Things To Do In Punta Gorda


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  • Competition 101 Racing School
    Using the experiences gained during years as a professional racecar driver and builder, Competition 101 Racing School founder Stuart Lycett trains the next generation of podium finishers during one-on-one racing lessons. Whether behind the wheel of stock cars, Trans Am T2 sports cars, sprint cars, or open-wheel cars, pupils soak in on-track experience on dirt tracks, short ovals, speedways, or road circuits while radios and on-board video cameras record every turn for scrutiny during future feedback sessions. In addition to their introductory class, instructors also offer one-, two-, and three-day school programs. After the three-day program, studious speedsters may complete their training by competing in a sanctioned race event in front of paying spectators and a real checkered flag. Stuart and his crew also welcome interns willing to work for six months in exchange for a free three-day racing school program.
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    8655 Piper Rd.
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • The Ice House Pub Punta Gorda
    In the 1890's, the only liquids being served at The Ice House Pub were not actually in liquid form. They were ice. And that's because the historic building was originally built as an ice plant for the fishing industry. Now, more than a century later, the landmark building spends its days and nights as a local, English-style pub that boasts an authentic menu of English eats and more than 150 different types of international draft and bottled brews, from Guinness to American favorites like Stone Brewery and Yuengling. A wooden, high-vaulted ceiling looks down on the pub's tall, brick walls - one of which holds a 10 foot HD television - as diners rest at wooden tables, plunging forks into steaming plates of cottage pie and fish and chips, as well as American bar favorites such as beer battered onion rings and Angus beef burgers. In between bites, guests can take turns pummeling steel-tipped darts into ten regulation-sized boards or take advantage of the pub's other games, such as hot gluing dominoes pieces to snooker balls. The Ice House also regularly hosts dart leagues for men, women, and co-ed teams, and live entertainment in the evenings.
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    408 Tamiami Trl
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • Fat Point Brewing
    The custom-built steel tanks in Fat Point Brewing's production brewhouse can produce close to 1,000 gallons of beer a day, or enough to fill about 10,000 cans. At that scale, a small miscalculation can be disastrous, so naturally the brewmasters do all they can to make sure their recipes have been fine tuned precisely. That's why, before putting a beer into full production, they use a 20-gallon pilot system to test and tweak new recipes. Even after that they're not satisfied: first beers go on to a small-batch brewhouse before they graduate to the full production brewhouse. Their beers can be found from Naples to Fort Myers to Cape Coral to Punta Gorda to Sarasota, and as far north as Bradenton. They're currently being offered at some of the best bars and restaurants in Southwest Florida. Fat Point Brewing's tasting room serves as the proof of concept for this system. Here, taps flow with the likes of Chorange Stout, a milk stout, or Big Boca Ale, a Pilsner ale with a blend of caramel and vienna malts. The taproom pours Fat Point Brewing's latest creations seven days a week. Alternatively, you can use the brewery's online BeerFinder or spin an empty bottle of Ryeght Angle IPA and follow it to one of the many Florida establishments serving their brews.
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    611 Charlotte st
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • Fat Point Brewing
    The custom-built steel tanks in Fat Point Brewing's production brewhouse can produce close to 1,000 gallons of beer a day, or enough to fill about 10,000 cans. At that scale, a small miscalculation can be disastrous, so naturally the brewmasters do all they can to make sure their recipes have been fine tuned precisely. That's why, before putting a beer into full production, they use a 20-gallon pilot system to test and tweak new recipes. Even after that they're not satisfied: first beers go on to a small-batch brewhouse before they graduate to the full production brewhouse. Their beers can be found from Naples to Fort Myers to Cape Coral to Punta Gorda to Sarasota, and as far north as Bradenton. They're currently being offered at some of the best bars and restaurants in Southwest Florida. Fat Point Brewing's tasting room serves as the proof of concept for this system. Here, taps flow with the likes of Chorange Stout, a milk stout, or Big Boca Ale, a Pilsner ale with a blend of caramel and vienna malts. The taproom pours Fat Point Brewing's latest creations seven days a week. Alternatively, you can use the brewery's online BeerFinder or spin an empty bottle of Ryeght Angle IPA and follow it to one of the many Florida establishments serving their brews.
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    611 Charlotte Street
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • OPUS Restaurant
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at OPUS Restaurant, home of American comfort food. Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as OPUS Restaurant serves anything but a low-fat menu. Toast your evening out at OPUS Restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Cheers to the weekend! OPUS Restaurant is serving up the fun! Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at OPUS Restaurant. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. If you're strapped for time, take out food from OPUS Restaurant. The restaurant has catering services as well. OPUS Restaurant offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near OPUS Restaurant. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. At OPUS Restaurant, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card. OPUS Restaurant has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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    201 W Marion Ave
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • Riding Star Ranch
    Riding Star Ranch, a nonprofit organization, aims to heal people and horses with the physical and emotional benefits afforded by trail rides and riding lessons. The ranch’s team takes in unwanted, neglected, or abused animals and rehabilitates them, transforming them into confident, happy horses that students can ride. During lessons, riders earn ribbons through the American Association of Riding Schools program, collecting them for learning how to properly groom and ride in disciplines such as hunter/jumper, English pleasure, and Western pleasure. And although taking a trail ride to the Carlton Reserve and the Myakka River will not win riders any ribbons, they are welcome to pin themselves with their own awards and medals before climbing aboard trusty steeds.
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    7701 Cleveland Drive
    Punta Gorda, FL US

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