The area attractions are not just on Sanibel. Here are some off-island suggestions...
Edison and Ford Estates The winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are museums showing life from a century ago as well as giving insights into these two great entrepreneurs.
Baseball Fort Myers is home to the Spring Training camps of both the Boston Red Sox at the new for 2012 JetBlue Park and the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. You can also watch the Fort Myers Miracle play a summer game at Hammond Stadium.
Adventures In Paradise cruises Cruises to many local islands and even a sunset dolphin cruise start just the other side of the causeway - they even arrange a trolly that conveniently picks you up just arround the corner from Seahorse Cottages.