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

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Holiday Attractions

The holiday season in Fort Myers is different from what you might be used to. There is no snow (barely a chill in the air) and to ski, you don’t need boots; a bikini will do just fine. One of the most anticipated...


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At the end of a long day, there is nothing like sitting down with a big plate of hot food surrounded by friends and family. Food speaks to your soul. While the trendy, gourmet restaurants have their place; there...


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Airport Hotels

While it is wildly popular to overnight at the beaches of Fort Myers, it is not always convenient for exploring the region. And while airport hotels sometimes have the reputation of being industrial and at times...


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Fort Myers Beaches: Sun, Shell and Celebrate

Visitors love to come to Southwest Florida for a variety of reasons; however, the most universally popular plan is to enjoy the many beaches here. From the peaceful shores of Sanibel and Captiva Islands to the...


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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...