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Fort Myers
Travel Planning
Fort Myers

Fort Myers at a Glance

The near-tropical climate of Fort Myers, Fla., makes it a wonderful travel destination throughout the year. The warm, humid Gulf breezes are a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts, so get ready to visit the beach to scavenge seashells, trek on the city’s numerous bike trails, shop your heart out at plenty of boutique stores and sample some of the South’s finest cuisine. Baseball lovers shrug off the winter blues because Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training, plus it's within driving distance of numerous additional ball parks. Other popular attractions include the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the Butterfly Estates butterfly conservatory and the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

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High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Southwest Florida International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

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      5,717 miles
      Estimated Drive Time
      104 hour(s)
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Fort Myers enjoys warm, dry winters, but has hot and muggy summers. Summer thunderstorms are a daily event and the area is occasionally hit with tropical storms and hurricanes.

      Safety Concerns Fort Myers has above average crime rates. Keep safe by keeping valuables out of plain view and avoiding dark and desolate places at night.

      Health Concerns: Fort Myers doesn't pose a great threat to visitors' health. Nevertheless, stay well by hand washing and practicing good hygiene.