Best Things to Do in Sanibel Island
You're probably in town to pick up a few shells -- and everyone agrees that Bowman's Beach is the best place to try the Sanibel stoop. Identify your pickings at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, then buy a piece of the best conch art somewhere along Periwinkle Way. Of course, not everything in town is about seashells. The popular J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a terrific diversion for families, and romancing couples should catch a sunset over on Captiva Island.
Why go: Most people think of Sanibel and its quirky little sister island, Captiva, as interchangeable. True ... read more»
Why go: The island's main thoroughfare is home to several restaurants, shopping opportunities and some of ... read more»
Why go: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is small but packs quite a punch. In just a few ... read more»
Why go: This bright-pink Sanibel landmark started out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1896. Now, it’s ... read more»
Why go: Named after a political cartoonist and conservationist, the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ... read more»
Why go: Bowman's is well known for having beautiful, unusual shells, but you'll have to ... read more»