If you need a break from the beach below are some Cape Haze and Port Charlotte area attractions to keep you busy! From an entertaining show at the playhouse to exciting marine life exploration, there is something for everyone.

At Mote, you can explore the secrets of the sea through touch pools, viewable-working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits that showcase the world-renowned research of Mote Marine Laboratory. See sharks, manatees and sea turtles, along with more than 100 other species of marine life.

Location: 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy

Phone: (941) 388-4441

The Lemon Bay Playhouse will become the recognized community destination for arts activities serving as a learning space to harness local talent and extend community cultural awareness through the performing arts.

Location: 96 W Dearborn St

Phone: 941-475-6756

Strolling through our Museum, visitors can learn about Southwest Florida`s natural history. Daily educational programs allow visitors an up close and personal view of some of our resident creatures, including a skunk, a raccoon, fox, Butterfly Aviary, and an Audubon Aviary which houses permanently injured birds of prey.

Location: 3450 Ortiz Avenue

Phone: 239-275-3435

Explore wildlife, flowers, wetlands and pinelands near the Myakka River!

Location: 13208 State Road 72 Sarasota FL

Phone: (941) 361-6511

Enjoy views of Little Sarasota Bay in a place where people have gathered for over 5,000 years.

Location: 337 N. Tamiami Tr., Osprey, FL

Phone: (941) 966-5214

An adventure awaits in Sarasota Jungle Gardens, full of flora, fauna, and fun!

Location: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL

Phone: (941) 355-1112

Busch Gardens Tampa Florida is a 335-acre African-themed animal theme park located in the city of Tampa, Florida with amazing rides, safaris and more!

Location: Tampa, Florida

Phone: (813) 844-4FUN

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is an 18 hole adventure course with cavies, pirate ships, real alligators and more. Test your skill and enjoy the thrill!

Location: 3815 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Phone: (941) 351-6620

With tons of things to do, rides, and experiences to have plan a trip to Universal Orlando Resort.

Location: 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, FL

Phone: (407) 224-4233

Enjoy the thrills of Disney!

Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL

Phone: (407) 939-5277