The City of Palms – Ft. Myers, FL
By Diana Hansen. Previously published in the 2015 Winter Issue.
Feel cabin fever sneak in with colder winter weather? Desire a journey to usher in holiday cheer? Crave warm sun and white, sandy beaches but countless travel destination choices look daunting?
Consider Ft. Myers, FL, for your next trip. Known as the City of Palms and one of the first forts built along Caloosahatchee River, discover wonderful ways to spend your vacation time! Spanish Colonial allure provides a romantic ambiance with beige and bright pastel architectural wonders. Deep-sea fishing lures many visitors to Ft. Myers. Gorgeous emerald golf courses abound. Finish that round of golf and head out for some fun in the sun. Exquisite white sand beaches beckon. Islands along the Gulf Coast portray another attraction with many events.
Ft. Myers’ downtown waterfront redevelopment efforts add to the excitement. Restaurants offer diverse cuisine. Arts and culture fan? Downtown galleries show their flair for colorful polarity from traditional to eccentric—whatever your taste and style. Follow the holiday season into the New Year made especially bright with the annual Edison Festival of Light in January and February 2015. Come experience a science and inventor’s fair, Thomas Edison’s birthday party, craft shows and parade celebration are among the many activities available. Wonder where America’s elite spent the colder months in years gone by? Tour the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. ArtFest Ft. Myers takes place the first week of February 2015.
Retail and clubs offer both daytime shopping sprees and glittery nights on the town. Sports fans can arrive right in time for Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training. Spring into action and enjoy beaches with a baseball bonus!
Whether you seek to escape a cold climate or simply want a travel adventure, Ft. Myers offers such a wonderful time, you might decide to stay!
Pelican Preserve is located in Fort Meyers and is a 55+ active community featuring a newly renovated 70,000 square foot town center.