Section in Fort Myers
Do & See
A beach holiday can feel monotonous after a while, but Fort Myers provides many different pastime alternatives, from inland nature trips to sights, art galleries and social events. Chosen as a winter refuge by Thomas Edison at the turn of the last century, Fort Myers sits away from busier and more opulent Florida centers, maintaining the carefree, low-key atmosphere of a sea town. Assuming beach life is Fort Myers's only attraction would be a mistake: the town center boasts a vibrant street life, with a plethora of indie art galleries and interesting spots for history and science lovers. The area's natural beauty continues inland, where protected animal species take shelter among mangroves and narrow bayou bends. In September 2022, Hurricane Ian pummeled the cost of Florida. Many local beaches and attractions are still being restored to their pre-hurricane conditions. Folks from Visit Fort Myers (www.visitfortmyers.com) are diligently documenting the reopening of each tourist attraction.