Fort Myers Florida with Kids

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Okay, we've talked a lot about Fort Myers Florida at this point! We've shared a detailed 36-hour itinerary to see all the highlights of Fort Myers, and we've outlined day trip ideas for both Captiva and Sanibel.

If you have a little more time, here are a few more highlights in Fort Myers Florida that we loved! Thank you SO much to the destination for hosting us!

ALL the Best Fort Myers Florida Sights

Ft Myers Florida, from the beachy island areas to downtown

First Up: Sunsets on Fort Myers Florida

You're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't make sure to plan your day around sunset and ensure that you're at the water's edge somewhere as the sun dips down. The sunsets in Fort Myers Florida are unparalleled. We aren't the sort of family that usually travels back to the same location repeatedly, but we've made this area a frequent destination because nothing quite compares to this view.

Tween Waters Inn Captiva

Fort Myers Florida Hotels

True resort experiences can be had at both the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina as well as at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island.

Kid eating donuts and reading book

Fort Myers Donuts

Bennett's Fresh Roast makes the most amazing fresh-from-scratch donuts! During summer reading days, kids can even get a free donut each day when they read a book at the location.

Edison's home at Ford Edison Winter Estates

Fort Myers History

I've already talked about this spot in our 36-hour itinerary of Fort Myers, but Edison and Ford Winter Estates is worth highlighting again just to make sure you don't miss it. We've gone here with our family a few times now, and the kids learn something different at every visit. They do offer annual passes, if you're close enough to go multiple times throughout the year. We saw lots of locals who had clearly been here over and over again, and now they were using the space as a place to relax, chat with friends, study, and just hang out and enjoy the atmosphere.

Fort Myers Education and Hands-on Experiences

At IMAG History & Science Center, kids can walk through a thunder and lightning experience, become an on-camera weather person, interact with animals and see explosive chemistry and physics experiments.

Pizza time in downtown Fort Myers

Fort Myers Pizza

Downtown House of Pizza – winner of the best pizza in Southwest Florida – offers a ton of ways to customize your pizza experience. Their vegan crust can be made gluten-free, and they have vegan cheese options as well as interesting toppings like artichoke hearts, anchovies, crumbled chicken, meatballs and steak. Of course, no pizza place would be complete without hot wings and a ton of craft beer!

Sidecar treats in downtown Fort Myers

World-Famous Desserts around Fort Myers

Right next to the pizza place, Sidecar Treats has tons of unique desserts to satisfy any craving. They're known for gourmet popcorn flavors like Pickle Juice, Red Hot Sauce, Sour Patch Kids and Bacon Cheddar. They also serve wine slushes and delicious locally-made ice cream!

Pirate experience

Shows on Fort Myers Florida

Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise is a comedy adventure full of swashbuckling fun! The 90-minute experience departs at various times each day and books up in advance, so check their online scheduler before you make plans.

Drinks at Bubble Room

Day Trips around Fort Myers Florida

While there are endless amazing sights around downtown Fort Myers Florida and Fort Myers Beach, I'd be remiss if I didn't remind you that you HAVE to see the quirky Bubble Room over on Captiva and the island charm of Sanibel. You also MUST make time for sea shelling while you're in the area. This is definitely a destination worth exploring thoroughly – and revisiting often!

Have you ever been to Fort Myers Florida? The destination's own blog has a ton more awesome tips for exploring the area!


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A Back to School Crayon Box with Cricut