New things are coming to Fort Myers and Sanibel in Florida. There are plenty of attractions, special events and new accommodations to check out on the Gulf coast of Florida.
Take advantage of all the region has to offer with the Fort Myers Sun Saver Passport. Sign up online and receive the pass via text message on your phone for savings at local businesses. Go on a waterfront tour with Ostego Bay Foundation. The 90-minute tour includes a visit to the Marine Science Center Museum. Take a ride on a refurbished 1927 carousel at the Shell Factory and Nature Park. The ride costs $1 per person.
The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge lecture series is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about the local wildlife. Hear from authors, photographers and other local experts. The 17th annual free series runs through March 19. The Sanibel Shell Show is going virtual this year, taking place on the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club’s YouTube channel March 5–6 from 12–3 p.m. The event includes videos, door prizes and photo contests. Plan ahead for the seventh annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. Running Sept. 17–26, the event will feature 100 shows from more than 80 country music singer songwriters, with many shows free of charge.
Travelers have new properties to choose from during their stay. Luminary Hotel & Co. opened its doors in September 2020. The 243-room boutique property offers numerous dining options, an indoor/outdoor fitness center, pool and 10,000 square feet of adaptable meeting and event space. A $15 million renovation at Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is set to debut this month.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Coconut water is an amped-up version of plain H2O with many beneficial properties. For starters, it replenishes electrolytes after a hard workout and provides a source of vital nutrients, like potassium and vitamin C, to keep you on your best game. The best part about the delicious drink is it tastes like you are drinking straight from the coconut.
If your family is a fan of thrills and waterparks, it’s time for a trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania: Camelback Lodge is the perfect family-friendly getaway for families of all kinds. When you book a stay at Camelback Lodge, access the resort’s indoor waterpark Aquatopia with more than 12 slides, a lazy river, interactive play areas, wave pool and more.
When guests book at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, they receive up to two complimentary, length-of-stay admission tickets to explore the Historic Area and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The offer is exclusive to those booking stays at colonialwilliamsburgresorts.com.
Dog-loving people will let you know traveling with their furry companion is a bonding experience like no other. At Bark Social in Bethesda, Maryland, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy a brew or two surrounded by energetic pups. No need to worry about the occasional dog outburst as professionally trained Bark Rangers monitor the grounds for a clean, safe play area.