Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
10150 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Phone: (239) 938-0100
Fax: (239) 938-0370
The Boston Red Sox come to City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers every spring for Grapefruit League baseball. The American League Sox begin reporting in mid-February, and games run until the end of March. Box tickets are reasonably priced and so is the general admission cost. City of Palms Park seats almost close to 6,990, and there are a lot of expatriate Bostonians in Florida, so advance purchase is recommended. Park (for a cash fee) next to the ballpark.
Compulsive shoppers, hide your wallets. Covering 40,000 square feet, more than 900 vendors ply their wares every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8am to 4pm, rain or shine (covered walkways help with adverse weather). Along with typical flea market fare, such as jewelry, books and antiques, there is a barbershop, outlet stores and even gorillaburgers. Colored lines on the floor help you find your way through the many booths. Parking and admission are free; on the other hand, the homemade birdfeeders and Florida t-shirts will empty your wallet.
Do not call the Bell Tower Shops a mall. The open-air shopping center is decorated with foliage, fountains and waterfalls. There are seats for people watching and covered walkways in case of bad weather. At either end are department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Jacobson's. Most of the stores are upscale. There is also a 20-screen movie theatre and 10 restaurants, like Bistro 41 and Manatee Max. Live musicians entertain Friday and Saturday evenings, with FridayFests on the last Friday of each month. Parking is free and spread over several big lots.
Florida is famous for oranges, but what about Honeybells? Sun Harvest Citrus sells a wide variety of fresh Indian River citrus, including Honeybell tangelos when they're in season, both by mail order and at its "Big Green Packinghouse" located at the intersection of Metro Parkway and Six Mile Cypress. You can try fresh-squeezed juice or soft serve cones. There's also a deli and playground. For a behind-the-scenes look at the citrus industry and to see fruit squeezed into juice, free tours are offered November-April, leaving on the hour from 11am-3pm
Marinatown Marina has 140 slips, and offers overnight dockage, showers, laundry, pool, and boat shop. They are located in North Fort Myers, on the north side of the Caloosahatchee River just west of the US 41 fixed bridge. The entrance is well marked, and the channel runs five feet. The harbor depth is 8 to 12 feet with negligible current. The docks are stationary, and the marina is a proven storm refuge. Sneaker's Bar & Grill and The Mariner's Inn are both nearby.
Known as "the mall" to locals, this shopping center offers nearly 345,000 square feet of shopping delights, movie theatres, and restaurants.
Diamonds by Dianne showcases quality handcrafted custom designs for those who desire the original and unusual. Their professional design team combines precious metals, rare diamonds and gemstones to provide the most unique custom pieces. They also carry a diverse line of exquisite jewelry collections from some of the most famous designers in the world. The store also offers appraisals, on-site jewelry repairs, refurbishing of older out of style pieces, estate jewelry and battery repairs on watches.
A Cigar Aficionado retailer, this full service smoke shop offers a wide variety of fine cigars, tobacco products, and accessories.
A neighborhood full service florist that offers unique and unusual floral arrangement for any occasion plus provides Teleflora wiring services.
Family owned and operated for over three generations, this full service jeweler designs, manufactures, and repairs all gold, silver, and platinum jewelry on the premises.
This boutique offers custom bridal wear and special occasion formal dresses, as well as First Communion dresses, Christening gowns, jewelry, silk flower arrangements, jewelry, and accessories.
Specializing in consignment sales and estate liquidation, this classy 6,000 square foot consignment store offers a large selection of furniture, home accessories, jewelry, and women's apparel.