Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cape Coral Florida and AAE Glass


I wanted to share some information about Cape Coral, Florida and what a great part of the country it really is, both to live and vacation in.  Cape Coral, Florida is located over the bridge from Fort Myers, north of Naples and about 80 miles south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Mexico, in southwest Florida.  Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located a short cab ride from the downtown Cape. 

Cape Coral is know as a "Waterfront Wonderland" with more than 400 miles of canals.  That is more canals than any other city in the world. The canals were dug in the late 1950's and 60's and can be found everywhere you look.  They were constructed similar to the way many cities construct streets.  A map of the canal system in Cape Coral rivals a road map in many cities.

Cape Coral is centrally located between beautiful beaches on all sides.  Fort Myers beach is 10 minutes from the downtown Cape and is a very popular tourist attraction.  Fort Myers beach has been a vacation destination for families and young couples for decades. If it is good food and relaxation you are looking for, Fort Myers Beach is perfect.

The downtown Cape has its own unique character.  Along Cape Coral Parkway you will find numerous restaurants, art shops, any kind of food you have a taste for and of course several watering holes for when you get parched walking in the beautiful Florida climate.  This is where the AAE Glass teaching studio is located.  Unless you want to venture off to other parts of southwest Florida, there is no reason to rent a car. Everything you need is within walking distance from the studio including the Holiday Inn located 2 blocks away in the heart of downtown Cape Coral. 

Speaking of the climate, Cape Coral, Florida records 355 days of sunshine per year.  Quick math tells me that only leaves 10 days per year of cloud cover.  Now in the summer months it tends to be humid and hot.  During the summer months it will rain just about every day for 30-60 minutes around 4-5pm.  It is hot and sunny the other 23 hours per day.  From November through April the average temperature in the Cape is a perfect 78 degrees.  During the summer months of May through October the average temperature rises to 90 degrees.  For those looking for an escape from the cold winter months up north, Cape Coral is your answer.

The last feature I want to touch on is the huge art festival held in the downtown Cape on the 2nd January of every year.  Attendance at this festival tops 100,000 people with over 300 artists displaying their work.  Art of all mediums is definitely a major driving force in Cape Coral.  I have met numerous great painters, sculptors and glass artists in the Cape.  It is a very tight knit art community and everyone works together to build the art community as a whole.

This is just a quick blurb about a few of the highlights offered in Cape Coral, Florida.  We hope to see you enjoying some of the great things that southwest Florida has to offer.


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