Book flights to Fort Myers (Florida) (RSW) with Eurowings for as little as EUR 179.99*.
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Fort Myers is a truly popular vacation destination on Florida's western coast, along the Gulf of Mexico. Enchanting beaches of white sand stretch for kilometers along the coastline. Just off the city's beaches there is a small cluster of islands of all sizes – take your pick, from uninhabited sandbars to large islands with stylish vacation home developments. Sanibel Island and Pine Island are linked to the mainland by bridges while many others can only be reached by water. No boating license is required here, so you can rent a boat to explore the aquatic wonders around Fort Myers at any time. Even parts of the city itself are dotted with lakes and canals – many homes even have their own landings.
Automobile magnate Henry Ford and his good friend Thomas Edison, the world-famous inventor, were pioneers for Florida's tourism in Fort Myers. Even now, you can tour their winter homes, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The idea of spending the cold winters in sunny Florida rather than Detroit or New York quickly caught on among well-to-do Americans. But even though Fort Myers has long been a magnet for tourists, it is surprisingly mellow, unlike the party capitals on Florida's east coast. Here, nature and relaxed beachside living are the norm. Come and discover the unique flora and fauna of an area where nature conservation has long been a priority. Dolphins, manatees and ospreys collect around Pine Island and in the Cayo Costa nature reserve.
Thousands of years ago the area was populated by the Calusa tribe, which lived primarily on the plentiful shellfish and other seafood. They developed not only a complex culture but also gigantic hills and whole islands from shells. Even today the area is a treasure trove for shell collectors, offering roughly 400 species. There is even an annual meeting of shell collectors, and particularly beautiful and rare shells are on display at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The downtown area of Fort Myers is ideal for taking a walk or a going on shopping spree. The many bars and restaurants offer a great variety of choice; fans of "Floridian" cuisine will find their heart's delight here.