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

HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND
We find the best things to do every weekend, from family-friendly events to concerts, plays and more in Naples, Marco, Bonita Springs and beyond.

       
- Naples Daily News


HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
We find the best things to do every weekend, from family-friendly events to concerts, plays and more in Naples, Bonita Springs and beyond.

       
- Naples Daily News


BEARDED DRAGON, HEDGEHOG PART OF EXOTIC PET AMNESTY AT NAPLES ZOO
A yellow bearded dragon named Mrs. B and an apricot hedgehog named Pumpkin were turned in with a leopard gecko, redfooted tortoises, and sugar gliders.

       
- Naples Daily News


PHOTOS: FWC HOLDS 'AMNESTY DAY' AT THE NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day at the Naples Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

       
- Naples Daily News


HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
We find the best things to do every weekend, from family-friendly events to concerts, plays and more in Naples, Bonita Springs and beyond.

       
- Naples


HERE ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Brews, Billy, free music and more highlight the top 5 things to from Naples to Bonita Springs.

       
- Naples


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, MARCO THIS WEEKEND, EARLY NEXT WEEK
Hear jokes from an "America's Got Talent" comedian, a gator trapper telling tales or a former Chicago singer performing and more.

       
- Naples


6 ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR SWEETHEART ON VALENTINE'S DAY FROM NAPLES TO FORT MYERS
Some can't-miss suggestions if you forgot to make dinner reservations or order roses for your beloved.

       
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
Enjoy family-friendly events this weekend, including a fishing expo and the annual Greek and Everglades Seafood festivals.

       
- Naples Daily News


SECOND ANNUAL GREAT NAPLES DUCK RACE AT SUN-N-FUN LAGOON
The NCH Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition held their second Great Naples Duck Race on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, with a $10,000 cash prize for the winning duck.

       
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES
Blues, brews and the Ben Allen Band are among your best bets this weekend in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS
An art festival, tribute band fest and seeing the Marshall Tucker Band highlight the best things to do this weekend in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


BEER, SELTZER ON TAP FOR BALLPARK FESTIVAL OF BEERS
The Ballpark Festival of Beers taps into south Fort Myers Saturday with more than 100 crafts from breweries across Florida and the country.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS, ESTERO THIS WEEKEND
See a play, hear Dixieland jazz, savor chicken wings this weekend in Southwest Florida.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND
See a comedy, attend an art show, enjoy some blues and rock. There's plenty to do in Naples this weekend.

      
- Naples Daily News


WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, ESTERO THIS WEEKEND?
Art fair season is underway, kicking off with the annual downtown Naples show annually ranked among the best outdoor art fests in the U.S.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS, SOUTH FORT MYERS
Enjoy the last full weekend of 2019 and the decade in Naples, Bonita Springs and south Fort Myers.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND
The community is welcome to attend Naples' biggest Hanukkah party of the year featuring an ice menorah Sunday at Cambier Park in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


WHAT ARE UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS NOW THROUGH JAN. 1, FROM NAPLES TO FORT MYERS
Don't see a holiday event? Email the information to features@naplesnews.com and we will add it to the list online.

      
- Naples


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN MARCO, NAPLES AND BONITA SPRINGS
Have you ever enjoyed the annual TUBA Christmas concert in downtown Naples? Don't miss out on the wonderful music in the heart of Fifth AVenue South.

      
- Naples


THEATREZONE'S HOLIDAY MUSIC REVUE CONJURES BOTH SANTA AND SEASONAL SPIRITUALITY
TheatreZone has wrapped every facet of being "Home for the Holidays" into its upcoming revue Dec. 13 through 15 at The Community School of Naples.

      
- Naples


THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND FROM NAPLES TO ESTERO
The annual Snowfest in Golden Gate and the Fifth Avenue South tree lighting highlight this weekend's best bets.

      
- Naples


FEELING STRESSED? CUDDLE A PUPPY! FGCU'S PUPPYPALOOZA EVENT HELPS COLLEGE STUDENTS RELAX BEFORE FINALS
PuppyPalooza cuddles continue from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday on the Cohen Center Lawn at FGCU.

      
- The News-Press


PUPPY LOVE OFFERS FGCU STUDENTS A RELAXING BREAK
Florida Gulf Coast University's PuppyPalooza will continue from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday. The two-day event is held before finals week each semester and connects college students with puppies available for adoption through the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

      
- Fort Myers News-Press


THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND FROM NAPLES TO ESTERO
From the American Sand Sculpting Championship, to The Baker Museum's reopening, here are the top five things to do this weekend in Southwest Florida.

      
- Naples


PARADISE COAST FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE DRAWS CROWD TO CAMBIER PARK
The Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience featuring Martha Stewart was held at Cambier Park in Naples on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

      
- Naples


PHOTOS: SOME OF THE BEST MOMENTS AT PARADISE COAST EXPERIENCE
Locals and tourists enjoy food and wine during the 2019 Paradise Coast Food and Wine Experience on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Cambier Park in Naples.

      
- Naples Daily News


WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND?
Here are five fun things to do in Naples and Bonita Springs this weekend.

      
- Naples


WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND?
Have a fun upcoming event to share? Email the information to features@naplesnews.com.

      
- Naples


HERE'S HOW TO WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE PARADISE COAST WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE
Enter to win tickets to the Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience on November 23.

      
- Naples


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN NAPLES, BONITA SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND
Each week we offer up five can't-miss events to check out in Naples.

      
- Naples


YOUR 2019 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES IN SWFL
Here are your 2019 Halloween costumes in Southwest Florida.

      
- Naples Daily News


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Nov. 1 - 3) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples


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


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


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.

      
- The 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


TOP 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Plan your weekend (Oct. 10 - Oct. 13) with happenings in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero.

      
- Naples


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


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


SCARY STUFF: WHERE TO ATTEND HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Where can you find Halloween events in Southwest Florida? Here's a list of ways to enjoy October whether scary or fun.

      
- Naples


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


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


THINK PINK: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS ABOUND FROM NAPLES TO FORT MYERS
More than 40,500 will die from breast cancer, but 3.3 million diagnosed will survive every year in the United States.

      
- Naples


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


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


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