10 Things to Do in Fort Myers That You Shouldn't Miss

July 26, 2017 Kelli Reichel

The City of Palms is located in Southwestern Florida on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Most visitors go to Fort Myers for the deep-sea fishing, the golf courses and the famous white sand beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast. A renovation of the city's downtown waterfront promises new restaurants, clubs, shops and galleries. Attractions include the winter estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, as well as nearby Naples and the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.
Restaurants in Fort Myers

1. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

7791 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966-0600 +1 239-533-7550
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Reviewed By 799ritak - Flemington, New Jersey

Take one of the morning tours. You’ll be led by a volunteer naturalist along a boardwalk through the different eco systems in the swamp sanctuary. Saw wood storks, spoonbills and a variety of birds along with alligators, raccoons, snakes. Not to worry though, they’re all at a safe distance from you up on the boardwalk. The guides are great and point out all the interesting and unique flora and fauna. Definitely a place both adults and kids will enjoy.

2. Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

4820 Leonard St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9151 +1 239-541-8704
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

Reviewed By eismd1 - Cape Coral, Florida

Visited for the first time. Very warmly greeted. Access is free, but donation gladly given. A surprisingly large amount on exhibit, starting with the Revolutionary War. By far, largest exhibit is on World War 2. Many interesting things. There are guides throughout to answer questions. Very enjoyable time. Will return soon. Thank you.

3. Lakes Regional Park

7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-5118 +1 239-533-7575
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lakes Regional Park

Lakes Park encompasses nearly 300 acres of beautiful nature trails, lakes and gardens. Two playgrounds and water parks, a miniature train ride and railroad museum, bikes and watercraft available for rental, food concession, fitness trail and lots of picnicking areas. Every year over a million people enjoy Lakes Park's natural beauty for exercise and family recreation.

Reviewed By Lee A

This is a beautiful park. They host a farmers market every Wednesday. There are playgrounds for children and a splash pad. Along the trail you will find workout spots with equipment and instructions. There are lots of fun signs to tell you about the animals/wildlife you may see while you are there. You can rent bikes/family bikes. There are just so many different things to do here. Every third Wednesday of the month they read to kids in the children’s garden. If you’re visiting fort Myers you should definitely add this park to your list.

4. Cape Coral Farmers Market

Club Square - SE 10th Place & SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904 +1 239-549-6900
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

Cape Coral Farmers Market

Cape Coral Farmers Market opens Saturday, October 7, 2017 -May 12, 2018 Every Saturday from 8a-1p Located in downtown Cape Coral at SE 47th Terr. & SE 10th Pl, in Club Square. The Cape Coral Farmers Market has been a favorite Saturday morning destination for 24 years. Over the years, we have grown to over 125 vendors. We like to think that we have all the delicious foods and local crafts that you love to shop for. Fresh, local & healthy fruits and veggies, including Certified Organic produce, are the core of the market along with homemade and handmade foods and crafts. Fresh baked breads & pastries, homemade pickles, jams & jellies, Gulf fresh seafood, fresh meats, homemade pet treats, handcrafted soaps, essential oils, local honey, made-on-site guacamole, fresh, cut flowers, native plants & trees are just some of the fantastic products available.

Reviewed By tarponpup - Cape Coral, Florida

I go occasionally ! It has some great fresh veggies , dog friendly I go early because it's very , very crowded during season
Actually it a nightmare.
Only complaint is parking and people who think their dog should make friends with all dogs ! Mine dosen't like dogs on leash es but even after warning people just don't get it ???
Other than that go early , get what you want ! Go home

5. Edison & Ford Winter Estates

2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3315 +1 239-334-7419
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There are historical buildings, award-winning gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Inventors Museum. The museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Edison Ford offers many tour options, including special "Inside the Homes" and "Inside the Laboratory" Tours on select days. The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Historian led tours are also offered in German and Spanish on select days. Group tours can be arranged in advance. River cruises are offered daily and dining options are available, including waterfront dining.

Reviewed By buffal0gal - buffalo

I had no idea there was so much here - gardens, houses, museum, shop. We ended up spending 3 hours! And we got in free with our Botanical Garden membership from home. Highly recommend. You learn many interesting things about Edison's impact in Ft Myers area (e.g., he was responsible for the palm trees)

6. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

East End of SE 23 Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 277 reviews

Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

Reviewed By Lynn H - Cape Coral, Florida, United States

Boardwalk is about 1 mile long and shaded by the mangroves. Not very buggy. Only saw 1 Ibis. No other animals- not even a butterfly. Education center due for a thorough cleaning and updating. Kayaking appears difficult as channel looks narrow with low canopy. 800’ portage so we did not go kayaking. Very nice Veterans Memorial.

7. Florida Repertory Theatre

2267 1st St, GPS: 2268 Bay Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2966 +1 239-332-4488
Excellent
75%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre in the heart of the Fort Myers River District.

Reviewed By Andy S - North Fort Myers, Florida

If you have the time, The Miracle Worker is excellent. All of the productions that we have attended were outstanding. Make a afternoon or evening out of the show by including dinner or lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the Downtown River District....MoreThanks so much, Andy! We are thrilled you love the Rep and the River District so much!

14100 Ben C Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912-4314 +1 239-533-7695
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 555 reviews

CenturyLink Sports Complex - Hammond Stadium

The Fort Myers Miracle are the Class A Advanced minor league baseball affiliate of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball club. Since moving to Fort Myers in 1992, the Miracle have qualified for the Florida State League Playoffs eight times and won the Florida State League Championship in 2014. Home games are played at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The Fort Myers Miracle season begins in April and ends in September.

Reviewed By GandYMac - Minneapolis, MN

We come down for a game every year. This is a great stadium for spring training games. This place seems to be a social gathering spot for the regular snowbirds.

They offer good food and drinks and the employees are very friendly and helpful, The prices are very affordable, from standing room only to seats.

Wear sunscreen!

9. JetBlue Park

11500 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913-8671 +1 239-334-4700
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 707 reviews

JetBlue Park

Reviewed By Alan304 - Cranford, New Jersey

The field has the same dimensions as Fenway Park - including a Green Monster with seating at the top. The food options are a little better than most of the other Grapefruit League ball parks, but nothing is outstanding. Tip: if you try to do a day/night doubleheader here and at the other field in Fort Myers it can take up to two hours to make the short drive to the other field after the first game.

10. Fort Myers River District

First Street, Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33902 +1 239-226-0006
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 578 reviews

Fort Myers River District

Reviewed By Jadecs - Dover, De

Went down here twice in one week.. So nice to walk around seeing the sculptures, talking with nice people, and so close to the downtown area. Lots of places to eat, had lunch one day, cant remember the name of the place but had great plate of fried grouper.

Big sculpture show in the River District, with lots of different metal sculptures to look at and enjoy. Definitely go there, take a walk around and enjoy yourself.

Word of Caution! Be careful of the parking areas near the downtown area. Some of the meters are very short timed... Just ask and look. Down by the river, lots of parking without any hassles... I got a ticket because I didn't know...

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