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Fort Myers River District

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First Street, Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33902
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All reviews music walk art walk bike night car show metal sculptures cute shops music fest centennial park special events beautiful area downtown ft great place to walk walk around nice walk plenty of parking lots of fun on display
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a walking tour through the 'River District' and enjoyed it very much. Maybe the ones that don't know the history of this area can't really see that this is indeed a boost for the town. Yes, it has restaurants, souvenir shops, ice cream...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KMW-FL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us were out for the day. We had a great time. Lots of good restaurants, shops and bars. Had a great time at rooftop bar in Firestone building. Shop owners were all very friendly. Not use to that!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many restaurants on the main street, and a few shops. The one shop that was recommended was very over-priced and nothing special. There was a British pub that....did not serve fish and chips! We spent a little time visiting this street (it really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BeachesandSunsets
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a second home in this area for nearly four years. I always enjoyed coming to the river district. The most interesting part to me was that the town was doing their utmost to preserve the historic buildings and you were able to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SirenaDives
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is right by the river and offers numerous cafes, restaurants and taverns for dining. Various ethnic options are available, along with the numerous seafood locations.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joppa_MDChocoholic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Listen, the fact that there even is a "River District" is a huge deal here because let's face it ten years ago there was nothing but one bar. It's a cute little collection of ice cream parlors, generic taco joints, bland over priced restaurants, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

This area is part of the Downtown area around Bay Street and 1st Street. Strolling around there is part of the downtown site seeing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Otto B
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

Fun place to walk around, lots of interesting shops and restaurants. Best rust colored statues at random intervals.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JKM007JKM
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Nice to see a restored historical well maintained downtown. Trolling and bricked areas are a nice touch. Many nice restaurants and shops, easy to spend 3 - 4 hours around here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OleD1111
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Love the brick streets and outdoor seating! Enjoyed walking around the park and checking out the Yachts. Very nice area with lots to eat and lots to drink.

Date of experience: February 2019
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from domenica2002 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, wish I could answer. I have only been going to Ft Myers for the last 7 years. I honestly do not remember a statue being there. What was the statue of ?
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February 28, 2018|
Response from Katie C | Reviewed this property |
There is a Marina on the Downtown side. Just have to walk a block or two to some great, fun restaurants. Ford's Garage is always good! And The Lodge. Quite a few places now to eat there. There is also another area to the... More
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Katie C | Reviewed this property |
The response above is not what you're looking for, lol. She is referring to Fort Myers Beach and I believe you are asklng about Downtown Fort Myers. There are several spots that have outdoor seating right on First Avenue... More