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Things to do in Fort Myers With Kids

Fort Myers • Fort Myers Beach • Sanibel • Captiva

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva Island, Florida offer a ton of family fun activities! Families can enjoy spending time together exploring and learning about the area’s one-of-a-kind wildlife, sea life, rich history, and numerous educational and entertaining activities. When you are in need of an activity to do on a rainy afternoon or once the kids are waterlogged from the beach, and the pool, there are lots of great ways to keep them entertained.

Family Fun Things to do

Happy kids make for great vacations, and sometimes a break from the sun and sand is a welcome change. An afternoon at a museum or science center can provide an indoor educational break. We have provided  family fun activities below.

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Things to do in Fort Myers With Kids


Captiva Cruises' Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise

Since 1986, Captiva Cruises in Captiva Island, Florida has been offering eco tours through Pine Island Sound, Southwest Florida’s estuary and National Wildlife Refuge. The crew aboard Captiva Cruises’ vessels love to share their in-depth knowledge and passion for the area while passengers marvel at the abundant native wildlife and learn the area’s rich history. Use the... Read More
MustDo.com | Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a great family outing where kids can watch alligator feedings, snake shows & their favorite wild animals Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Families will discover a full day of fun activities and rarely-seen species like the giant anteater and Florida panther.  You’ll also find favorites such as lions, bears, cheetahs, and parrots at this nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden. Naples Zoo is also one of only a few zoos in the USA that house honey badgers! With a focus on conservation and education,... Read More

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in Florida

Wildlife Trails, Nature Center And Butterfly House With over four miles of nature trails and an observation tower overlooking the Sanibel River, as well as in-depth educational programs and nature walks, this impressive conservation foundation on Sanibel Island is a must-see for families and nature lovers alike. Guided trail walks are offered regularly throughout the year. Shoreline discovery walks, self-guided tours, and many... Read More

Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise in Fort Myers Beach

Climb aboard Pieces of Eight a replica Spanish galleon and join a crew of enthusiastic Pirates for an adventure on the Gulf of Mexico. Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise is fun for all ages and is a perfect way to enjoy great views of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas Pass. Snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and restrooms are available onboard. Pieces of Eight pirate ship is handicap accessible.... Read More

Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers

Family Fun Things to do at Lakes Park Whether you're interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, or picnicking, Lee County's 279-acre Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, Florida offers it all in droves. Kids will love the rock climbing wall, playground, water feature playground (splash park) and the Miniature Railroad and Train Village. Miniature Railroad offers a 1.5-mile ride around... Read More