Fewer things are more important when planning out your perfect family vacay than the place you’re going to call “home base” during the trip. For families headed to, there are lots of great options to choose from, but the is one at the top of our list!
Here are five reason why the Westin Cape Coral is the perfect oasis for your next family vacation to Fort Myers:
There are two key things that make this hotel’s location a real winner: 1.) its proximity to all of Florida’s beauty, and 2.) its access to all kinds of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Nestled on the spot where the Caloosahatchee River meets the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent to the, there are more than 400 miles of waterways for guests to explore via kayak or boat. Oh, and you’re a quick water taxi ride away from Fort Myers Beach, too. The resort is also located in the heart of the Tarpon Point community at Marina Village, so shopping outlets, dining options, art galleries and more are all nearby.
However your family vacations, there’s plenty of things to do at the Westin Cape Coral. You can rent bikes, boat watch at the marina, rent kayaks, hike nature trails near the property and more. For parents looking for a chance to relax, and kids looking for activities to keep them busy, there’s the Westin Family Kids Club®. While the kids are busy, parents can sneak in a workout in the fitness studio, get pampered at the Esterra Spa & Salon, or layout by one of the pools.
Speaking of pools, the Westin Cape Coral has three. The main pool is large and overlooks the river making for plenty of space and great poolside views. Guests wanting a little more secluded option can check out the lagoon pool which is surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees. For more active guests, there is also a large lap pool at the resort’s recreation center that’s perfect for getting a quick workout in during the day.
We already mentioned the kid’s club, but it’s an amenity that we think deserves a little more attention. Available for children ages 4-12, this is a great option for safe, supervised activities both indoors and outdoors. Whether your kids like craft projects, bike riding, or scavenger hunts, there’s something for everyone here. In fact, the experiences are tailored to each individual child’s interest and are inspired by the local environment. Kids can explore the nature trails, visit the butterfly garden, or even go geocaching to explore more of Cape Coral. There are both full and half day options available for an extra fee, and there is even a choice of nutritious meal options, served with fresh fruit and a beverage to help keep kids energized.
For hungry parents or families who want to eat together, there are two on-site restaurants to choose from. Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro serves up American cuisine specializing in fresh seafood, oak-grilled steaks, and specialty flatbreads. For a more casual option, The Nauti Mermaid Dockside Bar & Grill is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery of the marina. There’s no dress code, no hurry, and the menu features salads, burgers, sandwiches and other lighter fare so you can find something for everyone.
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