Spring is a busy time of year in the Fort Myers area. You have spring training, spring break and a rush of northern visitors who are overdue for a break from the cold. Locals joke there isn't much of a spring season as it often seems Mother Nature goes directly from winter to summer.
But there is a sweet spot where everyone is clamoring to drink and dine outdoors. The greens are a little greener and the flowers are spectacular. The air is not as humid and the sky is a brilliant shade of blue. This is the time where the outdoor sections of restaurants are often on a wait list.
While a majority of restaurants have some type of covered or outdoor areas to enjoy, 10Best has chosen those that tend to be more scenic, have more of that spring feel to them, and menus to match in many cases. Take for instance Keylime Bistro on Captiva Island, an oasis year round but the bougainvillea is extra vibrant in spring.
Stillwater Grill has a shaded deck surrounding a giant banyon tree where there is almost always a gentle breeze. Then there is the Veranda a downtown Fort Myers. It's an iconic, special occasion spot but the garden is beautiful, especially at night.
Enjoy spring dining at these 10Best.