There are a lot of things to do if you are visiting Fort Myers. Here are ten top things to do.
Plan a visit to the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates. They are close together, and feature a 21-acre botanical garden and a museum. This is educational for children but should interest the whole family.
The IMAG is a hands-on museum and aquarium that features dozens of interactive exhibits, animal encounters and a hurricane simulator. The Railroad Museum of South Florida, in Lakes Regional Park has a one-mile miniature train ride as well as a museum. The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium offers nature trails, a museum and of course the Planetarium. All three emphasize science and technology.
The Alliance for the Arts offers exhibits, and a large number of performances including drama and comedy. Consult their web site for what is being offered when you will visit.
There are a variety of short cruises available, including dolphin cruises, and a sunset cruise of scenic Estero Bay. There is also a cruise that explores the Everglades. The Military Museum of South Florida and Library is worth a visit, although the library is for research only.
Fort Myers has several family attractions such as Zoomer’s Amusement Park, which is small but family friendly. There are a number of opportunities for kayaking or standup paddle boarding. For example, Kayak Excursions offers kayak rentals, kayak fishing and kayak tours. There are also a number of venues for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Finally, the nearby Ding Darling Nature Preserve (named for a famous naturalist and cartoonist), is one of the premier birding spots in the Southeast. This is an excellent opportunity for nature enthusiasts.
Check the various city, park, business and museum websites to see what is happening in Fort Myers. These are ten top things to do, but there are great many more.
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