Fun Things to Do in Fort Myers Beach

Experience Paradise

You might not want to do anything other than lounge by the pool or dip your toes in the Gulf of Mexico during your stay with us, and we certainly wouldn’t blame you. But if you and your family are looking for fun activities and attractions here in the Fort Myers Beach area, there’s no shortage of options to keep you busy and entertained.

Our hotel is within walking distance of the exciting Times Square area of Fort Myers Beach, with its fantastic shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Watersports, fishing tours, and great golf are moments away as well. We’ve come up with a list of attractions and things to do below. Our front desk staff would be happy to provide additional information or recommendations.

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RSW Airport

Southwest Florida International Airport was certified for operation in May 1982 and has grown to be one of the top 50 airports for passenger traffic in the United States of America.  A new State-of-the-art terminal opened in 2005 and was designed with today's traveler in mind and tomorrow's opportunities in view.

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Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier

This vibrant pier, located adjacent to the city’s Times Square area, isn’t just limited to fishing. It’s also a great spot for taking photos or strolling with your family. Be sure to stop by at sunset for amazing views, or on the weekend for live music and performances at the foot of the pier.

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Key West Express

Climb aboard this high speed ferry and you're in Key West in just over three hours. But getting there is only half the fun! Enjoy smooth sailing with sundecks, air-conditioned cabins, a snack bar, cocktails and big-screen TVs.

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Lovers Key State Park

Located just a short drive from the hotel, this park is over 700 acres. Its name derives from the fact that it was once only reachable by boat, and favored by lovers because of its solitude. It’s a must-see for wildlife enthusiasts, and also offers several miles of trails for hiking and biking.

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Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall

This performing arts venue is located on the Thomas Edison Campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. It can seat over 1,800 people, and is home to a varied and year-round calendar of plays, concerts, and other performances.

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Hammond Stadium

Hammond Stadium is the Minnesota Twins’ Spring Training home. It also hosts the Twins’ Rookie League affiliate, the Gulf Coast League Twins. Be sure to catch a game if you’re here in February or March!

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Explore 20 acres of historic buildings, lush gardens and the Edison Botanic Research Lab and Museum. This iconic retreat played host to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford on winter vacations in their respective eras. Enjoy guided tours or self-guided audio tours, available in English, German, French and Spanish.

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Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker

Enjoy an exhilarating outing at this casino and racetrack, which features a poker room and on-site dining. The Racetrack also participates in an adoption program for retired greyhounds – you just might find yourself tempted to bring one home!

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J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Named for famed cartoonist Jay “Ding” Darling, a noted supporter of environmental causes and one-time head of the U.S. Biological Survey, this refuge was created 40 years ago in an effort to protect its extensive mangrove ecosystem. It stretches over 5,000 acres and is noteworthy for its migratory bird populations.

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Sanibel Island

The shelling capital of the world, Sanibel Island is a treasure trove for shell collectors. Head to the Sanibel Lighthouse area in the early morning hours, preferably right after a storm, to discover an array of beautiful shells. Afterwards, stop by Periwinkle Place for great toy, gift and gourmet food shopping.

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JetBlue Park at Fenway South

Watch the Boston Red Sox in action during Spring Training at this stadium, or catch the Gulf Coast Red Sox, Boston’s Rookie League affiliate.  Be sure to catch a game if you're here in February or March!

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Stroll the campus of this public university, which is set among 400 acres of nature preserve. Its library features artwork by Salvador Dalí, among others.

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Germain Arena

This arena hosts the ECHL Florida Everblades hockey team, college basketball games, figure skating events, conventions, and even wrestling matches.

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Captiva Island

This free-spirited island enclave attracts artists with its mix of shops, restaurants and sights, including the Captiva Cemetery and the Island Store. Bring your sweet tooth - two of our favorites are the Mucky Duck (for Key Lime Pie) and the Bubble Room (for Orange Cake).

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Take the family to a tropical wildlife sanctuary with rare and beautiful animals, garden of exotic plants and fun activities for all ages. Tigers, cheetahs, giraffes, badgers, alligators, black bears and more greet happy visitors at this long-loved conservation institution and zoo.

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