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Getting There

Punta Gorda Airport, also known as PGD, is the primary airport serving the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte area in the state of Florida and the closest airport to our host hotel.

PGD is off I-75 on Florida’s southwest coast between Sarasota and Ft. Myers. Sun Country and Allegiant provide low-cost, nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

If your destination is NOT serviced by Allegiant Airlines two other airports provide service and are within a reasonable distance to the host hotel:

Southwest Florida International Airport (Ft. Myers):  Located in Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) served more than 10.3 million passengers in 2022 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. This airport is approximately 40 minutes from the host hotel. The airport is serviced by American, Southwest and United airlines among others.

Rental Cars and ride-share services are available.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (Sarasota): Everything about Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is designed for your convenience. Our spacious terminal allows you to move about smoothly and easily, without stress or hurry. Airline ticketing, baggage claim, and other services are steps away from the main concourse, and both the short and long-term parking lots are adjacent to the main terminal.

This airport is approximately 57 miles from the host hotel. The airport is serviced by Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest and United airlines among others.

Rental Cars and ride-share services are available.

Airline Discounts

A number of airlines service the southwest Florida area. We will be offering discounts on United Airlines and Allegiant Air.

Rights Holders: We respectfully ask that you use one of the airlines we have secured a discount on for your travel. You must use the discount code to receive your reimbursement.

Allegiant Air: Details available soon

 

United Airlines: We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the US Sports Congress. To make flight reservations online please click on discount code ZP7P557954.  MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code. You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance.

Shuttle/Car Rental

Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is just 5.8 miles from the Sunseeker Resort. Unfortunately, Sunseeker Resort does not offer shuttle service.

Gulf Coast Car Service is the preferred provider of ground transportation at PGD (including car, taxi, van and shuttle service). Gulf Coast has competitive pricing, professional service and a free bottled water for each passenger. Customers in need of an ADA lift-equipped vehicle should make an advanced reservation. Gulf Coast Car Service 941-391-8800 CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE!

Passenger Pickup Tip: Gulf Coast Car Service – Exit baggage claim doors and walk to the right. The pickup area is across from the Rental Car Center.

The Rental Car Center is conveniently located just north, and across from, the Bailey Terminal. Please use the crosswalks for safety. View the map.

Rental car companies are open for all inbound and outbound flights beginning at 5 a.m. Please call the numbers below to reserve your vehicle. 

Uber & Lyft

Uber and Lyft are available at the Punta Gorda Airport

Ride App Pickup Tip – Exit baggage claim doors and use a crosswalk. Meet your driver
at the north end of the short-term parking lot.

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Host Hotel

The host hotel for this years US Sports Congress will be the Sunseeker Resort. 

 

Please note: All attendees are required to stay a the Sunseeker Resort - our host hotel. 

 

The specially negotiated rate for the US Sports Congress is: $259.00/night plus tax (based on double occupancy). If you are arriving before Sunday (12/8) rooms are only available on a limited basis. There are also a select number of 2-bedroom Sunsuites available at $400.00/night plus tax. To make reservations please click the blue button above or call the hotel at 1-833-914-7300 and choose 1 for reservations. Please  use the group name: US Sports Congress to receive our discount

Please note, if you are a Rights Holder, your reservations will be made for you.

Sunseeker Resort

At Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor, relaxation comes effortlessly. Its scenic location in the heart of Charlotte Harbor, a charming waterfront town on the Gulf Coast’s Peace River, near Punta Gorda, is an alluring coastal destination a world away from Florida’s bustling tourist hotspots. Yet, it’s conveniently within reach of five airports: Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Sarasota, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Tampa.

What truly sets this newly established haven apart, though, is its wealth of choices. Twenty original dining experiences and lounges showcase local ingredients and global flair; each venue differs from the next, and all promise to be unforgettable. The full-service spa features ten treatment rooms — ample space for a medley of rejuvenating treatments. Guest rooms and suites — 785, to be exact — are suitable for both quick trips and long-term stays. Meanwhile, two pool experiences, one ground level and one rooftop, provide the best waterfront views in all of the Southwest.

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If you're looking for a quick and easy reference on all that Sunseeker has to offer, we encourage you to use this easy reference guide to all their amenities, location and restaurants.

Nearby Attractions

Everyone can discover an ideal vacation in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, from nature lovers and art connoisseurs to sports enthusiasts and foodies, whether they're singles, couples, families, or friend groups.

For the outdoorsy, there are many parks and several wildlife preserves and sanctuaries just waiting to be explored. Athletes will revel in hiking and biking around Punta Gorda on a free loaner bike. Families will find many kid-friendly activities and birders will be in avian heaven.

Boating and water enthusiasts can find adventures of all kinds, from world-class fishing to a variety of boat rentals to paddling through some of the nearly 200 miles of Blueway Trails, or simply sailing away.

Beach lovers will relish spending a day basking in the sun and gathering fossilized shark teeth and seashells on one of the pristine beaches on Manasota Key or one of our secluded Gulf Islands

Those looking for art and culture will appreciate live performances, museums, historical murals, our amazing variety of cuisine, and gallery hopping.

With so many activities and adventures, everyone will have a wonderful time!

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