Known as The City of Palms, Fort Myers is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida. Most visitors come to Fort Myers for the fishing, golf courses, family-friendly beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast. Being one with nature is also important to the city with dozens of wildlife and nature preserves scattered throughout the area. Most of the coastline is preserved land.
However, Fort Myers also provides the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Both men are credited with transforming Fort Myers into what it is today and their winter estates, located on historic, palm lined McGregor Blvd., serve as museums that honor their founders and remind us of their accomplishments.
The city’s downtown waterfront, the Fort Myers River District, is filled with charming restaurants, shops, art galleries and performing arts venues. There are over 56 restaurants and nightclubs, 25 galleries and other cultural spots and over 40 unique shops and boutiques. The riverfront has become a focal point for all types of gatherings and social events, the marina is scheduled to be enlarged and there are plans to improve the parks and outdoor public spaces.
Another huge draw to the city is Major League Baseball Spring Training. Both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins…and their dedicated fans…flock to the warmer weather to get a first glimpse at the upcoming lineup.
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