Local Points of Interest
Fort Myers Suites at Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites
A Fort Myers Beach landmark for generations, the legendary Lighthouse Island Resort has provided thousands of beach-goers, tiki hut enthusiasts and paradise seekers with an unforgettable Fort Myers Beach hotel vacation experience. Located in the heart of paradise just steps away from Times Square, the pier, and the sands of the Gulf of Mexico, The Lighthouse Island Resort is your Fort Myers Beach vacation headquarters. Dine, drink or daydream under a palm—discover the best of everything Fort Myers Beach has to offer, all just 200-feet from the Gulf.
THE WORLD FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSE TIKI BAR
The Lighthouse Tiki Bar & Grill is our local hotspot, located in the heart of our property, between our two pools. Here is where you will find the latest sports game playing, live music, and always a good time party! Our happy hours, drink specials and entertainment make us a favorite of locals, regulars and guests.
Guest Perks: You can choose to purchase Tiki bucks when you book your stay online. $20 buys $25 in Tiki bucks all day, every day! Only at the Tiki Bar.
THE YUCATAN BEACH STAND
Seconds from Time Square, and just across the street from The Lighthouse Resort, you will find this gem of a beach stand. Serving the best food on Fort Myers Beach, this open air bar and restaurant with a casual feel will welcome you in for a tall drink or maybe a full course meal. Patrons and Guests enjoy the freedom to come in right off the beach or dressed up for a night on the town.
Guest Perks: You can choose to buy Beach Stand Bucks when you book your stay online. $40 buys you $50 in Beach Stand Bucks all day, every day! Only at Yucatan Beach Stand.
THOMAS EDISON & HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATES
Visitors enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, beautiful gardens, Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum. The newly restored Edison buildings include the Main House, Guest House and Caretaker’s House. The 1929 historic landscape is evident throughout property, including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The 15,000 square foot (air conditioned) Estates Museum has an impressive collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits that inspire imagination and encourage exploration. This is a National Register Historic Site and Winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Stewardship Award of a Historic Site.
The Complete Estates Tour offers a complete orientation and self-guided Audio Tour of the historic homes, gardens and laboratory of the Edison and Ford families as well as the Museum.
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Soar over beautiful Fort Myers Beach! Price is per person, with a maximum of six adventurers. From astonishing views and easy dips, to thrilling and soaking free falls, you choose your ride. Our focus is on safety and exemplary customer service from experienced USCG captains on Coast Guard inspected vessels.
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GUIDED SEGWAY® TOUR OF FMB
Enjoy a fun and easy tour of Fort Myers Beach on a Segway® – a device its inventor Dean Kamen calls “the world’s first self-balancing human transporter.” Dynamic stabilization technology makes Segway easy to use. One ride voucher per person; children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Discounted tours are available and must be selected during booking when reserving your room on our website.
CRUISES & TOURS
Everglades Adventure Tours showcase the cultural history and diverse wildlife of our fragile environment; all tours include a thrilling Everglades air boat ride: (239) 405-2060. Use Code LHR10 to save 10%!
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Good Time Charters offer Dolphin Tours, Shelling Cruises and Fishing Charters throughout Fort Myers Beach: (239) 218-8014. Use Code LHR10 to save 10%!
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Sanibel Island is a great way to spend the day; it’s famous for shelling, shopping and art galleries. Sanibel and Captiva offer 15 miles of unspoiled beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 50 types of fish, 230 types of birds and 250 types of shells.
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FISHING, BOATS AND RENTALS
Adventure Watersports on Fort Myers Beach rents Wave Runners, kayaks and sail boats; or enjoy a guided dolphin tour around the island. Reservations are recommended: (239) 849-6342
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Fish Tale Marina offers boat rentals, kayak rentals, fishing charters, dolphin tours and sightseeing excursions: (239) 463-3600
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Getaway Marina near the north end of Fort Myers Beach offers boat rentals as well as half day, full day and private fishing charters: 1-800-641-3088
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The Key West Express is the fastest, most exciting way to get to Key West; a fun 3 ½ hour boat ride each way: (888) 539 2628
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SHOWS AND SPORTS
The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College and is a 1,753 seat facility featuring Broadway quality plays, nationally known artists, musicians, comedians and more: www.bbmannpah.comopens in a new window
Fort Myers has two major league teams who travel to the area for Spring Training. The Boston Red Sox play at JetBlue Park and The Minnesota Twins play at Hammond Stadium. Both stadiums are an easy drive from Lighthouse Inn. Click the links above to check out the Spring Training schedules for both teams. During the summer, Hammond Stadium also is home to Grapefruit League pro team, Fort Myers Miracle.
The Florida Everblades play professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League. For team info and schedule, see: www.floridaeverblades.comopens in a new window
Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker is located in Bonita Springs: www.naplesfortmyersdogs.comopens in a new window
For more serious casino action, plan a day trip to Immokalee Seminole Casinoopens in a new window!
The Florida Tarpons are a professional indoor football team based in Estero, Florida. The team is currently a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. The Tarpons play their home games at Germain Arena.To see a game visit: http://www.floridatarpons.com/opens in a new window
A NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Fort Myers Beach is a very popular beach place to visit. Public parking spaces are in demand and can be difficult to find. Guests staying overnight at Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites don’t have to worry about that. Parking space is included Free with your room rate. And walking to beach shops and bars is traditional and easy.