Bonita Springs Home Search Vacation

Bonita Springs Home Buying & Vacation Itinerary 1 of 12

If you’re going to be visiting Bonita Springs to begin your serious search for a Bonita Springs condo or Bonita Springs home.   Enjoy a few recommendations for finding the best accommodations, dining and activities while you’re visiting. Through this year we will have a monthly post with a ‘weekend itinerary’ for anyone looking for fun things to do while searching for their next home or condo.  Enjoy!

Accommodations in Bonita Springs, Florida

One of our favorite recommendations for and easy breezy stay at a local hotel is The Trianon hotel in Bonita Springs. It’s located at the Promenade at Bonita Bay.  The hotel is walking distance to a hand full of restaurants at The Promenade and even an Italian deli.  Publix is across the street, as well.  Whether you venture out for dining or decide to eat within a walking distance there is plenty to do in a quarter-mile radius of the Trianon.

First day in Bonita Springs

A great breakfast recommendation would be Teri’s Diner which is located at the corner of Bonita Beach Road and Livingston Road. It’s where the locals eat and the food is superb. 

If you shop for real estate between 10 and 2 you can grab a fun lunch at Doug’s Seafood.  It’s another locals favorite and the best lobster roll in town.

Bonita Springs Art ShowHit up the Bonita Beach or one of the local art festivals. January in Bonita Springs and most of Southwest Florida are stacked up with festivals so there is almost always an art show somewhere.  The festival season run about Easter, something to keep in mind if you’re planning a trip.

We recommend dinner at the Edgewater Beach Hotel where you can either dine indoors or outdoors.The hotel has a great restaurant with a postcard perfect view right on the Gulf of Mexico.  You can even start with cocktails by the pool.

Second day in Bonita Springs

Enjoy the hotel continental breakfast as a time saver and grab a coffee to go. Hit the beach super early using one of the free beach access parking spots on Hickory Blvd.  You can learn more, here:  Free Bonita Beach Access  You stand a better chance of finding a spot super early in the morning plus the water is super calm and peaceful early in the morning.

Buffalo Chips Bonita SpringsSince it’s your second day you can grab a few hours searching for homes and condos in the area or you can take second looks at the homes you saw for sale the previous day.   We typically have your ideal properties narrowed so you should have a pretty clear focus on day two.

Grabbing lunch at one of the local haunts might include outdoor, dockside dining at Big Hickory Marina and Grill.  It’s the epitome of Florida bay front dining with a beautiful view of the bay to the east and Sea Isles condo buildings next door.

If you’re looking for a rowdy place to catch a game and grab a casual dinner consider Buffalo Chips on Old 41.  It’s casual, comfort fare will hit the spot.  The restaurants claim to fame is ‘the hottest wings and the coldest beer’.  There is lots of local color in Buffalo Chips. It’s a staple of the area for as long as I can remember – the 1980’s.

You can enjoy the entire series here and additional weekender itineraries here:  Bonita Springs Real Estate Shopping & Vacation Planning

This post was originally written in January so there are seasonal events and items that may not be available if you visit in the summer months, for example.