Things To Do For Free Or Cheap In Fort Myers
There are two different types of vacationers. The first type is the “sky’s the limit”. These people travel first class, stay at the best 5 star resorts, fine dinning every for every meal and spend lots of money on things to do. They might charter a yacht or spend the day soaking in some kind of chocolate, mud mixture, sipping on champagne, while little fish are nibbling the dead skin off of their toes. The other type are people that want to stay at a nice place, eat great food, and are more apt to spend the day soaking up the sun then in that mud mixture. They appreciate the finer things in life but will not snub their nose at a freebie. After hours of research and grueling work, translated to 45 minutes while drinking my morning coffee, I have put together a list of things to do for free or cheap in Fort Myers area. Some of these things Matt an I have done and some are on our list of things to do.
Centennial Park is located in historic, downtown Fort Myers on the banks of the Caloosahatshee River. This is a 10 acre park that has a picnic area, volley ball nets, a playground and rest rooms. There’s typically something going on from live music to a local festival or the weekly farmer’s market. Pack a picnic lunch,a good book and enjoy. For more information about Centennial Park click here.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, then this is the place for you! The Matanzas Pass Preserve is known as one of Fort Myers Beach best kept secrets. This 60 acre preserve runs along the Matanzas Pass on the island of Estero. People love to go here to see what Fort Myers Beach looked like before the development of the town. There is a 1.25 mile board walk that goes through the maritime hammock, tidal swamp, Black Mangrove forest and coastal grassland. Bring a good pair of walking shoes, reviewers say that it gets muddy.
The Arts for Act Gallery is located in the historic river district of Fort Myers. This gallery is a non-profit Artists Co-op owned by Abuse Counseling & Treatment Inc. Act Gallery features original art, hand crafted items, limited addition prints as well as a boutique. The boutique offers a variety of jewelry, clothing, hand bags and more. The first Friday of every month they hold an Artful Evening Artist reception from 7 – 10.
Here’s something you don’t see every day…The Southern Extreme Water Ski Show team! This is a non-profit ski club that performs free water ski shows. You can see them almost every Sunday , starting at 3:00. The do take a break during the months of December, January, June and July though. In this exciting one hour show you will see dare devil stunts, high speed action, acrobatics and more. Take the whole family to this one!
Enjoy the sunset on Fort Myers Beach Pier. It’s absolutely beautiful. There is a small cost associated with parking in the lot next to the pier. If the lot is full, drive around a couple of times. Chances are that you’ll end up getting a space. After the sunset enjoy some live music or find a seat and people watch. There is always something going on. You could even get there a little early and pack a sunset picnic.
I hope you enjoyed these things to do for free or cheap in the Fort Myers area. If you would like even more ideas go to The Favorite Sun’s Pinterest board, Things To Do For Free Or Cheap In Fort Myers Area. If you have your own things to do for free or cheap in the Fort Myers area, let me know.