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

Outdoor Activities

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...


10Best List

Best Shopping

No matter what your shopping preference, the Fort Myers area has the perfect spot just for you. From one-of-a-kind artwork and novelty gifts, to iconic and world-renowned luxury brands at retail and outlet prices....


Featured Article

Fort Myers Bike Nights Fill the Streets

For nightlife full of great people watching and no cover charge, Fort Myers Bike Night is one event to put on your radar. Four times a year, a large part of downtown is shut down to traffic and filled with...


10Best List

Best Hotels

Recognized as a destination for both tourism and business, Fort Myers and the surrounding Gulf Coast Islands offer a wide range of hotels to meet the varied standards and desires of discerning tourists. If you...


10Best List

Best Attractions & Activities

The Fort Myers area is bursting with things to see and do, offering up unmatched natural beauty, sporting events, historical sites and cultural opportunities. No matter your interests, you will find an array of...