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."

10Best Lists by Gina Birch

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Sanibel Island's Local Restaurants Serve Sassy,...

It’s vacation protocol when staying on a tropical island, to dine on seafood at some point during your visit. Islands like Sanibel know this and provide a plethora of places where you can find almost any fish you...


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Good Bites for Late Nights in Fort Myers

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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Happenin' and Hot: Happy Hour in Fort Myers

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...


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Dining at Its Finest in Fort Myers

Fort Myers is a coastal community, full of casual dining. Sports jackets and cocktail dresses are rarely required and you may be disappointed to see jeans and even shorts worn at the bars of some of the so-called...


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