The Fort Myers area is surrounded by water, wildlife and warmth, making it ideal for outdoor activities. The only question is, where to start?
The beach may feel like an obvious choice and for most visitors it is, even if only to catch a sunset. However, if you want to spend all day in the sun and surf, there are literally dozens of different beaches to choose from. You’ll find the party people on Fort Myers Beach, the adventurous on Cayo Costa, and nature lovers at Lover’s Key State Park.
Each March, baseball enthusiasts can’t get enough of Spring Training games between the Twins, Red Sox and numerous other teams who have training homes in Florida.
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors and learn the area's fascinating history at the same time, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is a must. The sprawling grounds along the Caloosahatchee River have beautiful gardens, antique cars and an impressively chronical how inventor Thomas Edison and car magnate Henry Ford lived and worked in Southwest Florida.
For active visitors, check out Lakes Regional Park with its walking and biking trails, boat rentals and more. Boating is big all over the Fort Myers area along with fishing and water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing.
Whatever you choose, you'll likely leave wanting more of the great outdoors in Fort Myers.