If you're in the mood for some Las Vegas-style roulette, blackjack, or slot machines, try The Big "M" Casino Cruises, departing twice daily from Moss Marine on Fort Myers Beach. Each cruise lasts five and a half hours, and offers a lunch buffet and a dinner buffet. Parking is free. The ship does not have elevators, so those in wheelchairs are restricted to the first floor, which is where the gambling is. The second floor is the dining room and the third has entertainment.
544 Cultural Park Blvd Ft. Myers, FL 33990 +1 239 772 7037
Cape Coral only became a city in 1957, but they still have a historical museum. The Cape Coral Historical Museum traces the history of the area, as well as its incorporation to the fastest growing city in Lee County. Exhibits and video explain early Cape Coral (and old Waltzing Waters), and include photos, artifacts from the Cape Coral Rose Garden, a collection of WWII lead soldiers, and a replica of a "cracker" house.
400 Santa Barbara Blvd Ft. Myers, FL 33991 +1 239 574 0557
At the Sun Splash Family Waterpark in Cape Coral, you can test your nerves on the Electric Slide, a Kelly green five-story twisting tube slide, or you can relax and catch some rays on the Lazy River. Other attractions include Cape Fear and cable drops. There are water playgrounds for kids, and volleyball and video games for non-swimmers. Have lunch at the Calypso Café. The park is open from mid-March to mid-October. Admission is $9.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids. Parking and lockers are extra.
2915 Northeast Pine Island Road Ft. Myers, FL 33909 +1 239 997 0012
Kids (and adults) can enjoy hands-on learning at The Children's Science Center, in Cape Coral. Indoor and outdoor exhibits are educational as well as fun, and include electricity, fossils, optical illusions, live reptiles, mazes, a butterfly garden, and a nature trail. Astronomy nights, where kids can gaze through giant telescopes, run from January-April. For astronomy nights, wear long sleeves, pants, socks, close-toed shoes and a jacket, and bring mosquito repellant. The Science Center also has a gift shop and picnicking.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus I and Jack Nicklaus II, the Whispering Oak golf course at Veranda is a beauty. The natural background is expertly combined to create a course challenging enough for the for the best golfers. The challenges at this 18 hole course will test your skill. A great course where nature and imagination meets for an ultimate golfing experience.
2133 Heitman Street Ft. Myers, FL 33902 +1 239 334 2161
This parish was founded in 1910 in Lee County. The Roman Catholic church situated in Fort Myers has a religious store on its northern end. Masses are held by Reverend Michael Mullen and attended by the faithful on a regular basis. The St Francis Xavier School is attached to this organization. The church office hours are from 8.30a to 4p from Monday to Friday. It has also started offering a youth ministry program.
Manatees are one of Florida's most interesting animals, and unfortunately endangered. Manatee World provides boat tours to see manatees in their natural environment. The boats are open and seat 44 people on benches. The narrated tours last an hour and a half, and depart at 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm Monday through Saturday during the summer. Reservations are recommended, and small coolers are allowed. There's no ramp for wheelchair access, but wheelchairs can be carried on to the boats. Cost is $18 for adults, $9 for children under 1
19709 Little Lane Ft. Myers, FL 33920 +1 239 728 9463
In 1985, after much trial and tribulation, the Kiser family finally produced a Florida wine. Today, the Eden Vineyards and Winery is the southernmost bonded winery in the United States. There are six homegrown wines, including Alva Rouge and Alva White. Prices range from USD8.95 to USD10.95 for 750 ml bottles. The winery is open to visitors for tasting and sales, and is located in Alva, 10 miles east of Fort Myers. The entrance is 400 feet down Little Lane; watch for the green sign with the arrow.
This arena boasts of playing host to a diverse range of events - corporate receptions, graduation ceremonies, cooking and trade shows and more. All this is possible with the help of sub-venues, such as The Big Cypress Club, The Olde Florida Room and the Bud Terrace. For food and drinks, The Blades American Grill serves an all American menu of steaks, salads and desserts like Frozen Chocolate Cheese Cake. That should be reason enough to visit this place with your friends.
The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers hotel in Florida is
located in the southwest business suburbs, just 9 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport and downtown Fort Myers, and minutes away from beautiful Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Guests will ...
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 ...
For anyone who has ever wondered where the "fort" in
Fort Myers was, the answer to that question and many others can be found at the Fort Myers Historical Museum. Housed in the restored Atlantic Coast Line Depot, the ...