Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of Fort Myers

The area's museums and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Fort Myers. This cosmopolitan city is known for its baseball games, beaches and gardens. Take in top local attractions like Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Imaginarium Hands - On Museum. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Fort Myers

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Fort Myers a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Butterfly Estates (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Fort Myers Country Club (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • El Rio Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Hunters Run Executive Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Fort Myers

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 92°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fort Myers

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fort Myers is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manatee Park (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Lovers Key State Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Barefoot Beach (23.8 mi / 38.2 km)
  • Centennial Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Dunbar Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Fort Myers

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 20.6 mi (33.1 km) away.

Where to stay near Fort Myers?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 8,128 house rentals near Fort Myers. From 3,467 Houses to 3,547 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fort Myers is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Fort Myers?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fort Myers:

  • Pelican Preserve: 48 vacation rentals
  • Heritage Palms: 26 vacation rentals
  • Altamont Manor: 45 vacation rentals
  • Majestic Palms: 143 vacation rentals
  • River District: 76 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Fort Myers?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Fort Myers. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club: 9,094 home rentals
  • Legends Golf and Country Club: 9,075 home rentals
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center: 8,547 home rentals
  • Fort Myers Country Club: 7,683 home rentals
  • JetBlue Park at Fenway South: 7,604 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fort Myers listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fort Myers?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,467 Houses in Fort Myers. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fort Myers include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,547 lodging choices
  • Villas: 646 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 144 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fort Myers?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,615 vacation homes with pool available in Fort Myers.

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