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

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...


10Best List

Group Friendly

Breaking bread with a large group of family and friends can be challenging when not in your own home. Not all restaurants have the space to accommodate big parties and even some that do, don’t have the staff on...


10Best List

Restaurants with Healthy Menus

It’s not always easy to stay on track nutritionally when traveling or vacationing. So, it’s good to know that when you’re in Fort Myers, you can find unique café’s that pay close attention to offering selections...


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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 (GF) has become one of the fastest growing...