Things to Do in Bonita Springs Florida
Many home buyers coming to Bonita Springs, Florida make short trips to town to either search for homes or to actually buy their home. Home buyers commonly ask a lot of questions about purchasing a home but they also ask about things to do in Bonita Springs.
If you’re coming to Bonita Springs for a weekend. Here’s a mad dash list of a few things you can do either for the whole day or around your real estate home search. These are also a few nutty, off the beaten path things to do that you may not see in the brochure stands at your local hotel. You can mix and match a few of these activities while you’re looking for you new home in Bonita Springs.
Day one, activities in Bonita Springs, Florida area:
Grab breakfast at Dolly’s Produce Patch Restaurant on Bonita Beach Road. They’re the place where the local yokels hang out. They’re only open for breakfast and lunch and it’s standing room only during tourist season. After breakfast take a great walk at a hidden gem called Cullum’s Bonita Trail. It’s a great way to see the east end of the Imperial River which is lined with cypress trees. Pets on leash are welcome.
While you’re crisscrossing town be sure, at some point, to drive down Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs and stop in Riverside Park. A secret parking spot is across the street from the Bonita Springs Lion’s Club at Depot Park which is on the other side of the railroad tracks from Riverside Park. You can walk among grandfather oak trees and cross the foot path bridge over the river to Island Park. It’s a great pit stop and pet friendly with dogs on lead. November to April there are activities at Riverside Park Band Shell every weekend.
Be sure to make a reservation at Angelina’s Ristorante for an enjoyable dinner. Angelina’s is a family favorite and always a great meal. It would also be a great special occasion restaurant as it has a few very special booth’s for small parties and even a room if you’re hosting a reunion or large group.
If you can squeeze in the sunset at the beach around 5ish go to Barefoot Beach Preserve in the Community of Barefoot Beach. It is a state park but they stop collecting the fee after 5, I believe so you can zip in to watch the sunset if you’re looking for an alternative to Bonita Beach.
Day two, Naples, Florida area:
Joe’s Diner in Naples Park is a fun little breakfast stop with both indoor and patio dining. It’s a local yokel spot with personality and no frills dining. We love eating outside with the 3 and 8 year old grands so they can be a little wiggly.
A fun day at the beach can be had at Clam Pass Park. I wrote a story about it for Spotlight Magazine, here: Clam Pass Park Naples Florida. They offer a tram to the beach and serve snacks beach side. It’s a great, different type of beach excursion. There is a park fee.
If you’ve not eaten lunch at the pass you can grab a fun, healthy lunch at Food and Thought which isn’t too far away. They offer vegan meals and the restaurant offers outdoor seating under huge oak trees.
Around the corner from Food and Thought are two great walking paths. The Gordon River Greenway and Freedom Park. they’re across from each other on Golden Gate Parkway just east of Goodlette-Frank Road. Enjoy wide walking or biking paths surrounded by nature. Freedom Park is also home to the Freedom Memorial which was built to remember service members and those who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks. It’s quite a site to see and there is World Trade Center Steel on display.
Last but not least, grab dinner with the perfect wine pairings at Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant in North Naples, Florida. The menu is fabulous and, while I am not a wine drinker, the selections look fantastic. There is even a wine bar for tastings plus they sell accessories to go.
We hope you enjoy the few “off the beaten path” ideas we had for your visit to Bonita Springs. If there is anything we can help you find or if you’re ready to start searching for your new home give Angela at call or text at 239-728-7599.