Fort Myers Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

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Bonita Beach
Bonita Springs
Cape Coral
Captiva Island
Fort Myers Beach
Isles of Capri
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The City of Palms

Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, and shopping—but there’s so much more than that in this seaside city. Take a tour through history at the Edison and Ford winter estates, meet “mermaids” at a wildlife refuge, and discover all the City of Palms has to offer. With year-round fun for the whole family, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Ft. Myers.

Your Beach Vacation is Calling

Our vacation rentals in Ft. Myers range from condos situated in the heart of downtown, to waterfront villas and gorgeous homes surrounded by sunny tropical landscapes. Discover the hustle and bustle of the city, or just sit back on the porch or balcony with a cold drink and watch the sun set over the ocean. Whatever your reason for staying, you’ll find Ft. Myers is a beachfront paradise waiting to be explored. 

Top Sights in Fort Myers

Historic Winter Estates

History buffs won’t want to miss a chance to take a tour of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s winter estates. The two good friends built their winter homes next to each other about a mile south of downtown Fort Myers. These historic homes are now on display for visitors to explore. Take a tour of the gardens, browse the museum, and learn more about two of America’s greatest innovators.

Manatee Park

A visit to Manatee Park, a warm refuge for the endangered species during the winter months, is a rare experience you won’t forget. These gentle, curious creatures are tons of fun to watch. Plus, you can even catch educational shows hosted by Florida’s “mermaids” from several observation decks, or hop into a kayak and glide the waters with them. There’s also an extensive on-site butterfly garden to explore before leaving the park.

IMAG History & Science Center

IMAG History & Science Center is a place for scientists and engineers of the future to explore earth and space science, Florida history, local marine wildlife and more through interactive exhibits and tours. Live animal encounters, touch tanks and an aquarium round off this great indoor activity that’s perfect for the whole family and is considered one of the top Ft. Myers activities.

Top Experiences in Fort Myers

Go on an Everglades Safari

On Florida's Finest Ecotour, a full-day safari combining beauty with adventure, trained naturalists will guide you through the Everglades in search of the unique wildlife that calls this natural habitat home. Safaris include a scenic boat ride, nature walk, wildlife drive, airboat ride and more. Grab your camera and snap some awesome shots of the surroundings—and, maybe even catch a glimpse of an alligator or two.

Dinner and a Show

Find quality, family-friendly entertainment at the Broadway Palm in sunny Fort Myers. This dinner theater includes a main stage with 450-seats, a 100-seat black box theatre called The Off Broadway Palm, a lobby bar, an art gallery and more. With dazzling sets, incredible performances and a live orchestra, this City of Palms theater experience is a sure-fire way to make some truly toe-tapping memories.

Explore Nature, See the Stars

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is home to a wide range of native Florida flora and fauna—including bald eagles, alligators, hawks and more. Daily shows, animal demonstrations, touch tanks and interactive experiences excite and entertain those old and young. After meeting the animals, head over to the planetarium and take a journey through the stars.