Have the Best Summer Ever with our Top "Must-Do's" in SWFL!
Updated: Jul 11
Are you looking for some Amazing ways to spend your Summer Vaca or Staycation? You don't need to look much further than South West Florida! With so many Amazing activities to offer, you can have the Best Summer Ever without leaving the State! See our List below for our Favorite "Must-Do's"!
Of course our #1 is Glass Bottom Rentals, with so many Amazing Guided Tours to choose from, there is something for everyone! Located in Boca Grande, FL just driving over the bridge to get onto Gasparilla Island feels like your being transported to a very tropical destination! Clear Kayaks and Paddle Boards are available for Rent and Tours. Guided Eco Tours, Snorkel Tours, Shelling Tours and Fishing Tours are some of the unique offerings we have, as well as our very popular Sunset LED Night Paddle! Whether you prefer to paddle day or night, we certainly have something for you!
5810 Gasparilla Rd, Placida, FL 33946
Periwinkle Park & Campgrounds is a friendly full hook up campground located on beautiful Sanibel Island. They offer accommodations for campers from motor homes to tents and everything in between. Complete electrical, water & sewer hookups for your RV, Motor Home, 5th Wheel or Pop-ups. Just a 10 minute walk to white, sandy shell-lined beaches (they're only .5 of a mile away!). They are also a Bird Lovers Delight! They feature many species of exotic and native birds including toucans and macaws, plus our brown & ring tail lemurs add a mix to their aviary. Grab your tent, camper or RV to spend a few days at this very unique campground, and enjoy your days exploring the island of Sanibel and Captiva as well! This is a Must-Do for our Family at least once per year!
239-472-1433 for Reservations
1119 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
Let's go shopping! Treat yourself to Fleamaster's festive atmosphere, pick up a week's supply of fresh produce, and stroll through the hundreds of bargain-packed booths. Along every aisle, you'll discover small owner-operated shops that specialize in unique items - an eclectic mix of new and old - arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, and lots more. Kitchen products, clothing and shoes, luggage, jewelry and watches, 20 snack bars serving yummy treats. Name it, it's here! Find gifts for your family and friends and something just for you. Covering 40,000 square feet (3,716 square meters), more than 900 vendors ply their wares at the Fleamasters Fleamarket every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9a to 5p, rain or shine (covered walkways help with adverse weather).
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium (a.k.a. ‘the Mote’) is definitely a must-see at some point during your vacation or staycation. It is a fun place to take the family (or friends) for a day of exploring and getting up close and personal with the sea life that inhabits the area waters as well as bodies of water around the world. The Mote goes beyond a maze of fish tanks and exhibits. Even though it has its fair share, the Mote’s research delves into so many aspects of the sea from its origins with shark research to other sea life such as dolphins, whales, and of course, manatees, to addressing today’s ecological and environment challenges and how they potentially impact the future of the earth’s water and all that lives in it.
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236
#5- Picnic Dinner & Sunset, Boca Grande
Grab a PubSub and head to the Beach at Boca Grande! No Summer is complete with out catching a few Sunsets! We enjoy getting there an hour or so before Sunset to enjoy a picnic dinner and to have some playtime in the sand or water before the sun goes down. Sometimes we get lucky enough to see dolphin playing and jumping as the sun goes down! What a perfect way to end a day! We recommend Boca Grande, but any beach in SWFL will do!