The area attractions are not just on Sanibel. Here are some off-island suggestions…
- Edison and Ford Estates
The winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are museums showing life from a century ago as well as giving insights into these two great entrepreneurs.
Fort Myers is home to the Spring Training camps of both the Boston Red Sox at the new for 2012 JetBlue Park and the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. You can also watch the Fort Myers Miracle play a summer game at Hammond Stadium.
- Adventures In Paradise cruises
Cruises to many local islands and even a sunset dolphin cruise start just the other side of the causeway – they even arrange a trolly that conveniently picks you up just arround the corner from Seahorse Cottages.
- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
See top-rates stage shows and concerts at this theater in Fort Myers.
- Seminole Gulf Railway
This restored railroad offers many unique ways to see the region including their unique Dinner Train Theather.
- Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Nature trails, a butterfly aviary and a planetarium are just some of the attractions at this 105 acre site.
- Babcock Wilderness Adventures
The Babcock Ranch is a massive 90,000 acre tract offering eco-tours through this pristine area.
- Corkscrew Swamp
Corkscrew Swamp is a 14,000 acre preserve inland from Naples that has spectacular Cypress swaps and other natural vegitation that can be observed from a 2.25 mile boardwalk trail.
- Everglades tours
There are many ways to tour the Everglades and see Florida’s “ocean of grass” as described on these and other sites:
Seminole Tours and Billie Swamp Safari
Everglades Island Airboat Tours
Collier-Seminole State Park Tours