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Address: Sanibel Island, FL

The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops,...

The main street running through Sanibel Island is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes.

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Fun Shopping/Eating!

You can find some great seafood restaurants and fun shopping on this street. Very scenic, slow down and spend some time here!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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st louis mo
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342 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The down side of Periwinkle Way is that depending on the time of year, driving can be a NIGHTMARE! I've seen more than a few accidents happen on the way. Mostly from tourists who aren't paying attention. When one unfortunate accident happens, it will absolutely force you to a stop! I would think that if you were physically able, biking... More 

1 Thank shellakers
Naples, Florida
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151 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good: With A/C running, motor idling, and foot on the brake, I have plenty of time to read bumper stickers. The Bad: The car in front of me is usually stopped. The Ugly: Even on a good day, Periwinkle Way can be an unattractively long line of snail-paced traffic. During season and holidays, it’s just a linear parking lot.

3 Thank Joseph L
Woodridge, Illinois
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184 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great shops, never seems very crowded, personnel always friendly and helpful. The prices seem to have sky rocked lately.

Thank Barbara W
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114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun scenic drive! Kind of congested would be easier to walk or bike through the area. Lots of shopping and some good choices to eat.

2 Thank court1545
Queensbury, New York
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176 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main road on to the island and the thoroughfare to most of the shops and restaurants that cater to tourists.

1 Thank MikeyBoy12804
San Diego, California
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319 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can find some great seafood restaurants and fun shopping on this street. Very scenic, slow down and spend some time here!

2 Thank Vacationers62
Baltimore, Maryland
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278 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Periwinkle Way has everything you will need during your stay. Shopping, restaurants and points of interest. Important to note that traffic can and will be an issue. If possible, ride a bike of walk.

1 Thank JC-Meg
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a lovely area to shop. Lily Pulitzer shops intermnigled with other local shops, upscale shopping, lovely gardens

Thank Frances M
On the road again
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1,120 reviews
400 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is the broadway of Sanibel Island the main ingress/egress point with lots of shops, restaurants, bars along the way. Also lots of biking and walking paths. An A plus Street. the Doctor hit me with a helpful vote!

2 Thank DoctorVonCueBall
Rochester, Michigan
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310 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Periwinkle Way is the backbone of Sanibel. (It can also be your worst travel nightmare, "in season".) We purposely waited until today, April 1st to spend the day on Sanibel. March people are leaving & Easter is 3 weeks away. You can find everything on Periwinkle. From expensive dining, to groceries, churches, antiques, souvenirs, beach "stuff", Dairy Queen & a... More 

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