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By Staff | Jun 13, 2018

Sun Splash Family Waterpark waterpark has over 14 acres of wet and dry attractions. PHOTO BY MICHAEL PISTELLA

The summer season is upon us, and with hot days come hot deals at local hot-spots around the community with residential rates available at most.

– Sun Splash Family Waterpark is a great way to cool down during summer months, with specialty prices for residents available in daily and season-pass formats. Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark has over 14 acres of wet and dry attractions, featuring river tube rides, high-speed slides, tube rides, flumes and the newly popular Pirate’s Cove, a perfect area for kids and teens.

400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral

– Other waterside activities for local residents include the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Its community pool includes a Jr. Olympic sized pool, along with a kiddy pool at discounted rates for daily and annual passes for residents. There also is a riverfront beach. Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral. Nearby Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Ct., Cape Coral, is also a great spot to relax, with a sunbathing-only beach along with picnic tables.

– Fellowship Park at Cape Christian is free and open to the public. Two shaded play areas, a splash pad, basketball courts and Tony & Ada’s Cafe are accessible seven days a week.

2110 Chiquita Blvd S, Cape Coral.

– While exploring the Yacht Club scene, you might want to stop by The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill. With a beautiful view of the Caloosahatchee River, this establishment serves breakfast through dinner, including a kids menu. Ask about their “hook & cook” option where “if you catch it, we’ll cook it.”

5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral.

– Residents can hit the links at the city-owned Cape Coral Oaks Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course designed by Arthur Hills and built within a century-old hammock. The course provides a premium practice area, equipped with a driving range- the largest in the area, chipping area, putting green and more. Guests can also relax after a round in Knickers Pub, a full-service restaurant featuring a diverse menu and bar.

1800 NW 28th Ave., Cape Coral.

When the snowbirds head up north for the summer, the traffic lightens and the savings begin from May to October.

Cape Coral is a hotbed for summer activities. Waterfront parks, athletic complexes, playgrounds, boat ramps, tennis and pickleball amenities and more are all in the neighborhood with special events, classes and programs available for all age groups.

– Located in Rubicond Park, the Cape Coral Arts Studio always has a full calendar of events for all ages year-round, including fine arts classes and workshops. Also, a fine arts exhibit gallery is open to the public and features different works monthly.

4533 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral

Cape Coral has two museums for anyone looking to gain knowledge about our community and its history.

– The Cape Coral Historical Museum and Rose Garden provide tours at $5 a person, with members and children 18 and under for free. The museum is a repository for maps, books, photos, videos, artifacts and documents of all types pertaining to the development, founding and growth of Cape Coral. Individual membership is $25, while family memberships are $30. Members are provided many privileges to the museum.

544 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral

– The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library is an amazing place to visit that honors our veterans. The museum is full of artifacts and memorabilia, and aims to educate the public and future generations about the nation’s military heritage. Admission is free to the public.

4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral

– Residents looking to taste some of the Cape’s finest adult beverages can take tours for as little as $5 at Big Blue Brewing, 4721 SE 10th Pl., Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, 131 SW 3rd Pl. and Cape Coral Brewing Company, 4721 SE 10th Pl. Tour information can be found on each of the locations website.

– For those who enjoy a night out for some entertainment can visit Cultural Park Theatre, “where art meets paradise.” This venue has events running all summer long, including their Broadway series, concert series and even theater classes. Event dates can be found on their website, as well as their box office for ticket purchases.

528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral

– As the summer months roll on, so can your children at Eagle Skate Park, one of the largest skate facilities from Tampa to Miami. Skateboarders, rollerbladers and bikers can enjoy nearly 27,000 square feet of rails, pipes, ramps and bowl.

315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral

– Adjacent to the skate park is the William “Bill” Austen Youth Center, a 9,900 square-foot recreation center for youth. Kids can use gaming systems, computers, video games, movies, classes and group trips. Residential discounts are available.

315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral

– A great place to take the kids for some baseball, go karts and mini-golf is Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park. Daily specials and coupons are available. Other attractions include an arcade, Teacup ride, Tilt-A-Whirl, The Scrambler, Carousel and Ferris Wheel.

35 NE Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral

– Since 1977, the Tony Rotino Center has been offering a wide variety of programs and activities for individuals 50 and over. Weekly classes and special events are on the calendar, with staff committed to encouraging personal growth, new friendships and helping maintain independent, healthy lifestyles.

5817 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral