Fort Myers is small, but not limited.
No other city of its size can lay a claim for being the hometown of rubber experiments of the world-famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison and the first setting for the Ford Car Dealership by Henry Ford, the world's leader of auto business.
Henry Ford took the city to his heart and you also will also like Fort Myers on your trip there. It's up to you whether to stay in cheap hotel in Fort Myers or in luxury one, we have them all at Booked.net. You can check out all hotel offers with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.
It is no surprise to Fort Myers as a provincial town that has not escaped the attention of tourists, especially in high winter season when visitors flock to Fort Myers’pedestrian-friendly downtown, spacious shopping malls and a very clean environment.
As Fort Myers stretches along the Caloosahatchee River, it is an excellent setting for aquatic activities. Thus, water-sport enthusiasts love the city because of its fishing spots, boating and swimming opportunities.
But the main tourist draw in the city is McGregor Boulevard. This landmark brought more than tourists and earned money for the city, but lifted it to the prominence of a pre-eminent destination. It happened when Thomas Edison planted royal palms along the boulevard right in front of his estate. His idea was caught on, leading to the 2,000 royal palms that line McGregor Boulevard today.
Nowadays this boulevard is the heart of the city and responsible for its reputation as ''The City of Palms''. All kinds of palm trees became a surrounding for annual Edison festival that is held in February and features a fascinating parade with fireworks.
Other attractions include;
- Butterfly Estates preserves rich collection of butterflies native to Florida
- Gulf Coast Town Center feature variety of shopping choices and beautiful architecture
- Edison and Ford Winter Estates, an open-air museum with hundreds of Edison inventions
The city's sites and attractions led to Fort Myers's reputation as the city with easy-going character. Actually, Fort Myers has had its share of tragedy with two devastating hurricanes in 1921 and 1926. Despite the loss the city re-emerged towards becoming an escape for snowbunnies.
As a top tourist destination, Fort Myers features all comforts of a big city. At Booked.net you can find all hotels in Fort Myers for comfortable stay.