Fort Myers Beach and the surrounding SWFL area have many fun-in-the-sun activities that everyone in your family will enjoy! Weather it’s parasailing on the open Gulf waters, eating the island’s famous ice cream, or visiting our area’s nature and history museums, we’re sure that you will have a blast here on Fort Myers Beach!
Looking for fresh Gulf seafood? Or a great variety of Island shops? How about live music? Well, Times Square has all that and so much more! From street art to ice cream shops to watching the sunset over the pier, Times Square is the Island’s hub! Filled with great fun and entertainment, you’ll want to make sure to swing on by this Island gem.
Lovers Key State Park
A wildlife refuge, Lovers Key State Park, and its surrounding waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles. Accessible by boardwalk or tram, the two-mile long beach is a popular destination for shelling, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Additionally, there are miles of hiking and bicycling trails found within the park. The park also houses a concession which offers kayak tours, as well as bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddleboard, beach chair and umbrella rentals.
The Mound House
Waiting for you right here on sunny Fort Myers Beach is an unforgettable experience for the whole family to enjoy! Welcome to the Mound House, a 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound offering educational tours, kayaking adventures, garden explorations, and so much more. Don’t miss the chance to learn about Southwest Florida’s cultural and natural history while you’re visiting!
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
Visit our Nation’s only museum dedicated shells! Quickly find yourself indulging in a wealth of knowledge and some surprisingly fun facts about the shells that line our globe’s shores. With a world-renowned malacologist and two Marine Biologists on staff, this museum is nothing short of “top-notch.” But don’t take our word for it, let the beautiful shells from around the globe speak for themselves!
The Key West Express
You’ve heard its said time and time again: Half the fun is getting there. Well, that saying has never been more true than with the Key West Express! Forget those crowded highways and cramped cars, on the Key West Express you can sit back and enjoy the sun and salty ocean waters as you sail your way to (and from) Mile Marker 0! You can pass your quick ride to (and from) the Keys by grabbing some drinks at the bar or siting on the upper deck and searching for those playful dolphins. However you chose to spend the boat ride, you can bet it will beat spending it in traffic!
The River District
Also known as Downtown Fort Myers, the River District is quickly becoming one the areas top destinations for night time fun! From monthly Art and Music Walks to great shops and restaurants, the River District is worth checking out. But live music, beautiful artwork, and great food are not the only activities that the River District has to offer. The River District’s rich history has helped to shape our area’s culture, and at the River District, you can learn all about that history from the multiple museums including the famous Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Santini Marina Plaza
The Beach Theater
Water Sport Rentals & Boat Tours
Santini Marina Plaza is the perfect place to spend the afternoon shopping and dining. From fresh produce to books to collectibles, Santini Plaza offers an eclectic Island shopping experience for our visitors.
Enjoy dinner and show right here on the Island. From new releases to old classics, the Beach Theater is the perfect place for a “date night” or a family outing.
The Island is filled with boat tour and water sport rental shops making it convenient for you to book the vacation of your dreams! Don’t miss out on that kayaking adventure or on that offshore fishing trip that you’ve been yearning to take. Make this vacation your very best!