Relaxing, Adventurous and Oh So Romantic Activities in Fort Myers

Whether on a first date or celebrating a long-term anniversary, a certain level of romance is almost always in order for a day or night out. While romantic to you may be a simple sunset, for others it could be something with a hint of adventure. Either way, the Fort Myers area certainly has it. 

For a rustic and romantic adventure, plan a day trip or an overnight camping adventure to the isolated island of Cayo Costa. The beaches are nearly deserted most times, with strikingly beautiful water. There’s nothing like sleeping under the stars and waking up to the sound of surf to spark a romantic fire. 

From the beach to the countryside, train rides have a completely different type of romantic allure. For a popular date night, the Seminole Gulf Railway hosts the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Your five-course dinner is prepared onboard as actors take to the aisles, asking for help in solving a murder; it resembles a real life version of the board game "Clue," however, there is plenty of downtime to enjoy the scenery. 

The Fort Myers area is full of natural beauty and lots of water. Something about that combination almost always lends itself to romance. But if you are looking for other unique ways to spend a day, night or weekend with your partner, one of these 10Best options is sure to strike the right cord.

Sanibel Island
Billy's Bike Rentals
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The tropical setting of Sanibel is a natural place for romantics to go. To really explore the island and have some fun with your partner, rent bicycles, Segways or better yet, a surrey for two at Billy's Bike Rentals. Sit close to your date and...  Read More



Spend a romantic day kayaking through mangroves, palm trees and moss covered oaks, on the Estero River. Rent individual kayaks here instead of a double, and paddle alongside each other. There are numerous beautiful sites to pull over for a...  Read More

Chocolate Classes at Norman Love Chocolate Salon
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Chocolate is great side dish to romantic affairs, but why not make it the main course with a class at the famous Norman Love Chocolate Salon. The world renowned chocolatier and his staff offer chocolate and dessert making sessions where you can...  Read More



It's hard to beat a sunset sail for a romance. Imagine a slow cruise on the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico as dolphins frolic and the sun slips away, turning the sky into a brilliant painting. All of this while listening to music,...  Read More



When in Fort Myers Beach, parasailing is a must-do, and Paradise Parasail offers an adventure everyone is sure to love. Not only is being pulled through the air under a giant parachute exhilarating but it's also incredibly peaceful, floating...  Read More

Seminole Gulf Railway
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Train rides through the countryside have a romantic allure for many. If that is you, book date night on the Seminole Gulf Railway, hosting the nightly Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Depending on the time of the year, you may even be able to catch...  Read More



Cabbage Key is a 100-acre island about twenty miles northwest of Fort Myers. If you don't have a boat, you'll have to take a water taxi from Pineland Marina on Pine Island. The island is lush with tropical foliage and the Cabbage Key Inn and...  Read More

Sunset at Alison Hagerup Beach Park
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If romance is on your agenda, you've got to catch a beach sunset. A spectacular spot for locals is on the northern end of Captiva Island, the last public access, just past the entrance to South Seas Resort. The water here is always clear, the...  Read More

The Spa at Sanibel Harbour Marriott
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This stately resort is situated just before the Sanibel Island Causeway, on more than 80 acres. Romantic options range from a sunset dinner cruise to unique couples services at the beautiful spa. From the resort, stroll hand in hand through the...  Read More

Cayo Costa State Park
Photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau


If you want to really unplug, enjoy nature and your significant other, then Cayo Costa is the ticket. This barrier island has nine miles of beautiful beach, mangrove swamps and acres of shady pine trees. A fabulous spot for shelling, also keep...  Read More


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