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All aboard: Worry free island hopping on the Key West Express

Have you ever dreamt of just leaving your life behind for the weekend? We all think about it, daydreaming can conjure up some fabulous getaways. Key West is the easy-to-get-to island just south of us that we all want to visit to re-invent ourselves and throw our cares to the balmy breezes.With ...

Editor’s Picks: Key West Hotspots

An overnight trip to America's most southern city via the Key West Express provided an opportunity to visit both tourist-book hot spots and some locally-renowned gems. We took in a lot of each. Here are some of our favorites:**To visitMallory Square400 Wall St., Key West305-809-3700Mallory ...

Fort Myers Beach

Known as the playground of Lee County, many families, retirees and day-trippers like to venture to Fort Myers Beach to visit, become seasonal residents or live out the rest of their years.The seven-mile island has beachfront all along its western side that features parks (Bowditch Point, Lynn ...

Lee County Beaches

Algiers BeachGulf Side City Park, SanibelParking (Metered), Picnic Area, Refreshments, Restrooms, ShellingBarefoot Beach State PreserveUS 41 to Bonita Beach Road and then West, Bonita BeachHandicap Access, Paid Parking (Entrance Fee), Picnic Area, Restrooms, Shelling, Trails/PathsBoca Grande ...

Times Square/Public Pier Lynn Hall Memorial Park

Considered the heart of Fort Myers Beach, the bustling Times Square area is located to the right of the Matanzas Pass Bridge. After gaping at the panoramic view of the island from the bridge's summit, drivers take a short turn to the right and immediately to the left is metered parking ($2 an ...

Bay Oaks Recreation Campus

This is a Town of Fort Myers Beach facility that is open to both residents and visitors. The rec center is next to Beach Elementary School at 2731 Oak St.; phone number is 765-4222. Proper attire is required, including sneakers. Admission and sports activities are free to members. Inquire about ...

Bowditch Point Park

Bowditch Point Regional Park is 17 acres that is located at the northern tip of Estero Island. It is actually a dual use facility in which approximately seven acres are a developed park for passive recreational use and the remaining 10 acres a restoration/preserve area.The gulf front is more ...

The Mound House

Experience old Florida at Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history, 2,000 years of island life are revealed in a variety of tours and educational programs. Situated on Estero Bay, the site is accessible ...

Lovers Key

Fall in love with Lovers Key State Park, which was voted one of the top 10 parks in Florida by the Travel Channel. In fact, Lovers Key currently holds the second highest attendance mark in Florida and boasts the premier outdoor attraction spot in Southwest Florida .It's said the Key, once only ...