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Best things to do in Fort Myers

History Museum
“The Edison and Ford Winter Estates contain a historical museum and 21 acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford beside the Caloosahatchee River in southwestern Florida”
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Neighborhood
“You will love our quaint downtown Fort Myers. It is only 8 minutes away. There are shops, restaurants, theaters, and more. It is a must see when visiting Fort Myers. There are events going on nearly every week in this historic area. It is a fun place to visit.”
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Nature Preserve
“Nature at its finest see all kinds of wildlife, great for bird watching too!”
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Night Club
“A unique historic four-story building with the only waterfront rooftop bar in the river district of downtown Fort Myers. Offering dinner, drinks, live music & celebrity guest DJ'S daily”
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Burger Joint
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“Ford's Garage is one of our favorites! It will give you the vibe of being in a 1920’s service station/prohibition bar with its old style brick, dark colors, rich wood and hand-hammered copper bar top. With many more unique features, too numerous to list, The Garage is a fun place to eat, hang out, and take pictures !”
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Shopping Mall
“The only enclosed, climate-controlled shopping mall in Southwest Florida, Edison Mall is a great escape on warmer or rainy days. Serving the greater Fort Myers and Naples area, and conveniently located at the intersection of US41 and Colonial Boulevard, Edison Mall is the perfect spot for shopping, dining, entertainment and more! Home to over 160 retail and specialty shops, like Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and Books-A-Million, Edison Mall has a store for everyone. During your visit enjoy a meal at one of the many dining options. Along with shopping, Edison Mall is focused on providing a place for the community to visit and enjoy! Stop by and relax in a comfortable seat around the flowing fountains, enjoy one of the mall-hosted events, or take part in health & wellness programs like the Mall Walker Program.”
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Performing Arts Venue
“Musicals, symphonies & other events are featured at this Edison State College performing arts hall.”
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Point of Interest
“Red Sox spring training! There is also a wonderful farmer's market every Monday throughout the year. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Outside mall with shopping, bars and restaurants as well as Regal Cinema and dave & Busters.”
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Bakery
“Bennett's is a where the locals go to grab a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or a donut (try the maple bacon!).”
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Pizza Place
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“Fantastic pizza, downtown Fort Myers. 20's gangster-style decor. Al Capone's vault is a must-see.”
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Bar
“Comfortable, unique and unexpected: The Lodge brings you SPORTS on SW Florida's biggest LED TV, 28 different BREWS that let you self-tap craft beers & pay by the ounce or select 28 degree ice cold drafts, and slow smoked BBQ specialties with regional sauces & more.”
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Shopping Mall
“Also check out Sanibel outlets, and Bell Tower mall. And if you have time coconut mall is my daughters favorite.”
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Movie Theater
“Close to Parker Lakes and while waiting for your movie, or after your movie, plenty of shops and dining to keep you busy.”
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Point of Interest
“High-level theater performances. You can pay for dinner and a play, or just pay for the play.”
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Park
“Conservation center offering educational classes about local and exotic wildlife, hands on center, and other activities for everyone in the group.”
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