Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida
Oct 25, 2017 07:42PM
● Published by Mandy Carter
Photo courtesy of Trianon Bonita Bay Hotel.
Gallery: Tourism in Your Own Back Yard - Bonita & Estero - November/December 2017 [4 Images] Click any image to expand.
Sometimes you just
need to get away―but then realize you can’t. Luckily we live in a popular
tourist destination making for a wonderful local vacation!
is a great 3-day itinerary for being a tourist in your hometown.
Check into the Trianon Bonita Bay Hotel. This boutique
hotel is a quiet place to get away from the week’s hustle. Once you are settled
into your room, head to the hotel pool bar for happy hour while enjoying views
of the lake.
the night by getting dressed up and splurging on an intimate fine-dining
experience at Angelina’s Ristorante.
The menu is inspired by the Italian way of dining. It begins with antipasti, followed
by the first course that consists of small pasta portions. Then onto the main
entrees and ending with decadent desserts. Reservations are highly recommended.
Photo by Mandy Carter.
Begin the morning
with a Popsicle Mimosa and delicious breakfast sandwich from The Eatery by Ryan. This cozy cafe
serves up a hearty or light breakfast to start your day the way you would like.
flamingos & plants, oh my! Go back
in time to see old Florida with a visit to the Everglades Wonder Gardens. This historical roadside attraction also has more
than 3 acres of botanical jungle to explore. Check the calendar for special
events and animal encounter times.
Time for lunch.
There are so many great restaurants to choose from, but since you are on your
way to hang out at the beach, enjoy a seafood lunch at Coconut Jack’s. You are sure to see some wildlife if you dine on
the outdoor patio … and maybe even a dolphin. As you leave, take a photo
in the big blue chair.
Bonita Beach Park is
a fantastic place to enjoy some beach time. This 2.5-acre beachfront park features a
boardwalk, great swimming area, a gazebo and a number of picnic shelters.
After some fun on
the beach, you will enjoy letting someone drive you around the water looking
dolphins, mysterious manatees and an array of birds. Set sail with All Water Excursion on their weekend
Sunset Dolphin Cruise.
Sleep in! Once checking
out of your hotel, take a short drive over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel to end
you staycation with an elaborate buffet breakfast on the patio at Tanglewood.
At a Glance
Trianon Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs
The Eatery by Ryan,
Everglades Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs
Bonita Beach Park, Bonita Springs
All Water Excursions, Bonita Springs
Tanglewood at Hyatt Regency, Bonita Springs
Carter is a local mom with a passion for family travel, a popular travel
blogger including her own family blog at Acupful.com and the Digital Content
& Engagement Editor for TOTI Media.
things to do