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Guidebook for Fort Myers

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Guidebook for Fort Myers

Food Scene
One of our favorite places to dine; superb Sicilian cuisine. Only matched by Bruno's contagious gregariousness and the excellent service provided by his wife, Genevieve.
Bruno's of Brooklyn - Italian Eatery
2112 Second St
One of our favorite places to dine; superb Sicilian cuisine. Only matched by Bruno's contagious gregariousness and the excellent service provided by his wife, Genevieve.
Consistently great food, wonderful wine selection and also a good bar atmoshere
Twisted Vine Bistro
2214 Bay Street
Consistently great food, wonderful wine selection and also a good bar atmoshere
Fine dining in an intimate setting. While it is true that the setting and surroundings are beautiful in this historic downtown building the gastronomic experience fails to support the price point break.
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The Veranda
2122 Second Street
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Fine dining in an intimate setting. While it is true that the setting and surroundings are beautiful in this historic downtown building the gastronomic experience fails to support the price point break.
The best local and fresh seafood, also a great little restaurant. Don't want want to drive to Matlacha?; then go to the Fort Myers Farmers Market (downtown behind the USPS) and the Island Seafood Market truck is there selling just caught seafood from their Matlacha store.
Island Seafood Market
4330 Pine Island Road
The best local and fresh seafood, also a great little restaurant. Don't want want to drive to Matlacha?; then go to the Fort Myers Farmers Market (downtown behind the USPS) and the Island Seafood Market truck is there selling just caught seafood from their Matlacha store.
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Olde Fish House Marina
4530 Pine Island Road
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Drinks & Nightlife
Restaurant and bar, most notable is the SkyBar on top of the building overlooking the Caloosahatchee River . Late afternoon, early evening at the SkyBar for great River and sunset views.
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The Firestone Skybar & Martini Bar
2224 Bay Street
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Restaurant and bar, most notable is the SkyBar on top of the building overlooking the Caloosahatchee River . Late afternoon, early evening at the SkyBar for great River and sunset views.
One comes here to drink and to hear some good local music (don't bother with the food). Weekends 2-5:00.
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Ragged Ass Saloon
3421 Stringfellow Road
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One comes here to drink and to hear some good local music (don't bother with the food). Weekends 2-5:00.
Sightseeing
The Ford and Edison Estate Tour takes you back in time to when these two great inventors spent their winters in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee river. Enjoy a wonderful educational trip back to the inventors' restored winter homes. Outstanding architecture, restaurant and marina on the Chattahoochee River
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard
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The Ford and Edison Estate Tour takes you back in time to when these two great inventors spent their winters in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee river. Enjoy a wonderful educational trip back to the inventors' restored winter homes. Outstanding architecture, restaurant and marina on the Chattahoochee River
We have not taken this trip, however friends have highly recommended as a great way (and the shortest trip vs driving) to visit Key West as a day-trip or an overnight-er.
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Key West Express
1200 Main Street
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We have not taken this trip, however friends have highly recommended as a great way (and the shortest trip vs driving) to visit Key West as a day-trip or an overnight-er.
Excellent historical home in the River District; magnificent period architecture. The home retains many of the original furniture and pictures of the Burroughs family
Burroughs Home and Gardens
2505 First Street
Excellent historical home in the River District; magnificent period architecture. The home retains many of the original furniture and pictures of the Burroughs family
Matlacha, FL has a population of 677 and is a must stop on your way to Pine Island. A walk along the road treats the visitor to an eclectic mix of Key-like buildings all holding treasures to be discovered.
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Matlacha
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Matlacha, FL has a population of 677 and is a must stop on your way to Pine Island. A walk along the road treats the visitor to an eclectic mix of Key-like buildings all holding treasures to be discovered.
Parks & Nature
A wonderful collection of butterflies in a 3600 sq. foot glass conservatory. Walk thru the conservatory and enjoy butterflies flying by and around you! Shops and restaurants on premises.On warm sunny the butterflies are most active flying by you as you walk through the conservatory.
The Florida Native Butterfly Society Conservatory
1815 Fowler St
A wonderful collection of butterflies in a 3600 sq. foot glass conservatory. Walk thru the conservatory and enjoy butterflies flying by and around you! Shops and restaurants on premises.On warm sunny the butterflies are most active flying by you as you walk through the conservatory.
We have not been here, however we have heard that this is great experience, especially for children and young adults.This 105-acre sanctuary features nature trails, a natural history museum & planetarium exhibits.
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Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue
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We have not been here, however we have heard that this is great experience, especially for children and young adults.This 105-acre sanctuary features nature trails, a natural history museum & planetarium exhibits.
Beautiful beach, food and bathroom facilities.
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Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Boulevard
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Beautiful beach, food and bathroom facilities.
The entire length of Fort Myers Beach is dotted with public parking/access points to this beautiful beach which stretches for miles along the Atlantic Coast. Some of these access points are dog friendly.
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Fort Myers Beach
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The entire length of Fort Myers Beach is dotted with public parking/access points to this beautiful beach which stretches for miles along the Atlantic Coast. Some of these access points are dog friendly.
A great experience to view manatees as they flock to the Florida Power & Light power plant cooling towers outflow. The Gulf temperature in winter is 63 degrees so the manatees are drawn to the warm outflow water.
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Lee County Manatee Park
10901 Palm Beach Blvd
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A great experience to view manatees as they flock to the Florida Power & Light power plant cooling towers outflow. The Gulf temperature in winter is 63 degrees so the manatees are drawn to the warm outflow water.
Entertainment & Activities
Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Park at CenturyLink Sports Park.
Fort Myers Miracle
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy
Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Park at CenturyLink Sports Park.
Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Park at CenturyLink Sports Park.
Minnesota Twins Spring Training Headquarters
Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Park at CenturyLink Sports Park.
Red Sox play at Jet Blue Park
Red Sox Spring Training
Red Sox play at Jet Blue Park
Arts & Culture
Operated by the Florida Arts Inc. in this restored building they constantly offer events ranging from concerts to art exhibitions to lectures to Indie Films. A must to check out their calendar of events.
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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 1st St
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Operated by the Florida Arts Inc. in this restored building they constantly offer events ranging from concerts to art exhibitions to lectures to Indie Films. A must to check out their calendar of events.
Located at the Barbara B. Manning Arts Center. A local symphony established 1996 offers classical presentations as well as a Pops series; they also support 'Musicworks', a program to engage and promote music and musical string instruction to students.
Gulf Coast Symphony
6314 Corporate Ct
Located at the Barbara B. Manning Arts Center. A local symphony established 1996 offers classical presentations as well as a Pops series; they also support 'Musicworks', a program to engage and promote music and musical string instruction to students.