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Fort Myers

There’s a #MyFortMyers story for everyone.

Fort Myers, Florida beaches

Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods have a way of leaving a lasting impression. Some areas may look different right now, but the way the area makes visitors feel hasn’t changed. Visit a place where you can create memorable #MyFortMyers moments naturally.

Positioned on the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers is easily accessible from anywhere in the state and direct flights arrive daily at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). It’s an easygoing destination with pristine barrier islands and dense mangrove forests, as well as boutique shopping and waterfront dining. Visitors from all walks of life will find the vibrant neighborhoods full of exciting ways to fill their vacations.

Spend at least one day visiting secluded islands, many of which are only accessible by boat. Take one of several charters leaving from Sanibel and Captiva islands, and book a private tour or rent a boat. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will find enriching insights at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge where there’s birdlife and native flora. History buffs will want to pay a visit to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and foodies can indulge in fresh seafood while savoring perfect sunsets in Cape Coral.

With resilience and optimism, the community is working hard to rebuild. Many businesses have reopened their doors, with more reopening each day . Read stories from loyal visitors and residents who are passionate about the area, then start planning your visit at VisitFortMyers.com to make your own #MyFortMyers memories.

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Enjoy Arts and Culture in Fort Myers

Fort Myers is bursting with creativity, art, and culture as its islands have long been an inspiration to local artists and musicians.

Fort Myers' Brewing Co.

Raise a Glass to Fort Myers’ Brewing Scene

Serious beer lovers will find diverse brews in southwest Florida, and the Fort Myers' brewing scene is only getting bigger and better.

Golf Course in one of Fort Myers' Neighborhoods

Discover Fort Myers’ Vibrant Neighborhoods

Fort Myers' neighborhoods have personality: from old fishing villages, historical districts, tropical islands, and waterfront communities.


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Dining Out

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is a homage to Randy Wayne White’s character and offers a menu focused on fresh seafood with a Caribbean flair.

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Dining Out

Jungle Bird Tiki

Step onto the patio of Jungle Bird Tiki and find yourself transported to another world where nearly everything is draped in greenery.

The dining room at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant
Dining Out

Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant

Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant is a historical landmark. Built in 1926, the former fishing lodge is overflowing with “Old Florida” charm.

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Griddled Florida Grouper

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Old Florida is rich in history, beauty and cuisine, at the heart of that cuisine is a small orange pepper with a story of its own.


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