10Best Fort Myers, FL Attractions
While the beaches are the hottest attractions in the Fort Myers area, don't forget to check out the festivals and activities inland. They appeal to all ages, tastes and many are free.
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Hot, new Fort Myers attractions & notable things you should do this month.
One of the most popular annual events in the Fort Myers area comes every spring, when baseball players and fans from all over the country descend on the area for spring training. Fifteen professional teams train in Florida, and eight of those are within 2.5 hours of Fort Myers. This makes the city the perfect "base" for lovers of the game. Read more »All New & Notable Fort Myers Attractions »
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is one of the most popular attractions in the Fort Myers area. Visitors come year-round but get an extra special treat during the holiday season. The historic buildings, labs and gardens are decorated with thousands of lights and traditional trimmings. Holiday Nights is the only time of year the grounds are open for nighttime tours, which are an educational and beautiful way for the entire family to spend an evening. Read more »All New & Notable Fort Myers Attractions »
About Fort Myers, FL Attractions
Fort Myers is a hot bed for activities and events that garner statewide and national recognition. The beautiful Gulf beaches and barrier islands tend to be the biggest draw. You'll find world class shelling on Sanibel and Captiva Islands as well as romance. Nature and history lovers shouldn't miss Useppa, Cabbage Key or Cayo Costa; islands all accessible by water taxi.
Enjoy sunset and dinner cruises, parasailing and a host of water sports and activities. The largest sand sculpting competition in the state takes place on Fort Myers Beach each November and Spring Break can get quite raucous at the Lani Kai Beach Resort.
Baseball fans flock to the area every spring to see the boys of summer in Spring Training.
Enjoy one of the largest nighttime parades in the southeast each February. The Edison Festival's Grand Parade of Light honors the area's most famous winter resident, Thomas Edison. Tourists love to explore his restored estate and car magnate, Henry Ford's, neighboring property, all year long.
Fort Myers has numerous state parks and natural preserves as well as enviable outlet shopping, a plethora of art shows and numerous events in the downtown streets and parks; something for everyone.
- Fort Myers Expert Gina Birch