Things To Do In Punta Gorda Isles


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  • Silver Lining Aviation
    Engines start to roar, propellers spin, and a large parachute expands into the sky, carrying a light aircraft and its passengers toward the clouds. Silver Lining Aviation's certified instructors create adventures like this every day as they teach visitors to soar behind the controls of sport aircrafts such as powered parachutes, weight-shift trikes, and gyroplanes. Led by licensed FAA flight instructor Craig Ewing, Silver Lining's team takes prospective pilots on introductory flights that allow them to experience aircrafts such as the Airwolf 912 and nibble on different flavors of clouds. The aviation experts also sell sport aircrafts, which patiently wait onsite as customers work through custom ground- and flight-training programs. In most cases, the flight instructors prepare their pupils for aerial navigation in as little as two weeks. They also assist new pilots with replacement parts, provide 24/7 support, and cook oil soup to feed hungry aircraft.
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    36880 Washington Loop Road
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • Rusty Wallace Racing Experience Miami
    After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile. But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
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    8655 Piper Rd.
    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
  • 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 Road
    Punta Gorda, FL US
  • The Punta Gorda Club
    The Punta Gorda Club unleashes muscular potential with an on-site nutritionist, a well-equipped gym, six clay tennis courts, and more than 80 group fitness classes each week. During a one-on-one nutrition consultation and dietary analysis (a $99 value), the club's food guru will discuss each client's eating habits, then draft a written meal plan that outlines what flavors of Twinkies they're allowed to eat. Additionally, an unlimited one-month membership (a $90 value, including enrollment fee) lets patrons loose to toughen tendons on the gym's playground of cardio machines, free weights, and step-aerobics teeter-totters. Members can also choose from more than 11 types of group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and Pilates, to tone their tummies in tandem or swat serves on six clay tennis courts.
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    2905 Tamiami Trl
    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
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