Fort Myers - Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods Visitor and Convention Bureau

2201 Second Street Suite 600 33901-3086

Meet Fort Myers' Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods

Innovation thrives in Fort Myers. Our surroundings inspire it. Fort Myers' islands, beaches and neighborhoods have a way of leaving a lasting impression. Discover a relaxed destination just minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and a short drive from other Florida cities. Create an immersive experience for attendees in a place where innovation and creativity come naturally. Planning may be different now, but our experienced Conference Services team is here to help. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a larger event, we can accommodate it, thanks to over 222,000 total square feet of meeting space and over 11,000 hotel rooms that have reopened. The Greater Fort Myers Area Is Comprised of Several Communities Known For: * Easy airlift to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers with many direct flights * Outstanding meeting and convention facilities with a variety of outdoor meeting options * Unique wellness, team-building and CSR options * White-sand beaches and unmatched seashell collecting * Outdoor activities like kayaking on the Great Calusa Blueway, biking, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, and more * Wildlife including migratory birds, turtles, dolphins, and manatees * Nature preserves and parks like J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve East * Waterfront dining with fresh seafood, especially “pink gold” shrimp and seasonal stone crabs Fort Myers' flexible meeting spaces, white-sand beaches and multiple land-based activities make the decision to host your next group here an easy one. If you are ready to connect, we can help. Plan a meeting that is nothing short of productivity in paradise. Visit to start exploring venues and services. .


Westin Cape Coral Resort Exclusive Group Offers

06/15/2024 – 10/31/2024

Crowne Plaza Ft. Myers Gulf Coast 2023 Promotion

10/10/2023 – 12/31/2024

Distance from airport

  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

    10 mi. from city center

  • Page Field (FMY)

    5 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Historical landmark
Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Edison Ford Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. In addition to providing the opportunity to explore the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site offers opportunities for the public to enjoy its park like environment for special events, weddings, corporate functions and meetings, exhibits and ongoing education programming. Throughout the year, this National Register Historic Site, Florida Historic Landmark and Winner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Restoration Award offers visitors of all ages a chance to step back into “old Florida” and the opportunity to learn more about the world through unique historical, scientific and cultural experiences. In 2014 the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Last Guided Tour starts at 4:00 pm. Self-guided audio tours available in English, German, French, and Spanish. Maps available in English, German, French and Spanish. German language historian-led tours are also available every Wednesday at 10:30am.
2350 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL, US 33901

Captiva Cruises

Founded in 1986, Captiva Cruises is an excursion boat company, which operates a fleet of vessels & an exciting program of tours and cruises from world-famous, South Seas Island Resort and McCarthy’s Marina on beautiful Captiva Island, Florida. The culture of Captiva Cruises, a recognized leader in the Florida ecotourism industry, is one committed to a course of action, which honors the islands’ history of conservation and legacy of environmental education.
Captiva Island, FL, US

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

This season marks a major milestone in Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s (SBDAC) history, the opening of our upper floors! Because of your generous donations and support from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs we are opening and additional gallery and multi-purpose event space, plus two classrooms, kitchen, artist dressing rooms and greenroom, and office space. Celebrate with us and take part in our wide array of dance, theater, music performances, film and art exhibitions, as well as guest lectures, workshops and educational arts programs, a truly multidisciplinary cultural experience in the historic River District in Downtown Fort Myers! Reveal your passion for enriching artistic encounters at our historic architectural gem. We welcome Chico’s as this season’s new Venue Sponsor! With captivating live performances in classical, jazz, world, and rock music and cutting-edge theatre in the Capital Gallery, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center provides unique entertainment throughout the year. Delight in paintings, sculptures and conceptual art exhibitions from local and international artists in the Grand Atrium plus independent film screenings. In addition to gallery exhibits, live performances, and film, the center hosts annual special events to benefit the Art Center and other area charities. With your patronage and contributions we can continue to provide premiere art events to Southwest Florida and its visitors. Please visit our gallery, open from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, with the exception of special events at the Art Center. Love the Arts at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center!
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL, US 33901

