The golf course at the Gulf Harbor Yacht and Country Club is a water-filled par 72. The semi-private course was designed by Chip Powell and has 83 bunkers. Watch out for the par-5 eighth hole, known as the "Hole of Fame." There's also a driving range, pro shop, and member lounge. Greens fees are $105 every day. Tee times are accepted. Carts have to be back by 7:30pm, and are included in the fee. The course is open year-round. No metal spikes allowed.
Albert Meadow Antiques specializes in twentieth-century decorative art and jewelry. Proprietor David Doherty offers period pieces such as jewelry from 1850 to 1940, Tiffany glass, and art nouveau glass. They also have gold, platinum, and diamond estate pieces, and Maxfield Parrish lithographs. The small store boasts a clientele of winter residents and tourists. The store is located across from the Bubble Room on Captiva Drive. Their store in Maine is open in July and August.
Kelly's Cocoons sells original jewelry, art, and antiques. Butterfly art is their specialty. The butterflies are raised in aviaries, and after they die naturally, are preserved in Lucite. The artist, Kelly Murphy, combines biology and art to create her butterfly handiwork. They also offer 14-karat and 18-karat gold sea life jewelry, authentic shipwrecked coins, and work by local artists. There's another store in Sanibel.
For that spectacular gift of jewelry, try the Cedar Chest, located on Sanibel Island. They offer a variety of one-of-a kind pieces, including modern designs, estate and period jewelry and diamonds. They use 14-karat or 18-karat gold and platinum. The sea life collection includes pendants and bracelets designed and crafted in the store. The prices reflect the quality of the work, with the least expensive starting at around $600. The Cedar Chest has been in business since 1975, with the same owners and proprietors. They also buy gold and diamonds. See website for online shopping and more.
Located in Fort Myers, the Fort Myers Tanger Outlet Center offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 45 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Nike, Reebok, Bath & Body Works, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Carter's and many more. Shop 'til you drop!
Marinatown Marina has 140 slips, and offers overnight dockage, showers, laundry, pool, and boat shop. They are located in North Fort Myers, on the north side of the Caloosahatchee River just west of the US 41 fixed bridge. The entrance is well marked, and the channel runs five feet. The harbor depth is 8 to 12 feet with negligible current. The docks are stationary, and the marina is a proven storm refuge. Sneaker's Bar & Grill and The Mariner's Inn are both nearby.
A fine array of food products and a commitment to fresh, local produce make The Sandy Butler Market, one of the top purveyors of gourmet food supplies in the city. The family-owned enterprise delights with it's all-encompassing selection, ranging from premium roasted coffees and cheeses to frozen foods and wines. The selection of their own signature products ranging from mouthwatering jams and jellies to their fresh citrus and juices is a popular affair. Budding chefs will love their array of kitchen tools and accessories. From oils and vinegars to pasta and sauces, one visit to the store is all you need to cook up a storm. The in-house Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar, makes the great use of their products to whip up delectable meals.
Sometimes you've just got to shop, and the Edison Mall is the place to go. Located at the intersection of US 41 and Colonial Boulevard, the large L-shaped mall has Burdines, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears at its corners. There are over 150 specialty stores, including The Disney Store, The Gap and Victoria's Secret. Strollers and wheelchairs are available. Use the mall shuttles to get around, or join the Mall Walkers. The food court includes chicken, pizza and Cajun. Parking is free.
Florida is famous for oranges, but what about Honeybells? Sun Harvest Citrus sells a wide variety of fresh Indian River citrus, including Honeybell tangelos when they're in season, both by mail order and at its "Big Green Packinghouse" located at the intersection of Metro Parkway and Six Mile Cypress. You can try fresh-squeezed juice or soft serve cones. There's also a deli and playground. For a behind-the-scenes look at the citrus industry and to see fruit squeezed into juice, free tours are offered November-April, leaving on the hour from 11am-3pm
Do not call the Bell Tower Shops a mall. The open-air shopping center is decorated with foliage, fountains and waterfalls. There are seats for people watching and covered walkways in case of bad weather. At either end are department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Jacobson's. Most of the stores are upscale. There is also a 20-screen movie theatre and 10 restaurants, like Bistro 41 and Manatee Max. Live musicians entertain Friday and Saturday evenings, with FridayFests on the last Friday of each month. Parking is free and spread over several big lots.
Located in Fort Myers, the Fort Myers Tanger Outlet Center
offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 45 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day. Stores include Polo Ralph Lauren, ...
The Residence Inn Fort Myers, FL is located minutes from
Sanibel, Captiva Island, Southwest Florida Medical Center, and RSW International Airport. Shoppers will enjoy the convenient access to Miromar Outlets and the Edison Mall. The pet friendly hotel offers ...
The Fairfield Inn Fort Myers is for people who want
a clean, inexpensive room with a few comforts like cable TV, pool and whirlpool, and a complimentary breakfast. The décor and furnishings are standard, and the phones have data ...