Must Do Fort Myers Visitor Guide Summer/Fall 2018

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At Must Do Visitor Guides we believe the best experiences in life are better when shared, and so we do. Inside this Fort Myers Summer/Fall 2018 issue, you will find over one hundred well-researched and carefully curated standout things to do so you can make the most of your visit to Fort Myers, Florida. Everything from major attractions to awe-inspiring tours or family activities conveniently arranged in our Must Do directories. Our dining and nightlife recommendations take the guesswork out of where to find a great meal or drink while on vacation. You can make your experience here even more spectacular with our valuable deals and coupon savings.

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CONTENTS

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WELCOME 6

MAPS

FORT MYERS, SANIBEL

& CAPTIVA 8

FORT MYERS BEACH 9

EXPLORE MUST DO

BEACHES 10

ACTIVITIES 14

ATTRACTIONS 20

FAMILY FUN 23

TOURS 26

GOLF 30

DAY TRIPS 34

DINING 42

NIGHTLIFE 46

SHOPPING 49

MUST DO COUPON SAVINGS 53

PHOTOS (THIS PAGE): DEBI PITTMAN WILKEY, MARY CAROL FITZGERALD, JENNIFER BRINKMAN

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Florida beaches are home to 80%

of the Loggerhead turtles in the

U.S. From May through October,

there are an estimated 50,000

sea turtles in Florida making it the

most important nesting area in the

United States!

Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve is home to

the largest population of Atlantic Bottlenose

dolphins in the world.

An adult West Indian manatee can consume

over 100 pounds of vegetation per day!

The pirate Black Caesar was said to have made

his base on Sanibel Island in the 1700s and is

believed to have buried 26 tons of silver on the

island that has never been recovered.

Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest

commercial fishing fleet in the

Gulf of Mexico. Airport security

allows you to carry packed shrimp

and Fort Myers Beach seafood

markets will flash-freeze shrimp

for travel!

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Welcome to Fort Myers!

As an avid traveler, I know the great effort that goes

into planning a fulfilling holiday. There are endless

experiences to be had, but narrowing down the

worthwhile activities can be a challenge. Let Must Do

Visitor Guides help you create a fun-filled agenda!

At Must Do Visitor Guides we believe the best

experiences in life are better when shared, and so we

do. Inside this Fort Myers Summer/Fall 2018 issue, you

will find over one hundred well-researched and carefully

curated standout things to do so you can make the most

of your visit. Everything from major attractions to aweinspiring

tours or family activities conveniently arranged

in our Must Do directories. Our dining and nightlife

recommendations take the guesswork out of where to

find a great meal or drink. You can make your experience

here even more spectacular with our valuable deals and

savings.

CONNECT WITH US

Our website MustDo.com is loaded with interesting

photos and videos, discount offers from area businesses,

and expanded local information including feature blog

articles. There is always something going on, and our

Events Calendar provides information about recurring

and special community events, exhibits, festivals, and

more. Be sure to follow us or share your experiences

through our social media outlets. I am convinced you

will find this Fort Myers area Must Do visitor guide and

our website invaluable and inspirational resources to fill

your days with fun in the sun.

I hope you have a memorable visit!

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JENNIFER BRINKMAN

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FORT MYERS

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Visitor

Information

Route to Beaches

Toll Roads

Downtown/

Entertainment District

Park

Beach

To Cape Coral

To Cape Coral

Caloosahatchee

River

McGregor Blvd

College Pkwy

Summerlin Rd

S. Cleveland Ave

To N. Fort Myers

McGregor Blvd

Colonial Blvd

41

41

Fowler St

Fowler St

i

Metro Pkwy

First St

Hanson St

Palm Beach Blvd

Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Winkler Ave

Ben C. Pratt / 6Mile Cypress Pkwy

Ortiz Ave

75

Six Mile

Cypress Slough

Preserve

Exit 136

Colonial Blvd

75

Treeline Ave

Old San Carlos Blvd

FORT

MYERS

BEACH

Bowditch

Beach

Lynn Hall

Memorial Park

Fort Myers

Beach Pier

Times Square

Fort Myers

Beach

Estero Blvd

Gulf Beach Rd

Bay Rd

Donora Blvd

i

Estero Blvd

Bowditch Point

Regional Park

To

Fort Myers

San Carlos Blvd

Estero Blvd

Main St

Matanzas

Pass

Preserve

Captiva Cruises

“The best vacation experience in Southwest Florida.”

Come out to beautiful Captiva Island and join us for an

unforgettable dolphin or sunset cruise.

Daily Dolphin Cruises

with naturalist on board

Sunset Cruises

wildlife, sailing, or live music.

Come aboard one of our daily cruises to the “out island”

destinations of Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande.

Cypress Lake Dr

S. Tamiami Tr. S. Cleveland Ave

Daniels Pkwy

To SW FL INT Airport

Exit 131

Daniels Pkwy

Bayland Rd

Madera Rd

To Sanibel

& Captiva

Shell Point Blvd

Davis Rd

John Morris Rd

Iona Rd

McGregor Blvd

Summerlin Rd

San Carlos Blvd

Pine Ridge Rd

Gladiolus Dr

Summerlin Rd

Lakes

Regional

Park

6 Mile Cypress Pkwy

41

Alico Rd

75

To SW FL INT Airport

Terminal Access Rd

Exit 128

Ben Griffiths Pkwy

Estero Blvd

Lenell Rd

Estero

Bay

Cayo Costa State Park

#1 shelling destination

Cabbage Key

“cheeseburger in paradise”

To Fort Myers’ Beaches

Bay Beach Ln

Alison Hagerup

Beach Park

Andy Rosse Ln

Pine Island

Sound

CAPTIVA

Captiva Drive

Turner

Beach

Wulfert Rd

Sanibel Captiva Rd

Bowman’s Beach Rd.

Bowman’s

Beach

SANIBEL

Wildlife Dr

Wildlife Trail

J.N. “Ding” Darling

National Wildlife Refuge

W Gulf Dr

Rabbit Rd

Tarpon

Bay

Sanibel Captiva Rd

Island Inn Rd

To Fort Myers

Tarpon Bay Rd

W Gulf Dr

Dixie Beach Blvd

Algiers

Lane

Casa Ybel Rd

Sanibel Causeway

Sand

Castle Rd

i

Periwinkle Way

Middle Gulf Dr

Gulfside

City Park

Tarpon Bay Road

Beach

Sanibel

Causeway

Beaches

Periwinkle Way

E Gulf Dr

Lighthouse

Beach &

Fishing Pier

Dog

Beach

Park

Lover’s Key

State Park

To Barefoot &

Bonita Beaches

Estero Blvd

Useppa Island

picturesque island retreat

Boca Grande

quaint shops and restaurants

Captiva Cruises has a fleet of comfortable and well-appointed

Coast Guard-certified vessels available for private island hopping,

catered receptions, family gatherings and cocktail cruises.

CAPTIVA CRUISES

239-472-5300

Book Online

www.captivacruises.com

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JENNIFER BRINKMAN

Good Times & Tan Lines

CHRIS L. SMITH

The beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva Islands provide

a perfect backdrop for a great Southwest Florida vacation. Area

beaches are consistently on national, state, and local “best of”

and “top” lists. With more than 400 varieties of shells, the beaches

of Sanibel and Captiva have earned a reputation for some of the

best shelling in the world. The seven-mile stretch of family-friendly

Fort Myers Beach’s white powdery sand, gentle undertow, and

licensed fishing pier create a fun beach environment everyone

will enjoy. Grab some sunscreen, a towel, bucket, bag, or scoop,

and head to the beach. For additional photos and information on

area beaches visit MustDo.com.

DEBI PITTMAN WILKEY

MUST DO BEACHES

Alison Hagerup Beach Park

14790 Captiva Drive, Captiva

Also known as Captiva Beach, this

romantic, wide, and sandy north Captiva

public beach access offers wonderful sunset

views. Recognized as one of the most

romantic beaches in Florida and one of

the top beaches in the United States. Very

limited parking is available at a rate of $4

per hour. Located adjacent to South Seas

Island Resort.

Bowditch Point Park

50 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Beachfront preserve and

restorative area offering panoramic

views with shoreline on the Gulf of

Mexico and Matanzas Pass. Features

benches for taking in the beauty and

serenity of the area, walking trails,

a butterfly garden, BBQ grills, and

shaded picnic areas. Free guided-walks

are offered Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to

11 a.m., and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2:30

p.m., seasonally. Parking is available

at a rate of $2 per hour.

Bowman’s Beach Park

1700 Bowman’s Beach Rd., Sanibel

This popular award-winning

beach offers miles of white sandy beach

to play, relax, or gather shells. It’s a

ten-minute hike from the parking lot

to the beach so bring a beach cart or

wagon if you have a lot of gear or little

ones. No concessions available other

than a vending machine with water

and soda. Follow the marked trail through

the wooded area over the footbridge

and dunes. Parking is available at a rate

of $4 per hour.

Cayo Costa State Park

880 Belcher Road, Boca Grande

The park is one of Florida’s most

underdeveloped islands where visitors

are rewarded with acres of pine forests,

oak-palm hammocks, mangrove swamps,

nature trails, and shady picnic areas.

The island and its nine-miles of beautiful

beaches are ideal for swimming, shelling,

and snorkeling. Bring snacks or a picnic

lunch and something to drink, as there are

no concessions available. Accessible by

private boat or ferry only.

Dog Beach Park

8800 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Give your dog an off-the-leash

run on the only county-owned beach

where pets are allowed. Doggie shower

and disposal stations are available.

Owners are required to clean up after

their pets. Maximum of two dogs per

person is allowed. A coastal tideland,

therefore the size of the beach varies

on the water level and tide. Parking

is free.

Concessions Dog-Friendly Fishing Parking Restrooms

Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier

112 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

Located on the eastern tip

of Sanibel and wrapping around to the

bay side offering both Gulf of Mexico

and San Carlos Bay views. Historic working

lighthouse, boardwalk, nature trails,

t-dock fishing pier, and an abundance

of small shells makes it a favorite among

visitors and residents alike. Parking is

available at a rate of $4 per hour.

Lovers Key State Park & Beaches

8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Four barrier islands offering

biking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and

shelling in a pristine setting. Manatees,

dolphins, coastal birds, and even bald

eagles are often seen. The two-mile

long beach is accessible by boardwalk

or tram. Kayak, canoe, pedal boat,

stand-up paddleboards, beach

chairs, and umbrella rentals available.

