Best Summer Attractions 2021
31 Produce & Mining Co.
U-pick is now for the summer Blackberries, mulberries, dragon fruit, papaya, bananas and various citrus. Go panning for gems instead of mining. We have lots of fun things for the family to do from showing kids how fruit and vegetables are grown while being able to pick you own food to take home to cook. Go mining for gems and fossils and finish the day up with some ice cream while sitting on the front porch! Call for an appointment for your field trip or group tour. Come see our new addition – Sulcata Tortoises. We also have a cafe for breakfast and lunch starting at 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. We now have a farm animal petting zoo & Butterfly Garden. No admission charges and food is available for feeding. We are closed on Mondays. Cafe hours are breakfast an lunch Tuesday-Sunday 7:30-2:30 and Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 4:30-8 pm.
18672 State Road 31, Alva
The hit musical Grease is on the Broadway Palm stage July 1 through Aug. 14. Travel back to Rydell High and the hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies. There is a summer special for children 18 and under, tickets are just $20 for the dinner and the show. The Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre presents The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs July 9 – Aug. 13. There are two sides to every story and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, his voice is finally heard. Tickets are $19 for lunch and show.
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Edison & Ford Estates
Do you know how many patents Thomas Edison had or how many car models Henry Ford developed? Visit the 15,000-square-foot inventions museum, botanic research laboratory, historic winter homes and more than 20 acres of botanical gardens to learn about these two men and their inventions. Throughout the year, educational programs are offered for both children and adults, such as summer camp and painting classes. Plus, this fall, families can enjoy a new exhibit, where kids are encouraged to touch, talk and have fun! Come get inspired at Edison and Ford Winter Estates!
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
HeadPinz Entertainment Center
Bowling, Dining and Fun in Southwest Florida – HeadPinz is the place for bowling and good old family entertainment. With 3 locations, HeadPinz is the premier entertainment, dining and meeting facilities in SW Florida. HeadPinz takes the guest experience to a whole new level. State of the art bowling, giant game zone, exclusive VIP lanes and Nemo’s Sports Bistro await you. At our Ft Myers location, we also have Pinboyz, which takes you back to the early days of bowling. So for the ultimate in games, food and great times, HeadPinz is the place to be. HeadPinz Entertainment Centers are the perfect places for a family outing, birthday parties, corporate event, special celebration or just a fun night out with friends.
Visit www.headpinz.com for all the details.
14513 Global Pkwy. Fort Myers • 239-302-2155
1899 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral • 239-574-3611
8525 Radio Lane, Naples • 239-455-3755
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Book a waterfront getaway that the entire family will enjoy at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Create memories that will last a lifetime at our award-winning tropical resort near Naples, Florida. Enjoy exclusive access to five water slides, four refreshing pools, a lazy river, and a secluded private island. From family retreats to romantic escapes, our Southwest Florida resort in Bonita Springs offers endless excitement in a beautiful setting.
5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs
IMAG History & Science Center
Bringing inspiration to life for more than 25 years, the IMAG is a family-friendly destination with fun, interactive exhibits, aquariums, history displays, a 3D theater, and more. Engaging our guests in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, math, and history, the IMAG offers hands-on experiences, educational programs, and more that advance our appreciation and understanding of our unique Southwest Florida environment while nurturing the imagination in all of us. Its newest exhibition is A Retrospective: 30 Years of Discovery, celebrating the art and science of the Hubble Space Telescope along with its images of beauty and splendor gathered from outer space.
2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers
Miromar Outlets’ top luxury designer and name brands outlets stores offer up to 70% off retail pricing. A 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award winner, Miromar Outlets features an outdoor shopping experience with sunlit courtyards, covered walkways, classic European architecture, fountains, lush landscaping, families of turtles and Pekin ducks, and an array of restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating. Recognized for 22 consecutive years as the Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida by the News-Press Readers’ Choice Awards, Miromar has also been honored with similar accolades from the Naples Daily News and other publications, as well as Best Shopping Experience and Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida. Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75 on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero between Naples and Fort Myers. Store hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
Since the Shell Factory opened in 1938, the “kitschiest, coolest, wildest, wettest, tastiest, craziest place in Southwest Florida” has entertained the young and young-at-heart. Full-day family amusements include Scallywags Fun Park and Mini Golf, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, an authentic 1920’s Carousel, arcade games, a Professional Theatre, 50,000 square feet of shopping and more. Restaurants include The Southern Grill, Hunts Pizza and Tommy’s Eats & Spirits featuring daily live entertainment. The Nature Park is home to over 400 critters, many rescued, whose care is sustained by The Nature Park Environmental Education Fund, a 501(c)(3).
16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
Stay cool all summer long with the 2021 Summer Pass and play every day for one low price! Grab some air on our sprawling wall-to-wall trampoline courts or conquer other ways to play like our Rock Climb Wall, Zip Line, Wipe Out Course, Trapeze & Swing or become a pro at our Sky Zone favorites like our SkyJoust, Warrior Course, Warped Wall and Dodgeball! Enjoy our summer Toddler Times on Sunday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 9-11am, join a weekend GLOW party, Enroll in Summer SkyCamp or throw an awesome Birthday Party!
There are so many ways to beat the heat and fly high at Sky Zone this summer!
14181 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 140, Fort Myers