Only two years old, Estero is growing fast, with fine residential
communities and businesses filling in south of Fort Myers and north of
Bonita Springs. The Southwest Florida International Airport is just
north of this area.
Attractions: The first stop for visitors to the
Estero area may be to head to the beach!
Down U.S. 41 and heading west on Bonita Beach Road, you'll find the
beaches. When they've had enough sun, or encounter the occasional
rainfall, it's time for shopping and getting a bite to eat. Other
activities might include a boat rental or a round of miniature golf.
Hertz Arena hosts a variety of sporting events and sits just north of
the Miromar Outlet Shops on Ben Hill Griffin Road. The
Koreshan State Historic Site, which offers camping, canoeing and a nature trail.
Be sure to check our pages of neighboring communities for more attractions.
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Beaches: To get to the Gulf and its beautiful beaches,
take U.S. 41 south and then head west on Bonita Beach Road (County Road 865). Turn south on
Barefoot Beach Road to get to Barefoot Beach or
continue north on 865, which becomes Hickory Beach Boulevard. All along
the way you'll see nice spots to stop for your sunning. Just before
Lover's Key State Park on the way to Fort Myers Beach, you'll see the Dog Beach
entrance, where dogs are allowed to run free and play with fellow canine
Shopping: The shopping destinations located in Estero have expanded
greatly over the past several years.
Coconut Point Mall
is a large
outdoor shopping center in the area, located off U.S. 41 at Coconut Road in
Estero. This mall has a vast assortment of stores, such as Dillards department
store, Best Buy, Tommy Bahama, Apple Store, Bed Bath & Beyond and Target, just
to name a few. There is also a good variety of restaurants and a movie theater.
Also in Estero, just off I-75 at Corkscrew Road, you'll find the
Mall featuring approximately 140 stores and several restaurants. In season there
is a weekly farmer's market and
excellent winter art festivals hosted at the Coconut Point Mall.
Dining: The dining options in
Estero are numerous to mention more than a handful here. For the finest of
dining, nearby options include Angelina's Ristorante for Italian, Roy's Restaurant for
Hawaiin fusion cuisine and Chops City Grill steakhouse. Some national favorites
include TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesdays, Ruth's Chris and California Pizza
Kitchen. For watching sports while you dine, check out Duffy's Sports Grill and Beef O'Brady's in Estero, Bokampers at Coconut Point. Best bets for breakfast
are First Watch on Rt. 41 across from Coconut Point Mall, the new Skillets
in the University Village along Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy., and the Perkins
Restaurant at Corkscrew & Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy.
Estero area offers a variety of
accommodations for every budget. For an upscale retreat, the Hyatt Regency Coconut
Point Resort is a great choice. You'll also find a number of mid-range
and budget hotels/motels throughout the area. For seasonal stays, many of the fine gated
communities have rentals available with a 30 or 60 day minimum.
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