Introducing Fort Myers
Nestled inland along the Caloosahatchee River, and separated from Fort Myers Beach by several miles of urban sprawl, the city of Fort Myers is often defined by what it's not: it's not an upscale, arty beach town like Sarasota or Naples, and it's not as urbanely sophisticated as Tampa or St Pete. While it isn't a city to base a trip around, it's worth making a trip to see, and it's striking distance from the region's top beaches.
In fact, after a recent face-lift, Fort Myers' historic district has become a quaint, brick-lined centerpiece sprinkled with cool galleries and restaurants, notable theaters and lively bars. Fort Myers is best known as the city where Thomas Alva Edison built a winter home and laboratory in 1885, and Edison's well-cared-for estate still constitutes the primary reason folks peel themselves off the sand to visit town. Yet Fort Myers has an ever-increasing number of good reasons to linger.
Definitely pick up a city map at the visitor center, though: the city limits are expansive, to say the least.
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Fort Myers destination guides
Florida with kids (beyond Disney): the Gulf Coast
Florida does two things better than just about any place in America: beaches and theme parks. If you’re traveling with kids, that can be your itinerary – and if your kids enjoy wildlife, so much the better. Indeed, a Florida family trip can easily achieve legendary status with just a few well-placed phone calls.
Private Arrival Transfer: Southwest Florida International Airport to Hotel
Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Fort Myers, Naples or Sanibel.
Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Southwest Florida International Airport
Avoid the stress of waiting for taxis or shuttle transfers and instead ensure peace of mind with this convenient private transfer from your hotel to the Southwest Florida International Airport. This airport transportation service operates from your downtown Fort Myers, Naples or Sanibel accommodations.
Island-hopping Florida's southern Gulf Coast
In the minds of many, Florida and her coast is dark blue water, crashing waves, Spring Break, bottles of booze and the thumping pulse of a beachside nightclub. We propose an alternative view. Consider this: sugar sand beaches lapped by bathwater-warm waves closer in color to light washing through leaves than a stormy azure.