Located just a 20-minute drive northwest from Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers is legendary for its golf courses, deep sea fishing, and exquisite beaches.
A top tourist destination, Fort Myers features great museums like the IMAG History & Science Center, an interactive museum and aquarium with over 60 exhibits that are great for children and grownups alike. You can also delve into the minds of two American icons: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The estates of both legendary innovators have been transformed into 20 acres of historical buildings, botanical gardens, research laboratories, and museum exhibits.
But hey, you’re in sunny Florida! You probably don’t want to spend the whole trip inside! Travel to Manatee Park, a beautiful outdoor park featuring paved trails, kayak rentals, an amphitheater, and, most exciting of all, close-up views of real manatees! Discover even more wildlife when you travel to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, over 3,500 acres of wetlands, including a butterfly garden and boardwalk trails.
And don’t forget to check out the picturesque city of Naples, one of the wealthiest cities in America, located right by Fort Myers. Enjoy luxury shopping at chic boutiques and art galleries, or go in for high-end dining at beachfront bars and restaurants. Naples Beach offers seven miles of gorgeous white-sand beaches along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and at Naples Pier you just might even spot a dolphin.