Fort Myers Vacation Packages & Travel Deals
Fort Myers is a booming town with great weather and entertainment facilities in southwest Florida, USA. Its near-perfect weather is a direct derivative of breezes from the Gulf Coast and warm temperatures that yield visitors an irresistible charm of sightseeing and cultural events along with deep-sea fishing and electric powdery white-sand beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast. A star highlight during your Fort Myers vacations would be the city-centre waterfront that was renovated to allow a more refreshed ambiance and new restaurants, clubs, shops and galleries. You can book your Fort Myers vacation packages well in advance to save big and avoid last minute rush.
The best time to visit here is the rainy season from June to August. It is warm, humid and sunny at about 90 deg F and this attracts inflated hotel prices. Also of note here is the summer festival called MangoMania in July.
Places of Interest in Fort Myers
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Florida’s Edison and Ford Winter Estates are two famous riverside winter homes of eminent scientist Thomas A Edison and noted industrialist Henry Ford respectively. You should visit here for the Edison Botanical Research Laboratory and the Edison Ford Museum. This estate also contains Edison Botanical Garden, which is home to thousands of plant varieties from around the world and is best known for a 400-feet tall banyan tree that was planted in 1920s.
Lakes Regional Park
A Sunday delight for any nature lover, the Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers is 158 acres of picture-perfect scenery, man-made freshwater lakes, nearly 300 acres of beautiful nature trails and colorful gardens. Also on offer here are boardwalks and facilities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing , picnicking and bird watching. Children would find the playgrounds, water parks, a miniature train and a railroad museum here much to their delight.
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers is the only planetarium of Southwest Florida. It is home to a natural history museum, nature trails, a planetarium, a butterfly house, an aviary and several picnic areas. It also has a large number of flora and fauna species native to Florida, and an aviary that comprises of rehabilitated birds of prey.