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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.
History Museum
“This is a great place to go with the family, alone, or with someone special. It has a lot of history and beautiful gardens to explore all around the estate. It’s great for all ages. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Night Club
“Great place to get a drink with friends The place for night life dancing and good music ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fort Meyers Downtown has so much to offer. The vibe is lively and coastal with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and culture all in walking distance with great views. It is only about a 12 dollar Uber or Lyft ride. If you are looking for some nightlife, this is a great place and it is also great for daytime and nighttime exploring, shopping and dining for all ages”
  • 35 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Ford's Garage Ft Myers is your top pit stop for the most delicious prime burgers, comfort food and delectable desserts. Conveniently located on First Street just between the Cleveland Ave Bridge and Edison Bridge.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a super, easy, quaint, and splendid indoor has everything type of mall. IIt'sa perfect place to shop if you forgot anything on your trip to Florida. It's simple to get there..you take the trolley to the Beach Park and Ride for...... $.75...then you take the bus to the Edison Mall..for $.75. Or you can drive your car and Google map it!! Haha ⭐⭐⭐”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bennett's is a where the locals go to grab a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or a donut (try the maple bacon!).”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located just a short ride away to downtown Fort Meyers. They have great food and drinks and also a nightlife scene at night.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfortable, unique and unexpected: The Lodge brings you SPORTS on SW Florida's biggest LED TV, 28 different BREWS that let you self-tap craft beers & pay by the ounce or select 28 degree ice cold drafts, and slow smoked BBQ specialties with regional sauces right here in Fort Myers; hospitality venture by Kearns Restaurant Group, and Phoenix Holdings of SW FL. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Also check out Sanibel outlets, and Bell Tower mall. And if you have time coconut mall is my daughters favorite.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Aquarium
“If you like science, animals, and nature this is the place for you. Fun for the whole family. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Absolute best pizza around, especially at 2am after enjoying all the night life downtown. Visit the sky bar to watch the sunset, listen to live bands or DJs, lots of restaurants to choose from earlier in the night. Cobblestone roads with themed restaurants are a definite site to see. In the winter each Friday the main street is blocked off for either Art walk or Music fest. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Transportation
“Lee County Transit runs county wide public transportation. While it takes a bit longer than an Uber - our guests can get from the Airport to the beach using public transportation. in fact we have a beach trolley stop (#1138) right in front of our marina!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fine Dining Destination - The Veranda’s romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. A Fort Myers tradition since 1978, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area of Downtown River District and SW Florida in general .”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Nationally recognized professional theatre company in it's 21st season. Wall Street Journal calls it "one of America's top regional theatres."”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great intimate place.....Wonderful lunch and dinner spot. Eat outside and enjoy!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful views of the Caloosahatchee River be sure to ask for a table by the railings. Go at sunset for a gorgeous view!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Night Club
“Great place to get a drink with friends The place for night life dancing and good music ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Ford's Garage Ft Myers is your top pit stop for the most delicious prime burgers, comfort food and delectable desserts. Conveniently located on First Street just between the Cleveland Ave Bridge and Edison Bridge.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Located just a short ride away to downtown Fort Meyers. They have great food and drinks and also a nightlife scene at night.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfortable, unique and unexpected: The Lodge brings you SPORTS on SW Florida's biggest LED TV, 28 different BREWS that let you self-tap craft beers & pay by the ounce or select 28 degree ice cold drafts, and slow smoked BBQ specialties with regional sauces right here in Fort Myers; hospitality venture by Kearns Restaurant Group, and Phoenix Holdings of SW FL. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolute best pizza around, especially at 2am after enjoying all the night life downtown. Visit the sky bar to watch the sunset, listen to live bands or DJs, lots of restaurants to choose from earlier in the night. Cobblestone roads with themed restaurants are a definite site to see. In the winter each Friday the main street is blocked off for either Art walk or Music fest. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Fine Dining Destination - The Veranda’s romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. A Fort Myers tradition since 1978, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area of Downtown River District and SW Florida in general .”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great intimate place.....Wonderful lunch and dinner spot. Eat outside and enjoy!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful views of the Caloosahatchee River be sure to ask for a table by the railings. Go at sunset for a gorgeous view!”
  • 6 locals recommend

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