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You're Going to Love Fort Myers

A short drive south of Tampa and on the edge of the Everglades, Fort Myers has a gorgeous, long sandy beach, a thriving artistic community, historical attractions, and great places to eat.

From the chance to meet Major League Baseball stars during their spring training to the opportunity to check out local artists during the ArtFest Fort Myers, it's the kind of place that always has something going on.

History lovers can spend a day at the Edison and Ford winter estates. You can charter fishing boats from Fort Myers Beach, rent kayaks, snorkel, or just roll out a towel and forget about your cares. Whether you want a beach vacation or a cultural adventure, Fort Myers is the place to go.

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What to do in Fort Myers

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When to Visit Fort Myers

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Art lovers will enjoy February breaks in For Myers thanks to ArtFest, while baseball fans should visit in March to coincide with spring training. But for everyday vacationers the best time to visit is probably between late March and late May, before the big summer crowds get there. Winter breaks are also a good idea, as temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees in southwest Florida.

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How to Get to Fort Myers

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Where to Stay in Fort Myers

In the city, check out the Indigo or the Legacy Harbor Hotel, both of which are next to the river Caloosahatchee. If you are heading to the beach, try the Edison Beach House or the Outrigger Beach Resort. Both are comfortable but small enough to offer a personalized service for visitors (and very close to the beach).

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The Cost of Living in Fort Myers

Shopping Streets

The best place in town to shop for branded apparel and other items is almost certainly Edison Mall, which features major chains like Sears, American Eagle Outfitters, and J.C. Penney. First Street is the place to head for downtown shopping, where you'll find jewelry boutiques like Enjewel and apparel stores like Charme. If you are in the market for art, don't miss the art vendors on First Street on the first Friday of every month.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Fort Myers include Publix and Sweetbay, while Target also has a large store in the city. Food prices tend to be fairly cheap. Expect to pay about $3.50 for a gallon of milk and $1.60 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Fort Myers

As you might expect from a tourist destination on the west coast of Florida, seafood is dominant in Fort Myers and there are some fantastic places to eat. From the Blue Pointe Oyster Bar to Three Fishermen and Pinchers, if you love fish, shrimp, or crab, you'll be in heaven. For others, the seasonal fare at Farmers Market Restaurant is ideal, while Capone's is a superb coal-fired pizza restaurant near the riverfront. Expect to pay between $17 and $25 for mains at high-end seafood places and $10 for a pizza.

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