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You’re Meeting in Paradise. Why Not Stay a While?

Some call it “bleisure” travel; we call it “getting the most from a great opportunity.” Once you get a feel for what’s going on throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods, you’re going to want to stick around long after the closing remarks.

A Breath of Fresh Air

When the meetings are complete, it’s time to get outdoors. With over 50 miles of white-sand beaches, along with more than 100 islands and 100,000 acres of preserved natural spaces, the opportunities to explore and unwind are endless. Climb aboard an island-hopping cruise that speeds you toward secluded shores like North Captiva Island, Cabbage Key and others. Look for marine life as you paddle the warm waters around Matlacha and Estero Bay Preserve State Park. Birdwatchers and other outdoor enthusiasts delight in the wild and natural settings of places like Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral and J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. 

Cultural Appeal

In the heart of the historic downtown Fort Myers River District, you have a wealth of cultural attractions in proximity. Browse around the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, where art exhibitions and live performances are always on display. The nearby Edison and Ford Winter Estates showcase more than 20 acres of botanical gardens and a museum packed with inventions from the renowned innovators. Or simply take some time to walk among the public works of art, boutique shops and historic buildings. Bonita Springs has a quaint, walkable downtown area with restaurants and breweries, offering the perfect places to unwind after busy days of meetings. Nearby are outdoor shopping malls and outlets, along with historic sites, arts centers, and state parks.

Dine Around Town

Sweeping views of sparkling waters, a tropical cocktail and a platter of fresh seafood — is there any better way to switch into vacation mode? From a diverse culinary scene in Cape Coral to outdoor and watefront dining across our islands, your next great meal is always within reach. Click here to browse restaurants in every neighborhood to satisfy your cravings.

Business easily transforms into pleasure no matter where you’re staying throughout our islands, beaches and neighborhoods. Combine these activities with the main event or stick around longer to create the vacation you deserve.