Around Town

Welcome to town.

Sooner or later, everyone needs a break from the beach. When that moment happens for you, head to the nearest town for a little self-indulgence in the form of great local restaurants, shopping, live music and nightlife that last well into the next morning. Cultural pursuits and family friendly attractions are available across the map, so include a beach break into your itinerary and see a different side of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.

Dining & Nightlife

We hope you're hungry.

If they weren't already, foodies are beginning to take note of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. For each beach-casual seafood joint overlooking the water (and there are many), excellent alternative choices are cropping up representing all types of cuisine and price points. Your best bet for the later is Downtown Fort Myers, but if you're so inclined, ask a local for a recommendation. They'll point you in the right direction.

Arts & Entertainment

Become a patron of the art of island living.

Since we've perfected the art of island living, it only makes since we also put it on display. The galleries on Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island and Matlacha especially are proof positive of our eye for beautiful aesthetics. Theaters, too, seem to hold performances on a nightly basis in converted schoolhouses and old Vaudeville stages alike. If all else fails, just listen for the sound of live music coming from nearest bar and pull up the nearest chair.

Museums & Galleries

You just might learn something.

The natural gifts and beauty of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has always inspired creatively minded individuals to do great things. Because of it, our museums and galleries are true gems and easily worth the price of admission, if there is one. The Southwest Florida Museum of History catalogues early local human communities just as the Edison and Ford Winter Estate does Old Florida architecture and the exploits of these two great inventors.

Shopping & Spas

Whatever makes you feel better.

If vacation isn't therapy enough, you can always indulge in the retail variety. Shopping opportunities run the gamut – colorful galleries, kitschy flea markets, knick-knack souvenir shops, open-air outlet malls and high-end retailers all would love you business. Chico's, the upscale boutique for women got its start here, so you could say we're no stranger to shopping until dropping.

Family Fun

Never a dull moment.

Almost everything on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is family friendly. From learning about Calusa culture on Pine Island to attending sailing school on Captiva or a spring training baseball game, sharing memories is what vacation is all about. Of course, then there's the beach, which everyone in the family is sure to love.

Romantic Escapes

A passion for passion.

It's impossible to deny the romance of a destination where there isn't a bad spot to watch a magnificent sunset. Or where there are hundreds of secluded locations for picnics for two. The naturalness of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel just has way of making spark fly and connecting people on a different, deeper level. Having places named romantic things like Lover's Key doesn't hurt either.

Historic Attractions

Travel through time.

The Calusa Indians made this land their home thousands of years ago, utilizing the favorable climate and abundant natural resources to thrive and prosper. Ever since then, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel have attracted people for the same reasons. The result is a rich history on full display in the areas many historic inns, galleries, museums, and in once can't miss example, the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
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