Sunsets, Baseball and Pirates: Early Entertainment in Fort Myers

While most visitors to the Fort Myers area like to engage in some kind of evening entertainment, not everyone likes to stay out until last call. These early entertainment options will ensure you get back to your base camp in time for  a good night's rest.

Sunsets are a big deal in Southwest Florida especially on the Gulf of Mexico. Area beaches are widely accessible and the viewing from here is free, minus a possible parking fee.

Watching a sunset on the water rather than the shore is extra special, and if you’re aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship, it's also extra fun. The 65-foot Spanish Galleon-style ship sets sail earlier in the day as well.

Another fun activity that won't keep you out too late is baseball, assuming there are no extra innings. The Fort Myers Miracle, a minor league team of the Minnesota Twins, play every April through September with both day and night games. Not only is it fun to watch these players on their way up to the big leagues, team owners put a big emphasis on entertaining fans, with unique promotions and events.

The best part of most of these 10Best early activities is that they are free or cost very little to enjoy, that is unless your luck runs out at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing Track.


Sunset Celebration Cape Coral
Photo courtesy of Cape Coral Yacht Club


Few things are more sacred in Southwest Florida than the sunset. The Sunset Celebration at the Cape Coral Yacht Club has grown to become quite a popular place to be the first Wednesday of each month. The Yacht Club Beach offers several pavilions...  Read More



Get ready for some swashbuckling action with pirates including Captain Jack, Peg Leg Meg and Pick Pocket Pete, aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise in Estero Bay. Your adventure begins at Salty Sam's Marina, just before the big bridge to...  Read More

Sanibel's Finest Eco Tour
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch


The Blue Coyote Supper Club Sanibel is a trendy restaurant at the Sanibel Island Golf Club Golf Course, where diners are greeted with a lush view of the well-maintained greens. But if you are not a golfer, you'll never see what really lies deep...  Read More

Yappy Hour
Photo courtesy of The Bell Tower Shops


If you love animals or are looking to connect with someone who does, the monthly Yappy Hour at The Bell Tower Shops is just for you. This free event takes place the second Friday of each month from 6-8 in the outdoor shopping malls center court....  Read More

Art Walk
Photo courtesy of Andy Howl/Reverie and Rock Gallery


The Downtown River District of Fort Myers really comes alive during the monthly Art Walk, the first Friday of each month. Galleries, museums and shops stay open late, with special exhibits, activities and lots of music. Many even offer wine,...  Read More



HeadPinz is a one-stop shop for early entertainment. This 48 thousand square foot entertainment complex is centered around bowling with three unique rooms containing 28 lanes and a killer sound system. However, the first thing to catch ones...  Read More

Fort Myers Drum Circle


About an hour before sunset every Sunday, a crowd forms in the city's famous Centennial Park for the Fort Myers Drum Circle. This downtown, waterfront space has a large covered pavilion, perfect for the musicians, although other events...  Read More

Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing and Poker
Photo courtesy of Gina Birch


There is always something going on at the dog track, even if there aren't any live races. The poker room is quite popular with daily early bird and high hand specials as well as tournaments. But the biggest draw surrounds high hands on...  Read More

Fort Myers Miracle
Photo courtesy of Linwood Ferguson


The Fort Myers area is an exciting place for baseball lovers. Not only for major league Spring Training games, but also for the Fort Myers Miracle, the Class A Minor League team for the Minnesota Twins. The Miracle have games in the afternoons...  Read More

Fort Myers Beach Sunset Celebration
Photo courtesy of Gina BIrch


Beaches in the Fort Myers area are full at sunset. Some people watch in reverence as the sun slips away into the great Gulf of Mexico. However others like to celebrate, like victory in a sporting event, the conclusion of another day. These are...  Read More


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