Park entrance admission fee varies

between $2 and $8 depending on

the mode of transport and number

of occupants.

Lynn Hall Memorial Park

950 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

Beachfront park located on

Fort Myers Beach, just north of the foot

of the Matanzas Pass Bridge, next to

Times Square. This 17-acre park

features picnic shelters with grills,

a large playground, vending, and

changing and restroom facilities.

Adjacent pier is great for fishing

complete with bait shop and rod

& reel rentals. Parking is available

at a rate of $2 per hour.

Sanibel Causeway Beaches

19931 Sanibel Causeway Rd., Sanibel

Located just after the

tollbooth on the spoil islands that links

Sanibel Island to the mainland. The

first of the two islands is referred to as

Causeway A; the second Causeway B.

Causeway bisects San Carlos Bay near

the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River

allowing Bay and Gulf access. Grills,

drinking fountains, and picnic tables

are available. Pull your vehicle right up

to the edge of the water. Parking is free.

Turner Beach

17200 Captiva Drive, Captiva

Located on the southern tip

of Captiva right at the “Welcome to

Captiva” sign at Blind Pass Bridge. A

popular spot for shelling and fishing

from the beach or the rock jetty. Use

caution when swimming near the bridge

due to swift currents. Limited parking is

available at a rate of $4 per hour. Blind

Pass Beach is on the Sanibel side of the

Blind Pass Channel.

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PET FRIENDLY BEACHES

Leashed pets are welcome on

Sanibel Island’s beaches providing

you pick up after them. Captiva

Island does not allow pets on

the beach. Dog Beach Park, on

Fort Myers Beach, allows off

leash pets. Please don’t bury

pet waste–children like to dig

in the sand as much as pets!

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SEA TURTLE

NESTING SEASON

From May through August

hundreds of sea turtles lay their

eggs on Fort Myers area beaches.

Hatchlings emerge through

October to make their way to

the water. Please do not approach

or disturb nesting females or

hatchlings. Remember to fill in any

holes dug on the beach, ensuring

they have a clear path to make it

safely to the Gulf waters.

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Beach Scavenger Hunt

Sanibel Island –

Top Shelling Destination in the USA

By: Gillian Birch

Visitors to Sanibel Island are constantly

surprised by the exceptional quantity

and variety of seashells that wash up

daily on Sanibel’s sandy coastline.

This is due to the island jutting out

into the Gulf of Mexico on a shallow

underwater plateau. Lying in an

east-west orientation, the island

traps a large number of shells that

are stirred up by tides and waves and

deposited in abundance on Sanibel’s

white sand beaches.

SHUTTERSTOCK

Challenge your kids to find starfish, egg casings, sea glass, sand dollars, coral, and

more while exploring Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva’s white sandy beaches.

They will enjoy exploring the coastal environment and delight in having found

a natural treasure to take home. And, who doesn’t love beach combing? One

important caution: Make sure the shells your kids collect are not live (inhabited).

Aside from the surprise you’ll get back home, it’s illegal to remove living shells

from the beaches. This includes sand dollars, starfish, and sea urchins.

Scavenger Hunt List Suggestions:

Three different kinds of shells.

A feather.

A unique piece of driftwood.

A creature’s home

(crab holes are a good one).

Something swimming

in the water. What is it?

A whole sand dollar.

A starfish.

A piece of seaweed.

A piece of coral.

Three pieces of trash.

A piece of sea glass.

An egg casing.

An animal track in the sand.

What type of animal made

the track?

Count how many waves crash

into shore in one minute.

How many paces wide

is the beach?

Wade into the water. Time

how long it takes for your

feet to dry.

Find something red.

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Sanibel’s seashells attract thousands

of shell collectors who can be seen

performing the “Sanibel stoop” as

they comb the waterline in search

of that special seashell. Altogether

more than 400 different varieties of

shells can be found along with sand

dollars, tiny pieces of coral, and starfish.

You need to invest in a shell identification chart or book to identify your treasures. Look for periwinkles, whelks, baby’s ears,

slipper shells, spiny jewel boxes, spiky murex, conchs, coquinas, cockles, clams, and the very collectible alphabet cones

where the patterns form certain letters.

Tips for Shelling on Sanibel

Generally the outer islands have the best shells as fewer people visit them. On Sanibel Island the lighthouse (eastern) end

has mainly smaller shells while Captiva Island generally attracts larger ones. Low tide is the best time to wade out and

search for new shells, or search the tideline after stormy weather.

It’s a good idea to wear sandals to avoid treading on sharp shells or stingrays buried in the sand. Take a bucket to

collect your finds and check each

shell is empty before adding it to

your collection.

Seashells can smell if not properly

cleaned. Soak all your shells in a

bucket of 50-50 bleach and water.

Once the flaky covering (periostracum)

has gone, remove the shells, rinse and

let them dry. File any rough edges if

you wish and give the shells a shine

by wiping them with baby oil.

A stop at the Chamber’s visitor center

for free vacation information is the ideal

way to begin your visit to the Islands.

The friendly and helpful staff is happy to

answer questions and are full of vacation

ideas so you can make your stay a

memorable one.

1159 CAUSEWAY ROAD, SANIBEL ISLAND • 239.472.1080 • SANIBEL-CAPTIVA.ORG

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Watersports Cruises & Adventures

CHRIS L. SMITH

Southwest Florida has more than 600 miles of shoreline, so

as you can imagine, recreational water activities abound.

The warm Gulf waters, gorgeous bays, and estuaries all

create an environment that’s just screaming adventure!

Soar high above the beautiful Gulf Coast on a parasailing

adventure for a birds-eye-view of the beach or head out on

a fishing, dolphin, or shell-seeking excursion. A kayak trip

along the Great Calusa Blueway offers paddlers 190 miles

of marked trails that meander through beautiful coastal

waters, mangrove estuaries, and sheltered bays–with the

added bonus of stopping and starting anywhere you want.

Reward yourself at the end of the day with a relaxing sunset

cruise. The action isn’t all on the water though. Sanibel Island

offers endless birding opportunities and miles of bike paths.

Regardless of how you choose to experience the Fort Myers

area, whether it is through quiet exploration or fast paced

action, there is something for everyone.

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

DEBI PITTMAN WILKEY

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MUST DO ACTIVITIES

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BIG Arts

900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

239.395.0900 • BigArts.org

BIG Arts (Barrier Island Group For The

Arts) is Sanibel’s hub for cultural and

educational programs. Presents more

than 400 events each season, including

classical and contemporary concerts,

dance, lectures, art exhibits, films, and

workshops, plus innovative dramas,

comedies, and musicals in Sanibel’s only

professional theater. Visit website for a

complete schedule of events.

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Estero Island Cottage Museum &

Matanzas Pass Preserve

161 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach

239.463.0435 • EsteroIslandHistoricSociety.org

The Cottage Museum houses a great

collection of photographs, memorabilia,

and artifacts of life on Fort Myers Beach.

Matanzas Pass Preserve features 1.25 miles

of trails and extended boardwalks, and

a paddle-craft landing that’s part

of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling

Trail. Museum hours vary, see website

for details. Preserve open daily 7 a.m.

to dusk.

Finnimore’s Bike & Beach Rentals

2353 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.5577 • Finnimores.com

A variety of bikes and accessories for all

ages including kid’s trail-a-bike, jogger

strollers, surreys, and tandem bicycles.

Rent by the hour, day, or month. Rental

includes free helmet, lock, child seat,

bottle of water, and island trail map. Also

offers beach gear including paddle boards,

kayaks, boogie and skim boards, beach

chairs, umbrellas, and carts. Fort Myers

Beach rentals also available.

Fort Myers Beach Sea & Sun

645 Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.314.5631 • FtMyersBeachSeaAndSun.com

Explore the waters of Fort Myers Beach

with a single or tandem kayak rental,

half-day, daily, or weekly pontoon, deck,

or center console boat rental. Boats can

accommodate up to 16 passengers.

Relaxing guided kayak eco-tours of

Matanzas Pass and Hurricane Bay and

bike rentals also available. Open daily

from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located next door

to Nervous Nellie’s.

Holiday Water Sports

3 Fort Myers Beach & 1 Sanibel Location

HolidayWaterSportsFMB.com

Spectacular WaveRunner guided

dolphin adventure tours. Also offers hourly

and half-hour rentals on WaveRunners,

kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, aqua cycles,

and Hobie Cat sailboats. WaveRunners

accommodate single, double, and triple

riders. Instructions and life vests included

in all rentals. Parasailing, beach chair,

and umbrella service available. See ad

at the bottom of this page for locations

and phone.

Lagerhead Cycleboats

2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.312.3137 • LagerheadCycleboats.com

Pedal at your own pace while your captain

navigates the boat on this fun 90-minute

pedal power cruise that includes a stop at

a bar/restaurant. Families and children are

welcome. Bring your own snacks and beverages

for the onboard cooler. Features a canopy

cover for sun protection and back-up

engine power. Custom private parties

are also available. Departs from Salty

Sam’s Marina.

Pure Florida Sunset Cruises

2360 W. 1st Street, Fort Myers

239.919.2965 • PureFL.com

Watch a spectacular sunset over the

Caloosahatchee River on a 90-minute

river cruise. Coast Guard certified captains

provide interesting narration while passengers

enjoy views of Edison & Ford Winter Estates,

downtown Fort Myers, river islands, bird

rookeries, and mangroves. Reservations are

recommended. Online booking and private

charters are available. Departs from The

Marina at Edison Ford.

Salty Sam’s Boat Rentals

2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.463.7333 • SaltySamsMarina.com

Rent your own pontoon boat, center

console powerboat, deckboat, or kayak

and experience the area by water. Go

sightseeing, fishing, or exploring. Boats

can accommodate 7 to 14 passengers and

are equipped with everything you need to

enjoy a great day on the water. Half day, full

day, or weekly boat rentals available. Single

and double kayaks available by the hour.

Call for availability and reservations.

Sunset, Shelling & Sailing Cruises

11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

239.472.5300 • CaptivaCruises.com

Explore and collect shells on a half-day

beach and shelling cruise to pristine Cayo

Costa State Park. Enjoy a serene sailing

Catamaran cruise or watch a spectacular

Gulf of Mexico sunset aboard a relaxing

sunset cruise to view dolphins and other

Florida wildlife. Full-bar and live music on

select cruises. Additional cruise options

available. See website for departure times

and reservations.

