Gina Birch, Fort Myers Local Expert

About Gina

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 all over the world to sip what she calls "the nectar of the Gods." When not in the vineyards she loves to explore beautiful beaches and new restaurants.

You can find more of her musings in her blog "The Birch Beat" (

Special Interests

Gina knows a lot about:

  • Wine travel
  • packing light
  • beaches

Gina's Special Recommendations for Fort Myers

Gina says, "Don't leave Fort Myers without getting a Maple Bacon Donut and a cup of fresh ground coffee at Bennett's Fresh Roast."

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Gina's City Guides

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

10Best List

Family Friendly

Traveling as a family can present many challenges, a big one being where to eat. Not all local establishments can accommodate large parties and not all places are appropriate for children who are being, um,...


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Wine Bars

Southwest Florida is home to a couple of extremely successful wine auctions that bring in millions of dollars each year for children’s charities. That kind of exposure is sure to up the ante when it comes to the...


Featured Article

Bison Burgers Rule at Ted's Montana Grill

The first restaurant to open at the popular Coconut Point Mall just south of Fort Myers, Ted’s Montana Grill is famous for introducing diners to bison. Even though there are several dozen of these grills...


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Things to Do with Kids

Does the term ‘family vacation’ produce feelings of excitement or anxiety, or perhaps something in between? The logistics of these getaways can take quite a bit of effort, from where to stay and eat to what to do....


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Luxury Hotels

Every traveler has specifications when selecting a hotel. All some people want or need is a clean bed in a central location. But certain occasions and preferences lend themselves to extravagance. Many of these...


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Beach Bars

It doesn’t seem like a day at the beach is complete until you’ve stumbled upon a good bar with cold libations and some entertainment to boot. The beaches of Fort Myers have more than a few establishments that...