Bonita Springs Travel Guide

  • Promenade Shopping Mall
    Promenade Shopping Mall
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Bonita Springs Things to Do

  • Beaches

    Tigertail beach as a car park and a toilets.It is very picturest and and not overcrowded and you get a good view of Marco Island.The sand is white and fine a gorgeous tropical beach well worth a visit

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  • Barefoot Beach Preserve, A Beach...

    Barefoot Beach Preserve is a 342 acre barrier island separated from the mainland by mangrove swamps and tidal creeks. This area is bordered on the West by almost two miles of Gulf beach that terminates at Wiggins Pass to the South. Sadly, it is one of the last stretches of undeveloped beachfront lands in South Florida. It remains as natural and as...

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  • Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is owned and operated by the NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY. It is acclaimed as the crown jewel of the Audubon's sanctuaries. Audubon first saw Corkscrew in 1912 when wardens were dispatched to protect egrets and other birds from plume hunters. Then in the 1950's, Audubon bought the land to protect the cypress forest from...

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Bonita Springs Restaurants

  • Awsome combination of Steaks, Seafoods...

    I was told by the concierge about this new restaurant from New York that recently opened in town and decided to go and check it out. Like any newby to the area I took the wrong turn and end up on Old 41 rd and Bernwood something. Lucky me! when I spotted this tiny place behind a bunch of trees. No big lited signs except for couple of open neon...

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  • For Sport's Lovers, Don't Miss...

    We ate lunch one day at Big Al's Sports Grill in Bonita Springs The decor includes at least 15 televisions with various sport's programs, a multitude of sport's photographs, wooden tables, and a huge bar.The menu is extensive and includes:Chicken Wings, Chips and Salsa, Quesadilla, Onion Loaf, Friend Calamari, Chili, Salads, Ribs, BBQ, steaks, pork...

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  • Sea Front Restaurant

    The location overlooking the harbour, lagoon made it good.We were in a party of nine and we had our food on the patio overlooking the lagoon.there was a music bar up the stairs quite lively with a singer.The food was not special over priced and the service was poor at times this may be because they were busy so if we had gone back another night we...

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  • Excellent

    The Silver spoon was very close to our hotel which made it very handy but after saying this the quality of the food was very good with a variety off choice.There is a bar the main restaurant and seating outdoors.You can just have a drink or a meal with happy hour 3-7 daily.The service is very good and staff very friendly Pot roast. this was beef...

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  • Classy

    This is another good restaurant in the Promenade Shopping Mall, A bit more expensive but the food was very good and the service excellent.The staff were also very friendly this is a stylish restaurant. Chicken cook in wine with a masala sauce very delicious.

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  • A touch off Ireland

    This is more off a bar come restaurant. The service and the food was good. there is a seating area outside and also there is a bar in the centre off the mall. which gets slightly busy in the evening. The deserts are very good and quite big also

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  • Lean, tender Ribs That Fall Off the Bone

    We ate at Rib City Grill twice while in Bonita Springs. I usually do not eat ribs, but we had been told that these ribs were special. I not only ordered a half rack of ribs, I ate them all! They were certainly delicious. What I enjoyed most about them is that they were all lean (absolutely no fat), and they were so tender that they fell off the...

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  • For true Austrian Fare in a Delightful...

    While reading the Sunday Bonita Springs paper, Allan read a review of a restaurant called Old World Cafe. It was an extremely positive review, so we decided to try it. Let it be known that it is a family-run place, with the wife as the chef and the husband running the room and the patio. The cafe boasts the best Austrian food around.It's a small...

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  • For Lunch or Take Out for Under $10.00...

    One day while shopping Springs Plaxza shopping mall, I decided to try a lunch place that I had heard the locals discussing, The New York Deli.It's an unassuming place with inside decor that boasts a mural of the skyline of NYCity. There are places on the patio and beyond for eating outdoors.The menu is typical of a Deli with sandwiches, salads,...

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  • Want That 1950's Feeling, Then Go To...

    If you have a "hankering" to go back in time when life was simple and food was inexpensive, then Mel's Diner is for you.There are ten Mel's Diners at this time; one is in Bonita Springs, and we tried it. They boast that it "brings back good times and great food!"The food is good, but not sensational. The hand-dipped ice cream milk shakes are...

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  • Voted Best Deli & Best Lunch Since 1993...

    A great place to eat lunch is at the fun-filled Prudente's Italian Deli & Eatery in Bonita Springs.They also serve dinners.The owners are quite friendly and quite humorous also. They offer a wide menu choice for carry outs and for eating in. It's a very comfortable place to eat in, and that is what we did.Boxed Lunches are available (12 order...

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  • For a great Italian Deli and Pizzeria...

    There's a great but small Italian Deli and Pizzeria in Fort Myers Beach called Francesco's. Their motto is: "Cooking With a Conscience".They do catering and require one week advance notice to ensure a properly prepared order.Meat & Cheese Trays are their specialty.Besides freshly made food, you can purchase imported bottled, canned, packaged goods....

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Bonita Springs Nightlife

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    If you have ever been to Key West, then you will recognize the ambiance of Duval Street Seafood Company. You are welcomed to Duval Street by a Key West setting, fresh tropical fare, and friendly service.

    The bar is like a Tiki Hut and serves most of the same drinks that are found in Key West.
    Keylime is an important ingredient in many of the drinks, which makes them somewhat tart.

    Happy Hour is from 3 PM to 6 PM. This is a great "hang-out" to meet locals and tourist alike. The bar tenders are women in short shorts and skimpy tops with good looks as a prerequisite.
    They use original recipes from the Keys, so you find completely unique tastes that burst with color and style

    Allan and I shared a Caribbean Sampler which included Coconut Shrimp, cracked conch, and crab cakes with key lime honey mustard. We both thought it was delicious.

