Edison & Ford Winter Estates Tours
Visit the winter homes of American pioneers Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford. Located along the Caloosahatchee River in Ft. Myers, the 17-acre riverfront estates offers a variety of neat things to see, including guided tours, museum inventions, exhibits, a research laboratory, antique cars, the nation’s largest banyan tree, botanical garden, immaculate landscaping, special events and others. Makes for a wonderful family day trip for people of all ages. Step back in time to a classic era, yet marvel at the forward thinking approach of both men.  2350 McGregor Blvd.   Fort Myers, FL  Website

Edison Mall
Edison Mall is a solid option if you’re looking for the traditional mall experience.  Its 160+ specialty shops, including major retailers Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney and Sears, in addition to brand name stores like Aéropostale, Ann Taylor, Spencer’s Gifts and Victoria’s Secret, provide a satisfying shopping experience. The mall itself is clean and the environment is friendly.  Many sit-down restaurants are available in addition to the Food Court.
4125 Cleveland Ave.   Fort Myers, FL

The Imaginarium

The Imaginarium is a hands-on museum & aquarium in Ft. Myers exploring the subjects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as well as physics, and, as a plus, animals. This one-of-a-kind muquarium delivers interactive exhibits and play areas, including Hurricane Experience, “Sea-to See” Touch Tanks, Dino Dig and over 60 others.  A popular spot for field trips, birthday parties and outings.  2000 Cranford Ave.   Fort Myers, FL   (239) 321-7420

Florida Rep Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre is a professional regional theatre company in Fort Myers. Critically acclaimed as one of America's top repertory companies, the REP presents very high quality and diverse shows.  2267 1st St.   Fort Myers, FL   (239) 332-4488

Lakes Regional Park
279-acre recreational park with walking trails, biking trails, a scenic boardwalk, playgrounds, fragrance garden, Train Village (15-minute miniature train rides available) and much more! Perfect day trip off island.  7330 Gladiolus Dr.   Fort Myers, FL

Manatee Park
Manatee Park is a nice smaller park with a few walking trails, canoe and kayak rentals, picnic tables, a small gift shop and, of course, manatees. These exotic creatures settle in the waters of the park and are typically best seen during the winter months of January, February and March. This park is ideal for a day trip or even a lunch picnic. Fantastic option off island. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for the entire day.

Fort Myers River District
Historic downtown Fort Myers offers art galleries, live music and theatre, fabulous diverse restaurants, great shopping and more.  First St. & Hendry   Fort Myers, FL

Professional Sporting Events In The Area
Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins spring training, as well as the Fort Myers Miracle (minor league baseball team), and, in nearby Estero, the Florida Everblades (minor league hockey team). Games are affordable and make for a fun
thing to do with kids. See below for schedule and ticket info.

Boston Red Sox Tickets
Minnesota Twins Tickets

Sun Harvest Citrus Orange Juice Store
Sun Harvest Citrus Orange Juice is some of the best tasting orange juice in the world. Visit their campus to pick up some fresh produce or try some fantastic samples. Highly recommended.  14810 Metro Parkway   Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers Art Walk
The first Friday of the month, all year long, downtown Fort Myers River District welcomes art enthusiasts, collectors, and all others to enjoy art, wine, live music and hors d'oeuvres provided by local galleries and business in the area. Meet, greet and support local artists, small businesses, and others during this wonderful cultural event, which is quickly gaining national recognition.  The event itself is a self-guided tour, allowing browsers  to see what they want to see along the way, and set their own pace. Additionally, a free trolley service takes Art Walkers from the core downtown area to Art Stops located outside the immediate walking area and, even further, there is an Art Walk After Party beginning at 10PM!
CLICK HERE for a detailed map.

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Broadway in Florida! Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre brings you top-quality Broadway and musical shows (The Full Monty, Rent have been performed in the past) in a comfortable environment.   With a 400+ seat dinner theatre, a 90-seat black box theatre, and a 120-seat dining room, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is a fantastic place to see a show!

1380 Colonial Blvd.   Fort Myers, FL   (239) 278-4422

Zoomers Amusement Park
Bumper boats, a mini-roller coaster, go-carts, arcade, mini golf and plenty of games. Zoomers
is great for families and is particularly popular for birthday parties.
17455 Summerlin Rd.   Fort Myers, FL

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Popular 3,400 acre wetland ecosystem with otters, alligators, turtles, wading birds, butterflies and more!  5 observation decks, picnic areas, public restrooms.
7791 Penzance Blvd.
   Fort Myers, FL

Bonita Beach Dog Park

Allows leash-free running where you can let your dog run around with no worries in the shallow water. Bring water for your dog because there is no available running water.
8800 Estero Blvd.   Fort Myers Beach, FL

The Shell Factory & Nature Park

Paddle boats, mini-golf, bumper boats, water wars and more, this family-friendly park has been one of Southwest Florida's top tourist destinations for over 75 years!
2787 North Tamiami Trail   North Fort Myers, FL   (239) 995-2141


Adventures In Paradise
Family fishing, cruises, water excursions, shelling and so much more.  Website