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Staff Picks

For the best off an on the island events, attractions and in-the-know ideas on how to maximize your time on Fort Myers Beach, check out our monthly Staff Picks for our favorite local finds. 

  • Taco Fest South

    Give yourself something to “taco-bout” back home when you attend Taco Fest South on Sunday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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  • Lovers Key State Park

    What’s a Florida vacation without spending time on our beautiful beaches? Lovers Key State Park offers a uniquely Florida experience for you and the whole family to enjoy. 

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  • Join Us for Dinner

    Dishing about your fabulous day at Fort Myers Beach is even better when you’re enjoying waterfront dining at the Bayfront Bistro.

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  • Fourth of July Celebrations Perfect for the Whole Family

    You know what would make your amazing Fort Myers Beach getaway even more amazing? Visiting for the Fourth of July.

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  • Take Part in Retail Therapy at Bell Tower Shops

    Vacation isn’t vacation without a little retail therapy. For that task, we look no further than the Bell Tower Shops!

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  • Escape Into Paradise at Lover's Key

    Love is always in the air at Lover’s Key State Park. The perfect, nearby destination is calling for you and yours to make a stop on your visit—it’s only a five-minute drive away! 

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  • Take a Day Trip to Nearby Key West

    Plan an exhilarating day trip fun for the whole group at Key West. Famous for its stunning beaches, watersports, and shopping, the nearby getaway is the ideal mini-vacation during your stay with us.

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  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the River District

    Don your best green attire and head down to the River District for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities!

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  • Live Like a Local and Search for Seashells on Sanibel Island

    Need a vacation from your vacation? Take your beachside relaxation up a notch with a day trip to nearby Sanibel Island.

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  • Catch Great Brews and Tunes at This Music Festival

    There’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing craft beer while listening to some incredible live music. Lucky for you, the perfect opportunity to do just that awaits on January 12 at the Taps & Tunes Craft Beer and Music Fest!

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  • Watch Snow Fall on Third Street South

    Make the magic last this holiday season with an evening at Third Street South.

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  • Get Moving Bright and Early on Thanksgiving at the 5K Walk/Run

    This Thanksgiving, start the festivities off right by participating in the Thanksgiving morning 5k run and walk.

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  • Get Spooked at These Fort Myers Haunted Happenings

    Looking to make your stay in Fort Myers a spooky one? We’re sharing three of our favorite ways to celebrate the Halloween holiday around town.

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  • With Interactive Exhibits and Activities, the IMAG Center is Great for the Whole Family

    Close to downtown awaits a fun, inventive afternoon at the IMAG History & Science Center, one of our most popular must-see stops!

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  • Support Emerging Singer-Songwriters This Month

    Music-lovers, this is one event all for you. Our sandy beaches and sunny skies may steal the spotlight most of the time, but Fort Myers is also a creative hub for singers, songwriters and everything in between.

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  • Take Your Fourth of July Plans to Times Square

    Still on the hunt for Independence Day plans? Look no further than Fort Myers’ very own Times Square.

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  • Uncover Fort Myers' Artistic Side

    Explore your artistic side at the Fort Myers Beach Art Walk. This free community event takes place on the first Friday of every month, from 6 – 10 p.m., and makes for a fun evening where art lovers can meet in the exciting River District in downtown Fort Myers.

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  • Come Hungry at the annual Taste of the Beach

    Bring your appetite and your favorite travel companions to the heart of Fort Myers Beach for the 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach. Sunday, May 6, Old San Carlos Boulevard will light up with tons of restaurant and food vendors for you to taste your way through the best of Ft. Myers.

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  • Allow Yourself to Get Lost in Botanical Gardens

    Catch a glimpse of the past at the Everglades Wonder Gardens. Just a short drive from our grounds, this historic spot is a timely getaway into a serene botanical jungle. Established in 1936 with a mission to preserve what once was, the non-profit that protects the property lets the land do all the talking—and this natural beauty has a lot to say. 

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  • Enjoy an Evening at the Fort Myers Times Square

    During your time with us here at Fort Myers, your trip just won’t be complete without stopping by our very own Times Square. With tons of restaurants, shops, and activities, you and your loved ones will find a fun adventure around every corner. 

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  • A Fun Family Day Awaits at the Sun N Fun Lagoon

    Cruise down speedy water slides, hang in dive pools, and lounge in an inner tube while moseying down the lazy river at the Sun N Fun Lagoon.

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  • Live like a Local in the River District

    Fort Myer’s Downtown River District is a busy and bustling coming together of all that our amazing city has to offer. The district is filled with art galleries, unique boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, live theater, and more. 

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  • Step Back in Time at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

    Enjoy Fort Myers the historical way with a stop to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s lasting friendship went so far as to having neighboring vacation homes, and the remaining properties offer so many sights to see!

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