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

10Best List


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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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...


10Best List

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus

More and more restaurants in the Fort Myers area have become more and more accustomed to accommodating diners with special dietary restraints and choices. Gluten free has become one of the fastest growing eating...


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Late Night

You never know when you are going to be hungry, sometimes it happens at 6pm but other times it’s midnight. If you are out and about in Fort Myers with a stomach that is grumbling, but you would like to avoid the...


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Happy Hour

Happy hour is a fun and festive way to bridge the gap between the end of your day and the beginning of your evening. It is extremely popular in the Fort Myers area, with some of the best bars and restaurants...