Things To Do In Cape Coral

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Upscale French eatery Chef J Bistro takes its name from executive chef Jethro Joseph, who understands that fine dining can be relaxing rather than fussy. His cooking has received accolades from publications such as the Gulf Coast Times, which called his four-star gourmet fare “mouthwatering.” Chef J curates two seasonal menus replete with seafood, smoky pastas, and steak, among other dishes. His staff understands the importance of presenting entrees elegantly, supplementing them with artfully scattered greens or sandwiches made in the shape of Picasso’s Guernica.

2612 Santa Barbara Boulevard
Cape Coral,
FL
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Rhythm In Motion’s staff of twirling professionals brings forth extensive skills in everything from salsa to ballet to the foxtrot. The instructors teach the secrets of graceful movement to students of all levels during group lessons or private lessons for individuals or couples. A 90-minute practice party on Fridays then encourages students to practice newly learned moves, socialize, and perfect dips and twirls away from the judgmental eyes of the family guinea pig.

3333 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral,
FL
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Make Your Mark Golf Accessories, Inc is a family owned and run business since 1991. We started our business in Colorado with The Spot-It® Magnetic Ball Marker Earrings. In 1992, we invented the very popular Visor Clip®. Many have tried to duplicate but none can compare to the quality, turnaround time and customer service

1306 SE 46th Ln
Cape Coral,
FL
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Bowland Centers specialize in family entertainment, boasting multiple lanes and modern scoring systems that add a degree of leisure to any frame. Lanes are equipped with kid-friendly pop-up bumpers and spacious seating areas—the prime place to lace up a fresh pair of shoes ($3.25 per pair). Play game by game ($4.25 per game) or rent a lane by the hour ($16 before 6 p.m., $20 after 6 p.m.) while taking in the symphony of pin-knocks and hand-fives. En route to the semi-perfect game, guests can also stop by Nemo's Sports Cafe, which features ample amounts of eats and drinks, big screens televisions, and people who know your name, because you typed it up on the scoreboard.

42 Mid Cape Terrace
Cape Coral,
FL
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The marquee event of Shark Fest 2011, the fifth annual Are You Man Enough? Shark Challenge pits teams of anglers against one of nature’s most fearsome predators in a two-day fishing competition that awards bragging rights and $15,000 in prizes to its victors. Armed with a bucket of chum and a thirst for adventure, teams depart Cape Harbour at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to spend the next 12 hours earning themselves 100 tournament points per shark caught, with bonuses awarded for the biggest hammerhead landed, biggest bull shark landed, and most congenial shark thrown back, followed by a 10 p.m. results announcement. On Sunday, the top five teams return to the docks to do battle in a shotgun-started sudden-death contest in which teams scramble to assemble 16 feet of aggregate shark in front of thousands of spectators in order to claim the grand prize. Teams are responsible for knowing the tournament schedule and for providing their own boat, bait, and fishing equipment, as well as two active cell phones for sending back proof-of-catch videos and at least one fisherman-notary to inform captured sharks of their legal rights.

5703 Cape Harbour Drive
Cape Coral,
FL
US

The authentic tastes of Key West pounce across palates at Leapin’ Lizard, where an extensive menu of steak and seafood dishes tempers belly squalls amid the sprightly sounds of live entertainment. Patrons vanquish appetites with the slow-roasted queen- and king-cut prime rib (market price) and swathe landlocked taste buds in a deep-sea deluge of oysters on the half shell (market price). Teeth excavate through the jalapeño and cheddar layers of the Smokin' Southwest burger ($7.99) in search of the juicy beef patty at its center, and spoons sink into the spicy andouille sausage, shrimp, and chicken of the Cajun gumbo stew ($10.99). Leapin’ Lizard's full bar balances out the bayou heat with more than 35 varieties of beer—a regional beverage that explorer Juan Ponce de León first sipped at the fizzy golden spring of the Fountain of Youth. The invigorating drinks menu featuring specialty rum runners, such as the Hot Damn Taz, pairs well with weekly events and the plethora of live rock and roll music Tuesday through Sunday.

1719 Cape Coral Pkwy E
Cape Coral,
FL
US