If you’re in desperate need of a sunny break from reality, then Fort Myers should be high on your traveling bucket list. Seeing an average of 271 days of the sun a year, no matter when you visit, you’re likely to have some warm-weather fun when you head to this commercial center of Florida. Just. whatever you do, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen!
There are a host of other things to do in Fort Myers that don’t involve soaking up the sun’s rays, though. Here are just some of the cool things you can do upon a visit here:
Walk along Fort Myers Beach
If you’re a fan of white sand coastlines, then you should walk along the entirety of Fort Myers Beach. Just remember to pack your walking shoes for when you do, as it’s 7 miles long!
As your sandy stroll commences you will no doubt find yourself tripping over beautiful seashells — you should take one home with you because the shells found in this part of the world are envied the world over. When you feel like your walk cannot possibly go on any longer, then simply stop and take a dip. Fear not because the sea that kisses the Fort Myers Beach has been branded one of the safest to swim in — its lack of undertow and its very shallow waters mean that even the most inexperienced of swimmers can get to grips with the tide.
Pay a visit to Cayo Costa State Park
Just a short boat ride away from Fort Myers, the Cayo Costa State Park is definitely a place that you should pay a visit to during your Florida vacation. Here, you’ll be able to explore an even great stretch of beach and find even more gorgeous seashells. To truly experience the magic of Cayo Costa, you should camp there overnight. When seeking to do this, just bear in mind that camping reservations need to be made well in advance.
Enjoy Spring Training
Whether you’re a huge fan of the sport or not, if you head out to Fort Myers in the springtime, you should try to catch a baseball spring game. The best MLB teams, like the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, often choose this part of Florida as their base as they prepare for the start of their upcoming season. By watching a spring game, you’ll be able to enjoy all the fun of baseball without all the rivalry that is normally associated with it, as the game that you watch will be friendly. What’s more, you won’t have to pay a hefty price for admission into the stadium, as spring games are always cheaper than league games.
Eat Fresh Seafood and Visit a Microbrewery
Seafood doesn’t come much fresher than it does in Fort Myers. Whether you head here during scallop season (late June till late September) or during stone crab season (mid October till mid May), you’ll be sure to find a seafood dish that truly makes your mouth water.
To accompany your food, why not try a craft beer? The Fort Myers Brewing Company offers tours of its microbrewery, and during your tour, you will be afforded the chance to try out a number of different samples. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, make sure to give the award-winning drink known as Chocolate Stout a go.
Check out the Edison Ford Estate
Built by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in the earliest part of the 20th century initially for them to use as a winter getaway, the Edison Ford Estate is now a landmark that you must check out when you visit Fort Myers. Here, you can explore the laboratory that has provided so much invention to the modern world, particularly that that involves the inception of the light bulb. Also, here, you can get up close and personal with a plethora of different trees from all over the world.
Hop aboard a Lagerhead Cycleboat
If you and your pals ever find yourself in need of a bit of fun during your time in Fort Myers, then make sure you all hop aboard a Lagerhead Cycleboat. Well, what’s not to love about being on a party boat, complete with its very own bar, that you power and pedal yourselves? When you give this little excursion a go, there will be no shortage of the fun that you have
The above information only tells you what to do in Fort Myers — it’s up to you to head out there and actually do it all yourself!