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Fort Myers, The City of Palms is located in Southwestern Florida on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. Most visitors go to Fort Myers for the deep-sea fishing, the golf courses and the famous white sand beaches and islands that line the Gulf Coast. A renovation of the city’s downtown waterfront will produce new restaurants, clubs, and shops.

Attractions include the winter estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, as well as the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin is located on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River between the Edison Bridges and the Caloosahatchee Bridge in downtown Fort Myers.

The city is the home of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball club of the Florida State League, and is the spring training locale for the Boston Red Sox. The Minnesota Twins hold their spring training in suburban South Fort Myers.

Fort Myers has the Florida Everblades ECHL hockey team.

Sanibel Island is a beautiful area. For information on public parking and beaches see here.

For the golfing enthusiast, the Fort Myers Area (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel Island and Venice) is home to over 50 of Southwest Florida’s renowned 130 public and private golf courses. Florida’s climate combined with the scenic nature of these courses makes the area a perfect stop for the vacationing or retiring golfer.

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not for profit, environmental education organization. Set on a 105 acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.

 

Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers -Tours include the museum, which has Edison’s phonographs, electric lights, and some of his other inventions.