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Boston Red Sox Spring Training
City of Palms Park
2201 Edison Ave.
Tickets $10-$44 for spring training games through March 30.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Tour the historic homes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, as well as Edison's botanical gardens, research laboratory, and the museum that houses hundreds of his inventions. Tours $9-$20.
The Great Calusa Blueway
Canoe or kayak along 40 miles of paddling trails, through the bays, rivers, backwaters, and shorelines off Fort Myers. Free.
2500 Main St., Fort Myers Beach
Kayak ($29-$39 for two hours) and pontoon rentals ($109 for four hours).
Sun Harvest Citrus
14810 Metro Parkway
See how handpicked citrus is cleaned, graded, packed, and juiced. Free 5-pound bag of fruit and juice samples with tour. Store has smoothies, fudge, gifts, ice cream, and fruit for shipping. Free tours November-April.
Where to stay
The Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast
2135 McGregor Blvd.
Renovated 1912 homestead with five cozy rooms on a palm-lined boulevard. Emphasis on hospitality and over-the-top breakfasts. Close to the ballpark and the Edison & Ford Estates. Rooms $100-$140.
Where to eat
Moretti's Italian Grill
2226 1st St.
Locals flock to this stylish storefront trattoria where owners Inga (she's German) and Luciana (he's Italian) offer traditional Italian specialties featuring seafood, meat, pasta, and pizza. Entrees $11-$19.
The McGregor Cafe4305 McGregor Blvd.
Scrumptious and fresh sandwiches, soup, and salads near the Edison & Ford Estates. Dishes $7-$10.
13451 McGregor Blvd.
Martinis and sushi in a sleek, chic environment. Dishes $5-$13.
Fort Myers Ale House
4400 Kernel Circle239-931-4160
Sports bar atmosphere serving wings, burgers, steaks, and such. Entrees $7-$11.
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