Overview Fort Myers

Visiting Fort Myers

Situated on the southwest coast of the Florida peninsula, Fort Myers's subtropical climate, great fishing and fantastic beaches make it a popular vacation destination for anglers and beach bums alike. Just off the coast of Fort Myers is Fort Myers Beach, a small beach town occupying the entirety of Estero Island. The town is popular among locals and tourists alike for its clean white sands and the Fort Myers Beach Pier, where anglers reel in Spanish mackerel and lucky lookers catch glimpses of manatees and dolphins. The town also boasts some of the area's best restaurants and nightlife, packed into its central "Times Square". Nearby Sanibel and Captiva Island are quieter but no less beautiful, with shell-strewn beaches lined by luxury resorts and impressive beach homes. The rich ecology of the gulf coast supports a wide offering of tour, sailing and fishing outfits in Fort Myers. Companies like ... Read More Situated on the southwest coast of the Florida peninsula, Fort Myers's subtropical climate, great fishing and fantastic beaches make it a popular vacation destination for anglers and beach bums alike. Just off the coast of Fort Myers is Fort Myers Beach, a small beach town occupying the entirety of Estero Island. The town is popular among locals and tourists alike for its clean white sands and the Fort Myers Beach Pier, where anglers reel in Spanish mackerel and lucky lookers catch glimpses of manatees and dolphins. The town also boasts some of the area's best restaurants and nightlife, packed into its central "Times Square". Nearby Sanibel and Captiva Island are quieter but no less beautiful, with shell-strewn beaches lined by luxury resorts and impressive beach homes. The rich ecology of the gulf coast supports a wide offering of tour, sailing and fishing outfits in Fort Myers. Companies like Kayak Excursions and Magic Wind Adventure Sailing specialize in showing visitors the best the gulf coast has to offer, with day-long wildlife tours, fishing excursions and sunset cruises. More adventurous activities like parasailing and jetskiing are perennially popular with outfits like Adventures in Paradise. Fort Myers’ long history as a popular vacation spot is on year-round display at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Luminaries Thomas Edison and Henry Ford loved the town so much, they purchased adjacent bungalow estates on the Caloosahatchee River, which are now home to a museum and gorgeous botanical gardens, boasting over 1,000 species of plants from around the globe. Once you’ve booked a flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to Fort Myers.    Close

Stories and Tips Fort Myers

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Paying Homage To Another Legend

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 25 Mar, 2009

"Trying to get a fastball by him was like trying to get a sunbeam by a rooster." Bob Feller--Cleveland Indians Pitcher.After we got our Boston Red Sox program, Mom was flipping through it casually as we waited for the game to start. Mom…Read More


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A Four Home Run Day For The Red Sox!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 25 Mar, 2009

After all of the excitement of the pre-game festivities before the Red Sox/Twins game on St. Patrick's Day, Mom and I finally got seated on the grass of our right field lawn seats to watch the ballgame.The Red Sox players had gone into their clubhouse…Read More


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Pre-Game Festivities II: Meeting A Red Sox Legend

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 25 Mar, 2009

Mom and I left the shade of the shops and food court, we went up the stairs to walk around ballpark itself. Mom and I had gotten to City of Palms early and were able to see the Red Sox and Twins take batting…Read More


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A Red Sox Addict's Guide to Pre-Game Festivities

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 24 Mar, 2009

"Hello, world, I'm a Boston Red Sox fan. For better for worse, I'm a Red Sox fan. . . .Same as it ever was. So bring on the Yankees, and may Alex Rodriguez bat .240." Stephen King--Faithful (2004).Mr. King's words hit the…Read More


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Downtown Fort Myers--Expensive and Frustrating

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 24 Mar, 2009

After having a great time at the ball game and not wanting this experience to end, Mom and I returned to our hotel room to freshen up and headed back towards Downtown Fort Myers to find an inexpensive sports bar to have dinner and enjoy…Read More


A Long and Tiring Ride to Fort Myers from Pensacola

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 24 Mar, 2009

I gave Mom a pair of Red Sox Spring Training tickets for Christmas and made plans to drive to Fort Myers on March 16, spend the next day at the ballpark before heading back home to Pensacola on March 18. I pulled directions from…Read More


The Long Drive from Pensacola to Fort Myers

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 23 Mar, 2009

I gave Mom a couple of tickets to a Red Sox Spring Training game in Fort Myers, Florida at Christmastime. Fort Myers is about 550 miles from Pensacola, but it's still on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but it's a long ride no matter…Read More


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Fort Myers - Emerald on The Gulf Coast

Written by beach_lvr on 04 Oct, 2004

Before ever venturing out to Florida for anything other than a layover at the airport, I wondered why so many people referred to the southwestern coast of Florida as the Texas Riviera. I hoped to find out once we arrived. Once we blew into the Ft.…Read More


Paradise Boatrentals

Written by kathyjohanna on 13 Aug, 2007

We went on vacation as a group of eight and we decided to rent a Bowrider Sportboat to explore the endless islands near Fort Myers. I had rented the boat months in advance and committed to all of the rules and regulations. We put down a…Read More


Houseboat Rentals from Holiday Cruises

Written by 72112696 on 09 Nov, 2006

My wife and I have rented houseboats from several different facilities in the past and always had a great time. Those previous rentals were on lakes, so when we saw your television show on houseboating on the Gulf with Holiday Cruises, we thought this would…Read More


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