Offering the mix of historical life, small-city charm, and a beach culture which is impossible to find in any other place around Florida, Fort Myers is a complete package of holiday vibes. Famous for its beaches, fishing, and shopping; Fort Myers gives you an exciting experience of top-notches beaches where you could also treat yourselves to the endless attractions all over the island.
Indeed, an intriguing city with a blend of young and old, nestled along with the shoreline of Caloosahatchee River. This place is full of beautiful places and attractions.
Especially on Fort Myers Beach, you will find surf shops, casual outdoor restaurants, a fishing pier, and a huge stretch of beach where you could spend your time playing a game of volleyball, make sand-castles, or doing whatever you feel like. For the sake of a peaceful yet pleasurable time of vacations, you could also book beach condos in Fort Myers , with a perfect view of the gulf coast.
As it is impossible to talk about Fort Myers without mentioning Fort Myers Beach, then let’s start with the beach itself.
Fort Myers Beach
A seven-mile-long sparkling golden strip with glib, warm water, backed by homes, and a small selection of condos, hotels, and restaurants; Fort Myers Beach is the perfect area to swim, walk, and for spotting Dolphins(frequently seen in this area). The beach mostly stretches around the pier and the area called Times Square while covering Bowditch Point Park in the north to Lovers Key State Park at its south.
The area is known as ‘south of the pier,’ is one of the best parts of the beach where you could rent beach chairs for sun-seeking, and some places provide food service, absolutely creating a trendy beach scene. The ‘north of the pier,’ is also a great place and works in the favour, if you’re looking for calmness.
Unlike other Times Square in New York, this one does not have scrawling and sprawling neon ads. Considered to be the heart of Estero Island, Times Square in Fort Myers Beach is the perfect place to go after a long day of fun in the sun.
Filled with a multitude of restaurants(with patio seating), ice-cream shops, and various beach and souvenir stores with lots of surf shops in the live spirited Times Square; located directly behind the pier. The area is easy to identify with the spread of colorfully painted bricks around.
With the incredibly casual scene, Times Square is a small-scale area that could be explored on foot. Not to mention, this area is perfect for a pleasant stroll with the street lined with a good array of restaurants and shops.
Times Square in Fort Myers Beach is just the beginning of all the incredible places to visit here.
Fort Myers River District/ Downtown
Fort Myers is an incredible city that continuously keeps adding wonderful places within. Either it’s the renovation of exquisite historical places or building new clubs, restaurants, and shops. Certainly, doing an excellent job of preserving its historical downtown area, indicated by the red interlocking roadway. This area is known for its restaurants, theatres, and interesting boutiques.
Dating from the 1920s is the Art Deco buildings which act as a spectacle for the area, which flourishes mostly around the late afternoon and early evening, so that’s the prime time if you want to see this area come alive.
Lakes Regional Park
The park is spread across 298-acre; it was transformed into this popular family destination and outdoor recreation area, from a former gravel quarry. For kids, the highlights of the parks are two playgrounds, water parks, a miniature train ride, and a railroad museum.
Even if you’re not interested in trains, this park will surely keep you busy in a man-made lake, where you can rent a boat and enjoy boating. Lakes Regional Park also has many picnic sites which could be booked prior. Every year almost a million people enjoy Lake Park’s freshness and its natural beauty.
Fort Myers Pier
Originally dated from 1921, Fort Myers Piers is fully rebuilt. It is one of Southwest Florida’s prime sunset points, extending into the Gulf of Mexico of around 560 feet. Locally known as Pelican Pier because pelicans frequently line the pier. The pier is free to walk on and has a large partially-covered viewing area at the end, providing you the soothing experience of breeze along with the countless choices of food around it.
Nothing is more beautiful than the sunset and this place gives you one of the best views, so join the crowd in the evening to enjoy it.
Start planning your vacation to Fort Myers now and don’t forget to book beach condos there to make your holidays more relaxing and comfortable.