7: SW Florida Retirees Can Shop til They Drop
As a retiree, you may find yourself busy with volunteering, hobbies, cooking, crafts, entertaining, relaxing and making new friends. But for some, the best â€œhobbyâ€ of all time isâ€¦shopping. Lucky for retirees in Cape Coral, this area is a mecca for shopping enthusiasts.
Gulf Coast Town Center â€“ This is a destination shopping mall featuring national retailers. This outdoor mall currently has over 100 stores and restaurants on 200 acres, with even more scheduled to open.
Tanger Outlets â€“ If youâ€™re headed to the beach or coming back from a trip to Sanibel, youâ€™ll be close to the Tanger Outlets. This mall has more than 30 upscale designer outlets and brand name manufacturers like Brooks Brothers, Bon Worth, Coldwater Creek, Lane Bryant, and more.
Miromar Outlets â€“ This is another outlet store, located further south in Estero. This larger mall has over 140 stores, as well as lots of tasty restaurants if you need to refuel during your shopping excursion.
Bell Tower Shops â€“ This open air shopping plaza is best known for being a great place to shop or have a nice dinner before or after seeing a movie at the Regal Cinemas. The Bell Tower Shops are conveniently located on Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41. This mall hosts many special events, like Yappy Hour for dogs, live music concert series at the fountain, and several charity events. Notable retailers in the Bell Tower include Brookstone, Chicoâ€™s, Clarks, Draperâ€™s and Damonâ€™s, and Soma
Intimates. There are also some amazing restaurants, including Blue Pointe Seafood, Cru,
Bistro 41, Grimaldiâ€™s Pizzaria, and Da Ru Ma Japenese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.
In central and downtown Fort Myers, shoppers can browse traditional retailers like Sears and
J.C. Pennyâ€™s in the Edison Mall or visit boutiques and antique shops in downtown Fort Myers. The Franklin Shops on First Street is home to many cute and quirky independently owned shops that specialize in unique gifts, art, and clothing.
If youâ€™re looking for a good bargain, you could try the nearby Fleamasters Fleamarket, which features over 900 booths that feature one-of-a-kind merchandise.
Cape Coral residents donâ€™t have to travel far to get to Coralwood Shopping Center, which is located in Cape Coral on Del Prado just north of the Midpoint Bridge.
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