Fort Myers has so much to do and finding things that are affordable to do with friends and family can be a challenge. Here are some of the best free attractions in Fort Myers!
Check out some of Fort Myer’s best wildlife at Manatee Park, a non-captive warm water refuge for the Florida Manatee. Entrance into the park is free, but there's a parking fee of $2 per hour and $5 per day.
If you’re interested in getting as close to the manatees as possible while still keeping them safe, kayak and canoe rentals are available in the park, too! After you visit the manatees, explore more of Florida’s wildlife by checking out their extensive butterfly garden!
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Lakes Regional Park is not your ordinary park! The Railroad Museum of South Florida is located here and gives mini train rides every day. Lakes Regional Park is a free park; however, there's a parking fee for $1 per hour and $5 for the day. The Lakes Regional Park isn’t dog-friendly, so make sure to leave your furry pal at home.
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For free weekly yoga sessions, check out Green Market Yoga. These yoga sessions are taught by yoga teacher Anna Withrow and are suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Visitors are suggested to bring sunscreen, water, and a yoga mat. The yoga classes take place every Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
From now until October 31, check out the Fort Myers Beach Sunset Celebration! This event takes place every Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m. There's live music, food, and fun at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach. This event is free, but it’s highly suggested that you bring cash for parking nearby and for the food trucks and other vendors here.
For the best views of Fort Myers Beach, visit the Sanibel Lighthouse and Fishing pier! Feel free to catch fish, watch the dolphins, picnic, and relax on the pier. Be sure to arrive early because parking spots go quickly!
In addition to these free attractions in Fort Myers, there are plenty of hikes and outdoor activities that won't cost you a dime, either!
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