Thomas Edison spent his winters here and operated a laboratory. His next door neighbor was Henry Ford. With such famous residents, it's no wonder that Fort Myers
sports a fascinating Downtown Historic District.
Walk in the footsteps of these forward-thinking giants after renting your Fort Myers apartment, where history echoes on the salty ocean breeze. Be sure to take a walking tour to learn more about this unique neighborhood, which features not only on modern history, but prehistoric history as well -- a 12-foot giant sloth was discovered here.
Of course, this is Florida at its finest -- palm trees, egrets and pelicans (you might even spot a peacock or two), boating and fishing, and fantastic water views. Visit Centennial Park, where you'll find boat docks, a volleyball court, a playground, and fishing docks along the Caloosahatchee River. Spend time at the Harborside Event Center attending boat shows, home shows, live music concerts, and more. Catch a performance at the Florida Repertory Theatre, or have drinks and enjoy the balmy breeze at the Sky Bar rooftop lounge, part of the Firestone.
Be sure to travel the 15 miles or so to Sanibel and Captiva Islands -- Sanibel Island is famous for its shelling as well as its wildlife. Fantastic beaches provide endless beachcombing, swimming, paddle-boarding, fishing, and boating opportunities.