Destinations Magazine - May/June 2018 - 30

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel: Paradise on the Gulf

CITY
GUIDE

It goes without saying that one of the best things to do on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers
is relax on the beach. The sand is fine, white, and powdery, and water sports from
WaveRunners to parasailing are available. But groups will also find an array of activities
and itineraries to enjoy. Rise early to go shelling (Sanibel is made entirely of shells!), visit
the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and tour historic homes.

EAT

■ EDISON & FORD
WINTER ESTATES
This National Register
Historic Site will help
you get in touch with
your inner genius. Your
group will be inspired
as it learns why Thomas
Edison and Henry Ford
are two of the most
influential figures in
American history.
2350 McGregor Blvd.
(239) 334-7419
www.edisonfordwinter
estates.org

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DESTINATIONS

■ J.N. "DING"
DARLING NATIONAL
WILDLIFE REFUGE
This 7,600-acre wildlife
refuge on Sanibel
Island is home to
51 types of reptiles
and amphibians, 32
mammal species, and
more than 270 species
of birds. Year-round
guided recreational
tours are available from
Tarpon Bay Explorers.
1 Wildlife Dr.
(239) 472-1100
www.fws.gov

/MAY-JUNE 2018

■ DOWNTOWN
FORT MYERS
Explore this colorful,
historic, subtropical
city along the
waterfront of the
Caloosahatchee River
with its charming
restaurants, shops,
art galleries, and
performing arts venues.
Take the historic
downtown walking tour
before lunch at The
Open Door Shoppes.
River District
www.myriverdistrict.
com

■ DOC FORD'S
This waterfront grill
on Fort Myers Beach
has the same awardwinning tropical island
flair as its Sanibel
counterpart. Enjoy the
famous mojitos and
Yucatan shrimp while
watching the largest
commercial shrimp
fleet cruise by.
708 Fishermans Wharf
(239) 765-9660
www.docfords.com

■ TWISTED VINE
BISTRO
Twisted Vine Bistro in
downtown Fort Myers
is ready to seat your
group! Catch a show at
the Florida Repertory
Theatre, then stop in
for lobster mac and
cheese and pan-seared
sea scallops. Be sure to
make reservations!
2214 Bay St.
(239) 226-1687
www.twistedvine.com

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BEACHES OF FORT MYERS & SANIBEL.

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http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org http://www.docfords.com http://www.twistedvine.com http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org http://www.fws.gov http://www.myriverdistrict.com http://www.myriverdistrict.com

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