Anytime you need a getaway, point your compass to Florida. The Sunshine State’s year-round comfortable temperatures and sunny weather make it hard to decide just where to go. Choosing Fort Myers Beach offers sand, sun, fun, and an experience of a Florida beach getaway like no other. There are plenty of fun activities and attractions to keep the whole group engaged and happy throughout your stay. There is also plenty of shopping in Fort Myers Beach where you can score some of the latest beach gear as well as some fun souvenirs to take home.
Santini Farmers Market
Florida is well-known for its farmer’s markets, and Fort Myers Beach is no exception. The Santini Fresh Market has been in business since 2010, located in the parking lot of Santini Marina Plaza. Take your pick of fresh produce, local honey, pastries, artisan food, local seafood, and more. You can also score beach gear, crafts, jewelry, and even natural pain relief remedies. The seasonal open-air market is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., November – May 31.
Beach Baptist Farmers Market
Enjoy local products and help a great cause at the same time. Profits from the market benefit the Church Coffee Mission in Guatemala. Not only will you find fresh locally grown produce, but you’ll also find locally made jewelry, arts, crafts, and other beach flairs, you’ll taste the beach best coffee to go by the bag, BBQ, French and Cuban delights, smoothies, kettle corn, and more. The market is open Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. October – May 30.
Santini Marina Shopping Plaza
Not only is it home to a seasonal farmers market, but you can also shop any time of year at the many specialty and gift shops at the largest shopping in Fort Myers Beach center. Shop new and used books at Annette Book Nook, score the latest beachwear at Leani’s Swim & Casual Wear or Tropical Treasures, or a fun souvenir from Gifts By the Sea. You’ll find something to take home to remember your Florida beach vacation.
If you’re searching for great deals on national brands, along with some local flavor, head to Sanibel Outlets. You’ll find national labels like Levi’s, Jockey, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Nike. They’re accompanied by Island Breeze Trading Co., $10 Jewelry Outlet, and Butterfly Beach. There are also several restaurants serving delicious local treats when you need a break from shopping in Fort Myers Beach.
The Best of Fort Myers Beach
Head to Estero Boulevard to find some of Fort Myers Beach’s best finds. Local Color is full of local art, jewelry, and casual resort wear, as well as gifts for the home. Not far down the road is The Pier Peddler, which features clothing, jewelry, sunglasses, and souvenirs. Step in and look up to see the hundreds of police and service badges that line the perimeter of the store’s ceiling. Also on Estero Boulevard, you’ll find The Islander Gift Gallery & Boutique, a unique store full of cool and sophisticated tones of sea glass, driftwood, beach-inspired gifts, and much more. Make sure you visit one or all three to find the perfect souvenir of your Fort Myers Beach vacation!
The Village Shops
If Sanibel Island is part of your Fort Myers Beach escape, don’t forget to do some shopping there, too. The Village Shops features not only restaurants and services but shopping as well. Find your next beach read at Macintosh Books + Paper or find a funky gift at the T2 Gift Shop inside the T2 Restaurant. Admire the art, and take a piece home, from Watson Macrae Gallery, or find some new jewelry with a beach vibe at Priscilla’s of Sanibel.
Trico Shrimp Company
Enjoy a beach vacation full of seafood and other delicious bites. Choose from fresh shrimp, lobster, crab, and an array of fresh fish. Add homemade sauces and dips like cocktail sauce, Stone Crab sauce, or shrimp salsa for added flavor. Take the freshness home to grill or fry for a delicious meal at your accommodations. Stop by the market Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Shopping Spree in Fort Myers Beach
You came to Fort Myers Beach for a much-needed break, and maybe some unparalleled shopping thrown in with it. Make sure the ease and comfort extend to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Luxury Vacation Rentals. When you’re not out enjoying everything Fort Myers Beach has to offer, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie. Each room has plenty of closet space – for everything you brought with you and all of your new purchases, too. For a more intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit. If the whole family wants to experience a Fort Myers Beach spring, there are units as large as six bedrooms!
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