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Women walking on boardwalk on Bowmans beach towards beach with back to camera

A Bachelorette Weekend in Fort Myers

Southwest Florida’s pristine beaches and easy accessibility make the area a highly sought-after locale for destination weddings. When it’s time to cut loose before the big day, our laid-back atmosphere, bustling nightlife, diverse cuisine and seemingly endless opportunities for entertainment create the perfect environment for a girl’s getaway. Grab your bridesmaids and get ready for the celebration of a lifetime. Get inspired with this 3-day itinerary. 

Day 1

Drop off your bags and head straight to the beach. There is nothing like relaxing in the warm sunshine with your best friends. Float in the calm turquoise waters and then cool off with a nice waterfront lunch and cheers to the soon-to-be bride.

Women group photo on beach

If you are looking for a night on the town, consider the downtown Fort Myers River District. Preserved turn-of-the-century buildings, antique neon signs and redbrick streets lined with palms create a distinct Old Florida atmosphere. An abundance of boutique shops, restaurants and bars make this a popular place for dinner and drinks.

drinks in downtown fort myers

 

Day 2

You’ve only got a few days to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, so go all out and book a boat tour. From island hopping adventures to secluded islands, to sunset cruises, you can find something that is just your speed. If you're looking to liven up the party, consider a booze cruise with Lagerhead Cycle Boats, where your boat is propelled through the water by your party. 

Before heading back to your beachside cottage, dinner with a view is highly encouraged. Consider stopping at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill or The Dixie Fish Co. Fresh seafood and beachy drinks are always on the menu. Or, once you freshen up, consider one of the many unique restaurants in Cape Coral. Jungle Bird is a fun and tropical atmosphere offering small plates and insta-worthy backdrops.

jungle bird bar sign

 

Day 3

There’s only one way to kick off your last day by the beach: mimosas with a side of brunch. The Standard, in downtown Fort Myers, serves sea-inspired brunch specials in a sleek, modern setting. Fancy's Southern Cafe, in Fort Myers, will serve up a picturesque tower of chicken and waffles, and if you're staying on Sanibel Island, you can bike your way to Blue Giraffe.

Finish out the afternoon by exploring the water. Tarpon Bay Explorers takes you on a two-hour paddling tour, pointing out dolphins, shorebirds and other wildlife along the way. The naturalists at Tarpon Bay have a thorough knowledge and deep admiration for the flora and fauna that make Sanibel a beautiful and vibrant place, and their passion shines through during informative and fun excursions.

Bird on beach

Whether you’re looking for a wild weekend of dancing and drinks or a quiet seaside escape with the girls, there’s plenty of pre-nuptial fun to be had in Fort Myers.