Adventurous Activities in Fort Myers, Fla.

By Janet K. Keeler It’s hard to beat the Fort Myers area for outdoor adventure activities. The fishing is amazing in Lee and Charlotte counties and proof of that are the masses that descend for tarpon fishing tournaments every year. Picturesque barrier islands and miles and miles of shoreline…

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Fort Myers Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Patty Ryan Fifty miles of Florida beaches draw tourists to the Fort Myers area, famous for Sanibel and Captiva Islands, but the region’s back bays and rivers hold a special lure for eco-tourists and nature lovers. Some days a manatee leads the way, or perhaps a roseate spoonbill, providing…

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Things To Do Near Fort Myers In The City Of LaBelle, Florida

By Vanessa Caceres In LaBelle, just a short drive from Fort Myers, Clewiston, and Lake Okeechobee, you’ll find small-town Southern charm. This folksy destination along the Caloosahatchee River has been home to the Swamp Cabbage Festival for more than 50 years. Swamp cabbage, in case you don’t…

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Live Music Venues in the Fort Myers and Naples Area

By Vanessa Caceres Visitors to Naples usually think about the city’s sophisticated, ritzy vibe—but it’s a town that can also rock. And play jazz and blues. At a variety of bars and restaurants around both Naples and Fort Myers, live music adds dimension to the experience. Take for instance…

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Fort Myers, for Food and Wine

By Rachelle Lucas From farm visits to a rum distillery and one of the top artisan chocolate makers in the world, Fort Myers is definitely for food and wine enthusiasts. Here's a list of fun farm tours and classes available: Rabbit Run Farm Rabbit Run Farm is a hydroponic farm that specializes in…

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Video: Highlights of Ford & Edison Homes in Fort Myers, FL

By VISIT FLORIDA staff Not many people know that automotive industry titan Henry Ford once worked for the great inventor Thomas Edison, or that they became good friends — or that they had summer homes next to each other in Fort Myers. Today, the Edison house in Fort Myers and the Ford estate are…

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Insider: Art and Fantasy Sculpted From Sand in Fort Myers Beach

By Lauren Tjaden Art doesn't have to be for the ages — it doesn't have to be carved from marble or handed down from generation to generation. Sometimes its about showing people what can be brought out from the stuff that's right under their feet. When the country's best sand sculptors gather at…

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Guide to Downtown Fort Myers Walking Tours

By Nicole Hutcheson There are some places that are better experienced by foot than by car. Downtown Fort Myers' historic district is one of those places. The area has the largest concentration of historic structures still standing in all of Southwest Florida. Clustered within a few miles of each…

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