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first time visit to this area, some questions....

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first time visit to this area, some questions....

Hi, arriving Feb 12 for one week. 2 adults, 1 tween boy. At first we were thinking of FMB area, great for the boy to play in the ocean, plenty to do, but since then many people have talked of how nice PG is, and more like the "town" we are looking to stay at.

We are looking for either a 2 bdrm condo with heated pool, or one of the hotels that have the suites, (some privacy for my son).

We'd even consider a house rental, but the sites I've been searching don't have a lot that week, or they're really expensive. Any thoughts? Should we split the trip up to 3 days FMB and 4 in PG? Does anyone know of any great reasonable places, hidden jewels type of thing? Maybe even outside of forementioned towns, we're flexible, just want to have fun, relax, walk to a restaurant/bar now and then. Not college party central type, but like to have some cocktails and fun. ????? :-) Thanks so much!!

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1. Re: first time visit to this area, some questions....

I like PG a lot, but your tween will be a lot happier nearer or on a beach I think. PG is not near any beaches really. The beaches are foudn on offshore barrier islands and tithe river/harbor there it will be wuite a dirve to get to one (nearest would be Gasparilla Island or Manasota Key I think but you have to go round the houses to get there).

So if you split I'd do 4 in FMB, 3 in PG. Or you could try another area where you would both be happy like Siesta Key?

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2. Re: first time visit to this area, some questions....

Please let us know how you experienced Punta Gorda.

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