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

Free Things to Do

The Fort Myers area is full of famous attractions and many of them are very affordable. But forking over a few dollars here and there eventually adds up. Don’t worry, there are lots of things to do that wont cost...


10Best List

Romantic Things to Do

Whether on a first date or celebrating a long-term anniversary, a certain level of romance is almost always in order for a day or night out. While romantic to you may be a simple sunset, why not consider something...


10Best List

Take Out

Dining out in Fort Myers can be quite a delightful experience. But there are times you want to crawl into your PJ’s, put your feet on the furniture and eat like no one is watching. Who says you cant have comfort...


10Best List

Sports Bars

One way to make friends fast when traveling, comes in bonding over sporting events. Fort Myers has lots of places where you can do just that, at sports bars that proudly show everything from college and pro ball,...


Featured Article

Must-Have Treats to Eat and Drink in Florida

If you want to eat like a local when visiting Florida, there are a few food items that are worth seeking out. To get a true taste of the Sunshine State, look for things like a grouper sandwich, Florida shrimp...