Insider tips on the best things to do in Fort Myers from a Local Expert.
The Fort Myers area is bursting with things to see and do, offering up unmatched natural beauty, sporting events, historical sites and cultural opportunities. No matter what your interests, you will find options that satisfy all of your vacation desires.
Sun and sea lovers will be giddy over the gorgeous shell-filled beaches of Sanibel Island, while the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates will fascinate history buffs and inquiring minds. Meanwhile, sports fans will find multiple opportunities to soak up the excitement of Spring Training with both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins gearing up in Fort Myers' stadiums for the regular baseball season.
Almost any visitor to Fort Myers will enjoy spotting manatees at the Lee County Manatee Park. Hard to believe that sailors really used to confuse these guys for mermaids! There are few places that offer the opportunity to canoe or kayak alongside these magical giants; thrilling to outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike. Nature lover will also swoon over the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, where more than 200 species of birds can be spotted alongside alligators, sea turtles, river otters and more.