Lee County is your ultimate beachfront destination on the Gulf Coast within southwestern Florida.

Founded in 1887, this county is more famous for its sandy beaches, historic homes and estates, quirky galleries and museums, and islands. It got its name from Robert E. Lee, who was an American Civil War general who helped the country reunite.

Aside from its noteworthy attractions, the county also offers access to an impressive water channel, including the Imperial River and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also home to a variety of collegiate opportunities, what with the Florida Gulf Coast University within the property. Keep your beachfront vacation simple and elegant by choosing to travel to its county seat, Fort Myers, or any of its cities, including Cape Coral and Bonita Springs.

Here are the 15 best things to do in Lee County, Florida to help you out on your trip:

#1 Taste Cabbage Key’s Famous Burgers

Cabbage Key

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The irregularly-shaped Cabbage Key island is just as breathtaking in person as it is from an aerial view.

This island was once a sand dune during the ice age. In its earliest years, the Calusa Indians settled into the area and carved a home within its borders.

Now, riddled with modernity and standing out with all-around entertainment, this island is full of high-class dining and recreational opportunities.

Cabbage Key Dollar Room

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This 100-acre island is best known for its delectable cheeseburgers and frozen key lime pies. Its vast array of cottages and humble accommodations are perfect if you prefer a nature-focused vacation.

Cabbage Key is a car-free island accessible only by boat at least 5 miles south of Boca Grande. If you’re craving a secluded getaway, it doesn’t get more exciting than this island.

This is an excerpt from an original article by Rice Ocampo of Travel Lens.

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