Many times when people think of southern Florida, they think of the elderly going there to hide from the cold winter in the North. You’ve probably heard the jokes of the snowbirds and numerous shuffleboard courts in Florida. Florida is much more than those jokes you’ve heard. Florida has beautiful sparkling beaches and Sanibel Island and Captiva Island have some of the best sea shells you can find anywhere along the ocean. The variety of Southwest Florida places which you can travel to during a week’s vacation is:
Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Fort Myers has white sand beaches and is great for a singles, couples or families. There are things to do in Fort Myers year round. If you want to get away from the beach attractions to see are:
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates.
Lakes Regional Park.
City of Palms Park.
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium.
jetBlue Park at Fenway South.
Estero Bay Preserve State Park.
If you want to leave Fort Myers to another close town or location, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are within 30 minutes of Fort Myers. Sanibel Island and Captiva Island offer families and couples many things to do such as:
J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.
Sanibel Island Light.
If you’re interested in being off of island vacationing, Sarasota would be a great place to stop. Along with beaches, sun and the beautiful ocean, Sarasota has:
Sarasota Classic Car Museum.
Sarasota Opera House.
Mote Marine Laboratory.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
Ed Smith Stadium.
South Florida Museum.
If you decide you’ve had enough of a cultural experience during your vacation, you can always head to Marco Island. Marco Island is the largest of the islands in Florida. It offers a large amount of wilderness that can be explored by boat or by air. Marco Island also offers fishing charters and incredible restaurants.
There are so many places to go and to see in Southwest Florida that obtaining a florida travel guide will help you plan the best vacation ever!