The Lower Gulf Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Lower Gulf Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Jungle Drums

    Art Galleries

    Expect the unexpected in wildlife art, where fish, sea turtles, and other creatures are depicted with utmost creativity and touches of whimsy...Read More

  • 2. Bell Tower Shops

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    This open-air shopping center has about 40 stylish boutiques and specialty shops, some of Fort Myers's best restaurants and bars, and 20 movie...Read More

  • 3. Coconut Point

    Shopping Neighborhoods

    A 500-acre planned community is host to one of the area's largest shopping complexes with more than 140 stores including upscale boutiques,...Read More

  • 4. Edison Mall

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    The largest air-conditioned indoor mall in Fort Myers houses several major department stores and some 160 specialty shops. ...Read More

  • 5. Fleamasters Fleamarket

    Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

    Just east of downtown, more than 900 vendors sell new and used goods Friday through Sunday 9–5. Its music hall hosts live entertainment. ...Read More

  • 6. Gattle's

    Household Items/Furniture

    Started in 1904, this downtown shop stocks pricey-but-pretty linens. ...Read More

  • 7. Gulf Coast Town Center

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    This megamall of stores and chain restaurants includes a 130,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Best Buy, Costco, Golf Galaxy...Read More

  • 8. It's New to You

    Outlet/Discount Stores

    The most upscale clothes sometimes go to this consignment shop, furniture too. ...Read More

  • 9. Marissa Collections

    Clothing

    The destination in Naples for ultra-high-end designer women's wear. ...Read More

  • 10. Miromar Outlets

    Outlet/Discount Stores

    The complex includes Adidas, Guess, Michael Kors, Nike, Nautica, and more than 140 other stores and eateries, plus a free Playland for kids. ...Read More

  • 11. Periwinkle Place

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    The largest complex of outdoor Sanibel shopping has 26 shops in a parklike setting on 7 acres. Fountains, gazebos, and a playground make it...Read More

  • 12. Regatta

    Household Items/Furniture

    Among 5th Avenue South's selection with a decidedly local flair, this shop sells personal and home accessories with a sense of humor and style. ...Read More

  • 13. Sanibel Outlets

    Outlet/Discount Stores

    Its boardwalks are lined with outlets for Nike, Van Heusen, Maidenform, Coach, Under Armour, Calvin Klein, and Samsonite, among others. ...Read More

  • 14. Seashells.com

    Local Specialties

    Among the island's cache of shell shops, this one is favored by serious collectors and crafters because of its reasonable prices and the...Read More

  • 15. She Sells Sea Shells

    Local Specialties

    At She Sells Sea Shells, everything imaginable is made from shells, from mirrors to lamps to Christmas ornaments. The owner wrote the book on...Read More

  • 16. The Shelter Options Shoppe

    Outlet/Discount Stores

    Naples's ladies who lunch often donate their year-old Armani cast-offs and fine collectibles to this terrific thrift shop whose proceeds benefit...Read More

  • 17. Tin City

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    Near 5th Avenue South, a collection of tin-roof former boat docks along Naples Bay has more than 30 boutiques, eateries, and souvenir shops...Read More

  • 18. Village on Venetian Bay

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    Stroll along the classy boutiques that line the water's edge, and grab a bite at one of the excellent restaurants, all with fantastic views...Read More

  • 19. Waterside Shops

    Shopping Centers/Malls

    Only in South Florida can you find more than four dozen upscale stores plus eateries wrapped around a series of waterfalls, waterways, and shaded...Read More

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