A February 2001 trip
to Fort Myers by aussiemate
Quote: I've been here about 15 times, and my favorite time to visit is Thanksgiving. It is so wonderful to be able to take a short flight and then bask in the warm sun at the end of November. Plus, they never have snow!
I was impressed with the wealth of fun things there was to do in Ft. Myers. We rented a boat and went fishing. My husband caught a small shark, and I caught a stingray, so I was a bit soured on fishing! Fortunately, my father-in-law cut the line free for both of us since we had no intention of keeping either.
We also caught a show at the Barbara B Mann - the traveling troop of Stomp. It was as good as the Broadway performance!
The restaurant has a beautiful man-made lake outside filled with multi-colored carp swimming around. It is very romantic, and we enjoyed milling around it after our meal. Some of the local celebrities (newscasters) were enjoying a meal there, and all were dressed up quite nicely.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2001
2122 Second St
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
+1 941 332 2065
This restaurant is great because of its expansive menu. Even the pickiest eaters can find something to love here. The salad bar is terrific, and I always load up so much there that I cannot handle my main course.
Their signature chocolate lava cake is so rich and delicious that we always have to split one between three people. It is heaven for chocoholics!
The Chart House
2024 West First Street
Fort Myers, Florida
Attraction | "Stomp at the Barbara B. Mann"
I couldn't believe that the show was sold out, but I was told that the touring groups of Broadway shows always sell out.
By the way, I was really impressed by the creativity of Stomp. It was unusual and quite enthralling. I enjoyed the whole show.
Since there isn't really a four-year college in the area and many honors high school students and young adults take classes at Edison, the college attracts much local funding and has installed state-of-the-art facilities including the auditorium. If you are planning a trip here, try to work in a show at the BBM.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
8099 College Parkway Southwest
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
+1 941 481 4849; +1
Attraction | "Lover's Key"
There were only two other people on the beach while we were there, which was great. The water temperature was slightly cold, but after about two minutes, it felt terrific. We saw lots of little fish swimming around. I really enjoy Ft. Myers Beach and the little cafes and the jetskis, but if you want to get away from the tourists, this little spot is tops.
Lover's Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33931