Walking along the Fort Myers Yacht Basin in the center of the city, you would never know that three months ago it was littered with boats and destruction, havoc wreaked by Hurricane Ian in late September 2022 - the worst storm to hit Florida since 1935 and the world's third costliest on record. The feeling of calm felt almost eerie as I remembered the horrific TV images of months past. Nonetheless, this Lee County city along with nearby Bonita Springs are beach towns, bastions of sun and surf for snowbirds and vacationers, yet beaches remain closed and without facilities – possibly true for the foreseeable future. So I found myself seeking other entertainment options – and I wasn’t disappointed. There are still nature parks, island cruises have just started up again, hiking, of course, canoeing, boat excursions, flea markets, historic sites but I’m going to focus on three unusual attractions that don’t usually fall on the must-see itinerary.