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#MyFortMyers Stories

Discover the personal connections these residents and visitors have made with our islands, beaches and neighborhoods.

A man walks along a colorful map mural in downtown Bonita Springs

Kyle Moran

Kyle Moran, local developer, finds an escape in downtown Bonita Springs.

A woman sits at a high top table at Fort Myers Brewing Co with a flight of beer

Jen Whyte

Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Co., enjoys local craft beer.

A mom and two daughters high-five at the hole at popstroke putting course

Kara Matthews

Kara Matthews, repeat visitor, now brings her family to the Fort Myers area. 

a boat captain drives his boat through calm waters and away from a distant island

Brian Holaway

Brian Holaway, nature and photography guide, is driven by the outdoors.

A person serves food to two others at an outdoor picnic table

See David's Story

David Acevedo, artist and co-owner of Arts & Eats Café, is inspired by the landscape.

A woman wears a pink shirt and poses near baggage claim at RSW

See Evelyn's Story

Evelyn Murphy, resident and tourism ambassador, thinks Fort Myers is a hidden gem.

Rothrock, loyal visitor and foundation director

See Rex's Story

Rex Rothrock, repeat visitor and foundation director, loves to escape here.

A man paddles through the mangroves in Cape Coral

See Bryan and Diana's Story

Bryan and Diana Stockbridge of Gulf Coast Kayak relocated for Fort Myers’ natural beauty.

See What’s Happening

There are endless opportunities to make a trip to Fort Myers your own. Find the right inspiration to visit our area. 

See how our neighbors in the wild are doing.

Our most secluded islands are accessible once again.

Enjoy a warm welcome in Fort Myers.

Feels Like Home To Me

Our Destination Anthem

"Feels Like Home To Me," an anthem by BMI and songwriters Brian Sutherland and Clint Daniels, aims to foster community pride and welcome visitors with a message of inclusivity.


Experience Our Neighborhoods

From the vibrant historic River District to relaxing green spaces and family-friendly attractions, Fort Myers has everything you need for a truly fulfilling vacation.

On a still morning watching waves wash up on shore, the quietness of

Create a different kind of getaway with a journey over to North Captiva Island.

Get a glimpse into local life in Southwest Florida in this trio of neighborhoods. Explore the county’s first settlement of Alva, learn firsthand about Buckingham’s agricultural traditions and visit the relaxed community of Lehigh Acres.

Florida’s largest island off the Gulf Coast evokes a small-town ambiance where the community spirit is stronger than ever.

Located west of Fort Myers, Cape Coral is known for its 400 miles of saltwater and freshwater canals — yet the adventures you find on land are just as rewarding.

Brick-paved streets and public art add charm to the laid-back atmosphere of Fort Myer

Bird Yellow Nature Shell Factory Nature Park
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On the northern shore of the Caloosahatchee River, North Fort Myers draws you into a secluded area where nature is the star of the show.

Explore Using #MyFortMyers

Find inspiration in photos of treasured vacation memories, then start planning a trip to make your own.