Fort MyersUnited States of America

4.4/5Top Destination

Get away to Fort Myers! Enjoy the beaches, sunsets and live music.

Take a holiday in the Fort Myers area to experience a combination of outdoor fun, American history and relaxation. Lie on the beautiful beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico or take in some culture at the museums and galleries throughout the area. Golfers and water sports enthusiasts also enjoy this diverse region, which spans a large area from the urban attractions of North Fort Myers to the beach resorts further south towards Estero Island.

Fort Myers’ southern location means that the sun shines in all seasons, making this a year-round destination. You could save money on an off-season holiday between September and November or March and May when the region is quieter and cooler, though still pleasantly warm.

The history of Fort Myers begins long before Spanish settlers came here in the 16th century. Visit Mound Key Archaeological State Park off the coast of Estero to learn about the indigenous Calusa communities who lived here for generations.

Two of the most famous people to have lived in Fort Myers are Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who worked on their ideas in houses by the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Explore the museums of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates to learn about their inventions.

Fort Myers makes an ideal sunny break for families. Aspiring young scientists can enjoy hands-on fun at the family-friendly Imaginarium Science Center, where interactive exhibits help children learn about physics, local nature and mechanics.

Spend a day by the sea in Fort Myers Beach or on Sanibel Island. Relax on golden, powdery sand and swim in the warm waters of the Gulf. Feel the thrills of high-speed water sports such as parasailing, jet-skiing or wakeboarding.

Fort Myers is also a great region for wildlife-spotting. Nature preserves such as Lee County Manatee Park and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge give you a chance to see the region’s natural sights, from mangroves to birdlife, alligators and dolphins. A wide range of accommodation means you’re never far from the attractions wherever you stay, and whatever your budget.

Known for

Beaches, Islands and Sunsets

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Where to stay in Fort Myers

Fort Myers River District
Fort Myers featuring a house and interior views

Fort Myers River District

Known for Excursions, Urban, Culture

Unique features of Fort Myers River District include the bars and shopping. Make a stop by Centennial Park or Fort Myers Historical Museum while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Historic District
Fort Myers featuring a house and interior views

Downtown Historic District

Known for

If you're spending some time in Downtown Historic District, Florida Repertory Theater and Harborside Event Center are top sights worth seeing.

Mid Island
Mid Island, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States of America
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Mid Island

Known for

5/5(1 review)

Mid Island might not have many top sights, but Lovers Key State Park and Times Square are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

South Island
South Island, Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States of America
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South Island

Known for

5/5(2 reviews)

While South Island may not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Lovers Key State Park and Times Square.

Edison Park Historic District
Edison and Ford Winter Estates featuring a park

Edison Park Historic District

Known for Family-friendly, Skyscrapers, Tours

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Edison Park Historic District. You might want to make time for a stop at Edison and Ford Winter Estates or Thomas Edison Congregational Church.

Caloosahatchee
Caloosahatchee, Cape Coral, Florida, United States of America
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Caloosahatchee

Known for

4/5(1 review)

Though Caloosahatchee may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Sun Splash Water Park and Fort Myers Country Club.

Top hotels in Fort Myers

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
4 out of 5
275 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL
£170
per night
29 Oct-30 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,165 reviews)

"Excellent staff and customer service. Updated room. Will visit again!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
£125
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (837 reviews)

"The room keys did not work properly and the required bracelets (with a threat of a $35 charge if lost) were too big. Front desk clerks were not helpful."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Myers Near JetBlue Park
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Myers Near JetBlue Park
2 out of 5
10150 Daniels Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL
£52
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (2,020 reviews)

"The property caters to construction road crews. They are up late in halls making noise and up at 950 doing the same. My door had light coming into room all around so I heard everything"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Myers Near JetBlue Park

Popular things to do in Fort Myers

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

5/5(4 reviews)

Explore the winter estates of two of the most famous men in American history. Tour their houses and gardens and learn more about their lives in the museum.

Manatee Park
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Manatee Park

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Watch Florida’s most famous marine creature, the manatee, swim in its natural habitat at this non-captive park on the Orange River. 

Hertz Arena
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Hertz Arena

5/5(1 review)

Catch an event at Hertz Arena during your trip to Estero.Stroll along the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Top activities in Fort Myers

Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers
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Cycleboat Fun Cruise Fort Myers

£35

Friends. Drinks. Music. Ocean. Fun. Lagerhead Cycleboats is Guaranteed to Be The Most Fun You'll Have At Fort Myers Beach! Join us in a fun, action-packed day on the best Fort Myers boat tour you'll find! Our boat is as unique as it is engaging. Don’

Operation City Quest of Fort Myers, FL
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Operation City Quest of Fort Myers, FL

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Fort Myers, FL
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Fort Myers, FL

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Cape Coral Inshore Fishing
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Cape Coral Inshore Fishing

£119

Go on the prowl for the coastal fish that fill the backwaters of Cape Coral and the Caloosahatchee River. This outing takes you straight to some great fishing haunts, home to the many species that call these southwestern Florida waters home, complete with some expert advice from your captain.

Boca Grande Inshore Fishing
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Boca Grande Inshore Fishing

£111

Chart a boat into the inshore areas of Ft. Myers in search for the perfect backwaters for casting a line for the prize catch. Learn from an expert captain and guide and you travel to the perfect fishing hot spots, and pick up a few pointers whether you're a beginner or expert.

Miami Family Tour ( Private 5 Hours )
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Miami Family Tour ( Private 5 Hours )

£64

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Miami Beach Boardwalk, Miami Beach, FL During the City Tour you will visit Miami Beach with Art Deco district, Collins Avenue with Hilton Fountain Blue Hotel and famous Ocean Drive the hottest place on Miami Beach.

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