OUR BEACHES AND PARKS ARE ALWAYS IN SEASON
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS – over the causeway from Ft. Myers
Have you ever. . .dreamed of being on a tropical island, your toes in the soft white sand, an expansive beach, swaying coconut palms, lush tropical foliage and beautiful crystal blue water, watching the pelicans and herons.
Besides the beautiful white sandy beaches and one of the best places to find seashells, there are so many attractions on the islands including Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and many outdoor activities including biking, shelling, fishing, bird watching, boating, golfing, and snorkeling just to name a few and the islands also feature cultural offerings in the area of the Arts, Theater, and Music.
FORT MYERS BEACH
This beautiful beach is prime shelling territory and an excellent vantage point for West Coast sunsets.
This 715 acre facility is a natural tidal wetlands area located on San Carlos Bay. This pristine, completely natural area consists of a sandy beach
LOVERS KEY – Fort Myers Beach
Great place to wade in tidal pools, picnic or canoe.
LAKES REGIONAL PARK
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers , Florida
An oasis in the city. The park features a freshwater lake, miniature train rides, playgrounds, Fragrance Gardens, paved biking and awesome walking paths.
SHELL FACTORY AND NATURE PARK
787 North Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, Florida
If you don’t want to spend the $6 it costs to cross the bridge on to Sanibel to find shells, you can go to the Shell Factory where you will find indoor and outdoor attractions, food, and even a doggie park.
SUN SPLASH FAMILY WATER PARK
Cape Coral, Florida
Sun Splash Family Waterpark offers pools and slides for kids of all ages. Thrill-seekers will love the five-story water slide, while toddler can splash around and learn to swim at in the Tot Spot kiddie pool. The park also features cabanas, changing rooms, volleyball, arcade games, a gift shop , and a snack shop.
BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL
8099 College Parkway SW Ft. Myers, Fl 33906
This venue entertains with national Broadway productions,, prominent entertainers, dance perfromances, popular ensembles and classical music concerts year round.
FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE
Historic Arcade Theatre Fort Myers, FL 33901
In the heart of Fort Myers’ historic district, the Florida
SIDNEY AND BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER
2301 First St.Fort Myers, FL 33901
An artistic mecca that aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts with their primary objective is to advance the cultural heritage of all the citizens who live in our community as well as the three ..
BROADWAY PALMS DINNER THEATER
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33907
South of downtown Fort Myers offers a treat for theater lovers at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The evening starts with an expansive buffet with good seating arrangement and wonderful well preformed shows.
ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS
10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida
This 10-acre campus houses public galleries and new exhibitions each month. Two theaters present dramas, comedies, recitals, concerts and other cultural events.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY
12651 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, Fl 33919
The Southwest Florida Smyphony Orchestra and Chorus offers a season of classical and pops concerts.
Edison and Ford Winter Estate
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida
Set in a park-like environment, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates features exhibits and ongoing events that showcase the work of these two renowned Americans. The estates encourage visitors to step back into “old Florida” and experience what life was like back the 1920s.
2505 First St, Fort Myers, Florida
Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by….but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in Fort Myers. This is one of the most beautiful homes built in our city.
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida
Showcases the ecology and wildlife of southwest Florida. There is a butterfly aviary, a native plant nursery, and an Audubon aviary, which is home to permanently injured birds of prey. The planetarium as well as the nature center has full handicapped access.
1815 Fowler St. Fort Myers, FL 33901
The glass butterfly conservatory and the botanical gardens encourage visitors to get up close and personal with nature. The founder, Matthew C. Hoover, felt that exposure to nature relieved stress and it is with this in mind that he created this experience.
FORT MYERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM
2300 Peck St., Fort Myers, Florida
The Fort Myers Historical Museum offers a variety of exhibits that document the history of Southwest Florida.
CALUSA COAST OUTFITTERS EDUCATIONAL TOURS
The Mound Key State Archaeological Site, Fort Myers, FL. 941-418-5941
Participate in a fun, educational tour of the Mound Key State Archaeological Site in the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. The tour is led by expert guides who educate on a variety of subjects ranging from regional sea life and ecology,
THE HAMMOND STADIUM, THE MINNESOTA TWINS & THE MIRACLE
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway,Fort Myers,Florida,33912
Home to the Fort Myers Miracle, Hammond Stadium is one of Florida’s baseball spring training. See the minor league stars of tomorrow, a professional baseball team, is the class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Each game at Hammond Stadium offers great baseball on the field.
JetBlue Park at Fenway South
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Boston Red Sox Spring Training
LET’S GO SHOPPING
COCONUT POINT MALL
More than just a shopping center, it’s a destination. Hotels, Restaurants.
During the week you’ll find musicians, singers and bands on various corners throughout the mall main street area. Pet friendly. Dog water fountains are in various locations through out the mall. Rules are, pick up after your pooch if nature calls. There are “plastic bag” stations sprinkled around the complex, too, in the event you forgot your own.