YOLO Watersports

11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

239.472.9656 • YOLOWatersports.com

Offers exhilarating WaveRunner excursions,

flyboarding, and parasailing above Gulf

waters, or banana boat rides. Rentals include

everything you need for a day of fun in the

sun: bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, golf

carts, SUP’s, motor scooters, sailboats, and

WaveRunners. The retail store carries GoPro

cameras, sandals, skateboards, hats,

sunglasses, watches, and more.

Perfect for groups of friends

Bring your own drinks

Half way bar stop

Adult only & kid friendly tour options

Onboard engine if anyone needs a rest

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MARIANNE W DENT SHUTTERSTOCK

November

Annual American Sandsculpting Championship

March of Dimes Annual Bikers for Babies Motorcycle Ride

Taste of the Islands

Holiday Nights at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

December

Holiday Nights at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Sanibel and Captiva Islands’ Luminary Festival

Captiva Holiday Village

Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Fort Myers New Year’s Eve Downtown

Countdown

Fort Myers Beach Birthday and New Year’s

Eve Celebration

Festivals

JENNIFER BRINKMAN

& Events

Not To Be Missed

There is plenty to see and do whether you are here for

a couple of days, a week, or more than a month!

Monthly Recurring Events

Sunset Celebration at Time Square

Fort Myers Art Walk

Fort Myers Music Walk

Rhythm on the River

CHRIS L. SMITH

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July

Independence Day Celebration on Sanibel

Fort Myers Beach July 4 Parade and Fireworks

Fort Myers July 4 Freedom Fest

September

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

October

Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival

“Ding” Darling Days

Cape Coral Oktoberfest

JENNIFER BRINKMAN

Visit our Events Calendar at MustDo.com for additional things to do while you visit

the area. You’ll find information about Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva events,

exhibits, concerts, holiday festivities, art shows, and more.

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Exciting Exhibits & Adventure Await

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

When you visit Sanibel and Captiva Islands you’ll have an opportunity to experience North America’s best shelling, and with

over 300 species of birds in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area, it is one of the top destinations in the country for birding. Add to this

great biking and kayaking trails, and acre upon acre of wildlife sanctuary and you’ve got a combination of natural attractions

that are tough to beat. Once you’ve scoured the beaches and collected enough shells to fill a suitcase, it’s time to experience

the Fort Myers area’s other attractions.

History enthusiasts will be fascinated to learn that Native Americans, pirates, explorers, and world-famous inventors

have all called the Fort Myers area home. The Calusa Indians ruled Southwest Florida for thousands of years before the

arrival of famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in the early 1500s, and Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had winter

homes here.

In addition to the area’s

natural and historical

attractions, you’ll find a

diverse array of culture

and arts, with everything

from first-class music

and theater, to museum

quality visual art

providing hours of fun

and entertainment the

entire family can enjoy.

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

MUST DO ATTRACTIONS

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel

888.679.6450 • ShellMuseum.org

More than 30 exhibits devoted to shell

habitat, history, common Southwest Florida

shells, rare specimens, fossil shells, and

more. Offers in-depth information on local

shelling and identification, a hands-on play

area for kids, displays, games, a tank with

indigenous mollusks, and educational

and fun daily programs. Open daily from

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving.

Open Noon to 4 p.m. other major holidays.

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers

239.278.4422 • BroadwayPalm.com

Experience dazzling Broadway musicals and

an award-winning buffet. The 26th Season

includes Let’s Go To The Movies, Saturday

Night Fever, Little Shop of Horrors, ELF,

Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street, and Second

Chances: A Thrift Shop Musical. They also

feature four children’s theater productions

each year,an annual concert series, and a

smaller venue: The Off Broadway Palm,

which presents comedies year-round.

See website for full schedule.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

239.334.7419 • EdisonFordWinterEstates.org

Visitors can enjoy 20 acres of historical

buildings and gardens including Edison’s

Botanic Lab and the Museum. The 1929

historic landscape is evident throughout

the property, and the Museum has an

impressive collection of inventions,

artifacts, archive and special exhibits.

Also features a gift shop and cafe. Offers

a wide range of tour options. Open daily

from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel

239.472.1100 • DingDarlingSociety.org

Part of the largest undeveloped ecosystem

in the U.S., this 6,400-acre wildlife refuge is

home to more than 220 species of birds.

The five-mile Wildlife Drive, tours, trails,

fishing, kayaking, and bicycling provide

excellent opportunities for visitors and

residents to experience and enjoy the

area. Education Center features interactive

exhibits and a hands-on area for children.

Koreshan State Historic Site

3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero

239.992.0311 • FloridaStateParks.org

Offers ranger or self-guided tours of

the former settlement of religious group

Koreshan Unity whose 200 colonists

believed the entire universe existed within

a giant, hollow sphere. Tour 11 historic

structures including a printing facility,

sawmill, boat works, bakery, and store

dating 1882-1920. Fish, hike, picnic, or

rent a canoe or kayak. Open daily from

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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MUST DO ATTRACTIONS

The Mound House

451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.765.0865 • MoundHouse.org

Built in 1921, Mound House is the oldest

standing structure on Estero Island and sits

atop an ancient Calusa Indian Shell Mound

directly on Estero Bay. Learn about Florida

prehistory, Calusa Indians, and early pioneer

settlements through educational programs,

botanical, and archeological tours. See

website for special events. Open from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

239.262.5409 • NaplesZoo.org

Experience a wildly fun day at this

historic tropical oasis where you’re

only steps away from many exotic and

endangered animals. Hand-feed giraffes,

observe alligator feedings, and take a

narrated cruise past islands of monkeys,

lemurs, and apes. Meet the zookeepers

and enjoy numerous wildlife shows,

presentations, and exhibits including the

new endangered Florida panther exhibit.

Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sanibel Historical Museum & Village

950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

239.472.4648 • SanibelMuseum.org

Follow the footsteps of Sanibel Island

pioneers, from Calusa and Spanish eras

to early islanders. Docents bring to life

Sanibel’s early families who homesteaded

the island with tales of warriors, fishermen,

farmers, and proprietors. The Historical

Village is handicap accessible. Operating

hours vary, see website for details.

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Fresh Citrus, Freshly Squeezed Juice,

Unique Gifts, Premium Fruit Wines & more.

800-743-1480

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Seminole Casino Hotel

South 1st St., Immokalee

800.218.0007 • MoreInParadise.com

With over 1,300 slot machines and tons

of high paying table games, there’s

plenty to do and lots to win. Try your

luck at Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker,

Mini-Baccarat, or catch a game in the

award-winning poker room. Several

dining options, live entertainment,

concerts, and special events throughout

the year. Just like Vegas, Seminole

Casino is open 24/7.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

2301 First Street, Fort Myers

239.333.1933 • SBDAC.com

Immerse yourself in the arts with concerts

by internationally renowned musicians

and theater performances by exciting

young companies, from unique special

events to eclectic education classes,

to monthly art shows. See website for

complete schedule of performances and

events. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday except special

events at the Art Center.

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Boredom-Defying Activities

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Families will enjoy spending time together

exploring and learning about the area’s

one-of-a-kind wildlife, rich history, and

numerous educational and entertaining

activities. The Fort Myers, Sanibel-Captiva

area is full of wildlife refuges, secluded bays,

and nature preserves that are teaming with

wildlife for you and the kids to discover. You

can venture out on your own or hire a local to

be your guide for the day. When you’re

looking for a little excitement, there are

boating and fishing rentals and charters

that will keep everyone entertained for hours

on end. An afternoon at a museum or

science center can provide children (and

adults) an indoor educational break as well

as a fun way to spend time together in case

of uncooperative weather. No matter what

you are looking to do with the kids, the

Fort Myers, Sanibel-Captiva area provides

activities and excitement for the entire family.

DEBI PITTMAN WILKEY

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Naples Zoo is a 44-acre nationally accredited zoo

and historic botanical garden in the heart of Naples.

Enjoy up-close animal experiences, see educational

shows, meet animal keepers and take a cruise

through islands of monkeys, lemurs & gibbons!

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Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

239-992-2591

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Adventures in Paradise

14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers

239.472.8443 • AdventuresInParadise.com

Offers fun-filled cruises and tours for

all ages including fishing, shelling, and

dolphin cruises. Kids absolutely love the

educational hands-on Sea Life Encounter

boat tour. See dolphins and other wildlife in

their natural environment on a captivating

morning, afternoon, or sunset dolphin

cruise. Shelling, beach & lunch cruises

to the barrier islands are also available.

Departs from “G” dock at Port Sanibel

Marina. Reservations are required.

Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise

11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

239.472.5300 • CaptivaCruises.com

Knowledgeable docents from the

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

narrate this fascinating cruise offering

excellent wildlife sighting opportunities.

The very family-friendly 90-minute Dolphin

and Wildlife Adventure Cruise is perfect for

kids begging to see some dolphins

(dolphins are spotted on 95% of cruises).

Boat offers covered and open deck viewing.

Tours are offered each afternoon.

Everglades Wonder Gardens

27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs

239.992.2591 • EvergladesWonderGardens.com

This Old Florida family-friendly attraction

features three acres of tropical gardens.

See and feed flamingos, alligators, exotic

birds, and more. Enjoy exploring the gardens

and exhibits on a self-guided tour, or relax

in the butterfly garden overlooking the

Imperial River. Gallery and gift shop

available. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

GameTime

10037 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers

239.204.5964 • GameTimePlayers.com

A 22,000 square-foot entertainment center,

restaurant, and sports bar offering fun

entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy

120 games, simulators, and mini bowling

in the state-of-the art arcade. Features

a full-liquor bar, 65+ HDTVs, kid’s menu,

burgers, wings, and other snacks. Great

spot for private parties and events.

Located in Gulf Coast Town Center.

Open daily, see website for hours.

Holiday Water Sports

3 Fort Myers Beach & 1 Sanibel Location

HolidayWaterSportsFMB.com

The entire family will enjoy the 90-minute

guided Dolphin Adventure Tour on

WaveRunners. Also offers memorable

and exciting guided kayak or SUP tours

through the mangrove canopy near Sanibel.

Beginners and children are welcome.

Fully-equipped rental boats are available

for self-guided tours of the area. See ad

on page 16 for locations and phone.

