Holidays in Fort Myers

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £360
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £363
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £497
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £306

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Also known as the 'river district' and 'city of palms', Fort Myers is located along the Caloosahatchee River, in the state of Florida. The city is famed for its cultural and ecological attractions and it has established itself as the perfect getaway for families and nature lovers.

Planning Fort Myers holidays

To begin a Fort Myers holiday, best option is arrival by plane at Southwest Florida International Airport. There is a shuttle service connecting the airport to nearby hotels. Visitors can also take a taxi or rent a car. Spring is the perfect time to visit for those who would like to explore nature. From June until September, temperatures are high, but there is chance of hurricanes and heavy rain. Due to the changing conditions of this season, holidaymakers should carry an umbrella as well as sunscreen.

Exploring the City of Palms

For lovers of outdoor activities, there is plenty to enjoy in the region. Boat tours, sea life encounters and water sports are good choices for families. Fishing options and golf courses are also on offer. One of the most popular places on holidays in Fort Myers is the Fort Myers Manatee Park, where visitors can get a closer look at this fascinating animal. Other wildlife refuges include Matanzas Pass Preserve (featuring mangroves, swamps and grassland) and the J. N. ""Ding"" Darling preserve (famous for its migratory bird populations). The region is also filled with state parks to explore.

History enthusiasts can visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, a set of historic buildings and gardens, which include the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Ford House. The buildings are meticulously preserved, to demonstrate the lifestyles of their original owners, Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford. On holidays in Fort Myers a stroll along the palm-lined McGregor Boulevard will show why the city is known as the City of Palms; furthermore, it will make you never want to leave.

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