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Some Of Our Favorite Things To Do In The Fort Myers Area.
When we have guests staying at The Favorite Sun Matt an I like to recommend things to do in the Fort Myers area. If are guests are looking for water front dining we will find them a restaurant. If they are looking a place to rent kayaks, we will find them a place. If they are looking for a place to read a book on a quiet beach we can tell them where to go. We try to recommend only places and things to do that we have been to and done, but sometimes that doesn’t work. If that happens we look at to Yelp, TripAdvisor and our Florida friends, thanks Frank and Margaret, for reviews. Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Fort Myers area.
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- Mad Fresh Bistro – Matt and I went here for lunch. It’s in a strip mall and doesn’t look like much, but the food is amazing! We had the charcuterie and fromage duo, or what I like to call it, fancy cheese plate. It was delicious and huge. It went very well with a nice glass of wine, they have a great selection. Next we split a steak tartine, a french open faced sandwich topped with a rich spread. This was very good. Everything is made with fresh and premium ingredients, locally grown or raised when possible, with no additives, preservatives, or artificial flavors or colors. The food here rocks! We can’t wait to go back!
Heavenly Biscuit – If you are looking for breakfast, this is the place to go. They are well known for their homemade cinnamon rolls and their biscuit breakfast sandwiches. Matt and I got here right when they opened and there was already a line forming. We soon learned that typically there is a very long line, we must have lucked out that day. The restaurant itself is very small, so they only let a certain number of people in at a time. There is seating outside as well. We split a cinnamon roll. These are made fresh everyday and loaded with frosting. YUM!!!!! We also split, yes we like to share, an egg, bacon, tomato and cheese on a biscuit. The biscuits are made fresh every day too. Another YUM!!!!! Make sure you try this place out, but get there early.
- Flea Masters Flea Market – If you like flea markets, then this is the place for you! This flea market is huge! And when I say huge, I mean really, really, really huge. I’m talking about over 400,000 square feet of shopping that would make any bargain hunter weak in the knees. You’ll find sporting goods, t shirts, antiques, collectibles and a bunch of other things. There is something for everyone. Margaret got some beautiful paintings for her home here. The stores here are always changing, it’s a different shopping experience every time. Opened every Friday – Sunday all year round.
- Sanibel Marina – Thinking about cruising the beautiful waters of the gulf coast? Check out Sanibel Marina. They have a fleet of boats ready for you, your family and friends to rent. You can rent these boats for half or full day and really see what Sanibel has to offers. On a boat is one of the best ways to see the island.
Sunset – One of the places that Matt an I really enjoy watching the sunset is from the Fort Myers Pier. It’s breath taking. If you can only do one thing while in Fort Myers this is it. After the sunset check out the beach shops and grab a bite to eat. The pier is a great place to listen to live music and do some people watching too.
- Ford’s Garage – Matt an I went here on our last trip to Fort Myers. It’s located in historic downtown Fort Myers and is designed to look like a 1920’s service station. bathroom sinks are tires and the water comes out of a gas pump nozzle. This place is great. Matt an I both enjoyed the food here and the atmosphere. Great burgers, and cold beer! Need I say more?
- Blind Pass Beach – All the beaches in the Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are beautiful, but this one is our favorite. This beach is ideal for swimming, fishing, shelling and hiking. I like to find shells while Matt likes to lounge. There is parking, bathrooms, showers, wheel chair access, and picnic tables. Get there early to ensure a parking space.
- Dixie Roadhouse – Dixie Roadhouse is a great place if you are looking to get that country feeling in the Ft. Myers area.
They have a very large dance floor, and the crowd is very active and always performing some sort of country line dance. Music is country, but also some club like music…which the crowd still line dances too. As someone that has never been to a country line dancing club, this was such a great experience. I would go again. While the age is skewed toward the younger crowd about 20% of the people there were over 40…which surprised me! Plenty of beer and drink options as well! Consider me a fan…I’ll go back.
- She Sells Seashells – Matt an I bumped into this store while driving on Sanibel Island. We were looking for a gift to bring home to our daughter. She is a huge beach fan and we both felt a little guilty enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States while she was back at home. This place has a lot of unique things. Obviously lots of things that have to do with shells, hence the name, but they also have jewelry, craft making supplies, t-shirts, alligator claw back scratchers and a bunch of other unique things. We ended up getting her a pair of dolphin ear rings and a shell box. She loved them! In fact she loved them so much, the next time we went back we got the same thing for her best friend.
We would love to hear what your favorite things to do in the Fort Myers area so we can try them out and recommend them to our guests.
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