While camping in Cortez, there are many things to see and do, all within less than an hour's drive. From the beaches to the Skyway Bridge to Sarasota. Check with the local Chambers and newspapers for current happenings. Almost certain to find something to fill the day. During the time we were there we came upon a local seafood festival. Many vendors selling all types of food at reasonable prices. Also activites for the kids. Something always going on around the beaches.