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."

Keep up with Gina

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Gina's City Guides

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

10Best List

Beach Hotels

People come to Fort Myers for many reasons, but one of the most popular is to enjoy the beautiful, shell filled beaches. While some visitors are content with one day in the sun, others would like a few nights as...


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Lunch is one of those dining options with many personalities and possibilities. The midday meal is perfect for business meetings and first dates, as diners are typically on a schedule of getting back to work or...


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Family Friendly Restaurants on Sanibel

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Fort Myers area is Sanibel Island. A relaxing family friendly island with lots of outdoor activities and sparkling beaches. Sanibel is also known for having...


Featured Article

Buy Things with Bling at Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry

Gulfcoast Coin is one of the oldest coin shops in the state, and one of the longest standing jewelry stores in Southwest Florida. Besides coming here for unique jewels and rare coins, customers flock to Gulfcoast...


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Fishing Charters

One of Southwest Florida’s favorite past times is fishing. With the Gulf of Mexico as the area’s backyard, the waters here are teaming with hundreds of thousands of fish. There are also thousands of spots to...