Sanibel Island, Fla.: Sand, Shells and Surprises

Sanibel Island, Fla.: Sand, Shells and Surprises

Florida is filled with fun, bright, beachy places—but there is nowhere quite like Sanibel Island on the state’s Gulf Coast.

Sanibel Island might be small, but it packs a lot into its 17 square miles. With 15 miles of beaches teeming with seashells, a rich history involving pirates, and lanais on every dwelling, it’s as “Florida” as Florida gets.

Thousands of years ago, Sanibel Island was a single island with neighboring Captiva. It was settled by the Calusa, Native Americans whose territory included the southwest coast of Florida. 

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Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in & Expo

April 2–7 — Lakeland, FL. Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus. Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo. The six-day event on 2,200 acres has been recorded to have a $64,000,000 direct and indirect economic impact on the I-4 corridor in Central Florida as media from around the world cover the event that offers, jet teams, aerospace related exhibits; educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings of aviation and economic development groups; daily and evening airshows that include adrenaline pumping aerobatics, a veterans plaza and women in aviation arenas. For more information, visit flysnf.org.

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