The Fort Myers area is full of famous attractions and many of them are very affordable. But forking over a few dollars here and there eventually adds up. Don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do that wont cost you a dime, while providing hours of enjoyment. The beach is considered and generally assumed to be a free activity, so that is why none are mentioned on this 10Best list. There are lots of public beaches that won’t cost anything but a little effort to walk through the sand; and possibly parking.
Here you will find family friendly activities like Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers, the first Friday of each month. Galleries stay open late and provide entertainment along with special exhibits. For free fun in the great outdoors, don’t miss Lee County's Manatee Park. At this spot you can see the gentle marine giants gathering in the warm waters produced by a nearby, former power plant. The best time to see the most sea cows is between November and March.
In fact these months host lots of free events as they are considered the area’s “high season” for tourists wanting to escape the cold. That being said, there enough freebies year round to keep you and the family entertained in Fort Myers.