Downtown Punta Gorda Date Night

Downtown Punta Gorda – Date Night


Are you looking for things to do in Punta Gorda? Let’s do date night!  It is easy to fall into the same old routines and sometimes we just want something new to do.  I’m going to share what I think would be a perfect date night in Punta Gorda, Florida.


First, visit the top of the Wyvern.  The Wyvern is located on Tamiami Trail in downtown Punta Gorda.  It is known for its rooftop bar – Perch 360.  Can you guess how they came up with the name?  You have a 360 degree view of beautiful Charlotte Harbor and downtown Punta Gorda.  Be sure to arrive about 20 minutes before sunset.  Get a table and order a cocktail and an appetizer, the Wyvern offers a nice selection of both drinks and food.  Have your camera ready because you will definitely want to snap a few shots of the sun going down.  Punta Gorda is a super friendly town, don’t hesitate to ask someone nearby to take a picture for you.  Tourists get it and locals are used to it! 


Once the sun has set and you have finished your drink and appetizer take the elevator downstairs and walk just a block over and cross the street onto West Marion Ave.  Here you will find some amazing restaurants for a sit down dinner.  The River City Grill menu offers seafood, steak, pork and even a meatloaf.  A half block down on the corner of Taylor and West Marion F.M. Dons menu offers seafood, steaks and salads.  The presentation is world class.  Let’s round out our choices with a more casual feel at Leroy’s.  Leroy’s offers southern style cooking and has something for everyone.


With dinner done, walk down Taylor road toward the Harborwalk.  Here you will have a fantastic view of the moon twinkling off the harbor.  Walk by several Punta Gorda waterfront hotels, the Tiki Bar, or Hurricane Charley’s and Gilcrest Park.  Live music is everywhere in Punta Gorda, so find what suits you best and stop in for a night cap and perhaps a dance or two before calling it a super successful date night!