Some of the best family memories are made while taking a trip together. But the warmth of Southwest Florida sunshine, the sound of kids laughing and splashing in the Gulf, and the comfort of natural white sand between your toes all have the power to enhance those special moments. Lucky for families, these things just happen to be found in abundance on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
One community in particular comes up again and again as a prime spot for Florida family vacations: Cape Coral. Loved for its plentiful kid-friendly attractions, waterside shopping and dining, and inspiring nature preserves, it’s no wonder Cape Coral is known to have something for every member of the family: the budding artist, the adventurer, the athlete and the parents (and grandparents) who love them.
For the arts lovers in your group, check out the Cape Coral Arts Studio. Offering a wide variety of fine arts and crafts classes for every skill level, the Cape Coral Arts Studio is an ideal spot to get creative and make a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Are you destined for the stage, or do you simply love a good show? Get inspired and get ready to laugh, cry and sing along at the Cultural Park Theater Co., putting on comedies, dramas and musicals the whole family will enjoy.
Sports fans will cheer for Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park, where you can swing for the bleachers in the batting cages, race for the finish line in a go-kart or sink a hole-in-one on the minigolf course. When you’re all out of breath, take a break and find the big game on the big screen at the on-site sports bar. Aquatic athletes and those who aren’t afraid to get a little wet will love the Sun Splash Family Waterpark – the largest waterpark in Southwest Florida, featuring more than 14 acres of aqua adventures.
Reconnect with nature – and with each other – at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. Nothing brings a family closer than a canoe or kayak trip down the Caloosahatchee River or an awe-inspiring stroll along the 4,500-foot walking trail – especially when it ends in a celebratory picnic lunch among the mangroves.
There’s no shortage of fun and family-friendly things to do in Cape Coral, and this list is only the beginning. Start planning your trip to Cape Coral and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, where you’re sure to make some incredible memories as a family.
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