Known for its gorgeous beaches and abundant fishing opportunities, the city of Fort Myers, Florida is an unparalleled coastal destination. Whether you enjoy being amid gorgeous natural scenery or immersed in a fine dining experience, Fort Myers has something special for every member of your family. Moreover, Fort Myers vacation rentals offer easy access to fun local events and family-friendly attractions. If you’re considering a uniquely Floridian getaway, check out this list of the 15 most exciting things to do in Fort Myers.
1. The Imaginarium Science Center
With interactive exhibits, a beautiful aquarium and a 3-D theater, IMAG History and Science Center engages visitors and encourages a curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and math. Ideal for entertaining your little ones, this family-friendly center helps create an appreciation for Florida’s robust history, gorgeous waterways, and distinct natural environment.
2. Everglades Day-Safari
The Everglades Day-Safari allows you and your children to explore all the kingdoms of the Everglades with an educational nature walk and scenic boat trip. Children are sure to enjoy the amazing airboat ride and wildlife drive. Although this safari requires the entire day, hungry guests can rest assured with the delicious southern lunch provided on the tour.
3. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Visit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to take part in a cultural experience complemented by art exhibitions, concerts, guest lectures, festivals, and educational arts programs. Ideal for parents and teenagers, this center features modern art, paintings, photography, sculptures, and conceptual art that leave lasting impressions on all guests.
4. Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Guests visiting this museum can learn about Florida’s natural history, and enjoy an up close and personal experience with resident creatures and birds of prey. Children are sure to enjoy a planetarium that boldly displays the beauty of space highlighted by a view of millions of stars. With nature trails and a butterfly pavilion, this museum delivers an informative and memorable experience.
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5. Paddle Florida
Paddle Florida fosters an admiration for Florida’s natural resources with multi-day paddling and camping trips. Paddle Florida encourages canoeing and kayaking while giving you direct contact with educational speakers to develop a deeper understanding of water conservation, springs restoration, and wildlife preservation. This engaging activity provides access to the state’s waterways, and gives the family a fun way to get out and see nature.
6. Southwest Florida Museum of History
The Southwest Florida Museum of History allows parents and children to explore exhibits that place early settlers, Paleo Indians, Spanish Explorers, and the Seminoles on full display. This museum keeps you entertained and engaged with an excursion through the pioneer “Cracker” house and a trip aboard a 1929 private Pullman rail car.
7. Zoomers Amusement Park
Zoomers Amusement Park is sure to keep the children smiling with a large selection of games, rides, and attractions. This indoor/outdoor amusement offers something for visitors of all ages like the Cobra Rollercoaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, and Go-Kart Drop. A game of mini-golf at Voodoo Island should awaken the competitive spirit, while two Go-Kart tracks and Bumper Boats will get the adrenaline pumping.
8. Centennial Park
Centennial Park allows you to take a scenic stroll, enjoy a picnic, and fish all in one convenient location. Perfect for teaching your little one how to land the catch of the day, this massive park features a fishing pier to create a memorable experience highlighted by an amazing view of the river.
9. Southwest Florida Symphony
The Southwest Florida Symphony offers classical and pop concerts that will certainly create lasting memories while on vacation in Fort Myers. Experience the 55th season at this Florida symphony to witness “A Symphonic Storybook,” which delivers stories of drama, romance, and tragedy through high-quality professional music. Both parents and children are sure to enjoy the beautiful music of The Southwest Florida Symphony.
10. Escape Room Adventures
Featuring a variety of rooms with a range of themes, Escape Room Adventures places you in a room with your family where you must use clues and complete objectives to successfully escape. Designed with fun and camaraderie at heart, this Fort Myers attraction gives you an activity that tests your brain power and observational skills.
11. Murder Mystery Dinner Train
While riding aboard the Murder Mystery Dinner Train, you can enjoy a delicious meal before you help solve a murder mystery. This unique experience pairs a five-course meal prepared by an onboard chef with an interactive show that keeps you entertained with suspense and captivating storytelling.
12. Walker Farms Honey
Visitors to Walker Farms Honey are encouraged to taste Walker’s delicious honey, which was featured in the coveted “O-List” from Oprah’s magazine. Visitors can take a walk around this farm’s gorgeous landscape for views of fresh vegetables, native palm trees, beautiful plants, pine trees, and fruit trees.
13. Magic Wind Adventure Sailing
Magic Wind Adventure Sailing offers a magical sailing trip along the beautiful river in Fort Myers. With overnight, half day, and sunset sails aboard a 38′ sailboat, this adventure creates a memorable experience over gorgeous blue water with beautiful greenery highlighting the backdrop. Ideal for parents and children, Magic Wind Adventure Sailing offers the perfect opportunity for your family to bond while on vacation.
14. Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Have fun bouncing around this massive trampoline park, and take part in several interactive activities like ultimate dodgeball, skyslam, and freestyle bouncing. Both parents and children can enjoy this entertaining and safe activity that gets the heart pumping with hours of jumping and tumbling.
15. City Tavern
Well-known in Fort Myers as one of the best bars in town, City Tavern provides a relaxed yet fun place to unwind after a long day exploring the city. This bar and restaurant is located near your vacation rental in the heart of downtown Fort Myers. Perfect for adults, City Tavern offers delicious food, good drinks, and live music to create a thrilling nightlife experience.
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