There’s a #MyFortMyers Story for Everyone
Memories worth sharing come naturally throughout Fort Myers’ islands, beaches and neighborhoods. Hop between secluded barrier islands, get lost in nature, explore a historical downtown, or enjoy a cold craft beer. Many residents and visitors are passionate about our area. Read their stories to learn why they love Fort Myers, then plan a visit of your own.
Discover the personal connections these residents and visitors have made with our islands, beaches and neighborhoods.
Kyle Moran, local developer, finds an escape in downtown Bonita Springs.
Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Co., enjoys local craft beer.
Kara Matthews, repeat visitor, now brings her family to the Fort Myers area.
Brian Holaway, nature and photography guide, is driven by the outdoors.
See David's Story
David Acevedo, artist and co-owner of Arts & Eats Café, is inspired by the landscape.
See Evelyn's Story
Evelyn Murphy, resident and tourism ambassador, thinks Fort Myers is a hidden gem.
See Rex's Story
Rex Rothrock, repeat visitor and foundation director, loves to escape here.
See Bryan and Diana's Story
Bryan and Diana Stockbridge of Gulf Coast Kayak relocated for Fort Myers’ natural beauty.
Experience Our Neighborhoods
As communities throughout our islands, beaches and neighborhoods continue rebuilding, we’re showing what resilience is all about.
On a still morning watching waves wash up on shore, the quietness of
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.
Locals may say “Bonita Springs Estero” all in one breath, but it’s worth getting to know each of these neighborhoods all on their own.
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.
Buzzing with activity from morning through the night, downtown Fort Myers River District is a vital part of our story. Locals love to gather here, and visitors are drawn to the charming brick-paved roads framed by palm trees.
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.
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Find inspiration in photos of treasured vacation memories, then start planning a trip to make your own.