One of Ft. Myers's most popular attractions, Ft. Myers Beach offers everything vacation-goers look for in a tropical vacation destination. Sugar-sand beaches and shallow sparkling waters combine to create a peaceful retreat that's perfect for families. This 7-mile coastline is located on Estero Island, a small barrier island south of the city of Ft. Myers.
Downtown Ft. Myers offers its own delights. The Imaginarium Science Center is a hands-on museum with exciting exhibits that will get children engaged in learning. They can excavate fossils in the Dino Dig, take on challenging puzzles in the Mind Magic exhibit, experiment with The Science of Motion, and dip a hand into the Touch Tanks. With both indoor and outdoor exhibits, there's always something to explore.
If you enjoy taking a peek back in history, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will rank high on your list of things to do. This attraction spans 20 acres and includes the Edison Botanic Research Lab, Edison Ford Museum, Edison Main House, Ford House, and more. Stroll the gardens to witness trees that were planted in Thomas Edison's time. Seeds from these very trees are collected, propagated, and sold as seedlings in the Estates Garden Shoppe.
Everything on the estate has historic charm, from the Main House, which the Edison family renovated in 1906, to Henry Ford's winter estate, originally purchased in 1916. This destination takes you back in time to a bygone era of elegance and simplicity with the intriguing celebrity factor that comes from taking a peek into these famous men's lives.
For dining and shopping, don't miss the Fort Myers River District. This area hosts several specialty shops like Ivy Cottage Antiques & Treasures, Enjewel Boutique, and Savvy! On First. The extensive range of dining options includes something for any craving, from the custom infused crepes at Zcrepes Café to the hearty corned beef sandwiches at Larry's Lunch Box.