Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
10150 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 938-0100
Fax: (239) 938-0370
This parish was founded in 1910 in Lee County. The Roman Catholic church situated in Fort Myers has a religious store on its northern end. Masses are held by Reverend Michael Mullen and attended by the faithful on a regular basis. The St Francis Xavier School is attached to this organization. The church office hours are from 8.30a to 4p from Monday to Friday. It has also started offering a youth ministry program.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers. Not merely a vibrant art center, this venue also has a stunning neoclassical design with impressive pillars built from coral and limestone. Art exhibitions and art walks are a regular affair however fund raisers, charity balls, private events and more can be held too. Check their website for a list of upcoming events.
Centennial Park, located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers, is a nice place to take a break from a convention or meetings to get some fresh air and soak in the sun. The ten-acre park offers picnic areas, a river walk and playground. The park is host to concerts, craft shows and the Downtown Farmer's Market every Thursday. With the river and sunset in the backdrop, its perfect to host your wedding.
The marina at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin has a well-marked entrance and is located on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River, between the Edison and Caloosahatchee Bridges. It offers fuel, an overnight dock, convenience store, ramp, showers, shore power, and free pump-out. The 246 slips fill up during events like the Edison Festival of Lights, so reservations are recommended. There is 10 feet of water in the channel and eight feet at some docks, with little or no current. Restaurants and hotels are nearby.
Lakes Park is a popular recreational area in Fort Myers. The 279-acre park has 158 acres of fresh water lakes for swimming, fishing for bass and catfish, and canoeing. Swimming season with lifeguards is Memorial Day to Labor Day. A 2.5-mile paved path is available for running, roller blades and biking. The Fragrance Garden is a unique sensory experience. There are also picnic areas, concession stands, miniature train ride, boat rentals and showers. Parking is 75 cents per hour, maximum USD3. No alcohol or pets allowed.
The Tice Grammar School is located at Tice, Florida. This historic school is also referred to as Tice Elementary School. The school building was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Check website for details.
The Nature Park at The Shell Factory should be on your must visits when in Fort Myers. The park boasts of a 7,000 square feet Rainforest Aviary, the Butterfly Garden, an animal museum, the Gator slough, a petting zoo and a lot more. With one of the largest exhibits of wild animals and birds, including prairie dogs, bobcats, Giant Hissing cockroaches, Prevost squirrels, raccoons, etc., animal lovers are sure to have a great time here. The park museum is home to some of the most exclusive species of snakes, alligators, toads and other creepy-crawlies. Go here for a wild escapade!
It doesn't matter whether you like rock music or reggae, indie pop or funk, there is something for you here at the Indian Creek Plaza. The Plaza is home to many restaurants that regularly host all kinds of shows, like the Surf and Song Festival. The Indian Creek Plaza is a good place to catch up on the local culture or just hang out with the locals. The place is run by Sun Communities Inc. and also offers community living options to meet your life-long dreams.
Located across Oak Street, the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School is often referred as Fort Myers Beach School. Nearly 130 students study here and the school receives great support from the local community. The locals engage in activities like fund-raising, voluntary work and even teaching assistance in a bid to aid this school. For admission schedule and other details, check website.
While the town's name is also Fort Myers Beach, the its namesake beach is the real reason why tourists from across the country flock here especially during spring break and summers. Water-sports in the form of jet skiing, wave runners, para-sailing and diving along with fishing charters keep the adventurous visitors occupied, while others can dine at one of the many ocean-facing bars and cafes. Concerts and festivals are a regular occurrence at this beach which assures something exciting to people of all sensibilities and tastes. It is also the base of the annual American Sand Sculpting Championship.
There's something for all nature lovers at Lover's Key State Recreation Area, located between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. The park is made up of four islands totaling 712 acres. Wildlife includes birds, dolphins, manatees, raccoons, and sea turtles. You can go hiking, boating, fishing, shelling and swimming, but collecting live shells and artifacts is prohibited. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails but not the beach. There are grills, picnic tables, a concession stand and a wedding gazebo.
In 1985, after much trial and tribulation, the Kiser family finally produced a Florida wine. Today, the Eden Vineyards and Winery is the southernmost bonded winery in the United States. There are six homegrown wines, including Alva Rouge and Alva White. Prices range from USD8.95 to USD10.95 for 750 ml bottles. The winery is open to visitors for tasting and sales, and is located in Alva, 10 miles east of Fort Myers. The entrance is 400 feet down Little Lane; watch for the green sign with the arrow.