The Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites1051 5th St, Fort Myers Beach 3.0 out of 5.0
This value resort in Fort Myers Beach lies 1 block from the Gulf of Mexico, 5 miles from Lover's Key State Park, and 12 miles from Sanibel Captiva Island.
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa17260 Harbour Pointe Dr, Fort Myers 4.0 out of 5.0
The San Carlos Bay meets Sanibel Harbour at Punta Rassa, a lush private peninsula where this waterfront resort sits on 85 acres, overlooking Sanibel and Captiva ...
Days Inn & Suites Fort Myers Near JetBlue Park10150 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from JetBlue Park at Fenway South and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Legends Golf and Country Club. Eagle Ridge ...
South Seas Island Resort5400 South Seas Plantation Rd, Captiva 3.5 out of 5.0
Encircled by more than 2 miles of white-sand beach and aquamarine Gulf of Mexico waters, this 330-acre family resort encompasses a 9-hole golf course and 2 marinas ...
Howard Johnson Inn Fort Myers4811 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Fort Myers, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Edison Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Myers Country Club and Alliance for the Arts. Vietnam War ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Myers - Sanibel Gateway20091 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tanger Outlets, Bunche Beach, and Port Sanibel Marina. Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf and Jungle Golf ...
Best Western Fort Myers Waterfront13021 N Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of North Fort Myers, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of El Rio Golf Club, Burrows Home and Gardens, and Burroughs Home. Florida Repertory ...
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina275 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated on 1,500 feet of sugary white sand at the tip of Estero Island, this seaside resort is nestled between the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and ...
Relax and explore historic Fort Myers, Florida
From its picture-perfect beaches to its newly restored downtown, Fort Myers offers something exciting around every corner. This classic Florida beach town recalls a bygone era when the pace of life was slower, and there was room for relaxation every day. When you visit, you can spend your time playing on the area's white sand beaches, get back to nature on the barrier islands, tour historic sites or simply explore the town.
Where to go
Beaches and islands
Fort Myers' gorgeous Gulf beaches are a major draw. Pristine barrier islands are found just offshore. Snorkeling, parasailing, and sailing are all popular activities, and Sanibel and Captiva Islands have world-class shelling. Those looking for the ultimate getaway shouldn't miss Pine Islandthe island doesn't allow cars but instead has miles of winding nature trails and unbeatable ocean views.
Visiting the past
Henry Ford and Thomas Edison both had winter homes on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers. Today, the area adjacent to their homes is called the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and features over 20 acres of botanical gardens, historic buildings and the Edison Ford Museum.
If you want to go even further into the past, Useppa Island has archeological sites and museums where you can view artifacts left by the Paleo-Indians who settled the area as early as 8,000 B.C. Later, the island was claimed by Spanish, Cuban and American governments and was a battleground in the Seminole Wars.
Downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers' newly renovated River District is home to the area's historic downtown. The neighborhood has over 60 gorgeous historic buildings and is the city's nightlife center. Seafood and Cuban cuisine are especially popular dining options, and dancing well into the night is a favorite local pastime.
When to visit
Southern Florida is mild all year long, so every season is a great time for a visit. Summer is best for enjoying the ocean to the fullest, although sailing and scuba diving continue well into the winter. Fall and spring are lovely in Fort Myers, and these seasons are both significantly less crowded than summer, except during Spring Break. Winter is a quieter time, but if you're looking for relaxed solitude, a beach vacation in January would be perfect.
The temperature rarely dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even in the dead of winter, but be sure to bring a jacket and some warm clothing for the occasional chilly evening if you visit outside the summer season. Fort Myers is home to many seasonal festivals, and the most famous is the Edison FestivalFlorida's largest nighttime parade. This fantastic procession happens every February, and features a Parade of Lights to honor one of the area's most famous residents and an electricity pioneer, Thomas Edison.
How to get there
If you're traveling to Fort Myers by air, you can fly into either Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 10.5 miles away, or Charlotte County Airport (PGD), 20.5 miles away. If you're planning to drive, the city is right off I-75 from the north or south. From the east, Highway 80 is your best route.
Where to stay
If you want to stay within the city of Fort Myers, downtown is the place to be. This area combines affordable accommodations with a wealth of dining and entertainment options. Hotels along the Caloosahatchee River also often have excellent views and are great for a romantic getaway.
If you prefer to be right on the beach, there are plenty of Fort Myers hotels on the waterfront. These can fill up in the summer; book early if you're planning to visit between late May and early September. The barrier islands just off the coast have some of the area's most laidback accommodations, so if you're looking for a real getaway, these small islands are a great choice.
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