View of downtown Fort Myers ,Florida from the river front

Highest-Rated Things To Do in Fort Myers, According To Tripadvisor

When I was growing up in Illinois, all I did, especially in the winter when I was freezing was dream about living in Florida. It wasn’t until I was 32 that I finally made my dream a reality. Living in paradise is even better than I could’ve imagined.

Fort Myers has so many things to do. And what I love about Florida living is that the fun doesn’t stop when the weather changes. Endless summer means endless fun! From the sunny beaches to activities downtown, there’s never a dull moment. I always say, even when it feels like there’s nothing to do, relaxing on the beach is “something to do”!

I love all the free activities too. Heading to the beach to lay out, play some volleyball, go for a walk or a dip or soak up a great sunset. And we have so many great parks like Lakes Park or the Six Mile Cypress Slough. So while there’s plenty of festivals and places to visit that have an admission fee, you don’t have to spend money to have a good time in Fort Myers.

If you’re looking for some ideas of fun in Fort Myers, here are the highest-rated things to do according to Tripadvisor.

  • 1. Edison & Ford Winter Estates

    The historic winter homes, acres of botanic gardens, museum, laboratory, Garden Shoppe and Museum Store are open from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. every day.



  • 2. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

    The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem with a Boardwalk trail and Interpretive Center.

  • 3. Lakes Regional Park

    With walking & biking paths, a botanical garden and bike and boat rentals, Lakes Park is a beautiful place to spend a beautiful SWFL day.


  • 4. Manatee Park

    Manatees visit the park in search of warm water during the cooler days in winter, so Mid-December-March is the best time to see them when the temp of the Gulf drops below 68°.


  • 5. CenturyLink Sports Compex- Hammond Stadium

    A great place to see a Twins Spring Training or a Fort Myers Mighty Mussels game.

  • 6. Bunche Beach

    Located right at the end of John Morris Road off Summerlin in Fort Myers

  • 7. Florida Repertory Theatre

    Located in downtown Fort Myers offering a full schedule of great musicals, plays and Broadway caberet.

  • 8. Butterfly Estates

    Located in the downtown Fort Myers River District, Butterfly Estates raises and releases butterflies you can see and learn all about inside a beautiful glass conservatory.

  • 9. Fort Myers Brewing Company

    Nothing beats a cold beer on a hot Florida day and at Fort Myers Brewing Company, you’ll find over 25 beers on tap plus food trucks on site every day.

  • 10. Fleamasters Flea Market

    Anything you could ever dream of can be found at Fleamasters. SWFL’s biggest and best fleamarket has so many sellers and bars & restaurants.


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