IMAG History and Science Center

2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers

239.243.0043 • TheIMAG.org

Explore over 60 interactive science and

history exhibits. Discover Fort Myers history

through a virtual reality tour and learn how

Fort Myers got its name. Mini-scientists

of all ages can engineer an invention in

the Idea Lab, dig up a dinosaur, safely run

through a thunderstorm, touch a stingray,

hold an alligator, watch a 3D movie, and

more. Closed Monday.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

239.262.5409 • NaplesZoo.org

Discover a wildly fun day from apes

to zebras in the tropical jungle of this

historic botanical garden. Hand-feed

giraffes and see the endangered Florida

panther. Get close to tigers, bears, and

more at glass walls. Enjoy feature shows,

alligator feedings, and cruise past islands

of monkeys. Voted “Best Place to Take

Kids.” Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise

2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.765.7272 • FloridaPirateCruise.com

Set sail aboard a 65’ replica Spanish

galleon for entertaining, interactive, and

friendly pirate fun that the entire family

will enjoy. Ninety-minute pirate show

includes pirate games, face painting,

buried treasure, and more. Snacks

and beverages available for purchase.

Private parties and special events

welcome. Boat is handicap accessible.

Reservations are required. Located at

Salty Sam’s Marina.

Sanibel Sea School

455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.8585 • SanibelSeaSchool.org

Offers year-round, sea-based educational

experiences for children and adults of all

ages. Guided birdwatching and shell walks,

paddling excursions, half and full-day

camps, weekly summer and holiday camps,

private outings for families and groups,

and more. Located on Sanibel’s east end,

programs are also available at Sundial

Beach Resort and Spa, Sanibel Moorings,

and South Seas Island Resort on Captiva.

Visit website to view calendar and register.

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

15000 Livingston Road, Naples

239.252.4021 • NaplesWaterPark.com

Enjoy 1 million gallons of water fun located

inside the North Collier Regional Park. The

variety of water features will keep the kids

busy for hours. Amenities include water

slides, water pistons, Sunny’s River, four

pools, plus a tadpole pool for the little

ones. Concessions and lockers available.

Operating hours vary; check website or call

for details.

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Discover & Explore

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DEBI PITTMAN WILKEY

Backwater Adventure

19001 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.877.4531 • BackwaterAdventure.com

Explore the waters of Estero Bay and Lovers

Key on a 2-person power catamaran. Boats

are safe, smooth riding, fun, and easy to

operate. This 2 ½ -hour guided eco-tour

adventure is a one of a kind experience. See

native birds, dolphins, and other wildlife.

Tour includes a stop for swimming and shelling.

Reservations are required. Departs from

the Nauti Parrot Dock Bar.

Captiva Cruises

11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

239.472.5300 • CaptivaCruises.com

Offering scenic narrated cruises to the

islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande,

and Cayo Costa State Park for over 30 years.

Captiva Cruises’ crew share their in-depth

knowledge and passion for the area as you

cruise through Pine Island Sound taking

in the fresh sea air and abundant wildlife.

Cruises depart from McCarthy’s Marina

and South Seas Island Resort. Reservations

are required.

Good Time Charters

4765 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.218.8014 • GoodTimeCharter.com

Offers a wide variety of fishing, shelling,

sunset, and wildlife eco-tours. Encounter

and learn about native marine and wildlife on

a dolphin, shelling or sunset cruise, kayak in

tranquil Estero Bay, or head out with Captain

Mike to reel in some fresh Florida snapper,

redfish, and trout. Custom private charters

are also available. Departs from Snook Bight

Marina. Reservations are recommended.

Manatee & Eco River Tours

16991 State Road 31, Fort Myers

239.693.1434 • ManateeAndEcoRiverTours.com

Experience the Caloosahatchee River on

a Master Naturalist narrated sunset, eco-river,

or seasonal manatee tour aboard the M/V

River Queen, a 42 passenger 40’ covered

pontoon boat. See a magnificent sunset, a

manatee in the wild, tropical plants, birds,

alligators, fish, and other wildlife. Visit

website for tour schedule and availability.

Reservations are required. Departs from

Sweetwater Landing Marina.

Sanibel And Captiva Island's Most Exciting Boat Tour

You’ll want to take advantage of the multitude of

tour options and make arrangements to explore

the Fort Myers, Sanibel-Captiva area. Top tours in

the area include guided trips to secluded beaches

where you can scout for shells, swampy areas to see

alligators, and spectacular sunset cruises. There

are educational birding tours, historian led tours

You will cruise the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound,

circumnavigating the shores of both Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

of historically significant buildings and areas, as

well as private or group fishing guides who provide

During the narrated tour and dolphin watch you will be amazed to see

excursions to the area’s best backwater and

Orange Jeep Tours

that even the dolphins are thrilled with the Sanibel Thriller.

5076 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria

offshore spots. A tour through the mangroves is also

239.434.5337 • OrangeJeepTours.com

The Sanibel Thriller also offers the boat as a private charter....

fascinating and offers great insight into this unique

Offers a variety of distinctly different

90-minute narrated off-road tours through

ecosystem. Dolphins can often be seen swimming

wetlands and uplands. Learn local history with

It will be a THRILL!

and playing alongside the area’s many sightseeing

an opportunity to see native Southwest Florida

Call for departure times

tours and an encounter with these fun-loving and

wildlife including alligator, deer, bear, and birds

on a wildlife, sunrise, or sunset eco-adventure

smart creatures is sure to be one of the highlights

(239) 472-2328

tour. Each custom-outfitted, open-air Jeep

www.sanibelthriller.com

of your visit. Whether you choose a private or group

accommodates up to six passengers.

Engaging, intimate, and fun for the

Reservations are Required.

setting, an exciting tour of the area should be on

entire family. No tours August – October.

Departs from Sanibel Marina, home of Gramma Dot’s Seaside Saloon.

every visitor’s vacation agenda.

Reservations are recommended.

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MUST DO TOURS

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cruise along The River

Eco River Tours

Join us as we cruise along the Caloosahatchee

and Orange rivers of southwest Florida on the

M/V River Queen. Learn from Florida Master

Naturalists about the history of the area, as

well as the diverse flora and fauna. We offer

river tours, manatee tours, sunset tours and

will even host private events.

239-693-1434

Sweetwater Landing Marina

16991 State Rd. 31, Ft. Myers

Book online at: manateeandecorivertours.com

Botanical Garden Tours

SANIBEL’S ONLY BOTANICAL GARDENS ∙ BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Please Join Us Wednesdays at 9AM for Guided Tours!

$5.00 PLUS TAX ∙ RSVP REQUIRED ∙ 239-472-4119

We welcome you to take a deep breath and get ready to enjoy six acres

of magical native and non-invasive tropical species, as well as resident

wildlife, all woven around a beautiful beach-side resort.

239-472-4119 | 800-237-5144 | sanibelmoorings.com

845 East Gulf Drive | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957

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MUST DO TOURS

Pure Florida Eco Sightseeing Cruises

2360 W. 1st Street, Fort Myers

239.919.2965 • PureFL.com

Explore Fort Myers with a 90-minute cruise

along the Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy views

of Edison & Ford Winter Estates, downtown

Fort Myers, river islands, bird rookeries, and

mangroves. Coast Guard certified captains

provide interesting narration on each

history and eco sightseeing river cruise.

Reservations are recommended. Online

booking and private charters are available.

Departs from The Marina at Edison Ford.

Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens

845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel

239.472.4119 • SanibelMoorings.com

Explore Sanibel Moorings Resort’s six lush

tropical acres brimming with collections of

bamboo, hibiscus, orchids, palms, citrus,

and other native Florida plants. Informative

horticulturist led 90-minute tours are

offered each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for

non-resort guests, and at 11 a.m. for resort

guests excluding holidays and holiday

weekends. No tours September - October.

Reservations are required. Private tours are

also available.

Sanibel Thriller

634 N. Yachtsman Drive, Sanibel

239.472.2328 • SanibelThriller.com

Billed as the area’s “most exciting boat tour”,

the Sanibel Thriller is part sightseeing tour,

part historical tour, and a lot of dolphin

watching. The captain circumnavigates

Sanibel and Captiva Islands, spotting

dolphin and other wildlife along the way.

You’ll learn about Sanibel and Captiva

Island history as well as information about

Florida’s dolphin. Arrive early to score

seats in the back for best viewing.

Sight Sea-R Cruises

2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.765.7272 • SightSeaFlorida.com

Offers memorable cruises and tours aboard

a spacious and comfortable catamaran. A

variety of trips to choose from including

island excursions to secluded beaches

accessible only by boat, sightseeing, shelling,

and dolphin and wildlife eco-tours. Full bar

and restrooms available onboard. Reservations

are required. Courtesy shuttle available from

Fort Myers Beach runs daily starting at 5 p.m.

Tours depart from Salty Sam’s Marina.

True Tours Historic Walking Tours

2200 First Street, Fort Myers

239.945.0405 • TrueTours.net

Delve into the mysterious haunts and untold

secrets of Fort Myers historic River District

and Matlacha Island. Offers a variety of

award-winning, educational, and entertaining

tours filled with fun facts and historical insight.

Private group tours are also available.

Reservations are required. Visit website

for tour options and times.

Florida

Sunshine Survival Tips

There’s a reason why Florida is known as the “Sunshine

State”. This subtropical state has year-round sunshine making

it gorgeous for a vacation, but it can catch visitors unawares

if they are not taking some precautions. Dehydration, heat

exhaustion, sunburn, and sunstroke can spoil your vacation,

yet they are very easy to avoid by following our Florida

Sunshine Survival Tips.

Wear Cool Loose Clothing The best way

to stay cool is by wearing clothing that is loose fitting

and preferably made of cotton or natural fabrics. Loose

dresses, shirts, tops, and shorts are preferable to jeans and

tight-fitting clothing if you are to stay looking and feeling

cool and comfortable. Swap shoes and sneakers for open

sandals. If you still feel hot and sweaty, use a handheld

fan. When the body sweats it loses fluid, salt, and minerals.

Water depletion can cause a dry mouth, headaches, and fainting while symptoms of salt depletion include muscle spasms,

cramps, and vomiting.

