Skip to main content
family on beach

Family traditions start here

The most memorable vacation moments often feature your child’s smile. With our countless hiking trails, offshore excursions and hands-on activities, make a habit of finding picture-perfect memories that include grins beaming ear to ear.

Families looking for fun naturally look no further than Southwest Florida. Museums and theaters present hands-on and interactive learning experiences for kids, while continuous miles of park trails and beaches give them plenty of room to explore. Many of our restaurants even cater to little ones, all while showing mom and dad a great time, too.

Head to Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers and board the miniature train ride for big-time fun. Then, splash in the fountains, climb a rock wall, rent a bike or paddleboard, or just relax and have a picnic in the shade surrounded by green space. In North Fort Myers, set a course for fun at The Shell Factory & Nature Park where bumper boats, life-sized dinosaur models and tons of cool animal pens keep young minds fascinated for hours.

In a place as interesting and beautiful as Southwest Florida, even learning can be a blast. Local parks, preserves and museums like Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium and the J.N. “Ding” National Wildlife Refuge host guided tours that bring your family face-to-face with unique wildlife. It’s a natural fit for most visitors, young and old.

Discover more about Fort Myers

While there’s plenty to do in Southwest Florida, some activities just aren’t fit for groups of people all at once. Get the lowdown

Between playing on the beach and eating ice cream in the sunshine, there’s a whole other side of the greater Fort Myers area where

You’re free to tee off in public golf courses in and around Fort Myers. Whether golfing is your go-to pastime or if you’re a

Family fun is never far away in Southwest Florida. While fun can always be had on the beach, amusement parks and other kid

Need inspiration for your spring break in Florida? Not only is Fort Myers a perfect destination for families with young kids to

Fort Myers is the birthplace of National Seashell Day, which coincides with the first day of summer, and locals love to “shell

Hardcore fans of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins know that Fort Myers is synonymous with spring training in Florida

Bring your meetings to the green for a productive retreat or browse sophisticated golf clubs for a memorable gathering. You can

When you’re looking for engaging things to do in Fort Myers with kids, the IMAG History & Science Center is your one-stop shop for

Take a fresh look at Southwest Florida with brand-new things to do and recent openings. What’s on your to-do list in 2024? Play by

Spending time in the Fort Myers area is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will you reap all the benefits of rest and

Related Listings


Show us your good days and we'll show you more! Share your favorite memories with hashtag #MyFortMyers.