Julio Iglesias will be lighting up the stage at Hertz Arena in Estero, F.L. on September 20, 2019. The iconic Latin singer has sold over 300 million records in over 14 languages. This show is a once-in-a-lifetime event for fans of all ages. If you’re planning your trip to the Bonita Springs area, here are five things you need to know.
If you’re driving to the concert from the North, you’ll want to head on I-75 towards Exit 128, which is also known as Alico Road. Then you will continue East until you hit Ben Hill Griffin parkway. Then drive for three to five more miles South until you see Hertz Arena on your right. If you’re driving from South, you’ll take the I-75 from Corkscrew Road, then turn onto Ben Hill Griffin parkway until the Hertz Arena is on your right.
Of course, you don’t have to drive to the Hertz Arena if you don’t want. There are plenty of transportation options in Estero, Florida. Depending on your distance or accommodations, you can choose to take an Amtrak train, public transportation, or walk to the arena. Or, you can hire a private limousine or shuttle service.
There are over 2,000 parking spots, which are all a short and safe distance to and from the arena. Parking costs $10 to $20 and is open two hours before the scheduled event. Alcohol is not allowed in the parking lot, and there’s also no tailgating permitted in or around the parking lot.
There are plenty of Bonita Springs hotels that are within walking distance of Hertz Arena. Some of those nearby hotels are Drury Inn & Suites, Embassy Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, and Hampton Inn & Suites. If you are looking for a resort-style hotel, you will want to stay at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.
Activities & Entertainment
Bonita Springs boasts a standout sprawling beach community, even for sunny Southwest Florida. Since it’s in the middle of Fort Myers and Naples, it’s home to area attractions such as the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Some of the most popular outdoor activities include boating, hiking, and fishing. Bonita Springs is also famous for Lovers Key State Park, which is a remote island dedicated to lovers of all ages.
If you brought your pooch with you, then you’ll want to explore Dog Beach Park. It’s a popular attraction for both locals and visitors. This secluded beach area makes it one of the best beaches to relax with your furry friend. It’s the perfect way to cap off your vacation.
Food & Dining
If you want to take advantage of all that Bonita Springs has to offer, then you’ll want to experience the incredible nightlife. Some of the best bars and lounges include the Beach Box Cafe, Burn by Rocky Patel, The Center Bar, 55, Koi Lounge, and Voda Lounge. The Stage is another unique way to enjoy a night out with dinner and a show. This full-service bar-restaurant has great shows every weekend.