The 3 Best Day Trips to Take While Staying in Fort Myers Beach

With its sandy beaches and warm weather, Fort Myers Beach is a fun place to visit during the spring months. Instead of spending your entire vacation on the beach, you can have fun taking day trips to some of the surrounding areas.

Take the Key West Express for a great day in Key West

The Key West Express offers daily cruises to and from Key West. The cruise leaves in the morning and you will be in Key West for lunch. There are sundecks and flat-screen TVs to enjoy while on your cruise. Once you get there, you can enjoy your lunch at one of the many restaurants and then head to the Southernmost Point of the continental US. On clear nights, it is possible to see Cuba from the southern tip of Key West. You will also find plenty of shopping and art galleries on Duval Street. The Key West Express leaves in the early evening the same day, or you can extend your visit and return to Fort Myers Beach on your specified date. On the trip back, you can enjoy the bar and food services while watching the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

Visit Marco Island

You may be wondering why you should take a day trip to Marco Island. About an hour away, you will find an abundance of activities to enjoy during the day. You can take a three-hour guided tour with Backwater Adventure through the maze of the mangrove wetlands. You may see dolphins, birds, and other wildlife. You will have a couple stops for shelling the beaches and swimming.

Just outside of Marco Island, you will find the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center where you can expand your knowledge. The Center offers a tour on the Snail Trail or you can learn about Sea Turtles and Manatees.

Horseback Riding on the beaches of Palma Sola Bay

About a two-hour drive from Fort Myers Beach, you will find Palma Sola Bay in Bradenton, Florida. Here, you can book a horseback riding adventure with BeachHorses.com. No prior horseback riding experience is necessary to enjoy this great adventure. You will ride your horse along the sandy beaches and make your way out into the salty waters. The best part of the adventure is when your horse starts swimming and you have the opportunity to Horse Surf.

On your way back, stop in Sarasota to explore the Sarasota Classic Car Museum or the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. You will also find some waterfront restaurants where you can enjoy a nice dinner while watching the sun go down over the water.

Don’t limit your vacation to soaking up the sun on the beach in Fort Myers Beach this spring. As you can see, there are a variety of fun activities that you can find in the surrounding areas that will enhance your stay. Fill your trip with new experiences that you will never forget.

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