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Week at Lover's Key, Ft. Meyer's Beach, Florida

A February 2007 trip to Fort Myers by sfharper

Sunset over Estero Bay Photo, Fort Myers, Florida More Photos
Quote: A beachside vacation near the Lover's Key State Park.

Week at Lover's Key, Ft. Meyer's Beach, Florida

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Overview

Sunset over Estero Bay Photo, Fort Myers, Florida
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A relaxing, quiet escape out to Ft. Meyer's Beach with nature at your fingertips will make any week in Florida special. Our stay at the Lover's Key Resort introduced us to the area, long white sandy beaches, glorious sunsets, fanciful birds wandering the shore and harassing fisherman for a piece of their catch. Often we avoid the beach when we visit local relatives because crossing over the bridge can take quite some time, but staying local avoids that difficulty. We found that even though it was a longer route, often it was quicker to leave by way of Bonita Springs.Interesting things to do at Lover's Key State Park include fishing, photography, sunbathing, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching, be...Read More

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor

Hotel | "Lover's Key Beach Club and Resort"

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor Photo, Fort Myers, Florida
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We visited Lover's Key Beach Club and Resort somewhat off-season, three weeks before spring break, so prices were reasonable, approx. $225 per night. The bathroom was huge, with a full-sized shower, jacuzzi tub, and standalone sink bar and a separate room for the toilet. The king-size bed was very comfortable. The kitchen was large, with all the necessities to have a six-person lunch party, ample refrigerator space, soap for the dishwasher, and entirely spotless. The maid did the dishes we left. The sliding glass door opened on a full-sized balcony complete with four-chair table. We loved the staff, they answered all of our many questions. The outdoor pool was warm enough to swim, although a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 29, 2007

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor
8771 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
(239) 765-1040

Big Al's Sports Bar

Restaurant

Big Al's Sports Bar Photo,
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We were looking for someplace new when we drove past Big Al's Sports Bar. My husband always likes a good beer with his lunch, so we stopped. I ordered a side of chips and salsa while we waited, very tasty tricolor chips that were lightly salted. The salsa was adequate, not too spicy. They serve drinks in big icy mugs, very nice. While we waited for our meal to appear, we watched TV on many different screens playing silenced sports programs, although the TVs in the front of the restaurant were rather noisy and, in the bar, a rousing game was on. My lunch, fajitas, had enough garlic and spice and lots of helpings of the add-ons. My husband's club sandwich was huge and served with plenty of fries. The se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 29, 2007

Big Al's Sports Bar
25101 S. Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
(239) 948-7444

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor

Attraction | "Lover's Key State Park"

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor Photo, Fort Myers, Florida
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Lover's Key State Park has a bit of everything: huge long sandy white beaches, relatively empty, with shells to collect, plenty of places to sunbathe, and lots of birds and sea life to delve into.They have a loop hiking trail that many of the locals use as a jogging trail. It passes through forest, following along the inner reaches of Black Island. Bicycling is allowed. There's also a boardwalk that crosses the inner bay and allows people onto the beach. A tram tour is available, as is a boat ramp, concession stand, playgrounds, and wildlife observation areas. Parking cost $1 a day on the end, and in the middle at the ranger station $5. Parking is available in all three areas. The park close...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 29, 2007

Lovers Key Beach Club N Resor
8771 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
(239) 765-1040

Koreshan State Historic Site

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Attraction

Koreshan State Historic Site Photo, Fort Myers, Florida
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A multi-use state park that was gifted to the state by a utopian community interested in science and culture. The park contains camping and picnic areas and a trail that follows the Estero River. We visited on the weekend and campers were quite noisy and having a good time. Kayak rental for traveling down the river is also available. There were many people traversing the river during our visit. On the other end of the park, the buildings constructed by the community are retained with all their furnishings and gardens. We quite enjoyed our walk along the river and through the gardens. It was quite peaceful and we saw some wildlife, although the birds were mostly hidden in the brush. The local...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2007

Koreshan State Historic Site
US 41
Estero, Florida 33928
+1 941 992 0311

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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Attraction | "Edison & Ford Winter Estates"

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Photo, Fort Myers, Florida
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The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is an unusual sort of museum, consisting of the two homes, associated properties including their gardens, and Edison's laboratory. Associated with the laboratory is a huge collection of his various inventions and a truly first rate movie about his life. I was quite enthralled.The property sits along the Caloosahatchee river. The original pier is still standing, but no longer usable. The many signs along the property explained the various uses. The pier made the property, everything built on the land was brought in by boat and carried ashore.The gardens were in the process of being restored, with the lily pond and the Moonlight garden already comple...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2007

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 Mcgregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
(239) 334-7419