Stay on the south-west coast of the Sunshine State: holiday homes in Fort Myers
Fort Myers, a major tourist destination within Florida, is located on the south-west of the pan handle on the Gulf of Mexico. Originally a Seminole War Post, the district is rich in history and offers an array of sights to keep you entertained. Complete with wide, beautiful beaches, staying in a Fort Myers holiday rental means you will be in the ideal location to enjoy the consistently good weather of the Sunshine State.
Visit the down-town Fort Myers area – this is the central entertainment and commercial district, filled with various art galleries, clubs, restaurants and a sailing centre. The district is set on waterfront by the marina and therefore offers views of the yacht basin. Experience a typical American mall or visit the Nature Center and Planetarium – this attraction includes botanical gardens, butterfly aviaries and picnic areas to enjoy the natural open area - despite being in an urban district. Filled with historical significance, Fort Myers also hosts the Edison and Ford winter estates – this is a museum and botanical garden set on the sites of the winter homes of American pioneers and industrialists Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Just outside of Fort Myers, visitors can experience the American alligator up close and personal with an airboat ride. Ultimately, wherever your Fort Myers holiday accommodation is located, it is the ideal base to explore the surrounding area. A particularly beautiful part of the area is the tropical Sanibel Island. Approximately half an hour from the centre of Fort Myers, over the causeway, lies Sanibel, with it's charming beaches, wildlife refuges and lush natural setting – this is definitely an area worth visiting, or perhaps even worth searching for Sanibel holiday apartments to prolong your stay in this peaceful area.
Don't leave yet: holiday rentals across Florida
If you are keen to explore more of the sunshine state, perhaps find holiday apartments in Miami or relax at Clearwater beach on the Gulf Coast. Accommodation in Tampa is also popular for visitors to Florida, a large city on Tampa bay; complete with palm-tree lined beaches, theme parks and a vibrant atmosphere.