Fall Fun on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Fall is officially here! If you live in a state that has already started to see temperatures dropping, come escape to Sanibel and Captiva Islands for a Florida Fall where it still feels like summer.

One of the Sunshine State’s many perks is, well, the endless sunshine! While the sun isn’t out for as long during the fall time, there are still plenty of things to do on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva to make sure you use up every second of that Florida sunshine.

What to do in Sanibel and Captiva During The Fall Season

Fall time is all about family time and there’s no better place to spend some quality family time than the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Whether your family loves shelling at the beach, golfing or biking, this is the perfect destination for you and your family.

A girl on a golf cart

Sanibel Carts – Fun For All: Want to explore both Islands but you don’t want to spend all of that money on a rental car? We’ve got the perfect solution for you! At Sanibel Carts, you can choose from a large fleet of street-legal golf carts. All carts are of course equipped with safety features and instructions on how to properly operate the cart on the road. Sanibel Carts street-legal carts include the following safety features:

  • Seat Belts
  • Turn Signals
  • Mirrors
  • Registration to the State of Florida

Immerse yourself in the salty air and sunshine by exploring Sanibel and Captiva Island in a golf cart from Sanibel Carts. They offer free cart delivery and pickup to Sanibel, Captiva and even Fort Myers Beach! Cart rentals are available daily, weekly, or even up to a maximum of 30 days.

Have questions or want to book your Sanibel Cart for the next time you visit Sanibel and Captiva? Contact Sanibel Carts today!

Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream: We would never lie to you, which is why we can confidently say that Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream is iconic – not only for its flavors but also because of its cool kitchy vibe!

Someone holding an ice cream

Pinocchio’s is known for its whimsical bright green decor, unique flavors and generous portions revered by loyal fans each year to the “Little Green Shop”, currently located in the Village Shoppes at Health Park. The award-winning ice cream shop is returning its iconic flavors to Sanibel Island in the Periwinkle Place Shopping Center the first week of November, and you don’t want to miss it!

Creating fun, unique and memorable flavors is the creative core of Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream. Pinocchio’s offerings reference “handcrafted artisan frozen confections produced in our laboratory from the finest and freshest ingredients” because they are not just about ice cream. Their offerings include ice cream, gelato, sorbet and sorbetto, frozen yogurt, Italian Custard and SemiFreddo – they offer something for everyone!

Pinocchio’s is known for its award-winning handcrafted frozen confections. Some of their most iconic ice cream flavors from their 200+ repertoire include:

  • Sanibel Krunch©
  • Dirty Sand Dollar©
  • Gator Stew©
  • Wedding Bells©
  • Shipwreck©
  • Flying Pig©
  • Couch Potato©
  • And many more!

There’s a lot that goes into making memorable frozen confections and Pinocchio’s has its craft down to a science. Pinocchio’s has proudly served each and every ice cream cone and dish with an Animal Cracker on the top for 30+ years and they continue to do so. The animal cracker serves as a reminder that you won’t ever have traditional Italian ice cream as good as Pinocchio’s so be sure to make a stop here while you’re in town.

Where to Shop on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Bailey's employee behind the bakery counter

Bailey’s General StoreGrocery Shopping Has Never Been This Fun: There is truly no place like Bailey’s General Store. Since 1899, the Bailey family has been proudly serving the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.

Located on the Island of Sanibel, Bailey’s General Store was initially started as Sanibel Packing Company by Frank P. Bailey. For over a Century, Bailey’s General Store has been serving the needs of all residents and guests on Sanibel and Captiva Island by providing them groceries and general supplies.

While Bailey’s is certainly known for its grocery delivery service to anywhere on the Islands, you would be missing out on their greatest feature yet if you didn’t stop by their store in person. The bakery at Bailey’s offers a wide variety of freshly baked bread, pies, and desserts – so be sure to stop by and get some Bailey’s fudge!

There’s no time to waste when staying on Sanibel and Captiva, the salty air and fresh breeze are waiting for you! We hope this helps you navigate your stay here to ensure that no second is wasted during your vacation. 

But, there are even more activities waiting for you – we’ve only scratched the surface! Need extra time to squeeze in every fun activity? Extend your stay by checking out accommodation deals – because you deserve to stay in paradise a little longer.