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Fort Myers

A holiday to Fort Myers is a perfect combination of history, wildlife, art and shopping, all topped off with a huge dose of Florida sunshine. If you’re looking to get away from the crowds of Tampa, Orlando and Miami, but still want plenty to keep you entertained, Fort Myers is a top choice. Fort Myers sits on the coast of the Caloosahatchee River and boasts year round sunshine, fantastic attractions and plenty of places to let down your hair and enjoy some relaxing holiday activities. If you’re this far down south of Florida, you can’t miss a trip out to the famous Everglades. Here you’ll encounter alligators amongst the swamps and mangroves, as well as endangered birds and plenty of other wildlife and plants.

There’s also the beautiful and wild Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve where if you’re lucky you can spot turtles, pelicans and even more gators from its boardwalks. For something a bit more civilised, visit Edison and Ford’s Winter Estates for a combination of history, science, architecture and ecology. You can learn about the life of this legendary inventor and relax in the pretty grounds of his former estate. For the most part, you’ll be in the Fort Myers River District where most of the main landmarks are located. There’s a string of great shops, top restaurants, lunchtime cafés and places to sit and watch the world go by. The River District even hosts farmers’ markets, art shows, film festivals and live music so there’s always something going on in this pretty area.

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Here you’ll find major historical landmarks like The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Southwest Florida Museum of History and the lush estate of Burroughs Home and Garden. There’s also a string of sizzling nightclubs if you’re up for a party after your history tour! Of course, no holiday is complete without a day at the beach and Fort Myers doesn’t disappoint. The gorgeous sands of Bunche Beach are perfect for strolling along the waves, sunbathing, swimming and even kayaking off the Florida coast. Don’t miss the gorgeous pink sunsets here for a romantic evening activity to remember.

Afterwards take a leisurely drive along the pretty McGregor Boulevard. This palm lined road takes you past famous landmarks and quaint roadside ice cream parlours and is one of Fort Myers’ most scenic routes. If you’re holidaying in Florida, don’t miss the charming riverside city of Fort Myers, where you can experience all the wonders of the Sunshine State in a beautiful and relaxing setting.

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10 facts about Fort Myers


Fort Myers has the highest total number of sunny days in all of Florida – that’s even more than Miami and Key West!


The beaches of Fort Myers and its nearby islands have more varieties of shell than any other beach in North America. Sanibel has the country’s only shell museum.


Thomas Edison brought electric light to Fort Myers in 1898 but the locals weren’t keen at first as it kept the cows awake all night!


The Florida Repertory Theatre performs dramas, comedies and musicals and was named one of America's top repertory companies by the Wall Street Journal.


Captiva Island was the home of famous artist Robert Rauschenberg and has a thriving and eclectic art scene.


From Fort Myers there’s 190 miles of gorgeous canoe and kayak trails which run through the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove lined backwaters of Florida.


Sanibel Island has a huge 7,600-acre wildlife refuge which features part of the biggest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in America.


Fort Myers is home to a fancy feather factory where they create headdresses and costumes for Vegas dancers and Mardi Gras floats.


The stunning Fort Myers’ McGregor Boulevard has 15 miles of palm trees which were imported from Cuba then planted by Thomas Edison.


The pretty neighbouring city of Cape Coral boast more canals than Venice in Italy – take a boat ride to see for yourself.