9 Unique Date Ideas in Fort Myers

Gentle sea breezes, sun-warmed sand and secluded spots hidden by lush flora let romance come naturally in Fort Myers. If you need inspiration to create an enchanted encounter, find it here with these unique date ideas.

Learn to Make Chocolates Together



Laugh and learn together over chocolate at Norman Love Confections. Spend an evening with an on-staff chocolatier and learn to make everything from truffles to traditional French macarons. After you study the art of candy making, share your decadent treats with one another reveling in the knowledge that no other date will ever be quite as sweet.

Set Sail with Each Other

Hop aboard for a unique challenge at sea for you and your partner. Learn to sail under the expert guidance from Offshore Sailing School, America’s No. 1 Sailing School. US Sailing–certified instructors can teach you how to sail, race or bareboat charter in a two-hour session, or dive deeper with a multi-day course

Find Romance on a Sunset Cruise



Experience the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Two-hour boat tours are offered by a number of companies, any one of which will take you to some of the most picturesque and serene locations on our coast. Embrace the beauty of Southwest Florida on the water and watch the sun gently descend below the horizon.

Pick Up a Paintbrush

Unleash your creative side together in a hands-on art class. No experience is needed when you join a class at Painting With a Twist, where you can request to sit next to one another while sipping wine and creating your next masterpiece. At Vino’s Picasso, you can express yourselves by painting cityscapes, scenes inspired by nature or even your own beloved pet.

Take Your Relationship to New Heights

Ascend to a whole new level for a change in perspective and see Fort Myers like never before. On a 30-minute shoreline helicopter tour with Str8 Up Aviation, you’ll have a chance to get cozy with your significant other while marveling at panoramic sights. Upgrade to an hour-long flight and take in the magnificent aerial views around Southwest Florida.

Enjoy Music With Your Meal

Combining the magic of Broadway musicals with the intimacy of a candlelit dinner, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre creates a one-of-a-kind experience. Take your loved one out for an unforgettable night of singing, dancing and dining. With new shows every month, you’re sure to find one to delight you both!

Dine on the Waterfront

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Spice up the night over sunset cocktails and a mouthwatering meal while overlooking the waterfront next to Pineland Marina. Palm trees sway as breezes roll from Pine Island Sound as you dine outdoors at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant. Share a charcuterie platter and dine on locally inspired dishes such as delectable Gulf pink shrimp and grits or ask about the fresh catch of the day. Come for a meal or spend the night in the 1926 Historic Lodge or Island House, or select the private Boathouse or Cottage.

Engage in Friendly Competition

Nothing gets the sparks flying like a little friendly competition. Try out grown-up miniature golf at PopStroke, an out-of-the-ordinary golf experience. On two 18-hole, Tiger Woods–designed mini-golf courses, you can high-five your way through sand traps and water hazards like you would find on full-sized golf courses. Afterward, compare scorecards and relive your hole-in-one over drinks and classic American fare at the on-site restaurant.