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Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Fort Myers, Florida

by Katie Skrzek

Apr 29, 2024

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Destinations / North America

Plan a trip to Fort Myers, Florida, for Memorial Day weekend family travel. The Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods area offers plenty of family fun in the sun.


Book a stay at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva Island. Set on 13 acres, the property boasts one-, two- or three-bedroom cottages, as well as pools, a spa, fitness center and restaurants. Nightly rates start at $284. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina at Fort Myers Beach is home to a spa, marina, two restaurants, a private beach, rooftop pool and oceanfront pool. Nightly rates start at $389.



© Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods

Outdoor activities are a must during your stay. Head to Boca Grande for a low-key beach experience. Sun Splash Family Waterpark features a lazy river, water slides, rope races and other outdoor fun. For wildlife lovers, check out JN “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Bonita Springs Wonder Garden.


Explore the local food scene. With multiple locations, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille offers locally sourced seafood. Wickies Lighthouse on Sanibel Island is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a sweet treat, check out Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream.



© Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods

There are many breweries for craft beer enthusiasts to check out during their visit, including Fort Myers Brewing Co., Riptide Brewing Company, Millennial Brewing Company and Coastal Dayz Brewery.


The 14th annual Fort Myers Film Festival takes place during Memorial Day weekend. Held May 22–26, the festival highlights short films from local filmmakers.


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