Fort Myers Journals

Ft. Myers, Florida: A Holiday in the Sun

A December 2007 trip to Fort Myers by IsabelleTravels

Shell Factory Photo, More Photos
Quote: There is nothing better than spending the holidays in shorts and a tank top.

Norman Love Confections

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

Quote:
As if all the baked goods people like to give to each other over the holidays isn't enough, I was in serious need of some chocolate two days after Christmas. I heard of Norman Love Confections, and figured I would give it a try. I wasn't expecting much because I don't normally like fancy chocolate (I'm a Hershey's girl) and there aren't many restaurants in Florida that are memorable. So, we made our drive to Norman Love. It's located close to the airport, so I would guess it would be a good place to stop to get last minute gifts before leaving SW Florida. It's on a not fully developed street, so it isn't crowded, but it is possible to miss. It's a simple looking store on the outside. The insid...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 9, 2007

Norman Love Confections
11380 Lindbergh Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33913
(239) 561-7215

Shell Factory

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Shell Factory Photo,
Quote:
Southwest, Florida is synonymous with shells. If you don't want to spend the $6 it costs to cross the bridge on to Sanibel to find shells, you can go to the Shell Factory instead. The shell factory is not a factory, they get someone to go out to the ocean and pick up shells and bring them back. As much as many people LOVE shells, they realize that it will take more than the promise of "large shell variety" to get people to stay. Thus, they built this land of, well, everything.The actual store, the factory, is filled with plain shells, decorated shells, and shells made into lamps, jewelry,...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 8, 2007

Shell Factory
2787 North Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, Florida 33903
(941) 995-2141

Bell Tower Shops

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

Quote:
Being this a holiday vacation, it was necessary to purchase gifts while visiting. Since most of my friends and family aren't into shells, I had to go somewhere else. Our journeys led us to Bell Tower Shops. Bell Tower Shops is an open-air mall. These open-air markets are becoming more popular in Florida. This visit was on 12/23, so the place was packed. There is a large mov...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2007

Bell Tower Shops
Daniels Parkway and US 41
Fort Myers, Florida 33907
(941) 489-1221