What to do and see in Saint James City, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 19, 2017 Marissa Gamble

St. James City is a census-designated place (CDP) on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,105 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Saint James City

4637 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9782 +1 239-283-6453
Excellent
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens

Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens is the international headquarters for Florida artist, Leoma Lovegrove and one of the most colorful destinations in the sunshine state. The gallery showcases Lovegrove's original art and it is here where you can step into her techinicolor world of tropical artistic flair and experience the authentic island style life of an artist. Paint your own Florida souviner in her world famous botanical waterfront gardens (Paint and brushes included). Or paint your very own coconut postcard to keep or mail back home (no box needed- mails as is). You can also paint your own painting in the garden with the help of Vino's Picasso (Seasonal Nov-April). You can also enjoy homemade ( "Love Boat Ice Cream")ice-cream right out of a real coconut shell and guess what? You can keep the shell and take it back home to remind you of the happy memories you made while visiting one of Florida's most popular historic landmarks and destinations. Sunday's with Tucke, (Jim Tucke, the musical genius and Beatles historian) begin in December and her performs every Sunday through March. Hours for the live music is 2 pm - 5 pm. The event is FREE. Leoma's private studio and guest cottage is adjacet to the gallery so chances are you see Leoma busy painting a canvas or planting a flower or beating on her drum on the garden stage.

Reviewed By TRIB2 - Cape Coral, Florida

If you love bright colors and funky art, Leoma Lovegroves is a MUST on your bucket list. There is a wonderful colorful garden in back of the Art Store. Take the kids to paint a coconut or sign up for art classes. This is one of my favorite places to go in SW Florida in the small Fishing Art Town of Matlacha

2. Pine Island Paradise Paddling Day Tours

2548 8th Ave, Saint James City, FL 33956-2119 +1 239-285-4320
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5 based on 38 reviews

Pine Island Paradise Paddling Day Tours

Pine Island Paradise Paddling offers kayak and stand up paddle (SUP)board rental and eco-tours on Pine Island. We also delivery rental kayaks and stand up paddle boards to visitors on Sanibel,Captiva, Ft Myers, Cape Coral,and Pine Island. Great prices on weekly rentals.

Reviewed By Marsha H - Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Super place,run by warm ,friendly people! This business is a one of a kind, for wanting to make your adventure safe,and comfortable,and fun! We are seasoned Kayakers, and took off on our own, but we're equipped with everything we needed from maps,to water,to Girl Scout cookies! We saw Dolphins,fish,Rays,and the most birds you ever saw in one place!A truly neat place to take your family,group or just yourselves. A must do, in a spectacular area! Thanks for a great day Chris, and hubby!

3. Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

4820 Leonard St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9151 +1 239-541-8704
Excellent
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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.

4. Trico Shrimp Co

1300 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 +1 239-765-1828
Excellent
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5 based on 112 reviews

Trico Shrimp Co

Reviewed By Go_Ask_Eddie - Chicago, Illinois

This is a pretty bare bones retail operation for fresh seafood. They have their own boats! Which unload in the back. You can walk around to watch. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh! Selection varies according to what is available. Pink Gulf Shrimp in several sizes up to colossal likewise the stone crab claws when in season. Fresh wild caught fish- we’ve had snapper, Ahi tuna, triple tail. They pack your selection in ice for the car ride home. Prices are market. I wouldn’t buy fish anywhere else.

5. Cape Coral Farmers Market

Club Square - SE 10th Place & SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904 +1 239-549-6900
Excellent
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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

6. Galt Preserve

3661 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City, FL 33956
Excellent
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4 based on 26 reviews

Galt Preserve

Reviewed By Jimberly S - Naples, Florida

We stopped in yesterday for a walk and hoping for some nature shots. Not a lot of anything happening but it was very hot and the middle of the day, so that's to be expected. Nice place to take a walk though.

7. Cape Coral

5819 Driftwood Pkwy # A, Cape Coral, FL 33904-5963 +1 239-574-0806
Excellent
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4 based on 837 reviews

Cape Coral

Reviewed By Iralgo - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Have lived here for over 20 years. In the midst of moving. The city itself is great but the internal workings and infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired. This is a preplatted community with every lot 85 feet by 125 feet. To assemble a large tract of land you need to negotiate with each lot owner. There are no businesses so taxes are very high. We also don't have highway access, no airport, convention center or river access. We do have good restaurants but very little if any cultural activities. The City manager and elected council can't get things together. We are not a destination. With some work the Cape could be a great vacation area.

3058 Stringfellow Rd, Saint James City, FL 33956-2342 +1 239-834-7399
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5 based on 10 reviews

The Potter's Workshop & Gallery

Reviewed By Arlene S - Saint James City, Florida

Potter's Workshop and Gallery is unique in so many ways. The pieces that Ingeborg creates are beautiful and functional. I love using my bowls, plates and serving pieces when I entertain. How fun to display such beautiful artwork while dining!!!
Remember to think of Potter's Workshop & Gallery when you are looking for that special & unique gift. The receiver will be so thankful!!!

9. SW Florida Private Getaway

Cape Coral, Saint James City, FL 33956-3037
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5 based on 7 reviews

SW Florida Private Getaway

Reviewed By swflalarry - Cape Coral, Florida

We had a great day with Captain Bruce. We left from Pine Island around 8:30 am and spent the day touring the Gulf with a stop on Cayo Costa, a State Park island in the Gulf only available by boat. The beach was pristine and my wife enjoyed shelling to whire sandy beach. It was like our own private island, our nearest other visiting group was hundreds of yards away. We enjoyed a picnic style lunch (we brought out own, along with drinks) on the beach and watched the tide come in, with out feet in the sand, on a perfect 87 degree day.

I highly recommend Captain Bruce, he was personable and amiable and you can tell he enjoys his job.

10. Rotary Park Environmental Center

5505 Rose Garden Dr, Cape Coral, FL 33914-8052
Excellent
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4 based on 178 reviews

Rotary Park Environmental Center

Reviewed By Pascalle965 - Maastricht, The Netherlands

Although probably lots of volunteers work here, the park seems not maintained. The Observation tower is ``out of order``, the bat-house is broken, the nature trail not well marked... I could be a very nice place to spot wildlife. The boardwalk and Observation tower at the Glover Bight were well maintained, this was a nice trail through the mangroves.But thumbs up for all the volunteers!

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