5 Things To Do For Mother’s Day In Fort Myers & Sanibel

By Laurén Ettinger

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather with the mothers and grandmothers in your life. Fort Myers and Sanibel Island are filled with great spots to enjoy the natural beauty of southwest Florida and indulge in a bit of pampering for Mother’s Day. Check out this list of five things to do for Mother’s Day in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel, Florida.

Take Mom on a Garden Stroll

Enjoy 20-acres of beautiful riverfront gardens and the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. History buffs will love learning about the gorgeous property as well as touring the many restored historic buildings. For an altogether different view of historic Florida, take mom to the Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs. Originally developed in 1936 as a roadside attraction dedicated to rehabilitating injured wildlife, this three-acre garden is filled with exotic flowers and vegetation from all over the world. Make sure you take the opportunity to hand-feed the flamingos!

Pamper Mom for the Day

Show mom how much you care by booking her a day of pampering and relaxation at the Sanibel Day Spa. Whether you decide on an hour or a full day of treatments, she’s sure to feel refreshed as the stress melts away during a massage, facial, pedicure, or manicure. Pick up a few luxury spa products from the retail boutique area to take the relaxation back home with you!

Show Mom How Much You Appreciate Her with a Special Gift

Support a local business and buy mom a little something! If you know exactly what she wants, pick up a gift from one of the many fabulous local area businesses including Cedar Chest Fine JewelrySuncatcher’s Dream, or the Periwinkle Place Shops. Not sure what she might enjoy? Purchase a gift certificate so she can bring home a treasure from her vacation or pick out something special for herself. 

Enjoy the Day Together on a Boat Cruise

Take in the natural beauty of the Fort Myers area on a relaxing and informative sightseeing cruise with Captiva Cruises or Sight Sea-R Cruises. Choose from a variety of tours around the Captiva outer islands from charming Cabbage Key to pristine Cayo Costa and more while cruising with Captiva Cruises. If you are departing from Fort Myers Beach, try an island excursion, sightseeing, sunset, shelling, or dolphin and wild eco-tours with Sight Sea-R Cruises. Whichever experience you choose, she’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time.

Grab Goodies so Mom Doesn’t Have to Cook

Pick up food for brunch, lunch, or dinner from Jerry’s Foods on Sanibel Island so mom doesn’t have to cook. You’ll easily find the perfect meal with Jerry’s extensive selection of meats, seafood, baked goods, fresh fruits and produce, an award-winning bakery, beer, wine, and a great selection of fresh cut flowers. Purchase a few of mom’s favorites and plan a Mother’s Day picnic at the beach or a fancy meal at home.

For more ideas on how to celebrate the mothers and grandmothers in your life, check out our article on awesome ways to celebrate Mother’s Day at home

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Celebrate Mother's Day! Check out this list of 5 memorable things to do for Mother’s Day in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides
Celebrate Mom - Check out this list of 5 memorable things to do for Mother’s Day in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides

Written by: Laurén Ettinger | Author Website

Laurén Ettinger runs the travel and vanlife blog Flit Float Fly Away where she shares travel tips and stories from life on the road with her dog. She is the Assistant Editor at Siesta Publications for Must Do Visitor Guides where she manages social media, writes blog articles, and assists in editing print and online copy. Laurén also works as a freelance copy editor and proofreader. She holds a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Global Studies from Appalachian State University. Follow her adventures on instagram or her blog www.flitfloatflyaway.com