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Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops

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Must See

Fort Myers is home to some of the best beaches in the nation. Take a break from your busy schedule and journey out to the sandy shores of Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Beach. Delight in the shops, quaint cottages, and old Florida charm this area is known for.

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Whether you're in town for college sports, Minnesota Twins spring training, or a Minor League game, sports fans will be just minutes away from the CenturyLink Sports Complex, which is home to Hammond Stadium. Catch a ballgame with the family and enjoy the energetic stadium atmosphere. Red Sox fans can also head to JetBlue Park during spring training to see their team get ready for the season.

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Make sure to visit Manatee Park, a non-captive warm water refuge for the Florida Manatee, for a truly unique experience for the entire family. The best time of the year to spot these gentle sea cows is from December to February when the Gulf of Mexico waters are below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Admire the manatees from various viewing areas before walking through the beautiful butterfly garden.

Must Do

There are countless things to do in Fort Myers. Visit the 60 interactive exhibits, like the hurricane simulator or sea creature touch tank, at the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum. For an exciting night out, head to Bell Tower shops where you'll find restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. Music enthusiasts can catch a concert at Hertz Arena or a Broadway show at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

Don't Go Home Without

Travel back in time as you explore the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Get an inside look at how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford lived with a guided tour through the 15,000-square-foot museum, newly renovated laboratories, and botanical gardens. If you prefer to tee off and practice your backswing, visit one of the many local golf courses for the day.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Lakes Regional Park

JetBlue Park

See the Boston Red Sox at their spring training home at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. The ballpark's field has the same dimensions as Fenway Park with a replica of the Green Monster in left field. JetBlue Park is also the home field for the GCL Red Sox during the summer and the Roy Hobbs World Series and hosts many festivals and events.​

Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island​

Spend the afternoon on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island off the coast of Southwest Florida. Play on seven miles of white sandy beaches and enjoy sunning, swimming, body boarding, surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking in the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Discover the beauty of Sanibel Island with miles of pristine beach dotted with pastel-colored seashells.​

Sanibel Beach

CenturyLink Sports Complex

IMAG History & Science Center ​

Explore this extraordinary attraction in Fort Myers featuring aquariums, animal exhibits, interactive displays, and activities that inspire the imagination. Through the lens of history and science, IMAG creates exciting experiences through exhibits like the Google Earth Wall.​

Bell Tower Shops​

Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment at this open-air lifestyle center with stylistic boutiques, creative cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere. This Ft. Myers shopping destination houses national stores, like Talbots and Sunglass Hut, and unique shops. Bell Tower offers a mix of restaurants, as well as Dave and Buster’s and Regal Cinema.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW​

See national touring Broadway musicals, holiday shows, concerts, dance performances, and prominent entertainers year-round at this performing arts center at Florida Southwestern State College. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall features the largest proscenium stage in Southwest Florida.​

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium features a natural history museum with live native animals and exhibits about animals, plants, and the environment of Southwest Florida. Discover butterfly and bird aviaries, two nature trails, and a planetarium theater with laser light shows and amazing sound and images.​