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Activities before flight?

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Marinette, Wisconsin
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Activities before flight?


My husband and I have booked our first vacation on Captiva Island for the second week in Feb 2014. The day that we leave, we need to be checked out of our condo by 10:00 am. However, our flight in Fort Myers isn’t until 6:30 pm.

We’re hoping for suggestions of things to do after we check out but before we head to the airport. How much time should we allow for the heavy traffic we’ve heard about during this time of year?

We appreciate any advice or tips! Thanks!

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1. Re: Activities before flight?

Will you have a car?

North Fort Myers...
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2. Re: Activities before flight?

Hopefully you have a rental car. Otherwise, killing 7 hours between check-out and check-in could be very painful. Assuming you have a rental car, you could go North or South after coming across the Sanibel Causeway. Going North, you can visit Fort Myers. There's the Edison and Ford Estates for historic site, the Butterfly Estate, or the Six Mile Cyprus Preserve boardwalk, depending on what you like. Downtown Fort Myers has a lot of restaurants, and you can walk along the river. If you go south, drive out to Fort Myers Beach, then down through Bonita Beach, continue on to Naples then a quick trip back up to the airport. There are plenty of places to stop for a walk on the beach and good places to have lunch along that drive. The Naples Botanical Gardens would be very nice at that time of year, or you could go to the Naples Zoo.

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3. Re: Activities before flight?

Miromar outlet stores on I-75 and Corkscrew Rd. are 15 minutes south of the airport.

Koreshan State Historic Site is 1 mile east at same intersection


Combing both could occupy several hours.

Marinette, Wisconsin
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4. Re: Activities before flight?

Thanks you all so much for your suggestions. Yes, we'll have a rental car so that won't be an issue. Love all the ideas and really appreciate everyone taking the time to give such great advice and tips!

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