WEEKAWAY: Spend your Memorial Day on Florida's Sanibel Island

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, so celebrate by heading to Sanibel Island for a leisurely getaway. Sanibel Island defines summer fun with 15 miles of beaches lined with winding bike trails and luxurious vacation rentals. To begin your perfect summer with a Memorial Day trip to Sanibel Island, be sure to include these activities.

Memorial Day cookout

Bring the whole family to Sundial Resort for a Memorial Say cookout featuring all your favorites from the grill. The event takes place by the pool, so you can splash around in the water after enjoying burgers and hot dogs.

Historical attractions

You might recognize Memorial Day with a glance at local and national history at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, which showcases a collection of 19th and early 20th century buildings. The story of Sanibel, from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s, tells of warriors, adventures, fishermen, farmers and proprietors.

Activities to kick off summer

You won’t want to miss a chance to get on the water in a kayak or on a cruise. The water is also great for a swim or a thrilling kite boarding ride. To get around the islands, you might rent a bike, moped or Segway. Bike trips that weave through the islands range from short rides to long winding paths.

Royal Shell Vacations can help you plan your getaway to Sanibel Island with service that has been named “the best on the island.” To begin exploring vacation rental homes, condos and cottages for your early summer trip, visit Royal Shell online or call them at 800-656-9111. 

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