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The Weather in Fort Myers
You can see our climate diagram above. In June maximum temperatures go higher than 91°. Conversely, February is the coolest month in Fort Myers, with temperatures going under 57° The rainiest month is July while the driest month is January.
Book Your Fort Myers vacation Home For a Vacation in the Sun
With its paradisical beaches, seafood delights and a spirited downtown district, Fort Myers makes for a fresh vacation option with the family. Kids will love the outdoor activities, parks, museums and planetariums that have been carefully designed with young ones in mind. Book your vacation rental in Fort Myers to discover this exciting location.
Flying Into Fort Myers
Fort Myers is primarily served by the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) which is 14 miles from the city center. Visitors also land at the Charlotte County Airport and Naples Municipal Airport that have frequent interstate connections. For convenience, hail a taxi that can take you directly to your vacation rental in Fort Myers in comfort.
Dine in Style in Fort Myers
Fort Myers cuisine typically includes lots of seafood which is not surprising considering its location along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. Choose a waterfront restaurant for a romantic meal under the stars. The downtown Skip One Seafood Restaurant serves up speciality platters consisting of frog legs, lobsters, snow crabs, soft shell crabs and more. Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market is another favorite that seldom disappoints.
For an elegant supper, dine at The Verandah restaurant, housed in two early 20th century homes in downtown Fort Myers. The town has plenty of chain and fast-food restaurants for those looking for something familiar.
A Good Time to Visit Fort Myers
Fort Myers is an all-weather destination owing to its predominantly sunny climate. However summer is the undisputed peak season. Vacation rentals in Fort Myers can be hard to find during this period so book well in advance. Rain in June is also a possibility so carry some rain gear just in case.
September to November is quieter as it's hurricane season, but there will be a lot more availability and variety in vacation homes around Fort Myers. The season picks up in winter as residents from the colder states head south and descend for a jaunt in the sun. March to May is Spring Break, so many of the vacation rentals in Fort Myers will be filled with college students.
9 Things to Do and See in Fort Myers
1. Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Dedicated to friends Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, this museum is housed within their adjacent former winter homes. A great program of events, tours and a botanical garden make this a must-visit attraction.
2. Casula Nature Center and Planetarium
With its bald eagles, alligators, hawks and owls, as well as wetlands, artificial habitats and space-related shows, the Casula Nature Center and Planetarium is a great attraction for all the family.
3. Bunche Beach
Located between Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island, Bunche Beach is a fantastic spot for kayaking and birdwatching. Kids will love collecting shells here at low tide.
4. Manatee Park
Witness the endangered Florida Manatee in its natural environment, from special viewing areas. You can also launch a canoe into the Orange River from here, visit the butterfly gardens and refuel in the picnic area.
5. Lakes Regional Park
The 279-acre public park south of Fort Myers features a scenic boardwalk, biking trails, fragrant gardens, kayaking opportunities and a 15-minute Lakes Park & Gulf Railroad ride.
6. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Alligators, otters, turtles and wading birds reside in these tranquil wetlands that expand over 3,500 acres. Visit the Interpretive Center and observe the wildlife from the boardwalk.
7. IMAG History & Science Center
Come and delve into subjects as diverse as marine life, anatomy and the weather at this popular attraction. This informative museum has more than 50 exhibitions, many of which are interactive.
8. Butterfly Estates
One of the most colorful places in Fort Myers, these beautiful estates are home to the Florida butterfly species, cascading waterfalls and a flurry of exotic plants.
9. Edison Mall
For those looking to engage in some retail therapy while on vacation in Fort Myers, be sure to check out the Edison Mall, which is home to an impressive range of retailers and eateries.
An excursion to the nearby Sanibel and Captiva Islands is a must if birdwatching and dolphin sightings intrigue you. Bowman’s Beach is thickly-shaded area, just perfect for an al fresco picnic, while Blind Pass on Captiva island attracts families with young kids for its calm, shallow waters and snorkeling opportunities. Shell collectors will be blown away by the sheer variety that glisten under the Florida sun.
Sanibel Island is also where the manatees and loggerhead turtles return to the shore each May to lay their eggs. Bailey Tract and Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel are worth visiting, as is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Fort Myers. Another attraction kids will love is the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, a fantastic 7,600 acre wildlife refuge where you can spend the day paddling, hiking, swimming or biking through the well-marked trails. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail features a 138-mile long waterway that weaves its way through bays, creeks, mangrove tunnels and estuaries.
Regular Events in Fort Myers
Fort Myers boasts quite a varied cultural calendar, pleasing to all tastes. February features ArtFest Fort Myers and the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair, while April teases seafood lovers with the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival & Parade. Film enthusiasts will enjoy the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival.
Summer kicks off with MangoMania, a fiesta that celebrates the harvest of Pine Island’s juicy mangoes and other tropical fruits. Those passionate about motorcycles should check out Fort Myers Bike Night, which happens every second month. In the fall, the Fort Myers Boat Show is Florida's flagship boating event.
Come watch the sculptors at November's American Sand Sculpting championship Festival. The year closes with Edison & Ford Vacation Nights which features nightly entertainment and brightly-lit river cruises.
Fort Myers is a delightful destination with activities and sights, so book your vacation rental in Fort Myers to enjoy the ultimate family getaway.
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