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Fort Myers & Beaches
Fort Myers is the located to the west of the magical islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Be dazzled by the multi-coloured seashells that adorn the white sugary sands of the beaches, spy breathtaking nature on land and in the twinkling ocean, and should you want to pick up the pace on these peaceful slivers of glorious land, you can always get involved with the many water sports on offer.
Weather in Fort Myers
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Hotels in Fort Myers
Pink Shell Beach Resort
The Pink Shell Beach Resort is ideal for families looking for entertainment. The numerous water sports as well as beach activities provide great fun for everyone. For those looking to relax, there are activities, such as movie nights and bonfires, letting you take it easy and appreciate the surroundings.
Plenty of things to do
History of Fort Myers
Heritage Park & Cultural Center
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Celebrate the rich history of Northwest Florida from 8800 B.C. to the present at this museum. View stone weapons and tools carved by the Emerald Coast’s first residents, paleo-archaic hunters. Learn about the fishing business from an exhibit titled, “ The Humble Mullet and the Birth of an International Industry.” Track the history of the Crestview Train Depot, which opened in 1883. View a heritage mural. Fascinating permanent and temporary exhibits will take you through the area’s social and economic past.
Destin History & Fishing Museum
Baker Block Museum
Fort Myers culture, arts & crafts
Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens
Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum
Built in 1890 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this treasure remains operational. This museum takes visitors on a historical journey from the time of the Calusa Indians all the way through to the present day.
Southwest Florida Museum of History
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
This museum has everything shell under one roof, with shells from around the world and rare specimens on exhibit. A children’s learning lab features a hands-on play area and live tank. There are lectures, craft classes, beach walks and tours.
Crossed Palms Gallery
Gannon’s Antiques & Art
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
The Iona Art Gallery
Tower Gallery Cooperative
Wild Child Art Gallery
Beaches, surfing, parks & river cruises in Fort Myers
You’re always near a beautiful beach in this region, whether it’s quiet Captiva Beach, with its dazzling sunset views, or unique Bunche Beach, a completely natural tidal wetlands area that’s ideal for wildlife viewing.
The beach parks dotting the coast provide activities for all. Stroll among the sand dunes at Bonita or head to Centennial Park on the Caloosahatchee River for its fishing pier. Accessible only by boat, unspoilt Cayo Costais ideal for camping, swimming, shelling and fishing. At Manatee Park, view the endangered Florida Manatee in a non-captive, natural environment.
At Fort Myers, you can pick up an airboat and ride through the headwaters of the Western Everglades on a lake full of alligators and dozens of species of birds. Captiva Cruises takes you to the tropical islands of Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande & Cayo Costa State Park. Or take a sunset cruise on the world-famous solar-powered catamaran.
Health, wellness & spa tourism in Fort Myers
Sanibel Day Spa
This spa offers advanced skincare, body scrubs and wraps, anti-ageing treatments, ayurvedic wellness, reflexology and an aqua detox foot bath are all available as well as a huge range of massages from deep tissue to hot stone, couples and pregnancy.
Avalon, The Lifestyle Nail Salon
Felix Andrew Salon
Fort Myers ecotourism, wildlife & the great outdoors
Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
A 13,000-acre ancient forest with a 2 1/4 mile boardwalk meandering through its most picturesque areas including mammoth cypress trees, alligator holes, and lakes where colourful wading birds feast. There are also innovative and interactive exhibits along the way.
Babcock Wilderness Adventures
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve
Calusa Heritage Trail Randell Research Center
Everglades Day Safari
Everglades Wonder Gardens
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
Great Calusa Blueway
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation
Little Estero Island
Powell Creek Preserve
Sports in Fort Myers
Baseball and Softball
Cheer on the Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Club at Lee County Sports Complex or come and hit some balls of your own. You can also catch a Boston Red Sox Spring Training game at the JetBlue Park.
Captiva Island Golf Club, with its water views and tropical landscape, has been named one of the Top Five Short Courses anywhere in the World. For water lovers, head to Eagle Ridge Golf Club, where water comes into play on 17 of the 18 holes. One course on all golfers’ bucket lists should be the Old Corkscrew Golf Club.