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I scream, you scream…Dairy Queen in Fort Myers is giving out free ice cream!
It’s a tradition loved by many and it’s just a few weeks away. Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen! That’s right, Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones to everyone who stops by on Monday, March 20th. So, grab your spoons, get in line, and prepare for a brain freeze.
One of my favorite Free Cone Day experiences was when I lived in North Dakota. For some reason, between Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN (which are as close at Fort Myers/Cape Coral) there’s like 14 DQ’s. So, we got in the car and stopped at every single one of them. They’re all within about 20 minutes of each other so the drive was bearable but think about how much ice cream that was. Thankfully, there was a carful of us to share with, but by the end, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to eat ice cream again. The good thing is that that thought passed and ice cream remains one of my favorite foods.
March 20th is the first day of Spring, so it’s a perfect way to celebrate the start of a new season. And according to their website, all you have to do is show up and order! You’ll get a free small vanilla cone.
And if that’s not enough, Dairy Queen also just announced a new treat: a churro dipped cone. Take that delicious vanilla ice cream and add cinnamon-sugar topping.
Fort Myers Named One Of The Coolest Small Cities In America
Fort Myers has been named one of the coolest small cities in America.
I grew up right between Chicago and Milwaukee, so big city life is something I’m very familiar with. It was definitely a bit of change for me when I first moved to Fort Myers, but for me, the pros definitely outweigh any cons. “Cold” is anything below 70. While traffic isn’t non-existent, it’s relatively easy to get around. Rent isn’t astronomical. And you can find a beer in a local bar for $5, not $15. Yes, you might have to travel to a larger city like Tampa or Miami to catch a big artist in concert or go to a Michelin star restaurant. But small cities have a charm about them too.
With Hurricane Ian devastating the area in September, we’ve got a long road ahead for rebuilding. A lot of people fear that as Fort Myers Beach rebuilds that it will be overrun by high rises and chain hotels. The reality of that remains to be seen, but I really can’t wait for the beach to thrive once again.
So what defines a “small city”? The Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance qualifies a small city as an incorporated area that has a population of 100,000 of less.
Thrillist put together a list of the coolest small cities in America and Fort Myers made the list! To me, I feel like sometimes people forget about Fort Myers with some of the larger cities in Florida. Many people from out of town hear Florida and think Miami, Orlando, Tampa. But there’s so many small towns, especially coastal small towns, that are so gorgeous and have so much to offer. And for us that live here, they may only be 3-4 hours away, so they make for a great little weekend getaway too.
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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127