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Design Your Own Day-Trip

If Fort Myers is nearby, you’re one of the lucky ones who can take a daycation! Or if you’re already in town and looking for last-minute plans, take these ideas and run with them. From pool and resort day passes to outdoor fun, create your unique day trip in Southwest Florida.

Spend a Day on a Private Island

In the ultra-private North Captiva Island Club, members and their guests get all sorts of access to dining and relaxation. Purchase a day pass and you too will be on board a ferry and lounging on a secluded island. A complimentary lunch and concierge service are at your fingertips, and you can add on extra amenities just as you wish: cool and fruity cocktails, a refillable cooler bag or a personal beach setup — even a two-hour island-hopping cruise can be a part of your special day out.

Take a Safari

A day in the Everglades is the quintessential Southwest Florida experience. Everglades Day Safari makes it easy starting with round-trip transportation from Fort Myers, followed by an expert-led nature walk under the shade of a towering bald cypress canopy. Then join a boat ride into the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where the salt marsh and mangroves nourish rich biodiversity. After a museum visit and lunch in Everglade City, your getaway culminates with the highlight of your day — an airboat tour of the Western Everglades. With abundant wading birds and an occasional alligator, this will surely become the day trip to remember.

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Go on a Wilderness Adventure

Take a tour on a swamp buggy or take a walk through the palmetto prairie at Babcock Ranch in Punta Gorda. Throughout the 90,000-acre Babcock Ranch and Telegraph Cypress Swamp, history meets wildlife in the natural heart of Southwest Florida. A working cattle ranch is also home to local wildlife, from wild turkeys and soft-shell turtles to magnificent osprey and sandhill cranes. Whether you explore in an adapted vehicle or on foot, this is a true wilderness adventure that’s an easy drive from Fort Myers.

Stick Around Town

Book a day at a full-service resort and you’ll feel all your worries slip away. Sip poolside drinks, splash around with your family, grab a bite to eat, and even fit in a workout all in a single day. Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina’s Pink Shell Day Pass gets you access to all of the bounties of this Fort Myers Beach favorite. Or grab a resort pass to Hyatt Regency Coconut Point to spend a full day at the largest resort poolscape in the region. Three incredible acres of pools, a lazy river and fun-filled waterslides are just the start of your adventures, along with poolside food and beverage service. Upgrade your daycation with a trip to the spa and fitness center.

What’s on your day-trip wish list? From outdoor thrills to poolside chills, you’ll find it all right here in Fort Myers.