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SW Florida Living Resources

Living the FL LifestyleLiving in Southwest Florida is more than just beaches, sunsets and our beautiful natural surroundings. For many people, those are just a few of the most important things that brought them to Florida in the first place. Since most folks can't live by fun in the sun alone - and for your well-being and happiness - we have found it is helpful to remind you that living in Southwest Florida also includes many other exciting venues to experience and explore. As an aside, if you are thinking of buying, or moving, to Southwest Florida's Gulf coast - visit our resource page on before buying in SW Florida to see where to start!

So, we're including the following information for other activities you and your family may enjoy. While nothing is in any particular order, and it's impossible to provide access to every potential adventure, our hope is to offer you with a variety of choices from which to begin experiencing this fabulous area.

Our SW Florida Living Library

We also have other resources available related to living in Southwest Florida. Please use our SW Florida Living Library or feel free to contact us directly. We'll be happy to assist you with any questions you may have on any of these topics.

Florida Attractions

We invite you to send us your recommendations for places you've visited and enjoyed - share with your fellow Southwest Florida residents. Just contact us with your favorite thing to do. And, if you can't find something in particular, we will help you find the information you're trying to obtain.


FL Lifestyle - Space Shuttle TakeoffDisneyworld
Universal Studios
Sea World
Kennedy Space Center
Busch Gardens
Mote Aquarium
Miami Zoo
Miami Museum of Science

Florida State Parks

Florida Park - Corkscrew Swamp SanctuaryState Parks
Corkscrew Sanctuary
Babcock Wilderness Adventures

Fishing and Game Licenses

FL Lifestyle -  FishingState Licenses
Visit Your Local Bait & Tackle Shop!
Master Bait and Tackle - Bonita Springs
Estero River Outfitters

Local Arts & Cultural Events

Fort Myers - Naples Area:

FL Lifestyle - Flowering HibiscusFlorida Repertory Theatre
Naples Botanical Gardens
Naples Philharmonic-Now Artis Naples
Barbara B. Mann Theatre
Imaginarium Children's Museum
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Naples Zoo
Ft. Myers Historical Museum

Sarasota Area:

FL Lifestyle - Cultural ArtsThe Ringling Museum
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Sarasota Orchestra
Van Wezel Performing Arts
St. Armands Circle
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota Classic Car Museum

St. Petersburg Area:

FL Lifestyle - Performing ArtsMuseum of Natural Science & Industry
Fine Arts Museum
Great Explorations Children's Museum
Mahaffey Theater
Salvador Dali
St. Petersburg Pier
Sunken Gardens

SW Florida Living - Related Blog Posts:

The Grapefruit League - 100 Years Old and Counting!

One Great Big Catch!

Our Favorite Time of the Year in Southwest Florida

Mangrove Forests Line SW Florida Coastal Region

The Elusive Ghost Orchid Drawing Visitors

Please Stop Feeding The Pelicans

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Please Be Firewise in Florida

Beware Alligator Mating Season

In Memory of a Fisherman's Friend

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Opens to Public

Local SW Florida Cultural News

Dixie Swim Club - Date: April 19, 2014 11:45 AM

Location: Fort Myers - March 20 - May 11, 2014 By popular demand the fabulous ladies of the Dixie Swim Club are back! Five Southern women, all on the same coll... April 19th, 2014 9:45pm

Dixie Swim Club - Date: April 19, 2014 5:30 PM

Location: Fort Myers - March 20 - May 11, 2014 By popular demand the fabulous ladies of the Dixie Swim Club are back! Five Southern women, all on the same coll... April 19th, 2014 9:45pm

The Big Bang - Date: April 19, 2014 8:00 PM

Location: Sanibel - Music by Jed Feuer April 11 - May 3, 2014 A madcap musical tour through history! The hysterically amusing musical extravaganza brings audie... April 19th, 2014 9:45pm

THE MUSIC MAN - Date: April 19, 2014 5:30 PM

Location: Fort Myers - April 17 - May 24, 2014 Meredith Wilson's The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of Rive... April 19th, 2014 9:45pm

FL Rep Lunchbox Series: A Mark Twain Storybook - Date: April 19, 2014 11:00 AM

Location: Fort Myers - A Mark Twain Storybook By Tom Poole A Mark Twain Storybook is a celebration of the life & times of one of America’s most celebrated... April 19th, 2014 9:45pm

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