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Shopping takes on many forms in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands ranging from fashionably stylish shops to funky eclectic boutiques and everything in between. Enjoy waterfront shopping at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda and visit the galleries in the historic fishing village of Placida. For more urban flavor, visit Downtown Punta Gorda and Dearborn Street in Olde Englewood Village for one-of-a-kind shops ranging from clothing to home accents. Port Charlotte Town Center Mall is where visitors will find traditional shopping choices including such anchor stores as Macy’s, Sears, and Dillard’s.

Antique shops are found throughout Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands but don’t miss the Punta Gorda Train Depot which was built in 1928 and houses a 20-booth antique mall. Treasures are found at various flea markets including Sun Flea Market in Port Charlotte. Antique shops also offer their wares on Dearborn Street in Englewood.

Whatever the desire, visitors can find a whimsical souvenir, an original work of art or fabulous new accessory as a memento of a vacation in Southwest Florida. Following is a sampling of shops, boutiques and shopping districts in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands.


Port Charlotte Town Center - Mall

1441 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 624-4833

Promenades Mall
3280 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(941) 625-5127

Charlotte Square Mall
2150 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Village Marketplace
1825 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Merchants Crossing of Englewood
Publix, Bank of America etc.
1500 Placida Rd Ste C
Englewood, FL 34223

Publix Super Market at Port Charlotte Crossing

4265 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
(941) 629-1100

Walmart Supercenter

19100 Murdock Cir
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(941) 625-2399


3280 Tamiami Trl # 52
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
(941) 625-2151

Sun Flea Market Inc
18505 Paulson Dr # A
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
(941) 255-1151

Fishermen's Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade, #57A
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Sullivan Street Shops
Variety of gift, craft, and speciality shops.
331 Sullivan Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Key Village Shops
Tropically landscaped shopping area on the bay.
2395 North Beach Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33952


Pampering should be a part of every vacation, and Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has your self-indulgences covered. Nearly 20 area spas offer massages, facials, manicures and other beautifying treatments.


Charles of the Village Salon & Day Spa

Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Emmett's Day Spa

1221 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223

The Fountain of Youth
3630 N. Access Rd.
Englewood, FL 34224

Kirschner Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

12687 S.W. C. R. 769, Ste. 3A
Arcadia, FL 34269

Peace River Massage & Health Spa

3802 Tamiami Trl.
Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Silhouettes Day Spa

2240 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood, FL 34224

Spago Day Spa, Salon and Medi Spa

115 Taylor St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

The Punta Gorda Club

2905 S. Tamiami Trl.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
World-class health and tennis facility.

Trend Setter's Day Spa
1801 Shreve St., Ste. C
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Retreat for a bit of pampering with soothing body treatments.


The dining scene in Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is an eclectic mix of seafood shacks, sidewalk cafes, waterfront eateries, fine dining, and sweet spots. Primary dining districts include downtown Punta Gorda, Fishermen’s Village and Englewood’s Dearborn Street. Familiar corporate-owned restaurants are bountiful, too.

Notable culinary experiences include dinner at Golden Spoon recipient The Perfect Caper headed by three-time nominee for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef in the South, Jeanie Roland, and lunch at the table actor Denzel Washington sat while filming —Out of Time” (2003) at The Fishery Restaurant in the fishing community of Placida.

Learn to make a new meal with the Pies & Plates Culinary Academy then hop the pond without a passport to enjoy traditional fish and chips with mushy peas at the Ice House Pub. The pub is housed in the former Punta Gorda Ice Plant which was built in the 1890s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Authentic Irish fare is enjoyed at the Celtic Ray Public House which is owned and managed by Dublin native Kevin Doyle. Enjoy Caribbean cuisine fused with traditional Southern flavor at Farlow’s on the Water. Herbs used in menu items are grown on site and guests are invited to tour the garden.

Anglers can enjoy their fresh catch and let someone else do the cooking. The Village Fish Market Restaurant & Lounge at Fishermen’s Village will prepare a fishermen’s cleaned fish any delicious way they’d like.

Late fall through mid-spring, see and taste what certified organic Worden Farm is growing. They offer culinary workshops and farm tours on select dates. Purchase their fresh vegetables along with fresh seafood from local fishermen at the Fishermen’s Village Farmer’s Market each Wednesday late fall through mid-spring. Year-round farmers markets provide fresh veggies, meats and crafts Saturday mornings in downtown Punta Gorda and at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. Friday mornings, visit Englewood Farmers’ Market for more Florida fresh produce.

Whatever the craving and occasion, there’s a restaurant satisfying every taste bud. Following is a sampling of the area’s tasty dining options.View Sampling of Restaurants: