Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of Fort Myers

The area's museums and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Fort Myers. This cosmopolitan city is known for its baseball games, beaches and gardens. Take in top local attractions like Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Imaginarium Hands - On Museum. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Fort Myers

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Fort Myers a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Butterfly Estates (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Fort Myers Country Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • El Rio Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Hunters Run Executive Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Fort Myers

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 92°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Myers

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fort Myers is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manatee Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lovers Key State Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Barefoot Beach (23.8 mi / 38.2 km)
  • Centennial Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Dunbar Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)

Transportation options to and around Fort Myers

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 20.6 mi (33.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Fort Myers?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,410 holiday lettings near Fort Myers. From 3,502 Houses to 3,770 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Fort Myers area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Fort Myers?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fort Myers:

  • Pelican Preserve: 50 holiday homes
  • Iona Shores: 16 holiday homes
  • Palmetto Point: 30 holiday homes
  • River District: 81 holiday homes
  • Iona: 1,029 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Fort Myers?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Fort Myers. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club: 9,343 holiday lettings
  • Cypress Lake Country Club: 9,286 holiday lettings
  • Harborside Event Center: 7,077 holiday lettings
  • Edison and Ford Winter Estates: 7,428 holiday lettings
  • Fort Myers Historical Museum: 7,131 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Myers listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fort Myers?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,502 Houses in Fort Myers. Our other popular types of Fort Myers holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,770 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 638 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 148 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fort Myers?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7,090 holiday homes with pool available in Fort Myers. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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