Local Fun

Area Attractions

Here are some of our popular attractions...Detailed information and brochures are in the Front Office, for your convenience

The Thomas A. Edison & Henry Ford Winter Homes

Located on McGregor Boulevard, near downtown Ft Myers, don't miss the opportunity to visit the homes of these two remarkable inventors. Opens at 9:00 am - (239) 334-3614

The Shell Factory & Nature Park

Located on US 41 in North Fort Myers, it's a real site to see, thousands and thousands of shells beyond our wildest imagination. Opens at 9:00am Monday - Saturday and 10:00am on Sunday - (239) 995-2141

Florida Everglades

See what Florida has to offer, from birds and fish to alligators. Spend the day in a nature reserve or on an air boat tour or walk through the swamps or see a little alligator wrestling. Open all year from 8:30 am to 6:00pm - (305) 242-7711

Key West Express

Spend the day on beautiful Key West. Departing from Salty Sam's Marina in Ft Myers Beach, the M/V Big Cat Express is 155 feet long, featuring two enclosed cabins, sun deck, satellite TV, slot machines and full galley and bar. Also departing from Ft Myers Beach, at the Fisherman's Wharf, under the Ft Myers Beach bridge, the 140 foot Atlantic, which features two enclosed cabins, sun deck, satellite TV and full galley and bar - (888) 539-2628

Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Just a short drive from Fort Myers Beach, from wildlife refuges and bike riding to shopping at Periwinkle Shops and eating at the famous Bubble Room - (239) 472-1080

Walt Disney World (Orlando)

A place to step out of reality, spend the day with Mickey and Minnie or in Cinderella's Castle. Located three hours away from the resort, off I-4 at US 192. Open daily 9:00 am, closing time varies with the season - (407) 824-4321

Sea World (Orlando)

Get soaked by Shamu or watch the dolphis play. Located three hours from the resort, just off International Drive. Open at 9:00am, closing time varies with the season - (407) 824-4321

Bush Gardens (Tampa)

Go flying through the air at 65 mph on some of the countries best roller coasters or a safari through the African desert. Located about three hours from the resort in Tampa - (813) 971-8282

Bonita Dog Trak

On Bonita Beach Road, just west of I-75 in Bonita Springs, the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track offers year-round dog racing. Live racing is held daily in season and 5-6 times per week in the off-season - (239) 992-24111

Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Center

Offers a variety of different shows, from Peter Pan to the world-renowned Cats - (239) 481-4849

Sun Splash Water Park

Spend the day in the lazy lagoon. Take the kids down the zip cord on any slide they can imagine. Located in Cape Coral off Santa Barbara Boulevard - (239) 574-0557

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Sanibel Island - A 5,000 acre wildlife refuge, dedicated to the protection and management of wildlife and its habitat. A five-mile drive winds through the mangrove swamp to bring you into close contact with an environment of unique importance. Located on Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel Island - (239) 472-1100

Island Historical Museum

Funded and maintained by the City of Sanibel, the Museum is tucked away on a quiet lagoon on Dunlop road that shows how the early settlers lived. Artifacts of clothing, tin-types and antiques are on display. Opens at 10:00 am to 4:00pm Thursday and Saturday - (239) 472-4648

Barrier Island Center for the Arts

Art classes, lectures, concerns and exhibitions throughout the year - (239) 472-4682

Spend the day at the Beach !!!!

There are plenty of things to do right on Ft Myers Beach - Jet Skiing, Parasailing - Shell Hunting - Tanning - Rent a Moped or Harley - Shopping - Dining - Running - Boating, Bird Watching and Fishing

Churches

Please call for times of Services

First Church of Christ, Scientist

(239) 472-8684

Captiva Chapel by the Sea

(239) 472-1646 - Services mid-November thru mid-April

St. Isabel Catholic Church

(239) 472-2763

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church

(239) 472-2173

Sanibel Community Church

(239) 472-2684

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ

(239) 472-0497

Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Sanibel

(239) 395-3838

Congregation Bat Yam, Temple of the Islands

(239) 395-2906

Unitarian-Universalist Society of the Islands

(239) 472-7001

Fun Rentals / Scooters

(239) 463-8844

Olde Thyme Limo

(239) 340-1191

The Trolley ($.25 per ride)

(239) 275-8726

Local Motion Taxi Service

(239) 463-4113

Big Stick Specialties

(239) 463-9991

Matchbox Body Piercing

(239) 765-4884

Adventure Water Sports

(239) 765-6933

Holiday Water Sports

Behind Pink Shell - (239) 765-4386 Best Western - (239) 463-6778

Mid-Island Water Sports

(239) 765-0965

Wind & Water Sports

(239) 765-8080

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

(239) 395-2233

Beach Theatre

(239) 765-9000

Lover's Key State Park

(239) 463-4588

Mound Key State Park

(239) 992-0311 (Access only by water)

Ostego Bay Marine Foundation

(239) 765-8101

Golf

(There are over 119 Golf Courses in the area, for tee times and hours of operation, check the local phone book)

Cypress Lake Country Club

(239) 481-3222

Summerlin Ridge Golf Course

(239) 432-0000

CVS Drugs

2545 Estero Blvd (Near Nations Bank) - (239) 463-5708 Villa Santini Plaza - (239) 463-5746

Publix Grocery

(239) 463-0378

Topps Grocery

(239) 463-7979

Restaurants

Dress at most island restaurants is reasonable casual during most of the year. During season, reservations are a must at most places.

Rosie's Island Market & Deli - (239) 472-6656
Barney's Incredible Edibles - (239) 472-2555
Dairy Queen of Sanibel - (239) 472-1170
Huxter's Market - (239) 472-0044
The Green Flash - (239) 472-3337
Lazy Flamingo - (239) 472-6939
Bubble Room - (239) 472-5558
Mucky Duck - (239) 472-3434
Island Pizza - (239) 472-1581
Portofino's - (239) 472-0494
Chloe's Seafood & Steaks - (239) 765-0595
Channel Mark Waterfront Restaurant (239) 463-9127
Flippers on the Bay at Lover's Key Resort - (239) 765-1040
Jojo's on the Beach - (239) 463-6181
Matanzas Inn Restaurant - (239) 463-3838
Perky's Pizza - (239) 463-3733 (Delivers)
Olde Thyme Subs & Pizza - (239) 466-3733 (Delivers)

Rib City Grill - (239) 454-0454
South Beach Grille - (239) 463-7770
Split Rail Family Restaurant - (239) 466-3400
Sunflower Cafe - (239) 415-4262
The Fish Monger Seafood Restaurant - (239) 765-5544
Timbers - (239) 472-3128
Mc T's Shrimp House & Tavern - (239) 472-3161
The Jacaranda - (239) 472-1771
Jean-Paul's French Corner - (239) 472-1493
East End Deli - (239) 472-9622
Hungry Heron - (239) 472-2555
The Mermaid Kitchen - (239) 472-1242
Matzaluna - (239) 472-1998
Sanibel Grill - (239) 472-4453
Doc Ford's - (239) 472-8311
Cheeburger Cheeburger - (239) 472-6111
Ellington's Jazz Bar & Restaurant - (239) 337-5299

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