The waterfront lifestyle of Cape Coral came to life in the late 1950s, when the Rosen brothers developed the area and created communities with hundreds of miles of canals, making the “Cape” as it is referred to by the locals a true waterfront paradise.
Cape Coral offers a variety of dining options and shopping opportunities. You will find most of them along Del Prado Blvd., Pine Island Road, and Cape Coral Pkwy.
Some of Cape Coral’s kid-friendly attractions include Sunsplash Family Waterpark, Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park, and the Eagle Skate Park. The nature lovers will enjoy the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve.
Fort Myers is also known as the “City of Palms” and offers a broad spectrum of attractions, whether ecological, cultural, or historical, the city has something for everyone. Many of the area’s best shopping can be found here, from high-end outlet centers, boutiques, and outdoor malls, to antique stores, and flea markets. Some of Southwest Florida’s most beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed at many of the restaurants and nightlife entertainment venues.
Some of the most popular attractions include the Henry Ford and Thomas Edison Winter Homes, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as well as the popular Imaginarium Childrens Museum.
Fort Myers Beach
Estero Island along with Fort Myers Beach have captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world. The beaches draw thousands of visitors from countries like Germany, United Kingdom, and France every year. The island is truly a recreational playground offering activities such as boating, jetskiing, fishing, and more. The island has many family friendly resorts, vintage cottages with that well-known Old Florida charm. The local restaurants serve fresh seafood, straight out of the Gulf of Mexico. You do not want to miss Fort Myers Beach on your visit to Southwest Florida.
Sanibel & Captiva Island
The two barrier islands are world famous for the incredible variety of shells along their shores. The islands are famous for their natural ungroomed beaches, great restaurants, small museums and abundant native flora and fauna. When visiting the island set some time aside to visit some of the great attractions, such as the J.N. “Ding” Darlin National Wildlife Refuge, The Schoolhouse Theater, or one of the beautiful beaches, such as Bowman’s Beach, Captiva Beach, Blind Pass Beach or one of the other great beaches.