    Dress Code: The dress code is very laid back and typical of the islands. You see lots of wild shirts on guys, shorts, slacks, capri pants, halter tops, sandals or sports shoes.

    Live Music adds to the atmosphere.

    They advertise:

    "Your Escape to the Keys, Without the Drive!"

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Bonita Springs Transportation

  • Delta Airlines

    This was our first visit to America and flew from Manchester UK to Atlanta anf onto Fort Myres.Delta Airlines were very good and the crew were friendly. the food was good and the bar service was plenty full. In all a very well organise airline.

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  • Car Hire

    We hire a car through Dollar car rentals at Fort Myres Airport the service was good and organise.You will need a car there is so much to see.

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Bonita Springs Shopping

  • For a Change of Pace, Try a Flea Market

    Flamingo Island Flea Market is Southwest Florida's newest flea market. It features 600 spaces (indoors) as well as six restaurants, fresh seafood, and farm-fresh produce.There is plenty of free parking in lots next to the buildings.Hours:Friday-Sunday8 AM-4 PM There is an individual tent-like structure for fresh produce and seafood products. The...

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  • For Those Who Love Outlet Shopping

    Miromar Outlets is a relatively new outlet mall between Naples and Fort Myers and just minutes from Bonita Springs.Store Hours:January through EasterMonday-Saturday: 10 AM-9 PMSunday: 10 AM-6 PMEaster through DecemberMonday-Saturday: 10 AM-9 PM Sunday: 11 AM-6 PMThe mall has family lounges, interactive water fountains, spectacular musical waters,...

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  • Mediterranean Inspired Architecture at....

    Promenade is a first class shopping destination with nearly thirty of the area's finest boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.It has Mediterranean inspired architecture, tropical landscaping and cascading waterfalls which are a perfect backdrop for either a day or a night of delightful shopping and/or eatingJune through OctoberMonday-Wednesday 10...

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Bonita Springs What to Pack

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    by intertraveler Written May 24, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Just remember a lot off airlines are now keen to charge for excess baggage.
    My daughters case was 60 lbs and the allowance was 50 lbs so she had to pay 25$

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Florida is very hot you will need suntan lotion with a high suntan factor

    Photo Equipment: Digital cameras, a lot of the supermarkets have photo processing on site so it is easy to get prints when your there. Or if your card is full you could have them transferred to disc.
    Better still take more than one memory cards with you.

    Miscellaneous: Coat hangers as most hotel there are never enough I buy a pack of about 10 cheap plastic coat hangers before I go and just leave them at the hotel.

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Bonita Springs Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit the Edison/Ford Winter Estates

    In 1885 Thomas Edison started spending his winters in the little southwest Florida town called Fort Myers. He built a home and laboratory on 14 acres on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River (accessible from the north by weekly mail boats). Later, at a convention, Edison met Henry Ford who started visiting him at his Florida home. The...

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  • Buy, Rent, Exchange at The Beach Book...

    A very unique shop exists in Fort Myers Beach called "The Beach Book Nook. This wonderful store is owned by Phyllis & Tom Lumley and specializes in paperback exchanges, new books to purchase (both hardback and paperback), and books to rent.The store is quite well organized by genre and then alphabetically by author's last name.The New books are all...

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  • Mann Hall for Excellent Broadway...

    One Saturday night during our stay in Bonita Springs, we went to Mann Hall in Fort Myers to see the Broadway musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar".The 2003-2004 season included:"Mamma Mia!""Miss Saigon""Jesus Christ Superstar"Dame Edna"The Graduate""42nd Street"The Variety Series included:Bill CosbyAnne MurrayWillie NelsonWayne NewtonThe Four TopsAnn...

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Bonita Springs Sports & Outdoors

  • But..if Money is no object, Then "Hit...

    This area does boast some of the country's most beautiful and challenging courses. Many of the courses have been designed by world renowned golf course architects.Semi-Private Clubs:1. Bonita Springs Golf Club (239)992-2800 10200 Maddox Lane, Bonita Springs2. The Club at Grandezza (239)948-2900 11471 Grand Oak Blvd, Estero3. Heritage Greens...

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  • This is Golf Territory (If you can...

    We lugged our golf clubs to Florida with the hopes of golfing three times a week for one month; however, because (during the "Snowbird season) the fees are so expensive, we only golfed twice in the entire month.We found that most of the courses are private, and the ones that are open to the public are either too far away, too expensive, or too...

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Bonita Springs Favorites

  • Senior Rates at the Movies

    Allan and I love to go to the movies, and at home we go on Wednesdays and Fridays because it's the special senior rates. While in Bonita Springs, we also continued going to the movies.The Regal Cinema is where we attended. There are twelve different theaters there so we were always assured of new movies being available.It was funny to see the lines...

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  • Searching For Seashells by the Seashore!

    Unlike other Florida beaches, the Lee County beaches are left natural. By leaving the beaches natural, seaweed remains on the shore in what is called a "wrack line" created by the tide. This line ensures that the birds and other wildlife aren't robbed of a valuable food source.The Lee Island Coast is "home to over 400 species of shells." Thanks to...

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  • If you Need A Computer to Keep Up On...

    Because I am addicted to VT (as most of you are), I had to have access daily to a computer. My husband also needed access to work on his stock market adventures. So, we found:The Bonita Springs Public Library26876 Pine AvenueBonita Springs, FL 34135Each day you may use a computer for one hour. We used it every day except Sundays (because it is...

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