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Top Choice Museum in Fort Myers

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Florida's snowbirds can be easy to mock, but not this pair. Thomas Edison built his winter home in 1885 and lived in Florida seasonally until his death in 1931. Edison's friend Henry Ford built his adjacent bungalow…
Top Choice American in Fort Myers

Twisted Vine Bistro

Two words: truffle fries. OK, a few more words. This cozy American restaurant and boutique wine bar specializes in surf ‘n’ turf, offering certified Angus beef and mouthwatering seafood, along with fantastic salads,…
Top Choice Theater in Fort Myers

Arcade Theatre

The 1908 Arcade Theatre is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, one of the best regional theaters in the state. It produces popular comedies, musicals and recent Tony winners, such as The Seafarer.
Nature Reserve in Fort Myers

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

With more than 3500 acres of wetlands, this park is a great place to experience southwest Florida's flora and fauna. A 1.2-mile boardwalk trail is staffed by volunteers who help explain the epiphytes, cypress knees,…
Science Center in Fort Myers

IMAG History and Science Center

Exciting changes are afoot at this already fascinating science center, which will soon add interactive exhibits and even virtual reality, weaving in Florida history. That's becoming possible due to a merger with the…
Wildlife Reserve in Fort Myers

Lee County Manatee Park

December through March, manatees flock up the Orange River to this warm-water discharge canal from the nearby power plant. The waterway is now a protected sanctuary, with a landscaped park and playground in addition…
Cafe in Fort Myers

Wisteria Tea Room

Housed in a remodeled Florida bungalow, this quaint tearoom is a favorite ladies lunch spot. Beat them to it, as the thick slabs of quiche, homemade sweet-and-spicy turkey sandwiches and fragrant asparagus soup are …
Rooftop Bar in Fort Myers

Firestone Sky Bar

Want to feel like you're above it all in Fort Myers? Firestone Sky Bar is the only rooftop, waterfront drinking establishment in the downtown area, so you're gonna want to get your VIP bottle service here. On weeken…
Southern US in Fort Myers

Farmers Market Restaurant

Pleasing diners with its simple Southern comfort food since the 1950s, this modest place has a loyal local following. It's nothing fancy, but if you're hankering after some fried chicken and mustard greens or whitef…
Cultural in Fort Myers

Edison Festival of Light

For two weeks around Edison's birthday on February 11, Fort Myers offers dozens of mostly free events including street fairs, antique-car shows, music and the best school-sponsored science fair you'll ever see. Ever…