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Things to do in Fort Myers

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Outlet Mall
“Visit this fun outdoor outlet shopping center to get great deals on all of your favorite brands. Dine in one of their many restaurants. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious food, excellent service, and great views—once I spotted a dolphin enjoying a swim while enjoying my lunch in the air conditioning at Rumrunner’s on a hot summer day. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Eat in the shade on their deck, with your toes in the sand, or while you stroll the boardwalk...whichever way, the view is great! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Outlet Store
“Located on the road to Sanibel, and a short car ride from our cottage, there are plenty of options for outlet shopping at these shops.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Seafood lovers must visit! So many delicious seafood-based options to choose from, cooked and uncooked. My favorite is the lobster mac & cheese and their key lime pie. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious food and a unique Henry Ford-themed casual dining setting with indoor and outdoor seating options. If you stop for a bite, make sure to check out their one-of-a-kind bathrooms before you go! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent food - have yet to complain about any item on the menu (look up Yelp reviews). So fun to sit in the bar and grab an appetizer and watch the shrimp boats. OR dine in and listen to the local music - loads of people spontaneously get up and dance! Great to watch or participate. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“If you forgot to pack something you need or just want to go shopping, this place is close to the cottage. There are hotels here, shopping and dining.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fantastic food. Also, you are at the Ft. Myers Beach pier for a great stroll and watching the sunset or the fishermen.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Great place for children to play. Also, lots of birds come to nest in the evening just before dark. You can rent kayaks, paddle boats, surry cycle (4 person bike), etc.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Nature at its finest see all kinds of wildlife, great for bird watching too!”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach located directly off Estero Bay. Experience this one of a kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound. Take a tour inside to learn about our island from many many years ago. Take a kayak tour of the mangroves and witness the beautiful nature all around us.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Very small place but VERY BIG FOOD! You have to stop at least once on your trip. They have amazing cinnamon rolls smothered in icing and pecan rolls too. My husband LOVES their biscuit sandwich: eggs, cheese, sausage (homemade patties) or bacon, tomato....deliciousness!”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We love to go to Fathoms for the food and outdoor dining with views of the marina and tiki bar. Fathom's has bands (depending on the season) on Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends checkout their Facebook page for info.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Musicals, symphonies & other events are featured at this Edison State College performing arts hall.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“Lighthouse of the Infamous Sanibel Island. This is a simple paradise getaway with Stunning Sunsets”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious food, excellent service, and great views—once I spotted a dolphin enjoying a swim while enjoying my lunch in the air conditioning at Rumrunner’s on a hot summer day. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Eat in the shade on their deck, with your toes in the sand, or while you stroll the boardwalk...whichever way, the view is great! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Seafood lovers must visit! So many delicious seafood-based options to choose from, cooked and uncooked. My favorite is the lobster mac & cheese and their key lime pie. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious food and a unique Henry Ford-themed casual dining setting with indoor and outdoor seating options. If you stop for a bite, make sure to check out their one-of-a-kind bathrooms before you go! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent food - have yet to complain about any item on the menu (look up Yelp reviews). So fun to sit in the bar and grab an appetizer and watch the shrimp boats. OR dine in and listen to the local music - loads of people spontaneously get up and dance! Great to watch or participate. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fantastic food. Also, you are at the Ft. Myers Beach pier for a great stroll and watching the sunset or the fishermen.”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“We love to go to Fathoms for the food and outdoor dining with views of the marina and tiki bar. Fathom's has bands (depending on the season) on Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends checkout their Facebook page for info.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place with HUGE portions and affordable pricing. Great place if you are looking to go to Downtown Ft Myers to walk around, check out the Pier and grab lunch down there. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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