Mall shopping in Florida is pretty epic in terms of variety, choice and great deals. There are three malls close to the Pyramids. Bell Tower Shops offers upscale shopping, dining and a cinema. Edison Mall is the more casual younger adult hangout. Half-way between Fort Myers and Naples Coconut Point Mall has everything for the modern family including sleek fashions, a cinema, the Tommy Bahama Store & Restaurant, and a farmer’s market in the Panera Bakery parking-lot on Thursdays from October – April.
Miromar is more like a theme park and very attractive to families with children, located halfway between Naples and Fort Myers. The open-air shopping center features classic European architecture and courtyards, shaded walkways and benches, lovely gardens, water fountains, koi fish ponds and a children’s playground with rock climbing walls, picnic tables and weekly kids’ events.
When it rains, you’ll find us cruising the local antique and flea markets. Fleamasters Fleamarket is the largest indoor market in SW Florida with mobility scooters and live entertainment. The Curiosity Shop is the landmark store for vintage clothes, hats, jewelry, purses and something from every era. Santini Farmers Market is an outdoor boutique arts and crafts show with good food and nice strolling. Paris Market Antique Mall has an eclectic collection of vendors with everything from mid-century to period antiques.
Southern Fresh Farms is Fort Myer’s neighborhood farm and children’s playground with seasonal produce, flowers, local honey, homemade jams, fresh seafood, and grass-fed ground beef/bison/wild boar. Take a stroll to see the hydroponic gardens on your way to the barnyard animals. Children love the huge playground and the petting farm. Adults love everything. Brewery coming soon!
Fort Myers Beach Farm & Art Market on Tuesdays has a wonderful selection of seafood, smoothies and fresh produce. On Wednesdays, Lakes Park is one of the area’s largest markets plus live music in a beautiful setting. River District Farmers Market features the oldest and only year-round Thursday market. The Boca Grande Farm & Fish Market is Friday’s choice for produce, pickles, smoothies, soaps, and seafood. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market on Sundays sells produce, meals and beach inspired gifts.
Florida seafood is fresh and delicious. Some of our favorites include raw oysters on the half shell and stone crabs dipped in melted butter. Rusty’s Raw Bar is an American-style sports and raw bar with a full menu and entertainment in Fort Myers. Get a taste of Naples at the Swan River Seafood Restaurant serving some of the area’s finest American oysters, Little Necks and Top Necks. Sarasota is famous for fresh oysters, clam chowder, crab legs & crab cakes at Captain Curt’s Crab & Tiki Bar.
Sun-ripened oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons and limes are the refreshing taste of the sunny south. Bring them back to your Pyramid to brighten your stay. We recommend three local groves for fresh Florida citrus. Sun Harvest Citrus, U-Pick Citrus Farm in Fort Myers, and South Naples Citrus. Citrus fruits enhance everything from salad dressings and lemonade to fruit salsas and breakfast smoothies. Enjoy Florida’s bounty!