Fort Myers Florida

was established in 1886. The city gained its name after Abraham Myerse who helped to rebuilt the military fort during Seminole Wars. Thomas Edison spent more than 40 years in Fort Myers and that might be the reason why this city is based so high-culturally. Even its population is only one third compared to Cape Coral, this city still offers more job opportunities and possibilities for chosing the right activity to enjoy in one´s free time

Fort Myers is intersected with highway I-75 that connects Fort Myer to Miami, 150 miles to the south and to Tampa, 120 miles to the north. Compared to Cape Coral, Fort Myer boasts with historical downtown. This downtown will probably dissapoint lovers of history from Europe who are used to admiring more centuries old sights. You can see sculptures of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone on fountain in Centennial Park. Another visit-worthy places are Edison and Ford´s winter getaways (www.edison-ford-estate.com) where you can peep into their work-rooms. In the downtown there is also several very good restaurants and night clubs.

There is also US 41 which had been the only connection to Tampa and to Miami before highway I-75 was built. Fort Myers will impress you with many hotels, that´s why you can´t find here any houses for shorter-time renting as in Cape Coral. Most of the visitors do not stay for many days and head to Fort Myers Beach which is 15 miles to the south or to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, that are about the same mileage to the west off the city.


Fort Myers offers quite reasonable prices for accomodation but only from May to the half of December when the enterpreneurs usually take 30-60 per cent of the standard prices. The ones who is short of money can find cheaper lodging facilities at hotel chains located on the north from the city centre on US-41, or on beaches on Estero Boulevard lined with a number of hotels.


Despite Fort Myers is considered to be a historical city, you can find here several very good restaurants.

  • Liquid Café – excellent coffee, delicious cakes, sandwiches, salads, you can taste different kinds of beer in the evenings
  • Origami – great sushi
  • Cru – amazing steaks, seafood, good drinks...

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