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Bonita Springs

Step into Downtown Bonita Springs to see the historic Liles Hotel, a butterfly garden, bandshell and the artist cottages at Riverside Park. This park, off Old 41 Road right on the Imperial River, is used for a variety of town functions - everything from holiday celebrations, art shows, ...

Bonita Springs: Enjoy the outdoors at stunning parks along the water

Step into Downtown Bonita Springs to see the historic Liles Hotel, a butterfly garden, bandshell and the artist cottages at Riverside Park. This park, off Old 41 Road right on the Imperial River, is used for a variety of town functions - everything from holiday celebrations, art shows, ...

Bonita Springs

The coastal city south of Fort Myers Beach is less hectic than its cousin to the north, with a few good seafood restaurants and some family-friendly beach fun to be had. If you're tired of the traffic and heavy flow of tourists, head to the beaches of Bonita for some peace and quiet.PLACES TO ...

Bonita Springs

For those who love to explore the outdoors with their four-legged friends can do so at Bonita Beach Dog Park, located at 8800 Estero Blvd. The beach is located on the Gulf side, just before New Pass Bridge on the way to Bonita Beach. The furry friends can run around unleashed at the beach, ...

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Cayo Costa State Park

A short boat ride away is the pristine island of Cayo Costa State Park, described by the state park's system as an unspoiled Gulf Coast island that “evokes images of wind-shaped trees, dunes, beaches and freedom to explore.” The island park known as one of the best shelling beaches in the ...

Bokeelia Fishing Pier

For over 100 years people have enjoyed fishing from the Bokeelia Fishing Pier. Located at the northern tip of Pine Island stretching into the waters of Charlotte Harbor, the Bokeelia Fishing Pier is known by many as the place to come for some of the finest fishing. No license required! Just ...

Go fishing on Pine Island

Folks from far and wide visit Pine Island for a variety of reasons, but possibly one activity that has increasingly become a draw is the fishing that is available in the waters surrounding the island. Anglers can wet a line in Matlacha Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound or San Carlos ...

Randell Research Center

Located in Pineland on Pine Island the Randell Research Center site was a Calusa Indian village for more than 1500 years. Enormous shell mounds still overlook the waters of Pine Island Sound. The Randell Research Center is a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the ...

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Cape Coral: A ‘waterfront wonderland’

Cape Coral is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and is the largest between Tampa and Miami.With more than 400 miles of canals, the Cape has been dubbed a "waterfront wonderland" by residents, thanks to captivating - and remarkably affordable - waterfront properties with easy ...

Burrowing owls: The city of Cape Coral’s official bird

Cape Coral is home to unique species of owl that the city has made its own: the burrowing owl. Burrowing owls are the only species, of 171 owls, that live underground, making them more susceptible to predators and enhancing the risk of having their burrows destroyed.The owls dig these burrows ...

Cape Coral

The summer season is upon us, and with hot days come hot deals at local hot-spots around the community with residential rates available at most.- Sun Splash Family Waterpark is a great way to cool down during summer months, with specialty prices for residents available in daily and season-pass ...

Cape Coral

Adjacent to Fort Myers on a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee to the east and Matlacha Pass to the west, Cape Coral is a "waterfront wonderland" city that features 400 miles of canals and waterways and dozens of recreational parks and facilities. Access a variety of Gulf beaches ...

Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda | VIEW ALL

Gulf Islands have much to offer

The barrier islands cover the entire western edge of Charlotte County from Englewood to Boca Grande, and each is more beautiful than the next.Manasota Key is located at the extreme northern end of Charlotte County. Visitors love this island for its upscale, relaxed lifestyle and its unspoiled ...

Boca Grande: Little gem that straddles Lee and Charlotte County

Boca Grande is located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island and straddles the line between Lee and Charlotte counties. The island, which is located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, is famous for its pristine public beaches, historic sites, celebrity ...

El Jobean offers incredible fishing

The unincorporated community known as El Jobean is located between Englewood and Port Charlotte on the eastern banks of the Myakka River where it empties into Charlotte Harbor. The Myakka River offers incredible fishing and boating opportunities.Boaters who head north on the river will ...

Placida and ‘Old Florida’ fishing village

Placida is perhaps the center of the compass for this segment of the Gulf Coast. From the docks of this tiny but colorful fishing village, charter boats and nature cruises head out into Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Visitors can head south over the Boca Grande Causeway to the shops, ...

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Captiva Island

It is easy to get hooked by Captiva, where there are incredible sunrise and sunset views from the white-sand beaches. There are also amazing opportunities to stroll, shop, recreate, pause from life’s work outside of paradise. Sister island to Sanibel, Captiva is just over a small bridge at ...

J. N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1945, the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is named in honor of Jay Norwood Darling, one of America's first true environmental activists. A cartoonist from Des Moines, Iowa, he briefly headed the U.S. Biological Survey (now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) in the ...

Captiva

It is easy to get hooked by Captiva, where there are incredible sunrise and sunset views from the white-sand beaches. There are also amazing opportunities to stroll, shop, recreate, pause from life's work outside of paradise.Sister island to Sanibel, Captiva is just over a small bridge at Blind ...

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The Community House

Historically, the Sanibel Community Association was one of the first non-profits on the island; since 1927, The Community House is still the gathering place of Sanibel. Many social organizations, civic groups, and clubs that first found a home there are still there to this day. The Community ...