Don’t Overdo the Sunshine Heat stroke technically occurs when the body’s core temperature reaches

105°F or above. It can cause nausea, confusion, disorientation, seizures, fainting, cramps, and shallow breathing as the

body struggles to cool itself. Anyone showing these symptoms should be treated as a medical emergency. Remove

any unnecessary clothing, cool the body by bathing with a cool wash cloth or put them in a cool air-conditioned room

and seek medical advice. Give the sufferer plenty of cool drinks of water and monitor their symptoms carefully.

Lather up with SPF Sunscreen Frequently Most Florida visitors diligently apply sunscreen

first thing in the morning when they hit the beach. However, sunscreen does not last all day. The Sun Protection Factor

(SPF) indicates how much longer you can stay in the sun so SPF 15 means that a person who burns in 5 minutes is

theoretically protected for 75 minutes. However, it is recommended that you reapply sun lotion every two hours and

after you have been in the pool or sea. Sunscreen does not just prevent your skin from burning; it also screens out harmful

ultra violet rays that can cause skin cancer. UVA rays cause wrinkles and premature aging, while UVB rays burn the skin, so

choose a good quality sunscreen that keeps them both at bay.

Drink Plenty of Water Keeping your fluid intake high to counter the heat is important, however, drinking

beer or alcoholic drinks can actually leave you more dehydrated than ever. If you drink a glass of beer your body will actually

expel three times that amount leaving you dangerously dehydrated. The more alcohol you drink, the more dehydrated

you will become as alcohol affects the body’s fluid levels. Eating salty snacks is another way to cause the body to lose fluid

from its cells, and sugar-high sodas and sports drinks create a similar problem. You need to drink pure water throughout

the day to counter dehydration, and avoid sweet or alcoholic drinks until the cooler evening. A tip for measuring whether

you are drinking enough is to check you are visiting the bathroom as frequently as usual.

We want you to enjoy every minute of your vacation in southwest Florida, so make sure you pay attention to these sunshine

survival tips and stay cool and healthy!

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Top-Notch Courses

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Fort Myers-area courses offer some of the most beautiful

scenery in the country. Spend the morning golfing with the

Gulf of Mexico in full view or play an afternoon round on a

course certified by Audubon International. Whether you’re

a duffer, a PGA professional, or somewhere in between

you’ll find enjoyable golf with the area offering everything

from nine-hole executive courses to championship-caliber

links. With the sheer number of courses – over 175 in Southwest

Florida, many ranked top in the state by Golf Digest,

golf academies, and pro shops, you’re sure to find an

opportunity to improve your game while enjoying Florida’s

warm sunshine. Didn’t bring your clubs from home with you?

Not to worry, most courses have golf club rental available, so

you don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to get a round

in while you’re visiting the area.

When you call to make your tee time, be sure to ask about

discounted rates and summer specials. Many area courses

offer deals May through December when courses are less

crowded. Some golf facilities even offer range balls, lunch,

or drink specials to sweeten up the deal. For additional

information on Southwest Florida golf visit MustDo.com.

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MUST DO GOLF

Copperhead Golf Club

20910 Copperhead Drive, Lehigh Acres

239.369.8200 • CopperheadGC.com

An 18-hole, par 72 course designed by

Gordon G. Lewis that features tightly cut

fairways bordered by towering pines,

demanding accuracy as well as distance.

Fully stocked pro shop, PGA professional

staff, practice facility, and rental clubs

available. Enjoy a pre-round snack or

lunch afterwards at the Bar & Grill.

Coral Oaks Golf Course

1800 NW 28th Avenue, Cape Coral

239.573.3100 • CoralOaksGolf.com

Arthur Hills designed, par 72 championship

course featuring new TifEagle greens,

contoured fairways, GPS golf carts, and

one of the largest practice facilities in the

area. With 37 bunkers and eight lakes, the

course is both challenging and picturesque.

Tee off beneath a canopy of antique oak

trees. PGA professional staff can help you

perfect your swing with private lessons,

golf schools, or clinics.

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

14589 Eagle Ridge Drive, Fort Myers

239.768.1888 • PlayEagleRidge.com

Voted “No. 1 Public Course” by Fort

Myers residents. A picturesque 18-hole

championship course framed by native

pines and cypress trees. The course

features large greens, wide fairways,

and strategic placement of water hazards.

Water comes into play on 17 of 18 holes.

Features a snackbar, fully stocked pro

shop, and practice facility.

Eastwood Golf Course

4600 Bruce Herd Lane, Fort Myers

239.321.7487 • CityFtMyers.com/Eastwood

Affordable, award-winning 18-hole, par

72 course features 87 strategically placed

bunkers with water coming into play on

ten holes. Walking available after 3 p.m.

Amenities include driving range, practice

green, PGA professional golf instruction,

club rental, and fully stocked pro shop.

Enjoy food and beverages at The 19th

Hole before or after your round.

Recognized by Golf Digest as one of

the top 100 public facilities in the USA.

Herons Glen Golf & Country Club

2250 Avenida Del Vera, North Fort Myers

239.731.4520 • HGGCC.com

Semi-private championship course

features 5 sets of tees. For those looking

to improve their game, the practice

facility includes PGA professional staff,

27 Turf-Hound hitting stations, Bermuda

grass stations, putting green, and chipping

areas as well as a full service pro shop. Golf

clinics, lessons, rental clubs, and private

instruction are also offered.

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• New Tif-Eagle Greens

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• Large Driving Range & Practice Area

• Renovated Knickers Pub Open Daily

• PGA Golf Instruction & Pro Shop

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1800 NW 28th Ave, Cape Coral

Consistently rated as “Sanibel Island’s best golf value”

• Lush 18-hole championship layout

• Well placed water features and bunkers offer rewarding play

• Home to many species of indigenous wildlife

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Old Corkscrew Golf Club

17320 Old Corkscrew Road, Estero

239.949.4700 • OldCorkscrew.com

Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed course

was awarded “Best Course You Can Play”

and “Best Florida Golf Course” by Golf

Magazine. The course’s certification as an

Audubon International Silver Signature

Sanctuary, and no residential development

on the course means unrivaled views and

stunning natural surroundings. Full service

pro shop, restaurant, and professional

instruction offered.

Pelican Preserve Golf Club

9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., Fort Myers

239.985.1707 • WCIGolf.com

Challenging semi-private 27-hole

championship Chip Powell designed

course. The water, sand, and grass hollow

hazards mean seasoned and amateur

golfers will enjoy a challenge. Practice

facilities offer an aquatic driving range

and practice greens including bunkers

for work on chipping and putting.

Pro shop features golf equipment

and apparel.

Raptor Bay Golf Club

23001 Coconut Point Resort Dr., Bonita Springs

239.390.4600 • RaptorBayGolfClub.com

Challenging course set in a stunning

wildlife preserve. Recipient of the

Audubon International Gold Signature

Sanctuary certificate, the first in the world

to be bestowed with such an honor.

The Golf Shop features high quality

men’s and women’s golf apparel and

equipment. Enjoy the West Indies-inspired

clubhouse and a post par bite at Braxton’s

Bar & Grill.

Sanibel Island Golf Club

1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel

239.472.2626 • SanibelIslandGC.com

Semi-private 18-hole, par 70 championship

course with well-protected greens and

strategically placed bunkers set amidst

the scenic beauty of the Sanibel River.

Fully stocked pro shop, rental clubs,

PGA professional staff, and advanced

tee times are available. Enjoy a cold

beverage or meal at the Blue Coyote

Supper Club after your round. Also

home to a variety of wildlife.

Stoneybrook Golf Club

21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., Estero

239.948.3933 • StoneybrookGolfEstero.com

Championship course features wide

fairways, large greens, and is “Beginner

Friendly” certified by the National Golf

Course Owners Association. Golfers will

enjoy playing through preserve areas and

lakes leading to large greens protected by

impressive bunkers and rolling mounds.

Offers seven sets of tees. At 7,353 yards

from the Champions Tees, it is one of the

longest courses in SW Florida.

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You may have planned your visit to the area because of the

warm sunshine and beautiful beaches, but day trips can

make worthwhile detours. There’s so much to see and do,

all within a three-hour drive. An easy trip from Fort Myers

is the Everglades and Everglades National Park. These

subtropical wetlands are home to the American Alligator

and American Crocodile, and an opportunity to see these

creatures in the wild is sure to leave a lasting memory. History

buffs can dabble in Old Florida thanks to a variety of places

that offer a glimpse back in time. If you are interested in

learning more about the history and culture of the Seminole

people or early settlers of Southwest Florida, you’ll find it

all a short drive from the beach. Looking for a taste of the

tropics? You can be in Key West by noon to explore the

southernmost point in the United States and return the

same day! An easy day trip from Southwest Florida can be

a rewarding detour no matter which route you choose. For

additional information on Southwest Florida day trips visit

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5076 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria

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Start your visit by stopping by Ave

Maria’s New Home & Welcome Center for

a town map. Explore the award-winning

Oratory architecture and the first U.S.

Catholic university built in 40 years; Ave Maria

University. Shop, dine, and experience

“Old Florida”, nature, and wildlife on a

90-minute narrated eco-adventure with

Orange Jeep Tours. Special events

throughout the year, see website.

Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary

7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota

941.371.6377 • BigCatHabitat.org

See and learn about exotic and endangered

Siberian tigers, African lions, and rare White

tigers at this nonprofit safe haven. Also

encounter bears, primates, birds,

and other animals. Families will enjoy

the petting zoo and being entertained

by the animals during educational training

demonstrations. Reservations are not

required. Special events throughout

the year; call for schedule.

Everglades Day Safari

Various pick-up locations

800.472.3069 • EcoSafari.com

Join one of the world’s premier eco-tours

and travel through the magnificent Everglades.

See alligators, birds, and much more from

airboats, conventional boats, and on foot.

Explore all four ecosystems that make up

the Everglades: the sawgrass prairie,

mangrove estuary, cypress swamps, and

pine savannah. Tours include lunch and

depart daily. Also offers tours suitable

for younger kids.

Fishermen’s Village

1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda

800.639.0020 • Fishville.com

Its location on pristine Charlotte Harbor

makes this a top stay and play waterfront

destination. Enjoy boutiques and shops,

fine dining, spacious villa vacation rentals,

marina, Military Heritage Museum, live

entertainment, and special events. Offers

an array of water recreational activities

including harbor cruises, fishing charters,

and boat and kayak rentals. Open daily.

Historic Matlacha

Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha Island

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Pronounced “mat-la-shay” this once was

a tiny “Old Florida” fishing community.