BELL TOWER PARK
Cleveland Ave. and Daniels Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33907
Do not call the Bell Tower Shops a mall. The open-air shopping center is decorated with foliage, fountains and features great restaurants and music on different evenings.
TANGER OUTLET CENTER
20350 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers, Florida
Tanger Outlets has Nike, Polo , Coldwater Creek, Coach, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Croc’s, Gymboree, Swim Mart, GAP and more.
SUN HARVEST CITRUS
14810 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, Florida
Stop by for delicious Florida citrus, fresh juice, specialty foods, baked goods, ice cream, and gifts. A third generation family business.
4135 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard FT. Myers
Spend the day or spend the weekend at Giant Fleamasters Fleamarket. With over 900 retail stores, there’s plenty to see and do. From paintings to pets to electric bikes, Fleamasters has a million items you won’t find in ordinary, —mart stores. The best place for Florida souvenirs, home decor, antiques and collectibles, hair salon, jewelry, more. Snack bars, coffee shop • Bring your family, friends and house guests for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Open Fri. Sat. & Sun
CHECK OUT THESE POOCH PLACES
SHELL FACTORY & NATURE CENTER
Yes a great place to take your pooch where they offer a dog park, canine training and agility classes.
WOOF A HATCHEE DOG PARK at WA-KE HATCHEE PARK
16760 Bass Road Fort Myers, Fl 33908
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY (on leash only)
19931 Sanibel Causeway Rd. Sanibel, Fl. 33957
PLACES TO SEE BY BOAT
CABBAGE KEY INN
Intracoastal Waterway, Marker 60 Pineland, FL 33945
One mile East of Sanibel Causeway at the four-lane intersection of McGregor Blvd and Port Comfort Road.
Channel Marker 60 on the Intracoastal Waterway, accessible only by boat, lies Cabbage Key, a tiny island alive with charm and history. Built atop an ancient Calusa Indian shell mound, the cozy inn was constructed in 1938.
PORT SANIBEL MARINA
14341 Port Comfort Road Fort Myers, FL 33908
Fishing Charters & Boat Cruises
Boats, waverunners, kayaks and canoe, jet ski rentals. Picnics. Ship Store, Eco Tours & Nature Trails
Dry and Wet Storage.
PIECES OF EIGHT PIRATE CRUISE
2500 Main St.Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Embark on A Pieces of Eight pirate cruise. the pirate voyage takes to the high seas aboard a visually exciting 65-foot US Coast Guard approved Spanish galleon style ship.
AERONAUTICAL CHARTERS, INC.
Page Field Airport, Ft Myers, Fl 33907 (KFMY)
Get to Key West in minutes
Not hours! Skip the big airport hassles with ACI. Service between Ft. Myers and Key West! Go fly ACI.
Great New England Seafood plus music & dancing
CAFE CIBO – Cheebo, the Italian word for meal or food!
12901 McGregor Blvd
CRISTOF’S ON McGREGOR
10231 McGregor Blvd
RIB CITY GRILL
11561 Majestic Palm Blvd.
Osaka Japanese Steak House Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar
16078 San Carlos Blvd.
Bell Tower Shopping Center
Homemade Chips, Basil Chicken
RON DAO’S Pizzaria and Sports Bar
15320 McGregor Blvd.
A Bit More Casual
3852 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901
13451 McGregor Blvd. (Tucked in the Cypress Plaza)
3651 Evans Ave.
Cape Cod Fish Company
15501 Old Mcgregor Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33908
11506 S Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, FL 33907
13451 McGregor Blvd.
LA CASITA MEXICAN
15185 McGregor Blvd.
Love Breakfast/Lunch or casual Dinner Out!
SWEET BEAN CAFE’
13251 McGregor Blvd
Coffee, breakfast – brunch, bakery
5660 San Carlos Blvd.
11370 Summerlin Sq. Dr.
MARTI’S Family Dining
16200 San Carlos Blvd.
12901 McGregor Blvd.
PARROT KEY Caribbean Grill
2500 Main St. (turn left prior to bridge to beach)
Waterfront, open air
Wisteria Tea Room & Café
2512 2nd St Fort Myers, FL 33901
On Sanibel Island
TRADER’S Store and Cafe – Best Bloody Mary’s
1551 Periwinkle Way (east of Jerry’s)
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Coconut Point Village Shops Way, Estero, FL
On Pine Island-beautiful sunsets/available lodging
RAGGED ASS SALOON
St. James City
BERT’S BAR & GRILL In Pine Island
4271 Pine Island Rd.
GRAMMA DOTS Located at the Sanibel Marina
634 N. Yachtsman Dr.
Only by Boat
CABBAGE KEY ISLAND
Come by Boat, Come by Car
And Don’t Forget
GULF HARBOUR Club House ~Members Only and Waterside Grill.
Waterfront Fine & Casual Dining