Tarpon Bay Explorers

Tarpon Bay Explorers is the official concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It provides low impact, recreational and educational activities for refuge visitors, and a portion of its proceeds go back to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to benefit the national ...

Sanibel Sea School

The Sanibel Sea School’s vision is a world where all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Its mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Dedicated to vibrantly teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems — animals, people, plants, land, ocean and ...

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve and share Sanibel history. The story of Sanibel is told from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, ...

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates: Historical museum & 17-acre botanical garden

The Edison and Ford Winter estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, contain an historical museum and 17-acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford beside the Caloosahatchee in southwestern Florida. It is located along historic and ...

Fort Myers: The City of Palms

Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms but the majestic array of palm trees that line city streets only tells a piece of the overall story - Fort Myers has a unique vantage as the commercial and creative center of Southwest Florida by thriving on its storied history, all while building ...

Fort Myers

Are you looking for a vacation close to home this year? Great news, - the Fort Myers River District, and surrounding areas of Fort Myers, offer a plethora of activities for the entire family to enjoy.Stop by the Fort Myers River District this summer for such reoccurring activities such as the ...

Fort Myers

Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms, but the majestic array of palm trees that line city streets only tells a piece of the overall story; Fort Myers has a unique vantage as the commercial and creative center of Southwest Florida by thriving on its storied history, all while building toward ...

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Port Boca Grande Lighthouse

The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, built in 1890, is a popular site to visit at the south end of the island. The lighthouse is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday from November through June. The months of June through October – except August when it is ...

Boca Grande

The drive along the Boca Grande Causeway features turquoise-blue waters plied by boats ranging from yachts to kayaks. Completing the picture: Sandy beaches, a historic train trestle, high-end shopping and more fishing holes than anyone without a skilled guide can find. The Gasparilla Inn & ...

Boca Grande

The drive along the Boca Grande Causeway features turquoise-blue waters plied by boats ranging from yachts to kayaks. Completing the picture: Sandy beaches, a historic train trestle, high-end shopping and more fishing holes than anyone without a skilled guide can find.Boca Grande's beautiful ...

Boca Grande

The drive along the Boca Grande Causeway features turquoise-blue waters plied by boats ranging from yachts to kayaks. Completing the picture: Sandy beaches, a historic train trestle, high-end shopping and more fishing holes than anyone without a skilled guide can find.Boca Grande's beautiful ...

Fort Myers Beach | VIEW ALL

Lovers Key State Park

By Charles Sobczak Florida Realtor & a Florida Author Consisting of four barrier islands, Lovers Key State Park encompasses 1,616 acres that include a stretch of 2.5 miles of white sandy beaches, 744 acres of mangrove-fringed waterways, and 8 miles of hiking and nature trails that thread ...

Take an eco-tour

Learn about the area’s ecology and marine life on a guided boat tour. The tours will take you to islands that are only accessible by boat. You’ll certainly see dolphins and possibly even an elusive manatee.

Go Fishing

Fort Myers Beach offers inshore and offshore fishing. Anglers can choose to fish from the shoreline, bridges and piers, or to go on a fishing charter. Inshore fishing supplies year-round opportunities to catch snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, sheepshead, jack crevalle, mangrove snapper and ...

Try some watersports

Be adventurous and try some watersports. Enthralling activities for all ages are available on Fort Myers Beach from a myriad of outfitters. Take a joy ride on a personal watercraft or take a personal watercraft dolphin tour to combine adventure and nature. If you want to include the entire ...

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Lee County Beaches list: 2014

Algiers BeachGulf Side City Park, SanibelParking (Metered), Picnic Area, Refreshments, Restrooms, ShellingBarefoot Beach State RecreationUS 41 to Bonita Beach Road and then West, Boca GrandeHandicap Access, Parking (Metered), Picnic Area, Restrooms, Trails/PathsBoca Grande South BeachGasparilla ...

Sanibel ranked first by U.S. News & World Report

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home, but sometimes, there's good reason to brag. While the picturesque paradise that is Sanibel Island is well recognized by anyone who lives or works here, the community may attract a number of new admirers due to the release of several new reports ...

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

Cayo CostaEver wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don't have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies ...

Some Lee County getaways

South County* Koreshan State Historic SiteA pristine reserve in Estero, one of the fastest-developing areas of Florida, Koreshan State Historic Site on the Estero River combines history and nature for a magnificent outdoor experience.With a colorful past that started with the settlement of the ...

North Fort Myers | VIEW ALL

North Fort Myers

North Fort Myers has plenty for residents and visitors alike to do over the summer.Perhaps the most recognized place is the historic Shell Factory on the corner of Old and New 41. Opened in 1938 and known for years as one of the last great places for tourist kitsch, it has rebranded itself as ...

North Fort Myers

"Season" is here and in North Fort Myers that means a number of fun and interesting events are about to come around very soon. Some of Lee County's oldest and best events and attractions sit on the "opportunity side of the river."The Shell FactoryPerhaps the most recognized place in the North ...

North Fort Myers

"Season" is here and in North Fort Myers that means a number of fun and interesting events are about to come around very soon. Some of Lee County's oldest and best events and attractions sit on the "opportunity side of the river."The Shell FactoryPerhaps the most recognized place in the North ...