Things to do in Lee County

The great thing about Lee County is that everything from Everglades City up to Sarasota is tremendous and attractive for tourists. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, unlimited shopping, beaches, boating, golf, festivals and being 2-3 hours from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, and 30-90 minutes from Naples and Sarasota, with the Keys close enough for overnight trips.

Fishermen’s Village
The Village is Florida’s unique combination of a full-service destination resort and a hometown hang out for visitors and locals alike. Fishermen’s Village Resort and Marina can fill a day, define an evening, or pack the itinerary of an extended stay.Fishermen’s Village is the waterside event center and launching site for Florida fishing and recreation, culture and entertainment, shopping and dining. See why Fishermen’s Village is the locals’ enduring favorite and the visitors’ top choice.

Babcock Ranch
In fact, most towns aren’t created at all. They just happen. The decade of careful planning that preceded the first turn of a shovel at Babcock Ranch is just one of the countless ways Babcock Ranch sets itself apart. With a seamless melding of modern technology and timeless hometown charm – all nestled within expansive natural spaces – the world’s first solar-powered town provides a whole new way of life.

Lee County Manatee Park
You can get a good look at manatees without having to go to a zoo or an aquarium, in the clear, shallow waters of the canals of lee county manatee park and that too for free. The park also offer guided walks for free along with various educational activities for kids. You can also check the butterfly garden. There’s also a playground for the kids.

Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center
It is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach, Fl. For 26 years, the Center provides a Marine Science Experience through interactive exhibits, aquariums, touch tank, one of kind collections and unique displays. It’s an opportunity to see many of reclusive marine specimens that come out of hiding for lunch. Touch a starfish, put your head in the mouth of a shark, see how sea turtles hatch, and much more.

Captiva Cemetery
Located adjacent to the Captiva Chapel by the Sea, the cemetery is on a portion of land originally homesteaded by William Binder and bought from him in 1900 by Ann Emma Brainard (daughter if Hattie E. and Herbert D.
Brainard), who died the following year of tetanus and was buried on her small
parcel of land along the Gulf of Mexico. Her parents later bought the land surrounding her grave and donated it to the islanders as a cemetery.

Sunset Celebration Cape Coral
The sunset celebration at the Cape Coral yacht club is one of the most popular activities in Southwest Florida. It takes place on first Wednesday of each month. Just a find a place to park and enjoy this free event for as long as you want. Numerous local artist, entrepreneurs, vendors and food trucks are at hand for your entertainment. Bring along a beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the mesmerizing view of Caloosahatchee River stretching into the Gulf of Mexico.

Edison Festival of Light
A three week festival that kicks off at the end of January and ends in the second week of February with the Festival of Light Grand Parade and a 5k race, to celebrate the birthday of the most famous resident of the area, Thomas Edison.

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Ride your bike through the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Choose to ride the 4-mile loop within the refuge or the 8-mile loop that returns via the bike path on Sanibel-Captiva Road. You also have the option of exploring the refuge on foot, in a canoe or by car. Either way, you’re guaranteed to see more birds and critters than just about anywhere else around these parts.

Imaginarium Science Center
Kids who are aspiring scientist or engineers can visits the center with their parents and explore topics like anatomy, weather, marine life and more through interactive sessions. The exhibits are targeted towards children of age 12 or less with fun and educational elements like a dinosaur dig demo, a hands-on aquarium and a small 3-D movie theater.

Waterside shops
This place provides a perfect spot to shop and ear. It’s the place which provides the best service for all guests. They offer valet parking along with an array of superior amenities.

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates boasts over 20 acres of botanical gardens, nine historic buildings including Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum which contains an impressive collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibit galleries. The Edison Ford offers a variety of tours, insuring that there is something for everyone.

 

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