you can sample some delicious seafood, as well as many different healthy options including smoothies, breakfasts and more.
A venue ideal for spending an entire evening in, Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro serves up some delightful local produce, including Florida crab and Fresh Bay scallops, as well as delicious meat and vegetarian options accompanied by locally grown vegetables. Be sure to check out the upcoming entertainment when planning your trip too as the venue has live music shows every evening!
Wine enthusiasts should make time for a visit to Vino Loco – the place to go in Englewood for great wine, tapas and to pick up a bottle or two. Stocking wines from all over the world, you’re sure to find a bottle to suit your tastes – you can even buy fine cheese to accompany your choice too.
Where to shop in Englewood
Whether you’re looking to find something special to commemorate your trip, or pick up a few items for your friends and family back home, you’re sure to love shopping in Englewood.
For larger shopping centres, you may need to travel north into Sarasota County, but once you’re there you’ll a huge range of shopping opportunities.
Slightly closer, to the east of Englewood, at Port Charlotte Town Center, you’ll find plenty of shops to browse through. Here, there are high street brands aplenty, as well as great restaurants to grab some food, places to treat yourself with luxury bathing products and even somewhere for a little pampering and facial. There’s also a cinema here, so if you fancy staying indoors and unwinding with a film, no problem!
More local to Englewood, you’ll find surf shops, markets and jewellery stores ideal for picking up mementos, or something to help you make the most of the water sport activities that are so popular here!
Nightlife in Englewood
One thing’s for certain, you won’t be short of nightlife in Englewood, Florida. There are plenty of spots to head to along the waterfront, so you can enjoy a nice evening drink with friends and family after a day spent exploring the local area.
Dotted around the town, you’ll find loads of bars, pubs and clubs, creating the ideal opportunity to spend an evening enjoying a few drinks, heading to the dancefloor or simply enjoying the view.
There are a few locations along the waterfront, looking out towards the Gulf of Mexico, as well as bars around the Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve. Out on Manasota Key, you’ll find the White Elephant Pub, Calico Jack’s and the Lock ‘N Key Restaurant to name just a few, providing the perfect setting to watch the sunset, enjoy happy hour and even have a game of pool.
However you like to spend your evenings, you’re sure to find a venue to match in Englewood.
If you’d like to speak to one of our Florida experts while planning your holiday, be sure to get in touch with us here at Florida4Less.