What’s On, Suncoast? 9.11 – 9.18

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 9.11-9.18!

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, Florida, 34102

If you haven’t made the drive to this beautiful nationally accredited zoo right here on the Suncoast, you have been missing out. This zoo lies among a tropical garden with plants first bedded here in 1919. The zoo is home to lions, giraffes, monkeys, and so many other wonders of the wild you can spend all day navigating over a mile of trails and exploring the wonders of these amazing animals. Did you know the zoo planted nearly 25,000 trees a year in Africa, Asia, and the Americas – this conservation-focused zoo cares as much for flora and fauna as the furry and slimy friends. Social distancing, mask-wearing in public indoor areas, and limited seating precautions are all in place to make your experience memorable – so check it out!

Fresh Start Cafe

Fresh Start Cafe
630 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Whether you are looking for a homemade breakfast, delicious and straightforward, or a fresh and healthy lunch option Fresh Start Cafe is one option you should be considering. From the fresh ingredients, fresh-baked from the oven sweets, and the heartiest soups and sandwiches imaginable, this simple, no-frills cafe serves up some mouth-watering delights that will be sure to have you coming back time and again. They are offering take out and curbside ordering to help adhere to all the CDC recommendations, so grab a fresh treat for that long walk this weekend.

Fort Myers Scavenger Hunt: His Greatest Invention

Fort Myers Scavenger Hunt: His Greatest Invention
120 Main St, Fort Myers, FL 33901 (starting spot)

Looking for a unique opportunity for the entire family, try Let’s Roam Fort Myers Scavenger Hunt: His Greatest Invention. This is an app-based outdoor scavenger hunt where you will go from landmark to landmark and solve riddles, and find hidden treasures along the way. Additionally, you can keep score, and because it is app-based and outside this unique opportunity is social distance approved for all members of your family. Oh, and you can even compete to be the highest team in Fort Myers! If you love this – there are other amazing places to visit using the app.

The Dixie Fish Co.

The Dixie Fish Co.
714 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

When craving fresh seafood in the Fort Myers Beach area, Dixie Fish company has been a tried and true favorite for decades, built-in 1937, The Dixie Fish Co fast became one of the best places to buy and sell fresh catches of the day. Today the tin-roofed, open-air building featuring unique fish specialties, live music, and great drinks will take you back through a culinary history worth visiting. The food brings you back, and the atmosphere keeps you returning. Social distancing rules to help keep all guests safe enforced throughout. This does include 50% occupancy seating and social distancing, along with a staff that wears masks and daily wellness and temperature checks administered. For fantastic seafood, this one is worth the drive.

Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves
1990 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34223

As summer wanes and Fall is almost upon us, why not take one last opportunity to get out on the water in your private catamaran. These watercrafts allow single or double occupancy and are designed for even a beginner to navigate and maneuver easily. This fun activity keeps you socially distanced and soaking up all that Suncoast sun and water fun. During booked tours, you can navigate your craft while an experienced tour guide provides safety and sight recommendations to ensure the safest and funniest day possible on the water.

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2020-09-11