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Beautiful well cared for Resort close to the beach. Beautiful grounds and very quiet. Gated community with great staff. By Eileen Gross
If you want to explore North Port in Florida, the Myakka RV Resort in Venice is a great place to stay. It's only three miles away from North Port, so you are close enough to explore at leisure. The resort is in a beautiful setting, with river front access to the Myakka River. It is also next door to the Myakka River State Park, which is a wonderful place to spend your days. Here you can hike, bike, fish, rent a canoe or kayak, or just have a relaxing day in the countryside. The RV resort offers you full hookup, free WiFi, 48-channel cable TV, restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. If you feel like having a day at the resort, there is plenty to keep you occupied. There is a heated pool, which is open all year round, a clubhouse, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. You can rent a canoe or a kayak and visit Pearl Island, where you can have a picnic. If you want to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary, or any other special event, the Myakka RV Resort has party rooms for up to 50 people. If you want to explore the area, there are plenty of beaches to visit, golf courses, and restaurants.
Myakka River RV Park is located directly on the Myakka River, features river. They offer front and preserve front full hookup sites, with 30 and 50-amp service available. The River resort is big rig friendly. All of the sites are full hookup and come complete with patio slabs and picnic tables, free Wi-Fi high speed internet access and 48 channel cable TV is available throughout the park. The Resort Clubhouse and pool areas are pleasant gathering places for many of the social events hosted by the park. The Picnic Island is another favorite get-away place for some tranquil quiet time for readers, sunset watchers, picnic luncheons, or BBQs.The Myakka River location offers the chance to enjoy y biking, hiking, biking, and kayaking right next door in the National Park. You will have plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, fishing, sightseeing, and enjoying Florida?s pristine beaches.
You can't come to Siesta Key and not experience the beach. In fact, there are three named beaches here on this 8-mile stretch of coastline ? Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. All offer a fantastic island experience, with coral formations, white sand that stays cool under your feet and fantastic shelling opportunities. If you are looking for a great family beach, this is it.
Known as Florida's State Art Museum, the Ringling is the former home and personal gallery of Mabel and John Ringling, the famed circus magnate. On this 66-acre property, visitors can tour the Ca' d'Zan, the Circus Museum, the Bayfront Gardens and the historic Asolo Theater. If art and architecture are your thing, don't miss a stop at the Ringling.
The official state art museum of Florida offers over 10,000 works which include paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts. Within its 150,000 square feet, you can also find a circus museum, the Ca' d'Zan a famous Gothic Venetian house and the Ringling?s mansion. You can also watch world class performances here.
With more than 100 marine local species to learn about, visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. You can also get up close and touch baby sharks and participate in interactive games as you learn about sea life cycles. This is a chance to learn from a world renowned research facility about the wonders of the sea.
A world class research and education center, it is also a frequented horticultural exhibition. Visitors come to learn and experience the living collection of tropical plants. There are 15 acres encompassing 12 buildings, which include the Children?s Rainforest Garden, which is the only outdoor elevated rainforest display in the world, where you can feel what?s like to live in the canopy, visitors can also enjoy the Towering Bamboo Garden the Banyan groves, and so much more.
Thomas Edison, the inventor, and Henry Ford, the car giant, owned houses next door to each other in Fort Myers, Florida. They are set in beautiful grounds, which have been kept as they were when Edison and Ford lived there. It is a great place to visit, and you can choose to do a tour either as an audio experience so that you can see everything at your own pace, or with a guide. There are over 20 acres of beautiful botanical gardens, nine historic buildings, including Edison's botanic research laboratory, and a museum, which contains an amazing collection of artifacts, inventions, and special exhibit galleries. Here you will be able to learn about all of Edison's inventions and how he influenced the discovery of many things. The doors and windows to the houses are open and you can peek in, but you are not allowed inside. All the rooms are furnished in the way they were when Edison and Ford lived there. After the two to three hour tour, you can relax and have a meal in the Banyan Refreshment Area.
With over 14 acres of waterslides, a lazy river, and a children?s play area your family is sure to have a memorable day. This amusement park also offers an ecological boardwalk on Lake Kennedy.
Get a taste for the old Florida amusement park, you can enjoy go-karts, carnival rides, mini-golf, batting cages and arcade games. You can also enjoy unique events such as a Haunted Hike, Safe Trick or Treat, and the Easter Bunny Trail.
You can feel the community spirit as many locals gather to buy fresh produce. With a 21 year track record the market attracts thousands of loyal customers who come to support the finest vendors. The market is open each Saturday from October to May. You can find specialty items such as gulf-fresh seafood, German breads and pastries, micro-greens, and even handcrafted soaps and lotions and much more. You can also catch musical acts and buskers.
The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is part of a larger complex that includes the Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, The Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge, Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The 8,000 acres are mostly nesting and roosting islands. There are 245 birds that live in this refuge and there are many migratory birds that consider this a save passage, reptiles and mammals and many other endangered species such as the manatee can also be seen.