This year I am all about weekend breaks from the normal daily routine. So I love day trips full of fun at a new-to-us playground, walks among gardens to see and smell beautiful florida flowers and grand trees, and short drive visits to local attractions.  I have declared this year as the year to explore with my kids the sunny state we live in. Today I want to share with you the perfect weekend breaks in or near Fort Myers, Fl– our hometown.

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Where to go for weekend fun with kids in Naples Florida (and surrounding area):

The Butterfly Estates – Fort Myers

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Naples Zoo & Caribbean Gardens

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 The Shell Factory – North Fort Myers

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Imaginarium in Fort Myers - a cupful of carters - things to do with kids in Southwest Florida



I want to inspire you to spend authentic time with your family! From playtime to travel. Whether you explore your city, state or the world, just get out and see, do and eat new things! And I strive to encourage women to pursue their dreams. In addition to my favorite job of being the mother to two crazy little kids, I am the Marketing & Events Director for Housewives In The City South Florida,  a freelance travel writer, and manage digital marketing for small businesses. Let’s connect!