By Jeanette Scott

Estero is an adorable city nestled between Naples and Fort Myers in southwest Florida. On my recent trip there, I discovered so much great shopping! There are three main shopping areas in the region, all fairly close together and all totally worth a visit! Here's what I found:

  1. Coconut Point Mall: Cocunut Point is truly a one-stop shopping destination. It's a beautiful outdoor mall with retailers of all kinds. From Super Target for groceries, Panera and other restaurants for lunch, and Express, Hollister and tons of clothing stores for retail therapy. (I had great luck at the Ross and TJ Maxx there.) Insider tip: It's a huge, scenic shopping area so bring your walking shoes and don't give up driving if you come across the "Coconut Point" housing area. The mall is just a bit farther down the street! 
  2. Miromar Outlets: Florida is known for its outlets, and these take the cake for being some of the prettiest I've ever seen. Insider tip: Be sure to stop by Neiman Marcus Last Call (one of only 30 stores in the U.S.), and Starbucks is a sure bet for some mid-shopping refreshment. 
  3. Gulf Coast Town Center: Gulf Coast is a big outdoor shopping center located just north of Estero. You will mostly find favorites like Dick's Sporting Goods, JC Penney and Outdoor World, but there are also cute boutiques sprinkled about. Insider tip: Check out Forema, an affordable clothing boutique (dresses for $30!) located near the food court.

Happy shopping in Estero!