16 Instagram-worthy spots to check-in around Southwest Florida
Vacation? Check. Now that you’ve booked your vacation and you’re ready to make memories, don’t forget to pack your camera. Whether it be an iPhone, Nikon or Canon, you’re going to need something to capture Instagram worthy photographs of your time in Southwest Florida. And if you’re as obsessed with taking pictures as I am, you’re going to need some photo ops to post on Instagram to share with your friends and family back home.
Here are some of the places that will prove you’ve checked-in in Collier and Lee counties during your stay. Go ahead & blow up Instagram.
The Naples Pier
The Naples Pier gives visitors endless instagram opportunities for pictures along the dock with the sunset or the horizon in the background. Visitors can even utilize the area under the dock to capture pictures on the beach or in the water. The wooden beams make great use to lean on or hide behind. Other similar photo opportunities include the Fort Myers Pier and Naples City Dock. (25 12th Avenue, Naples, FL, 34102 | 239-213-3062 www.naplesgov.com)
Master Bait & Tackle
Located in Bonita Springs, Master Bait & Tackle gives visitors the chance to capture some great instagram photos in front of a large mural. Grab some friends and family for a group picture or just take a selfie. This world famous bait and tackle shop is the perfect stop on your way to Naples or Fort Myers beaches. Visitors can even stop at Bonita Beach to catch some photos there. Other nearby photo opportunities include Bonita Beach, Estero Bay and Pine Island Sound. (4465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL, 34134 | 239-992-2553 www.masterbaitonline.com)
Art-deco buildings in downtown Fort Myers
Downtown Fort Myers has endless opportunities for instagram-worthy picture locations. Head over to First Street and take photos in front of the many art-deco inspired storefronts. Stop along the side of the road and take photos on the cute cobblestone streets. Previously a courthouse, Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center has a beautiful Florida structure with large pillars in the front. If you’re looking for the riverfront view head to Bay Street where you’ll be able to capture pictures along the water with the horizon in the background. (2235 First Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901 www.myriverdistrict.com)
Koreshan State Park
What better way to spend time seeing some of Southwest Florida’s native wildlife while taking pictures at Koreshan State Park. This park offers a history of the pioneers that once lived there. Old historic buildings, large banyan trees, Estero River and old bridges make excellent instagram photo locations to capture the nature and beauty of Southwest Florida. Visitors can even travel off the main trail to capture photographs in a more secluded area filled with trees. (3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL, 33928 | 239-992-0311 www.floridastateparks.org/park/Koreshan)