Today this highly regarded artist’s

community showcases Southwest Florida’s

artists, many of whom live here. Art lovers

and collectors will find brightly colored

galleries filled with bead and other craft

jewelry, colorful Floridian paintings and

prints, painted furniture, Native American

Key West Express

Fort Myers • Marco Island • Key West

888.887.9359 • KeyWestExpress.net

The fast and fun way to visit the

southernmost point in the USA. Leave in the

morning and be in Key West by lunch when

you travel aboard the jet-powered vessels

of Key West Express. Sundeck, flat-screen

TVs, full bar, and food service available.

See website for ferry schedule, rates, and

reservation information.

Manatee Eco-Tours

525 Newport Drive, Naples

239.642.8818 • See-Manatees.com

Join Captains Barry and Carol for a

family-friendly and fascinating 1½ hour

private eco-boat tour into a remote

Everglades manatee hideout for an

up-close and personal visit with these

amazing, gentle creatures. Tour boat

is smooth riding, fully covered for sun

protection, and can accommodate a

maximum of six passengers. Reservations

are required.

Muscle Car City

10175 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda

941.575.5959 • MuscleCarCity.net

A plethora of pure automotive-viewing

pleasure for Classic Car and Hot Rod

lovers. Over 200 antique and GM muscle

cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s including

Caminos, Camaros, and Corvettes fill

99,000 sq. feet of museum space. Stock

up on memorabilia and collectibles at

the store, then enjoy all-American fare

at the ‘60s style restaurant. Closed

Monday, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday.

Peace River Charters

4192 SW Adventure Way, Arcadia

863.444.0693 • PeaceRiverCharters.com

Experience the nature and beauty of Old

Florida on a scenic and exciting Peace

River airboat, canoe paddle, swamp buggy,

or horseback trail ride tour with native

Floridian, U.S.C.G. Capt. Zac and his crew.

Learn about the history of the Peace River

and observe native wildlife such as alligator,

deer, wild boar, turkey, and more. Safe,

enjoyable, and fun for the entire family.

Reservations are required.

The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

941.359.5700 • Ringling.org

Admission is free on Mondays to the

Ringling Museum of Art, which is home

to one of the finest collections of art in

Florida. Offers self-guided or docent-led

tours of Ca d’Zan, the Ringling’s waterfront

mansion. The beautiful grounds, gardens,

and Circus Museum that showcases

circus’ history and includes the world’s

largest miniature circus are enjoyable

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Florida’s Unique Wildlife

JENNIFER BRINKMAN

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Many endangered and protected animal species reside in Southwest Florida’s

unique landscape including the American alligator, Florida panther, black bear,

West Indian manatee, bottlenose dolphin, burrowing Owl, gopher tortoise, and

countless more rare birds. Some of the best places to see these creatures in their

native habitats are right here in Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva Islands, and the

Everglades.

Everglades National Park

Florida’s state animal is the Florida panther, a subspecies of cougar.

This large, long-tailed, pale brown cat grows to six feet or more and

with an estimated population of 100-180 remaining in Florida; it is one

of the most endangered mammals in the world. Its habitat is usually the

same as the mainstay of its diet, the white-tailed deer and wild boar.

When deer and hog are not available, panthers will eat other small

animals such as raccoons or armadillos. Many of Florida’s remaining

panthers live in or near Everglades National Park and Big Cypress

National Preserve. No need to be nervous about encountering these

elusive cats, the closest you’re most likely to get during your visit is

spotting a panther crossing sign–and if you do, slow down and keep

With over 2,500 square miles of swamp and sawgrass marsh, Everglades National

Park’s unique ecosystem provides a one-of-a-kind habitat for snakes, alligator,

crocodile, wading birds, and more. An airboat tour through this magnificent area

to view its abundant wildlife is not to be missed.

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

a watchful eye. Since 2014, Florida

has had a record number of Florida

panther deaths, the majority due to

road collisions.

Southwest Florida

Marine Life

The Gulf waters around Southwest

Florida are teaming with amazing marine

life. Two of the most popular residents

are bottlenose dolphins and the West

Indian manatee. A cruise or kayak

trip is a great way to view dolphins or

manatees. Dolphins love to leap and

play in the bow waves or chase the

wake of boats. You can often see

manatees grazing on sea grasses

in shallow waters of the areas mangrove-laden

estuaries. Sometimes when

manatees see kayaks on the surface,

they will come in close to get a good

look. Local guides will give you the

best chance of catching a glimpse of a

manatee in the wild.

Stingrays frequently can be found in

the warm shallow waters of the Gulf

of Mexico during the months of May

through October. They come close

to shore in search of food and bury

themselves in the sand. You don’t want

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Florida’s Unique Wildlife (continued)

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Whether you want to boat for the day or take a

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is your one stop spot for some fun in the sun!

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be a painful sting. In order to prevent this, it is important to do the “Stingray Shuffle” when entering the water of Southwest

Florida’s beaches. By shuffling your feet across the sandy bottom you can alert the stingray of your presence, they will

uncover themselves and swim away. Stingrays don’t want to be stepped on anymore than you want to be stung! What

should you do if you happen to step on a stingray and get stung? Head to the lifeguard stand when possible. If there isn’t

one available try a nearby home, hotel, or restaurant. First aid for stingray stings involves flushing the wound with fresh

water if possible and soaking the affected area in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated without causing burns). Most

lifeguard stands have buckets and hot water on hand for stingray accidents. If the victim shows any signs of an allergic

reaction–DIAL 911.

During the summer months, mother sea turtles emerge from the Gulf of Mexico during the late night hours. They slowly

plow their way through the sand, hollow out a nest and lay around 100 ping-pong ball sized eggs. She will cover the eggs to

protect and hide them from harm, and then crawl back out to sea. Each turtle nest will remain quiet for about two months

as the baby turtles grow and mature. Instinct drives baby turtles to dig out of the sand that has been protecting them and

follow the moonlight reflected on the water that will lead them to the sea. This event will happen over and over into October

until all of the viable eggs have hatched. Visitors staying in properties on the beachfront should turn outside lights off at

night as the light confuses baby turtles. When your day at the beach is over, remember to fill in any holes dug on the beach

before you leave, this will ensure that the hatchlings have a clear path through the sand and help them make it safely to the

Gulf waters. Watching sea turtles can be an incredible experience for the whole family. Following the guidelines above will

ensure that many families will enjoy the experience for years to come.

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Take advantage of the many knowledgeable guides and eco-tour options the area has to offer to experience Florida’s

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Over the bridge to Fort Myers Beach take first right and right again. Head straight

to Nervous Nellie’s! 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach • www.nervousnellies.net

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Southwest Florida’s shores skirt the Gulf of Mexico, and its dining tables

reap the benefits with fabulous fresh seafood as the main staple at

many local Fort Myers area restaurants. Be sure to try Gulf Pink Shrimp,

unsurpassed in flavor and versatility, this is some of the best shrimp in the

United States. Watch the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Fleet deliver their fresh

daily catch and enjoy the day’s haul in many restaurants around the San

Carlos Bridge.

The region’s food and dining offerings are not all about seafood though, a

long-standing history of cattle ranching and Florida’s abundant year-round

produce create a food-lovers paradise. You’ll find restaurants across the

region featuring mouth-watering meals

showcasing a diversity of cuisine. Plus

families or those on a budget will find no

shortage of restaurants offering fresh,

tasty dishes, minus the “ouch” factor that

sometimes comes with the bill.

Be sure to save room for dessert because

you can’t leave Florida without a slice of

Key lime pie. The pie has a tart kick and

is a staple on most Florida restaurant

menus, plus it’s the perfect way to satisfy

your sweet tooth. Spectacular meals are

easy to find whether you choose white-linen

fine dining or a casual bistro setting, one

thing is for sure: the Fort Myers region is all

about good taste!

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Waterfront Dining

Dixie Fish Co.

714 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach

239.233.8837 • DixieFishFMB.com

Covered open-air

waterfront restaurant overlooking Matanzas

Pass with fantastic views of the Bay and

shrimp fleet. Offers a simple menu focused

on fresh, local seafood in a casual Old Florida

fish house atmosphere. Smoke-free, full bar,

Happy Hour, and live entertainment nightly.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva

See Back Cover for Address Details

DocFords.com

This local favorite offers

Caribbean inspired cuisine with a fun,

family-friendly island atmosphere inspired

by bestselling author Randy Wayne White’s

character, Marion “Doc” Ford. Enjoy fresh

local seafood, sandwiches, salads, and raw

bar. Specialties include Yucatan shrimp,

banana leaf snapper, lime panko-crusted

fish sandwich, and Martinique-jerked pork

chop. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Flipper’s on the Bay

8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.765.1025 • FlippersOTB.com

Serving award-winning

breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in a casual

open-air waterfront location. Menu features

traditional breakfast favorites, fresh seafood,

pasta, specialty salads, and sandwiches. Beer,

wine, handcrafted cocktails, and call ahead

seating available. Arrive by land or water. Located

at Lovers Key Resort. Open daily at 7:30 a.m.

Geppetto’s Beach Foodies

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.0547 • BeachFoodies.com

Authentic European croissant bakery

serving artisan breads, pastries, coffee,

lattés, and espresso drinks, sandwiches,

and NYC bakery style pizza. Try their

signature Sanibel Blossom Croissant or

Crodoles. Take out and limited outdoor

seating. Also offers catering and serves

Pinocchio’s Ice Cream, which is located

next door.

The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.0606 • SanibelIslandCow.com

Extensive menu features

traditional breakfast items, burgers,

sandwiches, wraps, seafood, and more

including a large kids menu, full liquor bar,

and a great selection of beer and wine. Dine

indoor or al fresco on the porch. Features

live entertainment. Open daily for breakfast,

lunch, and dinner from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Call-ahead seating and take-out are also

available at this award-winning restaurant.

Sweeping Gulf Views . . .

Bring your love of fine-dining to the historic and

award-winning Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

on Sanibel Island. Offering dazzling Gulf views

and an Old Florida charm once enjoyed by notable

guests like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

2255 West Gulf Drive • Sanibel, Florida 33957 239.472.9200 • ThistleLodge.com

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MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

MUST DO DINING

Nervous Nellie’s

1131 1st Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.463.8077 • NervousNellies.net

Award-winning waterfront

restaurant offers an extensive menu with

something for everyone. Enjoy home-baked

artisan breads, fresh cut meats, and a large

selection of fresh seafood in a relaxing and

family-friendly atmosphere. Live music daily.

