Englewood, FL, USA

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Englewood, FL, USA

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The Sunshine State at its most sublime

Straddling the sun-kissed counties of Charlotte and Sarasota, Englewood is a gem of Florida's gleaming Gulf Coast. First settled in the late 19th century, this compact town has retained a laid-back, old world vibe. There's no better place to soak this up than the quaint historic district of Dearborn Street, with its quirky, treasure-filled boutiques, museums, and bustling open-air restaurants. Of course, the star attraction for many is the picture-postcard coast, replete with gently swaying palm trees, powder-soft sands, and dazzling turquoise water. Englewood vacation rentals run the gamut from condos ideal for a couple, to sprawling family houses where you could host a big family get-together.

Lazy days on Englewood's blissful beaches

However you like to spend your down time, there's a stretch of coast near Englewood just for you. Englewood Beach is great for a hassle-free family day out, with shaded picnic tables, a colorful kids' play area, and gentle waters ideal for swimming. Nearby, Stump Pass Beach State Park is an appealingly undeveloped spot for a tranquil hike. A little further afield, Blind Pass Beach is a shelling hotspot, whilst Manasota Beach is where to head for spectacular snorkeling. Wherever you choose to hang out, water sports like paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing are perennially popular pastimes.

History brought to life in Englewood

You'll find an array of attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Englewood vacation rental. The Dearborn Street area is dotted with independent galleries, where you can peruse locally-produced art works and meet their creators. For a thorough primer in the region's culture, be sure to swing by the Englewood Area Historical Museum. Here you can learn all about the diverse communities that have shaped this corner of Florida, through beautifully preserved everyday artifacts, local treasures, and vintage photos. In neighboring Venice, a 20-minute drive away, the Clyde Butcher Gallery celebrates the acclaimed photographer, best known for his large format pictures of the Florida wilderness.

A vacation destination for all seasons

Englewood is blessed with an enviable subtropical climate, ensuring that you can head down to the beach at most times of year. Winter is one of the most popular times to visit, with vacationers fleeing chillier regions to soak up some much-needed Florida sunshine. With Englewood vacation rentals in high demand, it's advisable to book well in advance of your trip. Spring and fall offer a winning combination of more dependable heat and thinner crowds. Summers can get extremely hot, with tropical storms a fairly common occurrence.

Back to nature in Englewood

Englewood is a prime location for a little ecotourism, with an abundance of natural splendor just waiting to be discovered. You can catch sight of wildlife on a boat trip, and head out to sea in search of mesmerizing aquatic mammals like dolphins and manatees. If you're visiting in winter, you may even spot majestic whales. Englewood is also a haven for birders, with hundreds of species making their home here. Grab your binoculars and you might get a glimpse of white pelicans, royal terns, or bald eagles.