Things to do in Fort Myers Southwest Florida on Vacation

Attractions & Things to Do - Fort Myers, Florida

Considered as a Kids Friendly destinations in Florida to take your family for a fun summer vacation. Plan your next visit to this top family vacation destination and stay at one of our beautiful hotels with oceanview. Click on the following links to get more information on things to do in the Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Naples Area.

Fort Myers - Vacation Travel Guide

Activities & Tours

Imaginarium

2000 Cranford Avenue
Fort Myers FL 33916
239-337-3332   Fax: 239-337-2109

975 6th Avenue South

Bird Watching
Naples FL
239-775-4936   Fax: 239-417-8977

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette Rd
Naples FL 34102
(239) 262-5409
Attractions

Cape Coral Historical Museum

544 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral FL 33915
239-772-7037   Fax: 239-573-7518

Lemon Tree Gallery

420 W. Dearborn St.
Englewood FL 34223
(941) 474-5700   Fax: (941) 475-1500

Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers FL 33919
239-939-ARTS [2787]   Fax: 239-939-0794

Calusa Nature Center & Plantetarium

3450 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers FL 33905
239-275-3435   Fax: 239-275-9016

Southwest Florida Museum of History

2300 Peck Street
Fort Myers FL 33901
239-332-5955

Everglades Excursion

1010 6th Avenue
Naples FL 34102
239-262-1914   Fax: 239-262-6967
Beaches

Lover's Key Beach

8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach FL 33931


Lover’s Key State Park was ranked as the fourth most popular destination in the Florida State Park system. Lover’s Key is a group of islands in the Gulf of Mexico between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. Motorboats are not permitted within the park, but kayaking and canoeing are popular. The two mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking, and sunbathing. It has picnic areas, canoe rentals, restrooms, rinse-off showers and a snack bar. The bay side has a boat ramp, volleyball areas and more picnic areas.


The Finer Side of Island Life

Naples FL


In this Southwest Florida beach town, elements of big city life mix with miles of beautiful coastline to create a rich, tropical air. Here, it's just as natural to go strolling through high-end boutiques and art galleries in Naples' fashionable downtown as it is to go barefoot, collecting seashells on a pristine island.


Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island FL


Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida near Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is world renowned for its shelling beaches. Almost a third of the island is covered by the J. N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge, with excellent bird watching opportunities. The city of Sanibel enjoys a laidback lifestyle and is determined to keep it. There are no stoplights on the island, and no new buildings are allowed that are higher than the tallest palm trees.


Boating & Fishing

Gulf Breeze Charters

PO Box 100216
Cape Coral FL 33910
(239) 945-3130

Captain Jack's Charters

1450 Beach Road
Englewood FL 34223
(941) 475-4511

Island Adventures Boat

Palm Island Marina
Englewood FL
941-408-5138

Royal Palm Marina

779 W. Wentworth
Englewood FL 34223
941-475-6882   Fax: 941-473-7525

Marco Island Sea Excursions, Inc.

705 E. Elkcam Circle
Marco Island FL 34145
(239) 642-6400   Fax: (239) 642-4879

Marco River Marina

951 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island FL 34145
(239) 642-5415

Satisfaction Guaranteed Charters

599 S. Collier Blvd
Marco Island FL
239-642-9779

SixChuter Charters

P.O. Box 1255
Marco Island FL 34146
239-389-1575
Entertainment & Nightlife

Cultural Park Theatre

528 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral FL 33990
239-772-58662   Fax: 239-772-5783

