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Cook Your Catch: Looking for that unique dock-to-dining experience? We know the perfect places on The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel that will turn the fish you reel in into a fine seafood dinner.

Breweries: What’ll you have? A pint or a flight? Craft beer culture and beach communities create a laid-back, welcoming lifestyle. That said, it’s no surprise so many locally owned breweries call Southwest Florida home. Click here to see our new Brew Trail Map.

Craft breweries here in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel possess unique styles, welcoming atmospheres and passion for the craft. Want to tour a brew house? Just ask. Who knows, your tour guide might be the brew master.

Pine Island's tropical and exotic fruit: One bite of fresh mango, juicy lychee or ripe dragon fruit grown on Pine Island will make any visit to Florida’s largest island a memorable experience.

So many varieties of tropical fruit grow in the sandy soil of this 18-mile tract, that every July, Pine Island hosts MangoMania to celebrate. There’s a MangoMania queen and everything!

Pet-friendly destination: If vacation planning has you looking for beach destinations where you can enjoy some fun and sun with your four-legged friend, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in southwest Florida welcomes dogs with open paws!

Farm to table: Looking for a unique dining experience? Try out some of the farm to table dining experiences on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Weddings: It is a perfect, magical day for a wedding in this unspoiled island paradise. Getting married in a beautiful beach setting is all about location, and this popular wedding destination offers many choices and packages for a picture-perfect backdrop. Balmy breezes, endless Gulf beaches and year-round sunshine make southwest Florida’s Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel one of the world’s most romantic wedding destinations. For those seeking a secluded spot for a wedding in paradise, the area offers accommodations and settings to make your special day unforgettable.

Quirky restaurants: Bubble Room, Cabbage Key Restaurant, Island Cow

Sustainable farm tours: ECHO Global Farm, Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm

Learning vacations: Sanibel Sea School, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, IMAG History and Science Center, Mound House, C.R.O.W

Aquaculture: Kayaking, paddleboarding, flyboarding

Best birdwatching: J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Six Mile Cyress Slough, Great Florida Birding Trail, Fort Myers Beach Pier

Secluded nature escapes: Cabbage Key Inn, Cayo Costa State Park, Pine Island

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