Fort Myers is an ideal destination if you want to just put your feet up and take it easy, laze around with some of the most beautiful beaches and resort hotels in the world around you. It is also a wonderful place to be in, if you are an active person. There are plenty of activities for young and old alike such as golfing, skateboarding, ice-skating, roller-skating, nature walks and a water park.
Tourists visiting Fort Myers will enjoy mild climate and beautiful sunsets before partying all night at many world-class restaurants and watering holes in the city.
Fort Myers has has a number of attractions which are covered briefly here. Visitors can relive the inventions and discoveries of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford by visiting their respective estates. Henry Ford’s winter estate is the nation’s 9th most visited historic home. You may want to take extended tours of Edison and Ford homes which are available on request.
You can find information on early settlers of Southwest Florida at Fort Myers Historical Museum. Exhibits at the museum include a Pullman rail car and an authentic pioneer cracker house replica.
The Calusa Nature Center is an ideal family getaway. The center houses a museum, nature trails and planetarium. Calusa nature centre is probably the best place to learn about the local wild life and get close to the nature. The centre has several picnic spots which makes it an ideal place to spend a full day with family. The children especially would enjoy their close meet with nature at Calusa.
Fort Myers is also famous for its Waterfront & Beaches. No trip to Fort Myers would be complete without exploring its beautiful waterfront and many beaches. There are a no. of small islands around Fort Myers which would appeal to an explorer in you. Barrier Islands: North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Gasparilla Island are extremely popular with the residents and tourists alike. These islands are accessible only by boat. They are famous for fishing and the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Preserve.
While visiting Fort Myers, do not forget to check out a wonderful family recreation area known as Lover’s Key. It is a quiet area which is away from town yet; it does not take you away far from the city.
With mild temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and sunshine all the year-round, Fort Myers becomes an ideal destination for playing golf. Fort Myers has more than 50 golf courses. The city has some of the most sought after golf courses in America. If you are a golf enthusiast it is advisable to book in advance and plan particularly in winter months which is the peak tourist season.
If you like fishing then you may want to visit Fort Myers in the months of April, May and June. During this time the area annually experiences large tarpon migrations. Fishermen come here from all over the country to take part in the tarpon fishing tournaments. You can also fish on piers, bridges and docks however you will need salt water license to do so.
If you have still not had enough then I would suggest you hit the high streets of Fort Myers for one of the world’s best retail therapies. The weather makes shopping a delightful excursion. Just watch your wallet lest you get broke when its time to go back.