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Fort Myers Travel Guide
Located on Florida's Southwest coast, Fort Myers has a laid back vibe compared to Florida's usual hustle and bustle. Stretches of white sandy beaches, family activities and cultural events make Fort Myers perfect for vacations with families and friends.
Best time to visit
The continuous sunshine makes Fort Myers a great vacation choice all year round. Fort Myers busiest times are around Thanksgiving and Christmas when holidaymakers visit for some winter sun.
Getting to Fort Myers
Fort Myers is just a 30 minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport. Simply take the I-75 North, and then turn left on to the FL-82 - leading you directly to the heart of Fort Myers.
Things to do in Fort Myers
Fort Myers is the perfect place to kick back and relax with loved ones. There are lots of things to do in Fort Myers - and not just heading to the beach!
History and culture
Fort Myers is rich with history and culture. Discover the Calusa history on the interpretive Calusa Heritage Trail; take a trip to the past on the Esperanza at the Southwest Florida Museum; or take a boat trip to the Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum. Fort Myers host a range of cultural events and family festivals throughout the year.
Enjoy a morning strolling round the vibrant Farmers Market at Fort Myers - pick up fresh local produce, just caught fish, soft baked goods, cheese, flowers and more! The River District Farmers Market opens every Thursday throughout the year, from 7am to 1pm, under the Caloosahatchee Bridge.
The Miromar Outlets offer 140 designer and brand stores and restaurants. The open air shopping mall makes for a pleasant afternoon and great place to grab lunch or dinner.
Activities in Fort Myers
There's an activity here for everyone. Fort Myers boasts a selection of golf courses, various boating tours, fishing locations and trips and beautiful parks to enjoy. Fort Myers enjoys great weather year round - therefore, outdoor sports are huge, from volleyball and hockey to jet skiing and snorkelling.
Beaches in Fort Myers
Fort Myers Beach: The golden sands of Fort Myers are classed as one of the safest beaches in the world. The gentle slopes in to the water offer families an enjoyable place to relax for the day.
Lynn Hall Memorial Park Beach: Enjoy Fort Myers at its best - lush white sands, glorious long pier, beach bars and restaurants.
Estero Island (Bowditch Park): This beach enjoys lots of palm trees, great for families who need lot of sun, sea and shaded areas.
Lovers Key State Park: Enjoy serenity and peace at this beautiful secluded beach in Fort Myers.
Dining and drinking
There are plenty of fine dining restaurants and lively bars to choose from in Fort Myers. You'll find restaurants lining the beaches of Fort Myers, many offering fresh seafood dishes. You'll also find international cuisine and traditional American restaurants that all the family will love.
Luxury vacation rentals in Fort Myers
Luxury Fort Myers villas are becoming increasingly popular, and many find that a luxury private home adds further excitement and comfort to their stay.
A luxury Fort Myers villa rental offers the ideal base for everything Fort Myers has to offer. Relax in your private pool, or prepare a family feast in your state of the art kitchen and take a short walk to the beach.
Fort Myers is an excellent choice for your next vacation, if you are looking for luxury, relaxation and a superb range of activities for all. Our team of experts can help you choose the perfect luxury villa in Fort Myers. We'll also take care of your flights, car hire and excursions.
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