Day Trips

Activities:

While you are visiting Embryo Donation International for your medical care, you will certainly have some time to enjoy the region. We have broken down the visits into "Day Trips" where all distractions are within one hour travel from Fort Myers and "Overnight Adventures" which are within four hours travel but overnight stays are probably best to fully enjoy these locations.

If we can be of service to you, please do let us know and we will do what we can to make your stay with us an enjoyable one.

Beaches

Beaches

Few destinations in the world have such an abundance of uninterrupted sandy coastline, much of it undisturbed by man. Add a subtropical climate and warm Gulf waters, and it's a recipe for everyone's fantasy island vacation. Each beach, many with soft, white sand, has a character all its own, derived from its unique geography and sand qualities. Couples can experience solitude and exceptional sunsets. And active types can enjoy volleyball, picnicking, shelling, cycling and skimboarding.

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Best Bets for Finding Your Beach - Fort Myers

Attractions

Attractions

Visit museums, art galleries and sites rich in history. Paddle waters in the footsteps of the ancient Calusa Indians. See the area from a bi-plane. Hire a shelling guide. Get close to nature. See a Broadway play.

Area Attractions including Art, History and Wildlife Adventures
Art Galleries and Theater
Museums & Science Centers

History

History

History

An abundance of intriguing attractions and museums throughout the destination will satisfy visitors seeking a different perspective on our nationís heritage. The Calusa Indians were the first to discover the charms of the Fort Myers/Sanibel area as long ago as 5,000 B.C. By the turn of the 20th century, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and other prominent Americans who spent their winters here, helped put the area on the modern day map.The Calusa Nature Center and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates are popular spots here in Southwest Florida. While Lee County has grown in a contemporary fashion, it still offers many homes, archaeological sites and attractions of historical significance with timeless appeal and interest

Historical Perspective - Fort Myers
Find Your Historical Site
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Calusa Nature Center - Fort Myers
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Shopping

Shopping

When you need a break from the beautiful sugar-white beaches, sparkling Gulf waters and picture-perfect year round weather, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel offers unique shopping opportunities to visitors from all over the world. Retail, upscale malls, elegant boutiques, outlet centers, seaside shops abound. Fantastic shopping is also available further south in Bonita Springs and Naples.

Dining

Dining

Fort Myers has been recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the "50 Cities That Sizzle," along with Miami, New York, San Francisco and other major metropolitan areas. According to the trade publication, Fort Myers has something for everyone, from popular chains such as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Chili's, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Beef O'Brady's, to a rapidly-expanding list of home-grown hot spots including The Veranda, Varian's and Bistro 41, to name a few. Beyond the great variety of four-star cuisine, there is nothing typical about dining at area restaurants. Between the cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs, and the islands including Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva, there are restaurants to suit any budget or mood. Best of all, even the most elegant restaurants tend to have relaxed dress codes and will accommodate more casual attire.

Dining Primer: Local Cuisine & Restaurants
Seafood Restaurants - Fort Myers
Restaurants - Bonita Springs
Restaurants - Naples

Spas

Spas

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in southwest Florida offers a tranquil setting for pampering and rejuvenating spa treatments. Who isn't stressed out these days with your travel and medical issues? This tropical paradise offers the opportunity to combine aMed-cation" with a chance to reenergize. So give yourself a break. Leave the iPhone behind and escape to one of the area's full-service spas for a few days or at least for a signature treatment that will recharge you physically and mentally. A variety of resorts take health, beauty and sheer self-indulgence to an entirely new level. While most spas offer treatments a la carte, many also offer specially designed packages in conjunction with lavish accommodations that include fitness facilities and other amenities.

World Class Spas- Fort Myers

Fishing

Fishing

Fishing the waters of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida can prove a highly productive adventure. The Fort Myers/Sanibel area offers myriad inshore and offshore fishing opportunities, from shorelines, bridges and piers to deep sea casting and backcountry boating. In fact, Lee County is considered one of the greatest areas in Florida for saltwater fly-fishing and light tackle fishing, the fastest growing segments in the industry. The area has earned its reputation as a "fisherman's paradise." Many world record fish have been caught in its waters.

Fishing in Southwest Florida
Boating & Fishing - Soutwest Florida
Fishing Tips - Southwest Florida

Golf

Golf

We are known for our rich golf history, championship courses designed by legends and an endless selection of choices available year-round in this tropical paradise. From golf resorts to public municipal courses to exclusive clubs that allow public play, area courses provide opportunities for golfers of all levels. Many have views of the Gulf of Mexico, have won awards for their commitment to the preservation of the environment and all have worked to protect the areaís wildlife. In addition to resorts known for their championship courses, most accommodations in the area will recommend nearby courses for their guests. Visitors may also select from the extensive list of public courses.

Golf in Our Tropical Paradise
Golf Best Bets - Fort Myers
Find Your Golf Courses - Southwest Florida

Sports

Sports

We now have the Boston Redsox and the Minnasota Twins in Soutwest Florida for Spring training.The Fort Myers Minor League Miracle team are great fun to watch. Also, in 1998, the Florida Everblades made their permanent home here, and won their first ECHL Eastern Conference Championship in 2004. While we have no NFL football teams in the region, we have plenty of other sports to keep you busy.

Sport Basics - Fort Myers
Spring Training - Fort Myers
Find your Sport or Recreation - Fort Myers
Find Your Water Sports - Fort Myers

UPDATED: 04/06/2013
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