Fort Myers Airport (also known as Southwest Florida International Airport) serves greater Southwest Florida as well as other points along Florida's Gulf Coast. With quick access to Interstate 75 and U.S. Route 41, you’ll find the airport's location puts all the attractions of the region within easy driving distance and a rental car is the perfect way to begin exploring.
Sightseeing in Fort Myers
Discover the local area, especially the Everglades and state park nearby. Take an air tour from many of the waterfront locations; alternatively boat or bus tours are available too. Try to spot local wildlife such as panthers and alligators!
Drive over to Fort Myers Beach, a favourite destination of many locals and tourists. The ocean floor slopes gently with no sudden drop-offs or big waves making it the perfect place to spend the day and watch the sunset.
If you want to learn the area’s history, head to Murphy-Burroughs House or the Edison Ford Winter Estates. They contain a historical museum and 17 acre botanical garden on the adjacent sites of the winter homes of Thomas Alva Edison and Henry Ford. See inside Edison’s laboratory, walk through the gardens, and explore these historic homes.
Go golfing at one of the many nearby golf courses in and around the Fort Myers area. Then, why not visit one of the many day spas that offer a variety of facilities and treatments for all your relaxation needs?
Day Trips From Fort Myers
Cape Coral on the opposite side of the Caloosahatchee River has many sights and attractions worth visiting. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many golf courses or float down the Lazy River ride at the popular Sun Splash Family Waterpark. Alternatively, head over to one of the many beaches and just relax.
Tampa and the Tampa Bay area are easily reachable with a hire car by taking interstate 75 northwards. With major attractions that include Busch Gardens, spend a day at the 335-acre African-themed animal theme park.
The Florida Aquarium at Tampa is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world. See sharks, penguins, dolphins, otters, and swim with the fishes.
Follow the interstate south from Fort Myers and head towards Miami. Laze on some of its beautiful beaches and sample the active nightlife! Attractions such as Miami’s Seaquarium, Miami Zoo and Jungle Island are also well worth the trip.