Like much of the state of Florida, Fort Myers enjoys a rather warm 80 degrees during most of the winter months. This brings thousands of people to the area each year. That, and the fact that there is so much to keep anyone entertained, makes this area a hot destination year round.
If you are looking to spend some time soaking up the sun and enjoying water activities this is the place to be. There are many miles of waterfront that will surely keep you entertained while you get a replenishment of vitamin D. You will also find a host of bars and restaurants with absolutely spectacular views that will leave you wondering why you haven’t made this city your home.
If the nightlife is something that you particularly enjoy you definitely will not be disappointed in that area either. The historic downtown area is full of bars, dance clubs and restaurants that stay active well into the early morning hours. There is something for everyone, regardless of your age or interests. One wonderful thing is that you will find that many of the businesses in the area often host live music acts that are like no other.
The shopping in the area is rather extreme, to say the least. While many destinations have shopping districts, Fort Myers has far more than you can likely imagine without seeing it for yourself. Downtown you can find unique shops that carry antiques and other rarities, much like boutique shops. Just outside of the downtown area are many more shops and a few shopping malls that will keep you busy for days if you so desire. There are literally miles of shopping options that contain both national chains and stores that are unique to southwest Florida.
Finally, there a number of cultured attractions as well. You can spend many hours enjoying the estates of both Edison and Ford who wintered in the city in the early 1900s. Their estates are still as they were when they had lived there and even include the place that Edison created a number of his inventions.
Fort Myers is a great place to both live and vacation. There are endless ways that you can entertain yourself, or let someone else do the entertaining. The key is to get out and enjoy all that the city has to offer. You will soon find that there is more to do than you could ever dream to take in.