Fisherman's village is one of the main attractions in the city and the root to where Punta Gorda began. One of Florida's favorite waterfronts, this area was first established in the late 1920's to utilize the waterfronts that offered all sorts of sea life including Fish, Crabs, and Shrimp. Originally called King Street Pier, this area was used for fish packing plants. This plant was a big operation and the main, if not only, purpose for this area. Throughout the years this plant grew and provided jobs to many people in Florida. Things went south when a fire burnt down the packing plant leaving it to be rebuilt a little later down the road, but as this facility fell into despair, it was thought that this area would be better utilized by showing the history of the city as well as being transformed into a place for waterfront shopping, eating, and entertainment.
So next time you find yourself in Punta Gorda, come explore the vast variety of boutiques, vacation rentals, boat exertions, live events, and entertainment that this city has to offer. There is always something to explore.