Many people begin to plan a reunion only to find the work so overwhelming that they give up before they even get started. With the help of the Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), reunion planning can be made easy. Let us assist you in selecting hotels and facilities, to helping with welcome bags and information, we will personally help you make your family, military or class reunion a complete success. Best of all, our services are free!
> To fill out a Reunion Information Request Form, click here!
Reconnect in Paradise
During your visit, you'll never be at a loss for something to do...especially if that something is absolutely nothing. If your group wants to explore, we've got amazing nature preserves, biking and hiking trails and pristine beaches for you to enjoy. For those who live for the water, we have some of the best kayaking trails in North America, as well as incredible salt and freshwater fishing opportunities. Prefer a little culture? We have many historical sites, museums, galleries and restaurants to please any palate. Our city offers a wealth of outdoor venues, meeting facilities, churches, restaurants, and lodging choices to fit every need and budget. We will work with you to plan a successful reunion that keeps your group’s needs in mind.
Fun Activities for All
From sporting events, historic sites and museums, to tours and day trips, your group will enjoy a variety of family fun opportunities that will help your group recall memories while creating new ones. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel VCB looks forward to helping you plan a very successful and pleasurable reunion. Contact us today so we can get started.
Suggested Steps for Planning
> Form a Committee: Hosting a reunion is not a one-person job. Once the decision has been made to have a reunion, start forming your committee 12-18 months prior to the date of the reunion and meet regularly. The earlier you get started the more time you’ll have to evaluate potential sites, raise funds and inform everyone.
>Define your Purpose: Determine your purpose and begin to think about an itinerary. There are many attractions in the area that can accommodate groups. Plan activities that groups can do together, but allow some free time for enjoying the destination.
>Select a Location: This is best accomplished once you have dates and an approximate number of people, as well as an idea of how much you are willing to spend for accommodations. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has a variety of lodging choices from campgrounds to luxury resorts. Click here for accommodations information.
> Budget: Establishing and maintaining a budget is one of the essential tasks of planning a reunion. It can be especially helpful to establish a separate bank account, even if your reunion is small. This will make it easier to keep track of expenditures.
> Communicate: Reunion attendees need time to schedule vacation, budget for out-of-town travel and reunion fees. You should mail save-the-dates postcards or flyers as soon as possible with the dates and host city information. Keep your attendees informed regularly. Contact our Reunion Planner Help Desk CCocco@leegov.com or call 800-237-6444 or 239-338-3500.