Things to Do

Southwest Florida Things to Do

So little time, so many things to do during your Southwest Florida vacation. Where to begin? 

Most of Southwest Florida’s popular things to do center around outdoor activities. Our number one attraction, the white-sandy beaches are world-famous on lists of places to go and things to do. Our beaches are known for their abundance of shells and the family-friendly waters of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and bays.

There are so many things to do while you’re here. Explore the many shopping, dining, art and cultural opportunities during your stay. Visit our wide variety of beach locations. Choose from natural stretches of beach to areas set up for beach volleyball and watersport activities. Paddle out into the Gulf or explore the back bays by kayak. Enjoy a faster pace? Rent a watercraft or take a day cruise during your stay and leave the “driving” to the boat captain. Don’t forget to add a visit to our distilleries, breweries and farmers markets to round out your “things to do” list. Our arts and cultural events are regular occurrences throughout the season and definitely deserve a place on your list of things to do. 

One thing visitors to Southwest Florida can agree on is that time spent relaxing on the beach is one of the best things to do! 

A-Z Things to Do

Finnimores Bike and Beach Rental

Finnimores Bike and Beach Rental
2353 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-5577
Finnimores Bike and Beach Rental is the place for all your biking and beach needs. Family owned and operated on Sanibel Island since 1985, we pride ourselves on providing courteous, professional service along with low rental rates. We carry a complete line of bikes and accessories for children and adults. Don't forget about the e beach! Finnimore's offers a wide variety of beach gear, including beach chairs, oversized umbrellas and boogie boards. We also offer bicycle repair and service.

Ace Performer

16842 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
239-565-4860

Adventures in Paradise

2019 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8236

B Unique Boutique

B Unique Boutique
1614 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-395-4500
Enjoy Sanibel’s most exciting shopping destination for “exclusive to the islands” treasures from the USA and around the world...Unique Jewelry, Gifts, Home Fragrances, Candles, Cards, Resort Wear, Sandals and Accessories for Women, Men and Children.

Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

3075 Sanibel Captiva Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-395-2233

Big Arts

900 Dunlop Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-395-0900

Billy’s Rentals

1470 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-5248

Capt. Tony’s Fishing Adventures

Capt. Tony’s Fishing Adventures
18800 San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-415-0515
Capt. Tony's is family owned and operated!!! Join our experienced, professional Captians and mates that are here to make your deep sea fishing an enjoyable experience. Our fishing fleet consists of the 75' custom built party boat,Fishn' Xpress III and the custom built 65' Fishn' Xpress II. We offer 1/2 day, all day, and night charters. With us you can expect  to catch a variety of fish which include snapper, red and black grouper, triggerfish, porgys, spanish and king mackerel, sharks, tomtates, white grunts and bonitas.

Captiva Cruises

11401 Andy Rosse Lane
Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-5300

Catch Me If U Can Fishing

Sanibel & Captiva Islands
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-210-8339

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.)

3883 Sanibel-Captive Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-3644

Doc Ford’s

708 Fishermans Wharf
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-765-9660

Dunes Golf and Tennis, The

949 Sand Castle Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2535

Finnimore’s Watersports Rentals

2353 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-5577

Fort Myers Fishing Adventures – Capt. Joe Greco

N/A
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
1-877-249-7472

Fun N Sun Beach Rentals– Marco Island

Fun N Sun Beach Rentals– Marco Island
N/A
Marco Island, FL 33919
239-738-6593
The Fun N Sun Rentals make it super easy for anyone to rent a bike, paddle boards, kayaks, and beach gear! All the tools for someone to have a wonderful day at the beach! With our extensive years of experience, our team is dedicated to providing you with a quality experience every time!

Island Paws

630 Tarpon Bay Road #5
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-395-1464

J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

One Wildlife Drive
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-1100

Jerry’s of Sanibel

1700 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-9300

Lily & Company

520 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2888

Mangrove Masters – Fishing Charters & Cruises

N/A
Sanibel Island, FL 33908
239-410-0890

Nick Adams Photography

1619 Periwinkle Way | Suite 104
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-395-7671

Olde Sanibel Shops

630 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2783

Sanibel Diamond

1700 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
1-800-850-6605

Sanibel Historical Village and Museum

950 Dunlop Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-332-5955

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)

3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2329

SBL Vacations

2330 Palm Ridge Road | suite 7
Sanibel, FL 33957
239.5790348

She Sells Sea Shells

1157 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-6991

She Sells Sea Shells!

2422 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8080

Speedy’s Airboat Tours

Speedy’s Airboat Tours
621 Begonia Street
Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-4448
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A Everglades Airboat Adventure like no other! Featuring "True 6-Passenger Airboat Rides" You will be amazed by the wonders of the Everglades as you travel from the Mangrove Jungles onto the sawgrass prairies. Only on the true airboats can you experience both. Let us take you where no one else can!

Suncatchers’ Dream

630 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-7860

Tahitian Gardens

1975-2019 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2783

The Fort Myers Princess

The Fort Myers Princess
645 Old San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
239-765-8500
The Newest Sensation on the Island''. The Fort Myers Princess is a 75ft Tour Boat USCG licensed to carry 149 passengers. The Princess has 2 decks-the upper deck is open with seating, dancing area and Full Service Bar. The Fort Myers Princess sails on Afternoon Dolphin/Eco Tours and Sunset Party Cruises through the back bay and out to the Sanibel Lighthouse and Causaway area.The Fort Myers Princess is a way to take any event from ordinary to "Extraordinary". From Sweet 16's to Cocktail Parties to the Wedding of your dreams. 

The Sea Shell Co. – Sanibel

1025 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-5580

Tower Gallery

751 Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-4557

Village Shops, The

2340 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-2783

William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry

2340 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-8590
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