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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Tours and Excursions

Tours and excursions are a excellent ways to explore a new area. You don’t have to worry about following a map or missing important facts when you have someone else doing the navigating and offering verbal...


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Fine Dining

Fort Myers is a coastal community, full of casual dining. If you are looking for fine dining in the area, it's wise to keep in mind the hot climate and the laid back culture found here. Sports jackets and...


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If you like to sleep in on the weekends, chances are you also love a good brunch; a little bit of breakfast and a little bit of lunch. Eggs are always a big hit on brunch menus, and almost all restaurants serve...


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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,...