Lee Health Sports Complex

The Twins will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of Spring Training baseball in Lee County this year. The Lee Health Sports Complex is home to Hammond Stadium, five additional playing fields as well as the Twins Player Development Academy. It is also the home to two Twins' minor league affiliates, housing both the Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels of the Single-A Florida State League and the Rookie level Florida Complex League Twins. In addition, the complex features four state-of-the-art softball fields and annually hosts various other games and tournaments, bringing thousands of additional teams and tourists to Lee County each year. The main stadium was renamed Bill Hammond Stadium late in the 1994 spring season in honor of the Deputy County Manager who was instrumental in getting the complex built for the Twins. In November 2023, the entire complex was renamed the Lee Health Sports Complex as the Twins and Lee Health teamed up for a long-term partnership to create an extensive, long-lasting and positive impact on Southwest Florida.
Lee Health Sports Complex
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL, US 33912

Key West Express

Get away to Key West, America's Caribbean Paradise, aboard Key West Express, where getting there is half the fun! What are you waiting for? Climb aboard our sleek, clean, modern, air-conditioned high-speed ferries - Features sundecks, snack bar, cocktails, and big-screen TVs - and we'll have you there in just a few hours!
Key West Express Docks
Fort Myers Beach, FL, US

Coconut Point

Coconut Point is a picturesque outdoor mall featuring over 140 stores including Dillard’s, Target, Apple Store, Michael Kors and Barnes & Noble – all surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. From jewelry to apparel and accessories to sporting goods, we offer a variety of choices in every price range. Experience a wide range of dining options, from the elegant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and South Fork Grille, to family favorites Ted’s Montana Grill, Bice, Mereday's Brasserie, Bokampers or California Pizza Kitchen. Grab and go choices Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Panera Bread or Subway are a few of the fast casual options. Live outdoor entertainment plays regularly on the patio near Pagelli’s. Or if you decide to make it dinner and a movie our 16 screen Hollywood Theaters is available within walking distance of many of our restaurants. Coconut Point Mall is located in Estero, Florida between Naples and Fort Myers, just 15 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport and conveniently located off I-75 at exit 123 just south of Corkscrew Road on U.S. 41. Coconut Point is the place for people to gather, shop, dine, work, play, see a new film - you name it! So from the entire team at Coconut Point Mall®, we hope that you will visit us soon!
23106 Fashion Drive
Estero, FL, US

Downtown Music Walk

The River District comes alive every month with live music on 3rd Friday in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Over a dozen participating venues feature music by local and regional talent. Restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shops will showcase a wide range of music during Music Walk. From jazz and blues to rock, drums and much more. Each month will brings great music and new energy to the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers. If you plan on spending the night we recommend booking your hotel room in advance. The event will brings out thousands of music and art lovers to the River District. Organized by the River District Alliance who also manage Fort Myers Art Walk and many other downtown events. Music Walk was conceived as a sister event to the extremely popular first Friday Art Walk which brings out over 2,000 people during off-peak months!
Fort Myers, FL, US

Miromar Outlets

Features more than 140 top designer and brand name outlets with savings of up to 70% off retail prices. Find great savings on top names including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, and more.
10801 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL, US 33928



High season
Jan 15 – Apr 15
Shoulder season
Low season

Additional Information

Source Fort Myers Visitor and Convention Bureau on your RFP and let our destination experts do the work and make you shine! Learn more about qualifying for our Island Incentive Offer! Visit the Fort Myers Visitor and Convention Bureau sales team to learn more about our destination. Catch us at these upcoming shows: (shows are subject to change) FSAE Annual Conference, July 17-19, 2024, Orlando, FL, Erin Lester, ACCESSE24 Leadership Conference, July 23-25, 2024, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Betsy Bush, Smart Meetings National 3-Day Southeast, July 28-30, 2024, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Erin Lester, Destination Southeast, August 18-20, 2024, Point Clear, AL, Erin Lester, Kellen Company Managers Summit, August 20-22, 2024, Louisville, KY, Betsy Bush, Connect Association & Corporate, August 27-29, 2024, Milwaukee, WI, Betsy Bush and Lauren Hyps,, PFA Annual Conference, September 5-7, 2024, Jacksonville, FL, Candice Cocco, HPN Annual Partner Conference, September 16-19, 2024, Houston, TX, Lauren Hyps, Small Market Meetings Conference, September 25-27, 2024, St. George, UT, Candice Cocco, Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team and schedule a show appointment!