Once a popular destination for elite escapees from harsh Northern winters, Fort Myers has once again gained acclaim as one of Southwest Florida’s favorite destinations, as well as one of the state’s largest urban centers. A rich history of tradition, combined with pristine beaches, natural settings, shelling opportunities, and an increasingly social and cultural River District, proffer just a taste of its allure.
Nicknamed the City of Palms for its parade of towering, regal trees lining McGregor Boulevard, the downtown and Riverfront districts have taken on a vibrant new patina, brimming with an inviting mix of art galleries, antique shops and independent businesses. Fort Myers continues to enchant visitors with auto shows, art festivals and outdoor concerts.
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are imperative destinations for cultural events, along with the Southwest Florida Museum of History and the Florida Repertory Theatre. The Edison Park waterfront is the definitive place to gather for a picnic, casual event, or an afternoon frisbee toss.
As the spring training hub for The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox baseball teams, schedules in Fort Myers get sports fans on board early in the year. Fans of the performing arts are engaged by concerts, world-class arts events and live performances at Germain Arena and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall year-round.
A boater’s divine vision, Fort Myers is privileged to harbor a clutch of fabulous waterfront destinations, hotels, and restaurants, perfect for docking to explore the city’s intriguing niches. The Caloosahatchee River, connecting the east and west coasts of Florida, presents an exquisite water tour for boaters. A collection of marinas along the riverfront, from the Fort Myers Yacht Basin to Legacy Harbour Marina, offers reasonable rates for a satisfying stay, positioning visitors close to any of the three Marinatown restaurants on the northern end of the river as well as eateries in the newly revitalized downtown district.
Dockside hotel access boasts a broad range of lodging styles providing easy sea-to-land transition. The Best Western Riverfront offers a comfortable modern stay at reasonable rates, while the luxurious Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa on Punta Rassa raises the luxury bar for accommodations. Known for its breathtaking panoramic water views and spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunsets, it is the perfect exhale after a day spent on the water, on the town, or simply enjoying glorious beaches and laid back Fort Myers lifestyle.
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All marinas hailed on VHF Monitored Channel 16.