Call-ahead seating, take-out, and marina

dockage available. Open daily from

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. including holidays.

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.463.3257 • MyParrotKey.com

Enjoy award-winning

Caribbean-inspired cuisine in a casual

open-air setting. Menu features a

variety of seafood entrees, steaks,

ribs, frozen cocktails, and more. Happy

Hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m. Located

at Salty Sam’s Marina. Arrive by land

or water. Open daily.

Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.6566 • PinocchiosIceCream.com

All of their handcrafted,

award-winning ice cream, gelato, sorbet,

and frozen yogurt are prepared on site

daily in small batches from the finest

and freshest ingredients. Their unique

flavors like Sanibel Krunch, Dirty Sand

Dollar, Gator Stew, and Berrywinkle on

Periwinkle have been offered to visitors

and residents exclusively at Pinocchio’s

for over three decades. Open daily from

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

South Beach Grille

7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.463.7770 • SouthBeachGrilleFMB.com

Serving traditional cuisine with a

creative flair in a fine-dining setting. Warm

art deco décor combined with top-notch,

fresh chef-prepared entrees, an extensive

wine list, and attentive service guarantees

an impressive dining experience. Stop in

early for Happy Hour at the bar or to take

advantage of early dining specials. Open

daily from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

2255 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel

239.472.9200 • ThistleLodge.com

Enjoy fresh, flavorful,

and elegant cuisine in an intimate, Old

Florida style setting overlooking the Gulf

of Mexico. Entrees including dry-aged

steaks, high-quality seafood hand-cut

in the kitchen, and chef selected fruits,

vegetables, and herbs. Also features

an expansive wine list and decadent

desserts. Open for lunch and dinner

daily, featuring Sunday brunch.

Fresh

Florida Seafood

Florida’s commercial fishermen are

continually harvesting seafood from

coastal waters and providing their fresh

catch to local seafood restaurants.

You may not be familiar with some of

the choices on the menu. This should

eliminate some of the guesswork next

time you’re dining out.

Alligator – Firm texture similar to pork.

Tail meat is white and mild-flavored.

The dark meat of ribs, nuggets, and

wings are stronger tasting. Fried “gator

bites” are popular menu item comparable

to chicken tenders or nuggets. Can

easily be substituted for chicken, pork,

and veal in most recipes.

Cobia – Firm, smooth-bodied, richly

flavored fish with large flake and texture

similar to coho salmon. Great grilled,

poached, sautéed, baked, or blackened.

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Grouper – Thick, white, lean fish with a

mild, subtle sweet flavor and firm texture

and taste similar to halibut. Tasty fried,

baked, sautéed, or grilled.

Hogfish – White, firm fish with a sweet,

nutty flavor similar to red snapper.

Delicious baked or fried.

Pompano – Firm, thick and rich fish but

mild and sweet in flavor with high oil

content. Scrumptious broiled, sautéed

or baked in parchment.

Snapper – Red and yellowtail are most

commonly offered in restaurants and

markets. Mild, slightly sweet tasting

fish with a lean, firm texture. Tasty

when fried, grilled, sautéed, poached,

baked, or broiled.

Stone Crab Claws – Sweet flavor with

firm, flaky texture often compared

to lobster. Typically served cold with

drawn butter and lemon, or cocktail

sauces, mayonnaises or vinaigrettes.

Available October 15 to May 15 only.

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After a day of sun and activity, relax and cool down with a

refreshing tropical drink while watching the sun sink into

the Gulf horizon. Once you’ve re-charged your batteries,

head out for some fun after dark.

Sanibel and Captiva’s relaxed island atmosphere greets

the evening with an opportunity to take in a variety of

al fresco dining and live entertainment ranging from

contemporary music to jazz and blues. The Downtown

Fort Myers River District comes alive with music and

entertainment sure to please the entire family during its

monthly first Friday Art Walk and third Friday Music Walk.

On Fort Myers Beach, the combination of lounges, sports

bars, and restaurants make a lively nightlife atmosphere

that lasts well into the night. The fun doesn’t end when

the sun goes down in Southwest Florida.

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MUST DO NIGHTLIFE

Entertainment

Happy Hour Waterfront

The Beached Whale

1249 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.463.5505 • TheBeachedWhale.com

The Look Out Lounge rooftop bar

and patio is the perfect spot for sunset.

Offers nightly Happy Hour drink and

appetizer specials. Watch your favorite

team with sports on 20 TVs. Winner of 36

“Best of the Beach” awards including Best

Bar, Best Wings, and Best BBQ in Fort

Myers Beach. Serving lunch, dinner, and

late-night snacks seven days a week.

City Tavern

2206 Bay Street, Fort Myers

239.226.1133 • MyCityTavern.com

Enjoy great Happy Hour drink

specials daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at this

downtown Fort Myers River District bar.

Live local music and dancing every Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday night until 2 a.m.

Pool tables, darts, and free WiFi available.

Awards include “Best Happy Hour,” “Best

Ladies Night,” and “Friendliest Staff.” No

cover charge, and pub fare until 10 p.m.

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva

See Back Cover for Address Details

DocFords.com

Sports bar inspired by the

best-selling Doc Ford crime novels written

by author Randy Wayne White. Relax and

enjoy live, family-friendly entertainment

and fantastic island mojitos and signature

cocktails. Offers an extensive premium

rum selection, full menu, and both indoor

and outdoor seating. Arrive by car or boat

to Doc Ford’s Fort Myers Beach location.

Open daily.

Downtown Fort Myers River District

FortMyersRiverDistrictAlliance.com

RiverDistrictEvents.com

Listen to an array of live music,

dance, meet artists, view classic cars and

special exhibits, enjoy live demonstrations,

and more during the monthly Art Walk

(1st Friday of the month), Music Walk (3rd

Friday of the month) and the Downtown

Car Cruise-in (4th Saturday of the month).

Family-friendly special events throughout

the year. See website for details.

Downtown Social House

1406 Hendry Street, Fort Myers

239.337.7646 • DowntownSoHo.com

Enjoy ice-cold domestic, import,

and SWFL craft beer, wine, and handmade

craft cocktails at this Downtown Fort

Myers River District bar and restaurant.

Offers Happy Hour drink, small plate, and

appetizer specials from 4 to 8 p.m. daily.

Features live entertainment and a fantastic

outdoor garden patio with a variety of

seating options.

It’s all about the

Food, Family, & Fun!

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MARY CAROL FITZGERALD


MUST DO NIGHTLIFE

GameTime

10037 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers

239.204.5964 • GameTimePlayers.com

Sports bar, restaurant, and arcade

featuring 120 games, simulators, and mini

bowling. Game day/night food and drink

specials with 65 TVs to cheer on your

favorite sports team. Happy Hour features

half-price drinks Monday through Friday

from 4 to 8 p.m. No cover charge. Indoor

and outdoor seating available. Open

Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m.

to 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from

11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

RC Otter’s Island Eats

11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

239.395.1142 • CaptivaIslandInn.com

Casual Key West inspired,

award-winning and family-friendly

restaurant located in the heart of Old

Captiva Village. Menu features a variety

of wine by the glass, a killer microbrew

beer list, and over 100 menu items for

snacks and late night dining. Features

indoor and outdoor seating and daily live

entertainment. Open daily until 10 p.m.

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill

2626 1154 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.223.8224 • SaltyCrabBarAndGrill.com

Watch the sunset, drink a cold

beer, or enjoy a cocktail with your toes in

the sand at this casual bar and restaurant

located directly on Fort Myers Beach

overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Happy

Hour specials Monday through Friday

from 3 to 7 p.m. Live music Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday. Also open for

breakfast daily from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Sanibel Fish House

1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.7770 • TheFishHouseRestaurants.com

Signature cocktails, craft beer, and

award-winning Happy Hour in the lounge

daily from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring appetizer,

house wine, and domestic beer specials.

Great spot to catch the game, plus you

can enjoy all day Happy Hour weekends

during football season. Also features

2-for-1 margaritas all day, every day.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ugly’s Waterside Bar

1131 1st Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.463.8077 • NervousNellies.net

A casual-island themed

waterfront bar located upstairs at Nervous

Nellie’s restaurant overlooking Matanzas

Pass and the marina. Features a full menu

and Happy Hour all day, every day. Offers

both indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy

live island, rock, or reggae music 7 days

a week. See website for entertainment

schedule. Arrive by car or boat; free

parking and marina dockage are

available. Open daily.

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

Treasure Hunting

JENNIFER BRINKMAN

You came for the sun and sand, but that doesn’t

mean you can’t do a little shopping while you’re

here. Shopaholics will have no trouble finding

treasures. The Fort Myers area offers everything

from outlet malls with discounts on name brands,

to shops and boutiques filled with handcrafted

gifts, children’s items, exclusive fine jewelry, men’s

and women’s resort wear, and the latest brands in

swimwear and beach apparel.

CHECK IT OUT

Discover shopping destinations with local flavor

throughout the area. The cobblestone streets of

Downtown Fort Myers River District offer shops,

bistros, boutiques and galleries. Estero Boulevard

on Fort Myers Beach is lined with casual stores

filled with beach essentials. Charming island-style

boutiques and galleries can be found on Sanibel

and Captiva Islands. Why not treat yourself, then

pick-up something for your friends or relatives

at home? The perfect souvenir is out there waiting

for you.

SUNSET PICNIC

ON THE BEACH

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

The setting sun, sound of softly

crashing waves, and gently blowing

breezes create a memorable

atmosphere for a fun and romantic

outing. Visit a local grocery to

pick up finger foods or snacks

and something to drink. Pack a

cooler, a blanket or chairs, your

camera, some beach toys for

the kids, and head to the beach

with family or friends. Be sure

to include a flashlight if you

plan to stay after dark.

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

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MUST DO SHOPPING

Coupon

MARY CAROL FITZGERALD

Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry

1993 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.2876 • CedarChestSanibel.com

Features an exclusive selection of unique

and original sea life and nature-themed

jewelry. You’ll also find the latest designs

in fine gold, diamond, and sterling. Offers

beautiful estate and antique jewelry and the

area’s largest selection of authentic ancient

and Spanish treasure coin jewelry. Located

in Tahitian Gardens. Open Monday through

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday.

