Things to do in Fort Myers Southwest Florida on Vacation

Attractions & Things to Do - Fort Myers, Florida

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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

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Each week we offer up five can't-miss events to check out in Naples.

       
- Naples Daily News


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Here are your 2019 Halloween costumes in Southwest Florida.

       
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
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- Naples Daily News


HALLOWEEN 2019: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAUNTED HOUSES AND HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS IN NAPLES
We've rounded up everything you need to know about what's happening to celebrate Halloween in Collier County.

       
- Naples Daily News


HOT TICKET
That's a wrap! The Naples International Film Festival was one hot ticket, after being ranked among the world's coolest film festivals.

       
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Oct. 25 - Oct. 27) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

       
- Naples Daily News


SYMPHONY SEASON IN NAPLES, FORT MYERS: YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THE 2019-20 OPERAS AND CONCERTS
Symphony and opera season starts ramping up this weekend in Southwest Florida, and music lovers can expect some big shows and big changes in 2019-20.

       
- Fort Myers News-Press


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Oct. 18 - Oct. 20) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

       
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (Oct. 10 - Oct. 13) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

       
- Naples Daily News


PETS' LOVE RETURNED WITH ANNUAL BLESSING AT ST. AGNES CATHOLIC CHURCH IN NORTH NAPLES
Holy water and milks bones were given to many parishioners at St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Naples on Saturday morning.

       
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Oct. 4 - Oct. 6) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Where can you find Halloween events in Southwest Florida? Here's a list of ways to enjoy October whether scary or fun.

      
- Naples Daily News


HAUNTED FLORIDA: 15 PLACES TO SCARE YOU ON HALLOWEEN
Roam Key West's cemetery, dine at Ashley's in Rockledge or drive the "dead zone" on Interstate 4. This Halloween, plan a trip around these haunted spots.

      
- Naples Daily News


OPRAH WILL VISIT NAPLES TO SPEAK AT GLOBAL CONFERENCE
An international media celebrity comes to Naples for an annual conference at the The Ritz-Carlton beach resort.

      
- Naples Daily News


THINK PINK: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS ABOUND FROM NAPLES TO FORT MYERS
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- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Sept. 27 - Sept. 29) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, and Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN EXTENDS FALL WALK
The original iteration of the Fall Walk ran for two days only and has now extended to two weeks of autumn fun.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Sept. 20 - Sept. 22) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


BAHAMIAN FUNDRAISERS OFFER DONOR INCENTIVES: ART, FOOD, SHOPPING
Three community fundraisers are going on right now to help victims of that Category 5 hurricane that nearly leveled parts of the Bahamas.

      
- Naples Daily News


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- Naples Daily News


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- Naples Daily News


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- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Sarajane Sullivan offers her top picks for the weekend.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (Aug. 23-25) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (Aug. 16-18) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


PHOTOS FROM THE BEST OF NAPLES 2019 READER'S CHOICE AWARDS
The Best of Naples 2019 Reader's Choice awards presented by The Naples Daily News were held Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at The Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Aug. 2-4) with happenings from Naples to Fort Myers.

      
- Naples Daily News


PHOTOS OF LADY ANTEBELLUM, DARIUS RUCKER
Here is a look at Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker. Darius Rucker and trio Lady Antebellum were have announced as the first two acts for Live Fest, which will be Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 on the Tiburón driving range. The Shootout will be Dec. 11-15.

      
- Naples Daily News


THINGS TO DO IN FORT MYERS, CAPE CORAL: BRIAN REGAN, PAW PATROL, PBR, FIT NATION THUNDERDOME, ETC.
Top things to do in SWFL (July 26-Aug. 4): Brian Regan, PAW Patrol, PBR, Fit Nation Thunderdome, Surfer Blood, 'Happy Gilmore' Night, Silent Disco, etc.

      
- Fort Myers News-Press


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Sarajane Sullivan offers her top picks for the weekend.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (July 26-28) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


PHOTOS: DRAG QUEEN BINGO SCORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Drag queen bingo has become something of a phenomenon in Southwest Florida. It's just like it sounds: Drag queens performing and running a bingo game.

      
- Fort Myers News-Press


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (July 19-21) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


SHE'LL TAKE YOU THERE: MAVIS STAPLES TO PERFORM R&B, GOSPEL LATER THIS YEAR IN BONITA
Gospel legend Mavis Staples will bring her spiritual, socially conscious music to Southwest Florida Event Center this December.

      
- Fort Myers News-Press


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Sarajane Sullivan offers her top picks for the weekend.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (July 12-14) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (July 5-7) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


PHOTOS: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The 'Salute to America' celebration is set for Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Washington, D.C. President Trump plans to give a speech.

      
- Naples Daily News


5K, PARADE AND FIREWORKS! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NAPLES' FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS
Big crowds are expected to marvel at fireworks lighting up the night sky over the Naples Pier and at Sugden Park in East Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


FOURTH OF JULY: HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE FROM NAPLES TO FORT MYERS
Fireworks, 5Ks and freedom festivals will sprout up all around Southwest Florida on Thursday, July 4, for this year's Independence Day celebrations.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (June 26-28) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS ON JULY FOURTH
Here are safety tips when using fireworks on July 4, according to Phantom Fireworks.

      
- Naples Daily News


GODSMACK COMING TO HERTZ ARENA, FORT MYERS MEMBERS GET TO PLAY HOMETOWN SHOW
Godsmack's drummer and guitarist are finally getting to play another show in their hometown. Tickets for the Hertz Arena show on sale Friday.

      
- Fort Myers News-Press


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (June 21-23) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


SEEING DOUBLE: FATHERS AND SONS COMPETE IN FATHER'S DAY LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
Dads, sons and grandsons competed for prizes in an annual Father's Day look-alike contest.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Father's Day is quickly approaching and Southwest Florida has a lot to offer for the man who controls the thermostat.

      
- Naples Daily News


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Plan your weekend (June 14-16) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples Daily News


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