FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA

Fort Myers in Lee County lies to the west of Florida and is home to numerous beaches, nature reserves with varied flora and fauna. There is certainly no dearth of beach activities to indulge in. The beautiful city lies at the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. It was home to Thomas Edison, who lived and worked in the area between the river and McGregor Boulevard, the street is still lined by the luscious palms that he introduced to this road. As a tribute to this genius, the city hosts the Edison Festival of Light Pageant on his birthday in February each year. The Edison home and the home of the illustrious Henry Ford are both historical structures visited by tourist. The Down Town area is famed for its opulent night life completed with street performers, upscale cafes and the young crowd.

The recreation activities on the beaches include surfing, swimming, fishing and dolphin charters, scuba diving, parasailing and more. For tourist traveling with their families Cape Coral presents fun filled family entertainment. Pine Island is home to the ancient Calusa Indian Mound and an eclectic artist village is a must visit for the culturally inclined. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge at Sanibel Islands is famous as a paradise for the bird watchers and shelling enthusiasts. The great Calusa Blue way Paddling Trail at Bonita Beach and Captiva Island are other popular tourist attractions. You can also explore the usually calm water of the Gulf of Mexico with a rented canoe or kayak

After indulging in all those recreational activities you are bound to work up an appetite. Fort Myers Area has numerous restaurants to suit the budget and taste of every Florida Beach vacationer. The delicious food is not the only amazing aspect of Veranda; situated in two historical buildings the ambience has a certain old world charm about it. If you love ravioli, you cannot find a better place then Ristorante Farfalla. If you are looking for the most divine fish preparations you cant go wrong with the Green Flash. An extensive wine list and a selection of Steaks is the signature of Chips Sanibel Steakhouse. Chicken Breast Stuffed with Lobster meat can you imagine the taste; you can try it at the Roadhouse Cafe. The Waterfront Restaurant & Marina is an award winning restaurant that serves the freshest sea food and of course patrons can enjoy the spectacular view of the Florida sunset.

Whatever your budget or taste Fort Myers Beach will certainly have an accommodation option that will suit you. The Riptide condos are perfect for people traveling on a tight budget. They are very close to the beach and only cost $50 per night. The Bay to Beach Resort and Beachfront Beauty offer waterfront condos. Docs Beach Cottage and Island Hop Beach Cottage are available at a bargain price of $1350 per week. If you are looking for luxury and dont mind spending a little more then White Cap is the place for you with its plush interiors available for $3000 per week. If you dont want to spend too much for accommodation you can head to The Affordable Waterfront Paradise or to the Castle on the Beach available for $450 and $650 per week respectively. Then there is Carlos Pointe Beach Club and Nauticas Nest both waterfront properties.