Fort Myers Travel Guide & Information

Located on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee, Fort Myers has been home to soldiers, ranchers, cowboys, snowbirds and inventors. As expected, Ft. Myers is a premier vacation destination attracting thousands of visitors annually, to explore the mangrove forests, wetlands, wildlife, tropical gardens, nature trails, miles of winding canals and waterways, outdoorsy attractions that remain intact, even after hundreds of years.

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Whether you’re a nature buff, a history enthusiast, or a traveler looking for some R&R, Fort Myers offers plenty of attractions in and around the city. There’s always something to do in Fort Myers. With activities like, golfing, skateboarding, ice-skating, roller-skating, nature walks, a live museum, water park, planetarium, and more, travelers will note that there is something for everyone.

Also known as the "City of Palms", Ft. Myers is a beautiful and vibrant city, famous for its bright sunny weather and beautiful landscapes. Over the years, the city has seen amazing growth and prosperity. With flights to Fort Myers, you can experience what has become one of the preeminent destinations in the US.

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Things to do in Fort Myers

Museums:

Fort Myers is home to a variety of museums offering visitors a sneak peek into the history, nature, art and archaeology of this great destination.

Southwest Florida Museum of History: The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of history and traditions, with particular emphasis on Fort Myers and Southwest Florida. Located conveniently on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in historic downtown of Ft. Myers, the museum also houses an extensive artifacts collection detailing early civilization, the first settlers, and cattlemen, the military and agriculture, as well as boating and fishing industries.

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Museum of Medical History: The Museum of Medical History aims to collect, preserve and interpret the history of medicine in Lee County and the surrounding Southwest Florida areas. The museum hosts antiques, office equipment, instruments, books, photographs, documents and other items that depict the life, times and events related to the practice of medicine throughout history including present-day.

Must See:

Fort Myers offers variety of attractions, both indoor and outdoor to suit every type of traveler’s needs.

Imaginarium: The Imaginarium is a hands-on science and nature based museum that provides visitors with over 60 interactive exhibits, including a theater, a traveling exhibit, live animals and ongoing special programs. The Imaginarium also houses a 3-D film screen, an SOS Planet, a hands-on experience at the marine touch tank with stingrays and much more.

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium: The Calusa Nature Center has a museum, nature trails, an aviary and planetarium. Visitors to the museum can learn about Southwest Florida's natural history and participate in any number of daily programs, which include educational talks about indigenous animals including snakes, alligators, birds and butterflies.

Fort Myers Beach: Over 1.8 million annual visitors enjoy the beaches, fishing, shopping, dining, golf, tennis and entertainment on the sandy shores. The Beach gained a reputation as the World's Safest Beach because it doesn’t have undertow and is in shallow water. The beach is a "Must Visit" during your vacation.

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Where to Stay in Fort Myers:

"The Valley of the Sun", Fort Myers, has hundreds of hotels and hotel chains to choose from, including cheap hotels and 4-Star Hotels Under $99, the choice of places to stay in Fort Myers is vast.

Downtown Area: Downtown Fort Myers is one of the most beautiful areas of southwest Florida; a popular area whether travelling for business or leisure. Streets are lined with grand, swaying palm trees along the scenic Caloosahatchee River.

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Fort Myers Beach: Fort Myers Beach area is a popular retreat for vacationers with many quaint restaurants and shops situated in a picturesque village. At the beach, vacationers will find charter fishing, cruises and tours to neighboring islands, as well as tours that go all the way to Key West. With a variety of hotels, resorts, budget hotels and more to choose from, travelers will find any type of accommodation they’re searching for in Ft. Myers,

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Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

* A valid identification in order to board the plane.

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For Canadian Citizens:

Canadian citizens travelling by air to, through or from the United States must present one of the following valid documents:

* A passport or

* A NEXUS card when used at a kiosk at designated Canadian airports and at all U.S. airports when returning to Canada.

This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.

We recommend you check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, before Planning your Visit.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Fort Myers

With an excellent climate year round, Fort Myers is a great destination regardless of when you plan to travel. Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, this is a year-round tropical paradise.

Many attractions, such as the beaches and hotels tend to be busy throughout the year, although prices will rise during the high season.

Planning your Visit:

High season: (Mid December - April)

Low season: (May through mid-December)

Fort Myers Weather

Fort Myers enjoys a warm and humid climate with pleasant ocean breezes. Weather here is typical of the subtropical climate in South Florida.

* The rainy season begins around May and continues through to September, with July and August being the hottest months of the year.

* September is the high-risk month for hurricanes and windy weather.

Currency and Language:

Currency:

Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are available in many parts of Fort Myers.

Languages:

* English is the primary language spoken in Ft. Myers.

* Many Floridians in Ft. Myers also speak Spanish and French Creole.