October 2020 News and Events
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SANIBEL ISLAND | BEACHES, SHELLS, BIRDS, AND MORE
Sanibel is an incorporated island city on the Gulf of Mexico in Lee County, Florida. It has a population of 7,400. The island is connected to much smaller Captiva Island on its north end by a short bridge over Blind Pass.
The combined islands are connected to the mainland by a long toll bridge and causeway to the mainland at Punta Rassa near Fort Myers.
READ MORE ABOUT SANIBEL ISLAND
RECOMMENDED SANIBEL ISLAND RESTAURANT
DAIRY QUEEN1046 Periwinkle WaySanibel, Florida 33957Telephone: 239-472-1170
There are dozens of fantastic restaurants of all sorts on Sanibel and neighboring Captiva.
Most of them are fairly expensive, so if I'm on Sanibel just for the day I like to eat at one of the only two fast food restaurants on the island. Dairy Queen is one; Subway is the other.
There is something enchanting about sitting outside and chomping on a burger at this small restaurant that seems so out of place on upscale Sanibel.
The food and ice cream are just about the same as at any other Dairy Queen, but it's the location that makes this one different.
NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING ITS CURRENT STATUS.
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October is starting to cool down in Florida, but many of us stay home in our air conditioned homes during the pandemic that still seems to hang around. Some heroic people go to their jobs every day and we appreciate them. Some restaurants are open with curbside service only or limited seating. Everybody is doing their best. We enjoy
our solitude at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. Many restaurants are completely open now, but with reduced capacity, mask requirements, and spaced seating. Most of our snowbirds are still up north, but some are staying in their Florida homes during the pandemic.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR OCTOBER:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old Florida.
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations withing one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND
OTHER EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2020
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at our web page "Florida Towns."
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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