Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders.
You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast.
And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor.
Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is one of the most visited attractions in Fort Myers.
Southwest Florida Museum of History hosts walking tours, a good way to the see the sights of downtown Fort Myers.
The Imaginarium, an interactive museum, has a number of displays demonstrating scientific concepts and is perfect for children.
The Seminole Gulf Railway offers visitors a picturesque trip through the surrounding countryside. But don't forget the main attraction: the beach.
The Chamber of Commerce of Fort Myers Beach invites you to visit our family island. Over 2 million annual visitors enjoy the beaches, fishing, shopping, dinning, golf, tennis and entertainment on the sandy shores.
The Beach gained a reputation as the World's Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water.
People can walk the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. The visitor center is located at 17200 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 where we can provide you with further beach information, brochures, maps and much more!
Young players from around the country attend our elite baseball camps each summer.
And year-round, local leagues keep the spirit of the game in play.
Thanks to our position on the West Coast of Florida, the warm Gulf waters gently wash hundreds of thousands of sea shells ashore each day, often fully intact.
This makes The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel a sheller’s paradise. But what exactly is shelling?
High tide rolls in under the Fort Myers Beach Pier. Locals love casting their fishing lines from the end of this walkway and visitors can’t resist its incredible view of the entire beach.
There’s a reason Sanibel and Captiva Islands have been called the best shelling beaches in the world.
Each day hundreds of thousands of vibrant shells wash in from the Gulf of Mexico – so finding the perfect souvenir is as easy as taking a stroll along the shore.
There’s such a wide array of shells here that America’s only museum solely devoted to seashells and mollusks is located on Sanibel.
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a must-see for any inquisitive visitor.
Our wild locals love posing for pictures. Shorebirds, like the one seen here, comprise just a small portion of the wildlife you’ll spot during your Southwest Florida vacation.
Every day’s a party at Lani Kai Island Resort on Fort Myers Beach.
Here you’ll find classic coastal games, like corn hole and beach volleyball, and a couple tiki bars to keep you hydrated.
Then, when the day winds down, Lani Kai’s rooftop bar boasts one of the area’s most stellar sunset views.
Low tide at Fort Myers Beach reveals plenty of primo skim boarding opportunities.
Throughout the day you’ll find locals and visitors alike gliding along our shoreline breaks.
In Southwest Florida, “cable” has nothing to do with television.
Adrenaline junkies flock to our area to hit the ramps and rails at Revolution Cable Park in North Fort Myers.
Nothing hits the spot on a sunny summer day quite like an ice cream cone loaded with sprinkles.
Love Boat Ice Cream’s locations in Fort Myers and on Sanibel Island feature an impressive assortment of flavors sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
With more than 15 miles of pristine shoreline on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, you won’t have to look far to find your own secluded spot in the sand.
Local hideaways like Blind Pass Beach, pictured above, boast unbeatable sunset views, thousands of brilliant seashells and an endless supply of seaside serenity.
In a place this beautiful, romance comes naturally.
Bowditch Point on Fort Myers Beach provides an idyllic setting to reconnect with your special someone during a seaside stroll.
When you’re on vacation, it’s only natural to wish the days could last forever. Fortunately, evenings here are ushered in by awe inspiring sunsets, which are almost as bright as what tomorrow will bring.
See more of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel’s limitless beauty and start planning your seaside vacation today.