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Under $100: Fort Myers, Florida

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 2, 2020

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Destinations / North America

Fort Myers, Florida, is a rapidly growing city on the state’s Gulf coast. There are plenty of outdoor activities and cultural attractions to do and see for less than $100 a day.


Start your day at Farmers Market Restaurant. The restaurant has served Southern-style dishes since 1952. Entrées start around $5. Head to Manatee Park for an up-close experience of Florida wildlife. There is a $5 per day parking fee. Kayak and canoe rentals start at $20 per hour.


Enjoy a seafood lunch at Trap House Krab & Seafood Restaurant. The no-frills restaurant offers a variety of shellfish and non-seafood dishes. With options for appetites big and small, lunch costs $12–30. Visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The grounds feature a museum, 20-acre botanical garden and the former homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Open daily, admission for a self-guided tour costs $25.


Have dinner at El Gaucho Inca. The South American steakhouse offers traditional Peruvian and Argentinian dishes, including vegetarian options. Entrées range about $13–25. Grab a couple beers at Fort Myers Brewing Company, the county’s first microbrewery. Pours cost about $5. Spiked seltzer and wine are available for those who don’t like beer.


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