This is a great place to visit and very close to Cape Coral, maybe 10 to 20 minutes depending on traffic. Lots of history and things for the kids to do. Visit Edison's lab, see his riverboat, gift shop, food, tours and many other thing. Take Route 41 over into Fort Myers and hang a right onto McGreggor Blvd. and it's down just a few miles.
It just so happened when I was there, Bob took me to the Sunset Celebration in Cape Coral. Now the shame was the sunset itself was a letdown that night, but the celebration still went on and was very nice. Down at the pier you will find about 40 local artist out with there paintings & crafts, drink specials atKC's RiverStop, live entertainment and friendly people. Now Bob did get me to a few other good sunsets on Pine Island and Fort Myers Beach. So mother nature had a let down on the sunset that night and thats not Bob's fault. It's ok Bob diner was great at the rib joint.