Schoolhouse Theater

#5 in Best Things To Do in Sanibel Island
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Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau

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2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

This bright pink Sanibel landmark started out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1896. Now, it’s the 90-seat BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, a performance venue that welcomes Broadway shows, live music concerts and comedy acts. 

Travelers rave about the fantastic performances featuring talented, funny actors and say if you have time, you should definitely stop by for a show. Performance times vary but the gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays in winter from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Visit the Schoolhouse Theater's official website for more information on current performances and box office hours.

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Bowman's is well known for having beautiful, unusual shells, but you'll have to put a little effort into finding the true gems along this beach. Recent travelers found the best method is to step waist-deep in the water and dig your feet into the sand to find the shells.

Though this area isn't as developed as other areas of the islands, it still offers a few amenities, including picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and bike racks. Plan on bringing your own food instead of visiting one of the popular restaurants located about a mile down Bowman's Beach Road, as they can get pretty pricey. Another unfortunate side effect of visiting this centrally located beach is the $4-an-hour parking fee by the shore. The beach welcomes visitors from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the Lee County website.

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