Fort Myers Florida (FL) - The Fort Myers Guide
Fort Myers Florida (FL) The Official City Guide for the Fort Myers Area. Local Information on Things to do, Events, Entertainment, Dining, Apartments, Real Estate, Sports, Weather, Fort Myers Hotels, and more.
Established in 1886, Fort Myers nestles along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County near Sanibel Island. Ft. Myers is home to the historic winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and is host to the annual CHICO’s Edison Festival of Light event. Fort Myers, Florida is a dream vacation for many tourists. Some of the most beautiful beaches and resort hotels in the world are within a few miles of downtown Fort Myers. Stay at a Vacation Rental and really get comfortable.
Fort Myers is the winter training home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. You’ll also find Professional and Semi-Pro Hockey, Baseball, and Basketball Teams and Arena2 Football sporting events.
Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the river at Centennial Park and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. Fort Myers is a place lush with tropical wildlife, gorgeous white sand beaches and hundreds of uninhabited islands. It is a perfect place for a tropical getaway, for seashell enthusiasts, beach loungers, and family activities. The Gulf of Mexico is also popular for sailing, power boating, fishing, water-skiing, and manatee viewing in the Caloosahatchee River.
Nearby Sanibel Island and its neighbor, Captiva, have always been concerned with conservation and living in harmony with nature. Visitors who are interested in pristine, non commercial beaches tend to visit and revisit Sanibel and Captiva -- still ranked first in the U.S. for the number of varieties of seashells. A visit to the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum is a must for any seashell enthusiast. The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge where visitors can explore the 5-mile wildlife mangrove, bay and estuary by car, bike, or on foot, is now toured by more than 750,000 people a year.
Fort Myers Area Events Calendar
10/01-10/08 - Plein Air Event and Opening Reception
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