Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Gasparilla Vacations local area guide offers many of Boca Grande activities and attractions, from our sandy beaches, quaint specialty shops, fine dining restaurants, to off island excursions. We are your island resource to help you experience Boca Grande in its fullest.  If you are looking for more information or have specific questions or requests, please let us know. You can also keep up with local Island News at The Boca Beacon

Gasparilla Vacations also keeps a page on local happenings on the island HERE


Art Galleries of Boca Grande

Discover local talent at the art galleries and designer jewelry stores of historic Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. The island features many local artists who call this tropical retreat home. Take home a piece of Boca Grande.

Attractions of Boca Grande

There are very few tourist attractions on Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande, however stunning State Parks boast beautiful white sands and turquoise waters, rolling fairways line the water`s edge, historic harbors draw fishermen and the streets echo stories of days past. Historic Boca Grande offers the charm of a quaint old Florida beach town.

Boca Grande Beaches

Nature has blessed the lush barrier island of Gasparilla, with seven miles of powdery white beaches stretching the entire Gulf side and surrounded it with cerulean waters, the kind one usually finds only in the Caribbean. Boca Grande is truly a special place.

Captains For Clean Water and Gasparilla Vacations

Gasparilla Vacations has recently supported this local grassroots organization. We are giving a percentage of our rental income to help support this cause. Clean water is crucial for the survival of all business along the west coast of Florida.

Stay tuned for an event here on the island in association with Captains for Clean Water.

Day Trips From Boca Grande

Just in case you feel like exploring "off-island" we have a few suggested day trips around the area. These towns are within a reasonable distance from Boca Grande.

Dining Guide of Boca Grande

Whether you are watching the sunset with a cocktail on the waters edge, enjoying tea and cake at a cozy cafe or fine dining in a historic inn, there is the perfect eatery for every tastebud in Boca Grande. Join us as we share our favorite dining spots on Gasparilla Island.

Local Island Happenings

Looking for something to do while in paradise? Check out some of the local events here on Boca Grande.

Outdoor Activities in Boca Grande

Gasparilla Island is the perfect getaway and an outdoor lovers paradise. Miles and miles of pristine white sands, bountiful waters considered among the best tarpon-fishing spots in the world, lush golf courses and outer islands only a boat ride away. Step out of the comfort of your vacation rental and explore the great outdoors of Boca Grande.

Real Estate on Boca Grande

Gasparilla Vacations partners with Gulf Coast International Properties the island`s leading real estate office. Together we offer complete real estate services on the island of Boca Grande.

Shopping on Boca Grande

You won`t find chain stores or fast food restaurants here! The main shopping and dining is found along Gasparilla Road, which becomes Park Avenue by the Gasparilla Inn and East Railroad Avenue. Local stores, fantastic dining, and historic island charm. Boca Grande is truly what`s left of odl Florida.

Spas & Luxuries of Boca Grande

Travel to Boca Grande means time to step back into the charm of Old World Florida, relax, unwind and enjoy the simpler and finer things in life. Treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment, take a yoga class or restore balance to your body with a Swedish massage. You`re on vacation so treat yourself.

Surrounding Areas To Explore

Looking to get `off island` for the day? There are some great places to explore when off Boca Grande. Manasota Key, Englewood, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are all nearby.

Top 10 Things To Do On Boca Grande

Welcome to Boca Grande! We wanted to pass along the Top 10 Things to do on Boca Grande. Gasparilla Vacations is your local expert on Boca Grande, as vacation managers we know the island and can coordinate anything you might need or want while on the island. Our custom vacation packages and tailored services makes us the island expert of things to do on Boca Grande.