A great site to see and experience some of the world's most stunning beaches, Fort Myers has a lot in store for everyone who loves witnessing the wonder of nature and exploring colorful history.
Sanibel and Captiva Islands
A 45-minute to 1-hour drive to Sanibel and Captiva is all you need to experience their incredible beaches. The islands are popular for fine sand and wonderful seashells. A visit to these two lovely places is something that you shouldn't miss if you are in Fort Myers. If you want to stay overnight, there is lodging and fine restaurants available for you.
Newton Park is not only known for its beautiful beach, but it is also where the historic home of Jim and Ellie Newton is located. The house includes picnic tables, a bocce court, and covered huts for the families to enjoy. This is a great place for families who are visiting with children. If you are lucky, you can join their free guided beach walks led by a naturalist.
Imaginarium Science Center
This is the museum that both young and old will enjoy. It is an interactive science and aquarium museum that has more than 60 hands-on exhibits for all ages. Guests can learn about math, science and technology, and even engineering inside the museum. The center operates every day except Monday and the general admission will give you access to all exhibits as well as the touch tank encounter.
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach will not disappoint you with its astonishing seven-mile coastline. It is located on Estero Island where there is an abundance of resorts, good restaurants, and colorful nightlife. Do not miss the chance to shop at Times Square located at the beach pier when you have the opportunity to visit the Fort Myers Beach.
Dolphins abound the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Complete your trip to Fort Myers by taking a dolphin tour. You can rent a boat and tour on your own, but there are also dolphin tour guides in the site who will gladly lead you to where the dolphins are located.
Edison and Ford's Winter Escape
There is something interesting to do that has nothing to do with water in Fort Myers. Try visiting Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter escape and explore the home this vacation homes built in the early 20th century. There are walking and audio tours of Edison's research laboratory, botanical gardens, and the Edison Ford Museum available for the visitors to explore.
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
This is a good place to enjoy a museum, butterfly and bird aviaries and a planetarium with young children. If you want to go hiking, there are three hiking trails in this 105-acre nature center that you can explore. Children will have a chance to learn about butterflies, gators, and other species endemic in the area. Do you know what the best part is? Admission is really budget-friendly.