Relatively young, Cape Coral was developed in the 1960s as a waterfront community across the Caloosahatchee River. Today, it is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. Cape Coral is best explored through its 400 miles of canals. Shops and restaurants line Cape Coral Parkway. With two-dozen rides, the Sun Splash Family Waterpark is one of the largest aquatic theme parks in Southwest Florida.