Local Spotlights

  • Stop In and Be Stunned by Phil's 41

    Just off the Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda nestled between a Chevrolet dealership and a Lincoln dealership, the peckish peruser will be lucky enough to stumble across a local favorite known as Phil's 41. This establishment has been around for six years and has consistently attracted a diverse and growing crowd of regulars. Some guests that Phil is most happy to have hosted include Troy Landry from ... Read More

  • The Celtic Ray Shines on Twelve Years After Hurricane Charlie

    If you're in the whereabouts of Punta Gorda, Florida in search of something quaint, pleasant and authentic than look no further than the Celtic Ray. A traditional Irish pub, the Celtic Ray is a perfect spot to pause and relax, listen to the local banter, and enjoy a meal of Bangers and chips or Irish stew. They also feature such odd sounding dishes as mushy peas and the Dublin Tart. Another fascin ... Read More

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Punta Gorda - Stories

  • When Hurricane Charley hit the southwestern coast of Florida in 2004, it drew the nation's attention to the tiny town of Punta Gorda along the Peace River in Charlotte County. This small community, wh...Read More
  • If you are traveling south for a special vacation, historic Punta Gorda, Florida should be on your list of stops. It is a favorite tourist destination, full of great places to visit like the busy Ch...Read More
  • Punta Gorda is a hidden gem tucked away on the Southwest edge of Florida that should be given a closer look. Boasting a beautiful harbor, gorgeous outdoors, quaint traditions and hospitable attraction...Read More
  • Punta Gorda is a coastal town located on the Gulf of Mexico between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. With permanent population of around 16,000 it is rather small, yet offers many attractions. In this articl...Read More
  • Punta Gorda, Florida, is a unique and extremely picturesque town on the south-central Gulf Coast. It is proud of its old-Florida atmosphere and historical attractions, and presents a beautiful and a...Read More
  • Punta Gorda may be small, but it punches far above its weight. The city is thriving with an abundance of culture, beautiful scenery and miles of canals. On top of all this, the city has been recogni...Read More
  • Punta Gorda, Florida is a small beach front community located on the eastern shore of Charlotte Harbor, off the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda is located 100 miles south of Tampa and 24 miles north of ...Read More

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