Area Attractions – Lots Of Great Places To Explore In And Around Fort Myers

Spending time in Fort Myers means there is never a shortage of things to do, we’ve listed some of our favorite stops below but there are dozens of more things to do in the vibrant Fort Myers area.

Historical Fort Myers Museum:
Located in the ACL (Atlantic Coast Line) Depot, the historical Fort Myers museum follows the area’s history back to Prehistoric times all the way up to present day. If you’re a history buff you’ll love it here.

The Key West Express:
You can board the Key West Express at Fort Myers Beach that will take you to Key West! This is a trip that shouldn’t be missed.

The Ford and Edison Winter Estates:
Definitely a must see it is one of the most popular attractions in the Fort Myers area. Thomas Edison started spending his winters along the Caloosahatchee River back in the 1880′s, his friend and automotive pioneer Henry Ford followed suit in 1916. Both of their properties are open to the public which include their gardens and a museum. You can easily spend a day here and many people return over and over again with good reason.

Captiva Cruises:
Watch the dolphins swim and play on this 90 minute cruise or you can take in the beautiful one hour sunset cruise or take advantage of the 1/2 day scenic cruise.

Baseball at JetBlue Park:
Calling all baseball fans, the Boston Red Sox are now holding their Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Brand new for 2012, this park at Fenway South holds just over 11,000 fans. Fenway South also has six practice fields and top notch facilities to house Minor and Major leagues.

The J.N. (DING) Darling National Wildlife Refuge:
‘DING’ is located on beautiful Sanibel Island, on what is referred to as the subtropical barrier. It is home to the biggest undeveloped Mangrove Ecosystem in the US and world renown for its population of migratory birds. The Visitor & Education centre is open year round. “DING’ is a must-see, a trip to Sanibel Island won’t be complete without a visit to this important Wildlife Refuge.

Everglades National Park:
One of the most fascinating attractions in southern Florida, there are many tours and visitor centers available throughout the year, a must see for the nature enthusiast.

Eden Vineyard & Winery:
The southern most Winery & Vineyard in the U.S., Eden is famous for 6 different wines enjoyed by travelers and locals alike, a wonderful vineyard tour to be sure.

Bailey/Matthews Shell Museum:
Displaying shells (mollusks) from South West Florida to all the way around the world, the museum features shell habitats, rare species and shell fossils, as well as exhibits featuring shells used in history and art.