Looking for a great beach spot, Fort Myers, Florida is a great place to visit. This destination is rich with gorgeous scenic views such as beautiful beaches, oceanfront resorts and historic, postcard-perfect urban landscapes. The “City of Palms” as this location is popularly known to many, is also a great place to visit when you’re thinking of some shopping or artistic experience. Not only does this place look great but coming here, you can also feel great.
An inland city located where the Caloosahatchee River spills into the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers is evidently called “City of Palms” because of the many palm trees, planted by Thomas Edison during his stay here, lining its main residential boulevards, the McGregor Boulevard. Likewise, this is the site of inventor Thomas Edison’s winter estate. By driving through this boulevard, you will see more than 2,000 royal palms on the boulevard. First stops when you visit this city are the white sand beaches.
There are many beaches around Fort Myers but the most popular is the Fort Myers beach located on Estero Island. Don’t miss out on any of the many beach and water activities that can be found here. You can go fishing, boating or just about anything else that you can think of. Also, you can surf here although the gentle waves might not be much for surfing pros but are great for families. There are jet-ski, paddle boat and parasailing rentals for those looking for an adventure.
Explore the Fort Myers Beach Boardwalk, with its colorful shops and restaurants, kids will have many things to do here. This city is also home to many old-residents and great museums such as Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s winter estates and the Fort Myers Historical Museum which is housed inside an old restored train. Finally, if you’re looking for great shopping or artistic experiences, try the Miromar Outlet Mall, which houses over 150 outlet stores or the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for a variety of shows and Broadway performances.
Whether it’s the beach, the sceneries, the old houses, the museums or the Miromar Outlet Mall, Fort Myers is a great vacation destination not only for you but for your entire family too.