Jerry’s Foods

1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.472.9300 • JerrysFoods.com

This friendly neighborhood market

offers fresh, healthy, natural, and organic

foods with a wide selection of fresh fruits

and produce. Featuring a full service deli

and butcher shop, fresh fish market, on-site

bakery, and fresh-cut flowers. Family

restaurant offers everything from burgers

and comfort foods, to mouth-watering

steaks and seafood. Catering, online

ordering, and delivery are also available.

Miromar Outlets

10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero

239.948.3766 • MiromarOutlets.com

More than 140 top designer and brand

name outlet shops offering up to 70%

off retail prices including Michael Kors,

Nike, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Coach,

Columbia, and many others. Features

covered walkways. Open Monday through

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See website for holiday

hours, events, and sales.

Nanny’s Children’s Shoppe

1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

239.395.1730 • NannysChildrensShoppe.com

This fashionable children’s boutique

will delight little fashion lovers and their

parents alike. Offers a large selection

of unique, classic, and trendy brand name

boys and girls apparel and accessories

sizes infants to 14. Swimwear, books,

and cuddly toys are also available. Open

Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.

to 7 p.m., Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

Palmetto’s Apparel

7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

239.463.1515 • PalmettosApparel.com

Shop a variety of men’s and women’s

apparel, shoes, jewelry, and accessories

at this boutique with an emphasis on

quality, selection, and service. Notable

brands include Brighton, Joseph Ribkoff,

Tommy Bahama, Tori Richards, and Hook

& Tackle. Their knowledgeable and

courteous staff will assist you in selecting

items tailored to your personal taste.

Located in Santini Marina Plaza. Open daily.

SANIBEL’S COMPLETE

SUPERMARKET, RESTAURANT & DELI

Coffee Bar

Cheese Case

Featuring

a

Wide Selection of

Specialty Items &

Quality Grocery Products.

Extensive Fresh Fruits & Produce • Fresh Bakery

Complete Deli • Choice Meats • Fresh Fish Market

Fine Wines & Beer • Full Salad Bar for Dine In & Take Out

Jerry’s Restaurant | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner | 7:00am-8:30pm Daily

Coffee Shop | 6:00am - 6:00pm

Supermarket | 6:00am-10:00pm Daily

Located at 1700 Periwinkle Way & the corner of Casa Ybel Road

239-472-9300 • www.jerrysfoods.com

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JENNIFER BRINKMAN

Come

Dream!

Catch Your

Suncatchers’ Dream is Sanibel Island’s

most colorful and unique emporium for gifts,

jewelry, cards and home décor. Chocked full

of the most amazing glass, ceramics, cards,

jewelry, chimes, books, souvenirs, ornaments,

suncatchers and so much more.

Best Gift Shop 2017

630 Tarpon Bay Rd., Ste. 2 · Sanibel, FL · www.suncatchersdream.com · 239.472.7860

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MUST DO SHOPPING

Periwinkle Place

2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

PeriwinklePlace.com

Sanibel’s largest shopping center set

amidst a lush tropical setting of shady

Banyan trees, covered walkways, and

soothing water features. A unique array

of shops offering souvenirs, toys, jewelry,

gifts, and apparel including beach and

swimwear. Take a break from shopping to

enjoy a meal at Blue Giraffe restaurant or

pamper yourself with a spa treatment. Also

features a children’s play area and butterfly

garden. Open daily.

Sanibel Outlets

20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers

239.454.1974 • SanibelOutlets.com

More than 40 brand name outlet stores

including: Sunglass Hut, Loft, Under

Armour, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph

Lauren, Gap, Gymboree, and Carter’s.

Children’s play area and center-wide

free Wi-Fi. Open Monday through

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See website for shortened

or extended holiday hours, special events,

and sales.

Suncatcher’s Dream

630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel

239.472.7860 • SuncatchersDream.com

Offers a beautiful and unique selection

of affordable gifts handcrafted by artists

from Sanibel and across the country. You’ll

find a wide variety of home décor, exclusive

jewelry and gift items, kitchen accessories,

tiles, candles, spinners, suncatchers,

cards, and more. Gift-wrap included with

purchase. Located in the Olde Sanibel

Shoppes. Open daily at 9 a.m.

Sun Harvest Citrus

14601 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers

800.743.1480 • SunHarvestCitrus.com

Offering the finest Florida Indian River

citrus, fresh squeezed juice, gourmet

foods, baked goods, ice cream, gifts,

and premium fruit wines. Enjoy sweet,

juicy in-season oranges, grapefruit,

tangerines, and tangelos. Free samples

in store. Available for takeout or shipping

throughout the U.S. and Canada. United

States Postal Service located inside.

Swim Mart

20350 Summerlin Rd. #3165, Fort Myers

239.466.1580 • SwimMart.com

Offers the region’s largest selection

of designer swimwear and resort wear for

the entire family. The perfect suit for every

body including special needs: maternity,

mastectomy, long torso, and plus sizes.

Name brands including Gottex, Miraclesuit,

and Sunsets. Men’s, women’s, and children’s

Reef, Sanuk, and Cobian footwear and

sandals. Located at Sanibel Outlets.

Open daily; see website for hours.

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

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$1.00 or $2.50 Off

Present this coupon to receive $1.00 off

Dolphin or Sunset Cruise or $2.50 off

Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande or

Cayo Costa. Valid for adult passengers only.

Not valid with any other offer, excludes holidays.

Must mention at time of reservation.

Code MD1-MD2 Expires 7/31/19

239.472.5300 • 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva

$5.00 Off Admission

239.243.0043 • 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

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Present this coupon to receive $5.00 off

regular admission for party of 3 or more.

Limit one coupon per party. Not valid with any other

offer. Code MD17

Expires 7/31/19

$5.00 Off Boat Tour

239.312.3137 • 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach

$5.00 Off Tour

239.434.5337 • 5076 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Receive $5.00 off boat tour per person

when booking online with discount code.

Not valid with any other offer.

Online discount code MUSTDO

Expires 7/31/19

Present this coupon to receive $5.00 off per

person on a narrated Orange Jeep Tour.

Not valid with any other offer. Closed August-October.

Expires 7/31/19

Free Ice Cream

Present this coupon to receive buy one,

get one free ice cream.

Limit one coupon per visit. Code MDC

Expires 7/31/19

800.743.1480 • 14601 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

$5.00 Off Water Sport Activity

Present this coupon to receive $5.00 off

any water sport activity.

Not valid on parasailing. Not valid with any other offer.

Expires 7/31/19

Best Western Plus • DiamondHead • Pink Shell • Sanibel Harbour

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

$5.00 Off Fare

Present this coupon to receive $5.00 off

each full fare round trip adult ticket.

Must present coupon at ticketing. Not valid with any

other offer. Code MDF

Expires 7/31/19

888.887.9359 • Fort Myers Beach • Key West • Marco Island

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Up to $1.50 Off Admission

Present this coupon to receive $1.50 off

adult admission and $1.00 off child

admission.

Valid for up to 6 persons. Not valid with any other offer

or online tickets. Code MSTDO-18FM

Expires 12/31/18

239.262.5409 • 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

COUPON

SAVINGS

VISIT US ONLINE FOR ADDITIONAL COUPONS

$20.00 Off Group Fare

Present this coupon to receive $20.00 off

90 minute Eco-Boat Tour group fare.

Reservations required. Not valid with any other offer.

Code MDFM

Expires 7/31/19

239.642.8818 • 525 Newport Drive, Naples

$2.00 Off Key Lime Pie

Present this coupon to receive $2.00 off a

Jerry’s signature Key Lime pie.

Limit one per coupon.

Code PLU #457

Expires 7/31/19

239.472.9300 • 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel


MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Barbeque &

Fort Myers Beach

Seafood House

Free Boater’s Key Chain

Present this coupon to receive a free

boater’s key chain.

Limit one key chain per customer, per coupon.

Expires 7/31/19

239.463.5505 • 1249 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Free Boater’s Key Chain

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Free Boater’s Key Chain

Present this coupon to receive a free

boater’s key chain.

Limit one key chain per customer, per coupon.

Expires 7/31/19

239.233.8837 • 714 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

COUPON

SAVINGS

VISIT US ONLINE FOR ADDITIONAL COUPONS

10% Off Breakfast

Our Swimsuit Specialists

Will Find The Perfect Suit

For Your Body

Largest selection

of name brand swimwear,

resort wear & accessories

for the entire family.

Swim Mart also has the latest

in Sun Protective Clothing.

Present this coupon to receive a free

boater’s key chain.

Limit one key chain per customer, per coupon.

Expires 7/31/19

Present this coupon to receive 10% off

breakfast between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.

18% gratuity added prior to discount. Not valid with

any other offer.

Expires 7/31/19

5400 Plantation Rd., Captiva • 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach • 975 Rabbit Rd., Sanibel

239.472.0606 • 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

10% Off

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Free Ice Cream Topping

Present this coupon to receive 10% off.

Limit one coupon per table. Not valid with any

other offer.

Expires 12/1/18

Present this coupon to receive one free

topping.

Offer valid with purchase of medium or large bowl,

regular or deluxe waffle cone.

Expires 7/31/19

239.463.8077 • 1131 1st Street, Fort Myers Beach

239.472.6566 • 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Free Beverage

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

$5.00 Off Dinner

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

Present this coupon to receive a free

beverage.

Limit one coupon per person, per day. Valid for a cup

of Sanibel Select coffee or any soda, water, juice,

lemonade or Slushie drink.

Expires 7/31/19

239.472.2201 • 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

10% Off Purchase

Present this coupon to receive $5.00 off

dinner with purchase of $30.00 or more.

Not valid with any other offer or Early Bird Specials.

Expires 7/31/19

239.463.7770 • 7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

MUST DO VISITOR GUIDES

25% Off One Item

Sanibel Outlets

20350 Summerlin Road

Ft Myers, FL 33908

239.466.1580

Present this coupon to receive 10% off

entire purchase. Free gift wrap with

purchase.

Not valid with any other offer.

Expires 7/31/19

239.472.7860 • 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel

Present this coupon to receive 25% off one

regular price item with minimum purchase

of $50.00.

Not valid with any other offer.

Expires 7/31/19

239.466.1580 • 20350 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers • 6060 Collier Blvd., Naples

Naples Outlet Collection

6060 Collier Blvd.

Naples, FL 34114

239.793.0101

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