Favorite thing: Along the intercoastal side of Fort Meyers, you will find the SHRIMP BOATS. We went to a Seafood store to get some fresh jumbo shrimp and just behind the store were the boats. They were huge. Most were docked for the day already as they usually go out very early in the morning to get the day's catch.
A great place to people watch and have a bite to eat is TIMES SQUARE. It used to be a street but is now blocked off to make it more user friendly. You would never know it was winter and January, as it was very busy here. Lots of folks out and about enjoying the warm sunshine. There are also a few beach shops here and I would think it would be a great spot to watch the sun go down in the evening.
There's not a lot of parking in the area. We parked near the pier and actually had to wait for someone to pull out to get a spot. the rates here were $1.00 an hour.
Life on Fort Myers Beach is ultra-relaxed and informal. Unless you particularly want to, there's no need to change out of your shorts for dinner... in fact shorts are normal attire for almost every activity.
I am naturally a fairly anxious person but the Beach is one place I manage to completely switch off. Everything you could possibly need is on the doorstep, the pace of life is slow and the people are friendly and helpful.
So just sit back and enjoy the natural beauty all around you.
Favorite thing: When you get into pretty much any town aways try to find the coupons boxes and grabs some, you never now what you may find. We have gotten some great ideas of thing to do that we never would have thought of if we didn't come across them in the coupons bookslets. One thing that is invaluble is the maps that you can find which helps you get to know the area better. So make sure and stop and find these before you go any where.
Favorite thing: Each morning we woke up, grabbed our cup of coffee, went out to the pool sat down, relaxed and drank our coffee and each morning the big lizzard was try to get the little lizzard. they would do this cat & mouse thing for at least 15 minutes, I would get up go get my camera and of course by the time I got back it was all over and gone. So this morning I had my camera as we went out to the pool and there they were again do their dance. Just thought it rather strange to see and thought I would share it. When we were living in Delaware we didn't have lizzards running around, but here in Georgia is a different story.
Favorite thing: Beach access point are all up and down Estero Blvd., there are many but each one has not many parking scapes in them. If your handicapped you will have an easier time finding a spot. Some can be hard to get in and out of, so be careful. I would not park any where on the side of the road, they will tow you!
Favorite thing: Take San Carlos over the bridge to Estero Blvd. This is a slow moving 2 lane road with lots of people walking every where, so be careful. If you go right there is some good parking and the north end points toward Sanibel Island. Go left and head down toward all the hotels and street shops. This way is VERY SLOW GOING!!
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