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

Featured Article

Downtown Delivers Romance In Naples

Naples is one of the most beautiful cities along the west coast of Florida. It’s not just the landscape that is aesthetically pleasing but also its opulence: waterside mansions, Lamborghini sports cars and...


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Romantic Hotels

Picking the right hotel is a key decision on almost any trip, especially if romance is on the agenda. The options in Fort Myers are quite extensive and quite varied with hundreds of waterfront options. And while...


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Waterfront Dining

When you're in the mood for ambience as much as food, satisfying restaurants can be hard to come by. After all, you want the whole package. Fortunately, Fort Myers and it's surrounding islands deliver in spades....


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Museums hold the keys to many mysteries and are one of the best ways to really discover any area you happen to be visiting. The museums you’ll find in Fort Myers vary widely in content and activities. Most are not...


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Find A Refreshing Florida Retreat On Siesta Key

Nationally recognized as having one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, Siesta Key is a most welcoming island on the Gulf of Mexico. Easy to navigate, this eight-mile stretch of land has pristine...


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Live Music

Nothing completes a great night out, quite like live music. The Fort Myers area is home to lots of waterfront which lends itself well to sitting outside, listening to music. You'll find some kind of live music at...