If you’re still looking for a place to vacation this summer, why not consider a trip to Fort Myers Beach? This is the perfect beach for a summer vacation. While other beaches are better known, Fort Myers Beach has everything you could want – from quiet, natural parks and reserves to festivals that are bustling with activities. These are just some of the many reasons why families have made this their “go to” vacation destination.
Things to Do in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
You’ll have no problem finding plenty of things to do in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, including:
- Captain CJ’s Everglades Jet Pack Adventures allows anyone 14-years-old and older, standing between 5′ to 6’6″ and weighing between 100 and 350 pounds to fly around the water with a water propelled jet pack.
- Parasailing. Herein a USCG captain allows you to sail along 1,200 feet behind his USCG inspected vessel 50 feet in the air.
- The Everglades Adventure Tour, from Everglades Tours gets you up close and personal with some very intriguing wildlife. A certified naturalist takes you on a guided tour through the Everglades. This consists of a 50-minute airboat ride through the marsh and saw grass prairie; lunch (fried alligator tail and biscuits) in Everglades City; and a 40-minute swamp buggy tour of the Cypress hardwood swamp. Once the tour is over, you’ll visit a live exhibit wherein you can handle exotic birds, wild tortoises, alligators and snakes. Finally, you’ll take a wildlife drive to view alligators in their natural habitat.
When you simply want to hang out on the beach for the day, there are plenty of wonderful parks to enjoy, such as:
- Little Hickory Island Beach Park consists of three miles of beach that’s great for swimming, fishing, shelling, canoeing, kayaking, sunbathing, and walking as well as five miles of bike trails. Throughout the beach, you’ll find wildlife consisting of West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.
- Lynn Hall Park is located just north of the Matanzas Pass Bridge, by “Times Square” in downtown Fort Myers. This is lively gulf front park that’s next to shopping and restaurants.
- Bunche Beach (Preserve) consists of 731 acres. It’s a natural tidal wetlands’ area with mangrove forests, a sandy beach, salt flats and many different types of wildlife.
Choosing to Stay in a Vacation Rental in Fort Myers Beach, Florida
At the end of the day, you’ll want to head back to a vacation home rental as they offer more privacy than a traditional hotel room. Most of them are fully furnished, have a functional kitchen, and come with fresh linens. Vacationing on any budget is a breeze with a wide variety of vacation homes available. If you’re vacationing on a budget, consider going bare bones or split the cost with friends so that you’ll have extra money for beach fun. On the other hand, if you wish to go for a luxury rental, you’ll enjoy some wonderful amenities like hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, and private pools. In either case, you’ll see that Fort Myers Beach really is a great place to enjoy your vacation this summer.
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