You are all settled into your new home in Bonita Springs, Florida and you're wondering about things to do in Bonita Springs. With over thirty attractions to keep you entertained, it would take you nearly three years to experience them all if you visited one attraction every month. From beaches to boat rides, Bonita Springs Florida attractions offers something for everyone.
Bonita Springs Beach
A day at the beach is the perfect way to unwind after a hectic week at work. There are many from which to choose. Bonita Beach (Beautiful Beach), is a two and a half acre, public access beach park that offers unspoiled white sand and crystal clear ocean water. There are facilities such as grills and gazebos, a boardwalk and swimming area. Other popular beaches in Bonita Springs Florida include: Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, Little Hickory Island Beach Park, Dog Beach, Bunche Beach, Bowman's Beach, Crescent Beach Family Park, Turner Beach, Mantanzas Pass and Mantanzas Bridge Fishing Pier. There are parking fees and fishing licenses required at state parks.
Nestled between Naples and Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Florida, has miles of beautiful pristine white sand beaches, including the pearl of the area, Lovers Key State Park. This 1,600 acre nature preserve has a multitude of activities, and two and a half miles of beach front. Surrounded by four keys--Lovers Key, Long Key, Inner Key and Black Island--this island get away is perfect for a relaxing day for just the two of you or a wildlife adventure for the family.
With five miles of hiking and biking trails through maritime hammock ecosystem, you will be kept cool on your excursion by lush green canopies providing shade. Since the trails are built using hard packed path shells, it is recommended that bikes be equipped with wide tires. A comfortable pair of hiking boots would also be a good idea since some of the paths are on challenging or semi-rough terrain. While exploring, visitors may spot gopher tortoise, a number of bird species, including waders, and manatee.
Lovers Key has baby changing stations for visitor convenience and are ADA compliant, with ADA parking and picnic tables. Pets that are well behaved and kept on a leash are welcome at the park, but not on the beach. And of course, there are boat ramps.
Adventures in Paradise, Inc.
Being next to the water on the beach is nice, but getting out on it is even better.Adventures in Paradise offers day trips of one to two hours, two to three hours or all day. The boats are wheelchair friendly. What better way to spend time with the family than enjoying the sea spray while watching dolphins play. Adventures include: backwater fishing, shelling and lunch excursions to the barrier islands, morning, noon and sunset trips. From intimate tours for two, to party boats for all the cousins, there is an experience just right for you.
Bonita Springs Hang Gliding
For the more adventurous thrill seeker, Bonita Springs Hang Gliding offers an exciting experience floating through the clouds. Full instruction is given before the harness is fitted and the fun begins. Once you have practiced using the controls, you and your instructor will take to the skies, either by foot launching off a steep hill, or with an aerotow. Your heart pounding, tandem flight will be one you will always remember.
Congo River Golf
A day of mini golf at the Congo River Golf offers great family fun. The course is fun and full of exciting twists and turns that make the adventure feel like a real African Safari. Golfers can enjoy challenging putting along with a scavenger hunt. If all the items on the back of the scorecard are found and cataloged, golfers are rewarded with a scratch off card offering a chance to win free golf. The course has refreshing misting stations to help you keep cool along the way, in an attractive setting with a winding water way and rushing waterfall. An added treat are the caiman (alligators) and turtles that can be fed.
Centers for the Arts
Fancy something a bit more cultural? Visit the Centers for the Arts, in Bonita Springs Florida. Divided into two different genres, enjoy visual art and performing arts. Art exhibits and fine art appraisals are part of the visual center. Additionally, there are several classes offered for both adults and youth. Throughout the year, many different events and performances can be enjoyed. To get the most out of the centers, become a member. For an enhanced experience, take a guided tour offered by the Bonita Arts League.
Bonita Springs Historical Society
Continue your cultural education and visit one of the many attractions the Bonita Springs Historical Society has to offer. Learn more about the history of Bonita Springs Florida, by visiting the History Center in Liles Hotel. There are exhibits on the first floor, including a bedroom set in the 1930s. The second floor houses a history resource center that is available to the public. Its use is highly encouraged. In addition to the Hotel, the Bonita Springs Historical Society also offers tours of their headquarters. A guide to historic homes is available for a leisurely bike ride or Sunday afternoon drive.
Everglades Wonder Gardens
Come reflect on life in the Butterfly garden or spend the day enjoying the various types of wildlife at the Everglades Wonder Gardens: a gorgeous place to while away the hours. Other attractions include: Old Growth Botanical Jungle, Reptile area and bird exhibits including the Pink Flamingo.
There are so many things to do in Bonita Springs, only a few are listed here. You may also want to check out the Flamingo Island Flea Market, one of many 18 hole golf clubs, enjoy one of forty area community parks, enjoy splashing at a community pool--a few of which are open year round--or spend the day shopping at one of Bonita Springs Florida's incredible spacious malls.
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