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If you’re after a great beach vacation destination in Florida, then Fort Myers is the perfect choice. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Fly for cheap with JetBlue, US Airways, United, American Airlines, Airtran and Delta.
Fort Myers is a great city to visit just about any time of the year. It’s a rare occurrence, but For Myers has seen frost in winter. The best time to visit is Spring/Summer when the beaches are packed and the coastal waters are warm. Book your flights to Fort Myers at least 3-4 months in advance.
A flight to Fort Myers from New York takes just over 3 hours.
Fort Myers and the Sanibel region are known for their great beaches, laid-back atmosphere and great nightlife and entertainment. If you’re visiting in the summer you won’t need to pack much beyond your swimsuit and beach gear!
Butterfly Estates: Get up close and personal with every butterfly species native to Florida in this butterfly conservatory in the River District of Fort Myers. This place is easier to reach if you rent a car in Fort Myers.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates: Take a trip through American history at this huge museum that houses hundreds of inventions made by Edison and Ford. The collection also includes a ton of their personal belongings; a great choice for families.
Manatee Park: If you want to see the gentle Florida manatee close up, this non-captive park is the perfect spot to do it. There are great viewing areas as well as a picnic shelter. You can even rent canoes and kayaks too if you want to get closer. The best part is, admission is free!
Visit Fort Myers Tourism Board for more info.
There are plenty of hotels, beach cottages, luxury resorts and holiday apartments to book while you enjoy your vacation in Fort Myers. The only thing to keep in mind is that this place is super popular during Spring Break, so it’s essential to book your hotel as far in advance as possible around March-April.