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Verified travelerAug 19, 2019
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Fort Myers is a sunny, warm-weather city where you can fish for tarpon, spy alligators and birds at wetland reserves and learn about two of the city’s most famous winter residents: Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
The town’s premier attraction is the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the neighboring properties where the two great inventors spent their winters. Browse the exhibits in the museum, which occupies their side-by-side abodes and details the work and achievements of the two pioneering businessmen.
For further insight into local history, visit the IMAG History and Science Center. Here, displays include an animal lab showcasing alligators, iguanas, pythons and prairie dogs among other creatures. Don’t miss the dinosaur-focused exhibit where real fossils are on show.
Abundant outdoor activities and wildlife-watching opportunities can be found in the Fort Myers area. Play a round of golf at Fort Myers Country Club or at Eastwood Golf Course. Venture upriver to Lee County Manatee Park between December and March to see the “sea cows” swimming in the warm waters. Stroll along the boardwalk trail of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, where everything from migrating birds to alligators can be spotted.
Don’t leave without driving or taking a stroll down McGregor Boulevard. This stately road is lined with attractive royal palms, some of which, according to local legend, were planted by Thomas Edison. Admire the historic houses lining the riverbank and stop for a drink or a meal in one of the roadside cafés.
The nearest airport to Fort Myers is Southwest Florida International Airport, which is about 25 minutes from Fort Myers by car. Although bus and coach routes connect Fort Myers with other major Floridian cities, such as Miami, Orlando and Tampa, renting a car is the best way to travel around the area itself. If you fancy some beach time, the white-sand stretches of Fort Myers Beach are just a 30-minute drive away.
Beaches, Islands and Sunsets
Explore the winter estates of two of the most famous men in American history. Tour their houses and gardens and learn more about their lives in the museum.
Watch Florida’s most famous marine creature, the manatee, swim in its natural habitat at this non-captive park on the Orange River.
Palm trees may be swaying in the breeze, but inside people are gliding on ice. Select an activity from a roster of things to do at this popular venue.
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Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.
Go on the prowl for the coastal fish that fill the backwaters of Cape Coral and the Caloosahatchee River. This outing takes you straight to some great fishing haunts, home to the many species that call these southwestern Florida waters home, complete with some expert advice from your captain.
Chart a boat into the inshore areas of Ft. Myers in search for the perfect backwaters for casting a line for the prize catch. Learn from an expert captain and guide and you travel to the perfect fishing hot spots, and pick up a few pointers whether you're a beginner or expert.
Itinerary I am here to invite you to accompany me on a trip to explore and enjoy the amazing habitat stretching from the Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands north to Pine Island Sound, including Marco Island, Naples, Fort Myers, Sanibel and countless points in between.
Verified travelerAug 7, 2019