Florida Rep

2267 1st Street
Fort Myers FL 33901
239-332-4488

Southwest Florida Symphony

4560 Via Royale, Suite 2
Fort Myers FL 33919
418-0996   Fax: 418-0725
Golf Courses

Cape Coral Executive Golf Club

1006 SE 4th Pl.,
Cape Coral FL
239-574-4454

Coral Oaks Golf Course

1800 NW 28th Ave.
Cape Coral FL
239-283-4100

Palmetto Pine Country Club

1940 SW 9th Ct
Cape Coral FL
239-574-2141

Royal Tee Country Club

11460 Royal Tee Cr. NW
Cape Coral FL
239-283-5522

The Golf Club

4003 Palm Tree Blvd.
Cape Coral FL
239-542-3191

Boca Royale Golf & Country Club

1601 Englewood Road
Englewood FL 34223
(941) 475-6464   Fax: (941) 473-2500

Myakka Pines Golf Club

2550 South River Road
Englewood FL 34295
941.474.1753

Arrowhead Golf Club

2205 Heritage Greens Dr.
Naples FL 34119
239-596-1000

Lely Flamingo Island Club & Mustang Golf Club

8004 Lely Resort Blvd.
Naples FL 34113
239-793-2223
Professional Services

Marco Island Photography

1100 Swallow Ave.
Marco Island FL 34145
239-642-9685

Marco Island Photography

1083 N. Collier Blvd. # 201
Marco Island FL
(239) 642-3500
Restaurants

New York NY Pizza

159 Hancock Bridge Pkwy
Cape Coral FL 33990
239-772-9005

Farlows on the Water

2080 South McCall Road
Englewood FL
941-474-5343

Prime Time Steak & Spirits

5855 Placida Road
Englewood FL 34224
941-697-7799

Spanky's Sports Bar

299 S. Indians Ave.
Englewood FL 34223
941-474-5265

Tara Steakhouse on Marco Island

969 N. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island FL
239-394-0212

The Snook Inn

1215 Bald Eagle Drive
Marco Island FL 34145
239-394-3313   Fax: 239-394-7053

Fishery Restaurant

Old Florida Style Waterfront Dining
Placida FL
941-697-2451
Shopping

Englewood Flower Mart & Gifts

4549 Tamiami Trial
Port Charlotte FL 33980
941 624 5050
Transportation

Southwest Florida International Airport

11000 Terminal Access Road
Fort Myers FL 33913
239-590-4800

Around Naples and Fort Myers, Florida

DONALD, MELANIA TRUMP TO VISIT NAPLES THIS WEEKEND FOR PRIVATE EVENT: WHAT TO KNOW
What you need to know if you want to attend a private event this weekend and meet Donald and Melania Trump in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO DEC. 2-4 IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Check out cool events, from a snow festival for the kids to Tony Orlando in concert or a standup comedian at Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including playing in the snow, Christmas on Fifth, and a holiday concert.

      
- Naples Daily News


125-PLUS THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER: 'CHRISTMAS ON FIFTH,' MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS COMING UP
From plays to comedians, here's a comprehensive list of what's happening across Southwest Florida in December so you can plan ahead.

      
- Naples Daily News


PULITZER PICK 'OTHER DESERT CITIES' MAKES CHRISTMAS A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT IN NAPLES
"Other Desert Cities," the current show from The Studio Players, brings Naples a geyser of a dysfunctional family. But at least they're articulate.

      
- Naples Daily News


WHERE TO SEE SANTA? HE'S BACK, JOLLIER THAN EVER AT FUN EVENTS FROM MARCO TO FORT MYERS
It's 2022, the pandemic has been reined in and Jolly Old St. Nicholas is back, better than ever at events across Southwest Florida.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO NOV. 25-27 IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Check out cool events this weekend, including night lights, a free concert, comedy from a sitcom star, photos with Santa and more.

      
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES, BONITA THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including night lights, free concert, comedy, photos with Santa and more.

      
- Naples Daily News


HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY THE BERLIN PHILHARMONIC'S NAPLES DEBUT IS GROUNDBREAKING
The Berlin Philharmonic concerts Nov. 21-22 put the final punch in a an impressive ticket: All the world's best orchestras have now come to Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


FOUR WRITERS TO SPEAK AT 2023 NONFICTION AUTHOR SERIES
The annual Nonfiction Author Series in Naples in 2023 features four writers whose books include tales of golfers Tiger and Phil and right to privacy.

      
- Naples Daily News


TIGER, PHIL, WAR AND MORE: NONFICTION AUTHOR SERIES RETURNS TO NAPLES WITH 4 SESSIONS IN 2023
The four events, which raise funds for the Collier County Public Library system, return to Naples in 2023 and include a full buffet breakfast.

      
- Naples Daily News


125-PLUS THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER: GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE COMEDY, DAVE KOZ COMING TO NAPLES
From plays to comedians, here's a comprehensive list of what's happening across Southwest Florida in November so you can plan ahead.

      
- Naples Daily News


M.C. ESCHER ART EXHIBIT AT NAPLES ART INSTITUTE
The exhibit runs into February 2023.

      
- Naples Daily News


STAIR-MASTER, STARE-MASTER: M.C. ESCHER'S LOGIC-TESTING WORKS OF ART COME TO NAPLES
M.C. Escher created landscapes and portraits, with lush detail and appeal, even without a speck of color. But he's known for his logic puzzle art.

      
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including performances from comedian Ed Bassmaster.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO NOV. 11-13 IN NAPLES
Check out cool events this weekend, including a piano concert, free art fair, two comedians at Off The Hook and more.

      
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including free events at an art museum and art fair, plus two comedians at Off The Hook.

      
- Naples Daily News


'STEEL MAGNOLIAS' BECOMES A 'PERFECT' OPENING PLAY FOR GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE IN NAPLES
When "Steel Magnolias" at Gulfshore Playhouse opens in preview Nov. 10, the two neophytes will massage scalps like grads of the Aveda Institute.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO NOV. 4-6 IN NAPLES
Check out cool events this weekend, including Florida panther festival, new concert season at Cambier Park in Naples, tailgate fun at sports complex.

      
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including hearing a salsa orchestra, attending Florida panther fest or free concert downtown.

      
- Naples Daily News


HALLOWEEN EVENTS: 10 WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE SPOOKY SEASON IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Hurricane Ian may have canceled some events for Halloween this year, but there's still plenty of fun including a corn maze, trunk or treat and more.

     
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO OCT. 28-31 IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Check out cool events this weekend, including benefit concerts, '90s rockers in Immokalee, a cult classic in Bonita and a new play on Marco Island.

     
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including benefit concerts in Bonita, '90s rockers at the casino, 'Rocky Horror' in Bonita

     
- Naples Daily News


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? OUR TOP 5 THINGS IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND
There's plenty to do in Southwest Florida this weekend, including a corn maze, family fun at the zoo, neart art show on Marco, last weekend for play.

     
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO OCT. 21-23 IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Check out cool events this weekend, including comedy, family fun, corn maze, last weekend for play, new art exhibit on Marco Island.

     
- Naples Daily News


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