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Bonita Springs & Estero

South of Fort Myers, the communities of Estero and Bonita Springs are small-town at heart, but they’re also popular commercial areas and recreational playgrounds. Estero’s history runs deep – back to the 19th century, in fact, when early settlers attempted to create a utopian community at what is now Koreshan State Park. From the state park, you can paddle even further back in time to what is now Mound Key...

South of Fort Myers, the communities of Estero and Bonita Springs are small-town at heart, but they’re also popular commercial areas and recreational playgrounds. Estero’s history runs deep – back to the 19th century, in fact, when early settlers attempted to create a utopian community at what is now Koreshan State Park. From the state park, you can paddle even further back in time to what is now Mound Key Archaeological State Park, an ancient Calusa site.

Shoppers can score great deals and enjoy some sunshine at two expansive outdoor malls in Estero – Miromar Outlets and Coconut Point Mall. Downtown Bonita Springs mixes history and modern times by repurposing its historic buildings as places for great food, craft cocktails and microbrews. Sample delicious crepes at the Survey Cafe, an old Florida cottage under live oaks, or plan a special evening out at Angelina’s Ristorante, where fine Italian cuisine, live piano music and a 30-foot wine tower make for a memorable night.

For a day of pampering, book a massage and other rejuvenating treatments at Shangri-La Springs, then dine at Harvest & Wisdom, the spa’s onsite farm-to-table restaurant. Riverside Park is a nice community park with a bandshell where you can often catch an outdoor concert or festival. Nearby, you’ll be fascinated by the beautiful flora and fauna at the Wonder Gardens, as other visitors have been since the attraction opened in 1936. For some beach time, Bonita Beach Park is a popular gathering spot for shell-seekers and families, or plan a day at Dog Beach, where your pup can play off-leash.

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Things to Do

Explore our vibrant neighborhoods full of personality and you’ll get to know the essence of Bonita Springs and Estero.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Attractions

Visit must-see, can’t-miss, unforgettable experiences.

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Accommodations

Find cottages, resorts, campgrounds, hotels and rentals in the area.

Big Hickory Waterfront Grille

Eat & Drink

There's seafood aplenty and so much more to devour.

ArtFest Fort Myers

Events

Check out annual festivals, special concerts and celebrations.

Fort Myers Music Walk

Arts & Entertainment

Make some time for the fine arts.

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Shopping

Get yourself a little something. Or a lot of something.

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Tours and Transportation

Seeing the sights is a lot easier when you don’t have to navigate.

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Outdoor Activities & Sports

It’s all fun and games, and then you can go again.

See What’s Happening

There are endless opportunities to make a trip to Bonita Springs & Estero your own. Find the right inspiration to visit the area.

Whether you’re looking for a retreat or an active getaway, Bonita Springs has all the elements for your escape.

If you’re searching for top-tier shopping and outdoor exploration, Estero is the place to start your adventures.

Flamingo Lagoon

Bonita Springs Webcam

Immerse yourself in the vibrant botanical gardens and diverse wildlife at the Wonder Gardens, located in the heart of Bonita Springs on the Imperial River.

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