Fort Myers Florida

Fort Myers is a charming city and vacationers have the best of both worlds by enjoying the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the green grass of numerous golf courses. Add fine dining, and attractions like the historical 20-acre Edison and Ford Winter Estates to the itinerary and you’ve planned a vacation to remember.

Fort Myers Florida Beaches

Fort Myers Florida Beaches
Fort Myers Florida Beaches

Bunche Beach is a 715-acre wetland area on San Carlos Bay featuring a mangrove forest, salt flats, wildlife, and a sandy beach perfect for quiet sunbathing. Fort Myers Beach is the town’s main beach, and vacationers have plenty of water activities to fill the time. You can rent wave runners, go parasailing, charter a fishing boat, or take a shelling and eco-tour aboard a paddleboard. Bowditch Point Regional Park provides 17 acres on the very tip of Estero Island with plenty of picnicking spots. There is good fishing here, and you can kayak on the Estero Bay side or swim on the Gulf of Mexico side on the park.

Hotels in Fort Myers Florida

Hotels in Fort Myers Florida
Hotels in Fort Myers Florida

Whether you are a budget-minded traveler or interested in an upscale establishment, Fort Myers Florida has a variety of choices when it comes to choosing quality accommodations. There are also many choices for spring break accommodations, as this is an annual hotspot during that time. Hyatt Place at the Forum provides guests with stylish and spacious rooms, a fitness center, swimming pool, complimentary Continental breakfast buffet, room service, and fresh baked gourmet goodies from the Bakery Café. This is a great place to stay for Boston Red Sox spring training. At the Legacy Harbour Hotel, you can choose a one or two-bedroom riverfront suite with a complete kitchen. The hotel is convenient to the historic downtown, restaurants, Centennial Park, and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Experience vintage charm combined with modern sophistication at the Hotel Indigo boutique hotel in Fort Myers. Dine onsite, workout in the fitness studio, or relax with a swim in the rooftop pool. Located in the River District, guests are close to area attractions and the RSW Airport. At DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa, guests can expect the ultimate in luxury beachfront suites, fine dining onsite, whirlpool spas, a crystal-clear swimming pool, and first-class customer service.

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island
Sanibel Island & Captiva Island

Florida beaches are known worldwide as being some of the most beautiful, and Sanibel and Captiva Island are no exception.

On Sanibel, relax in a tropical atmosphere amid the palm trees and miles of sand. With so much to do, two of the best ways to see everything on Sanibel is by renting a bike for touring on land and a boat for the water. Enjoy the sporting activities at the Beachview Golf & Tennis Club or go shelling along the beach; the best time for shelling is from May through September. Visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and don’t miss the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

On Captiva Island, vacationers will find many quality resorts and hotels available, miles of beach, and just about unlimited sunshine. While staying here, book a tour with Captiva Cruises to get an up-close view of the area and maybe see dolphins. As on Sanibel, shelling is a favorite pastime, as both areas are known for the large number of shells that are washed ashore each day.

Fort Myers Golfing

Sanibel Island & Captiva Island
Fort Myers Golfing

As with Naples to the south, golf is king in this area of Florida, and there are a number of excellent Fort Myers courses. Tee up where famous people including Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford found the time to relax on the greens. The Fort Myers Country Club is one of the oldest courses on Florida’s west coast, having opened in 1917. In February, the club hosted the 50th annual Coors Open. Eastwood Golf Course, opened in 1977, is an 18-hole course featuring a practice green, driving range, pro shop, clubhouse, and for beginners, golf lessons by certified golfing professionals. Eagle Ridge Golf Club boasts a beautiful course layout bordered by cypress and pine trees, and 17 of the 18 holes offer challenging water situations.

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