Bonita Springs

A beautiful destination spot known for its incredible beaches.

Welcome to Bonita Springs

A beautiful beach town where luxury living awaits
Bonita Springs is aptly named. This Southwest Florida town just north of Naples is a beautiful destination spot known for its incredible beaches. Add the gorgeous golf courses, boating along the gulf, and ever-pleasant weather, and you have a top choice for living a life of luxury. Plenty of waterfront real estate choices provide delightful views worth waking up to every morning. 

What to Love

  • Beachfront living at its finest
  • Fantastic weather 
  • Proximity to other destination towns and their amenities
  • Plenty of golfing opportunities
  • Various dining destinations and great shopping spots

Local Lifestyle

Life on the water is prevalent in Bonita Springs. Surround yourself with breathtaking views, whether at a gorgeous golf course, out on the scenic water, or enjoying the sun and sand at the beach. Shopping and dining choices are also plentiful, providing plenty of indoor entertainment options when you need some respite from the heat.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Promenade at Bonita Bay has many great restaurants offering a variety of cuisine types. Molinos Italian Ristorante has a full bar so that you can enjoy the drink of your choice alongside your traditional Italian meal. Roy's Restaurant is a Hawaiian fusion venue. Here, you'll find dishes such as Szechuan-spiced pork ribs, Maui wowie salad, unique sushi rolls, and Thai-style seafood bouillabaisse. The Promenade is also home to many popular shops and studios, such as Evelyn & Arthur, Jovanelli Men's Wear, Kelly Chase Couture, Local Roots Farmers Market, Marine Arts Gallery, and Enchanted Ballroom. 
Mel's Diner is a beloved local spot. Inspired by 50s decor, you'll find some of the town's best burgers and milkshakes in this vintage-looking venue. Ruth's Chris Steak House is another highly-rated venue. With an elegant setting and a plethora of delectable steak dishes on the menu, it's no wonder this restaurant is so well-liked. 
Dolly's Produce Patch and Eatery is another fantastic eatery. This folksy venue provides a casual setting, perfect for breakfast and lunch selections. For something more upscale, try C Level Bistro & Wine Bar. Tapas and fine wine are some of the favored menu items here. Dining on the water, unfortunately, came to a halt in 2022, with several popular restaurants impacted by Hurricane Ian. Rest assured, however, that crowd favorites, such as Coconut Jack's Waterfront Grille and Doc's Beach House, will be back and better than ever as soon as possible. 
For additional shopping choices, visit the Center of Bonita Springs, where you'll find a pottery studio, fitness facility, and Bealls Outlet/Home Centric. With proximity to the beach and the highway out of town, this is one of the most popular spots to stop in town, with approximately 5,000 visits per day. 

Things to Do

Barefoot Beach and Little Hickory Island are two of the most popular choices in town to get on the water. They both offer perfect views for watching the sunset. The Little Hickory Island Beach Park provides a more secluded spot for fishing and swimming. Bonita Beach is also well-liked. It offers several different access points, and there's even a club near the south end. Plus, you and your pup can enjoy the water at the Bonita Beach Dog Park.
Riverside Park in downtown is a popular spot for family outings, picnics, and enjoying a peaceful stroll under the sunshine. The park also hosts an array of exciting community events, from Movies in the Park and live concerts to the Center for the Arts Fine Art Festival.
Head to the golf course at Highland Woods Golf & Country Club. This venue has space not only for golf on the scenic grounds but also for tennis, swimming, bocce ball, and general fitness with a weight room. The Grille Room offers panoramic views of the green and offers a great space to converse with other members or watch the game as you enjoy American fare. Several other courses and clubs fill the area, so be sure to take a look at each one's offerings before you set up your membership. Bonita Fairways Golf Course, The Colony Golf & Country Club, and Pelican's Nest Golf Club at Pelican Landing are a few favored choices.
The Wonder Gardens is a long-standing zoo in the city that has been around since 1936. Walk through the botanical gardens for delightful views of the trees, flowers, and plants surrounding you. Then, see the various animal enclosures and the wildlife who call this place home. More than 300 birds and reptiles have been rescued and rehabilitated in this space. 
Celebrate the holiday season at the Holiday Art Walk at the Promenade. This pop-up art show is your chance to feel inspired with creativity and peruse the unique shopping spots. The Promenade also hosts the Festival of Lights, complete with a tree lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, and holiday foods.

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