Best Fort Myers, FL Attractions

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    10. Southwest Florida Museum of History

    While visiting Fort Myers, don't miss a chance to learn about the area's incredible past at the Southwest Florida Museum of History. Perfect for rainy days, this museum is housed in the former Atlantic Coastline...

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    9. Sanibel Lighthouse & Fishing Pier

    The Sanibel Lighthouse is the most photographed structure on the barrier island. The historic lighthouse, established in 1884, continues to operate even today. The more than 90-foot-tall structure is listed on the...

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    7. Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier

    Whether you prefer fishing, people-watching, photography, strolling, or relaxing in the sun, the Fort Myers Beach pier is a great destination day or night. Extending far into the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent to the...

    Photo courtesy of aka Kath
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    4. Captiva Cruises

    Captiva Cruises offers one the best ways to explore the Southwest Florida coast, from Cabbage Key and Useppa to Boca Grande and Cayo Costa. The waters are beautiful and full of history. An exciting variety of cruises...

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    2. Baseball Spring Training

    Florida is home to Spring Training for fifteen major league baseball teams and Fort Myers is the only city to host two. Every February the boys of summer descend on the city to hone their skills and rosters for the...

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    1. Sanibel Island Beaches

    Sanibel Island is filled with magnificent beaches that are great for a lot more than just relaxing. The barrier island is renowned for its shell-filled shores and is often cited as one of the best places for shelling...

    Photo courtesy of Rachael Taft

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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. 

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Gina carries the rare title of "Native Floridian". Living in Southwest Florida for 22 years, she is a well known, award winning radio and TV personality.  Besides brandishing a microphone, Gina is good with a camera and computer, publishing a restaurant guide for Lee County called FLAVOR. Gina is a self-proclaimed Oenophile, traveling to wine regions...  Read more »

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