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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Open to the public since 1947, Edison Ford is a National Register Historic Site and is one of the most visited historic home sites in America. Take an inspiring journey back in time and explore the historic winter homes, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum on more than 20 acres of botanic gardens. Choose between guided and self-guided tours with audio wands. For the ultimate experience, pair your visit with a river cruise to discover the flora and fauna of the Caloosahatchee.

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True Tours

Whether you are interested in learning more about the foundation of our city, our art and architecture, or experience the hauntings of our unrest souls, True Tours’ Fort Myers walking, ghost and sightseeing tours are a must-do! The narratives of our history are the perfect mix of entertaining and informative, documented by professional historians. A special thanks to Gina Taylor, founder and owner of True Tours, for her insight on Forty Myers’ history, much of which inspired the brand story of Luminary!

A boat on the water in Fort Myers downtown area

Off the Leash Charters

Embark on a thrilling aquatic adventure with Off the Leash Charters in Fort Myers. Specializing in private fishing charters and sunset cruises, they offer unparalleled experiences for anglers of all skill levels. With expert guides and top-notch equipment, prepare for an unforgettable day on the water, reeling in trophy catches and creating lasting memories.

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J.N. “Ding” National Wildlife Refuge

This 7,600-acre wildlife refuge is home to 51 types of reptiles and amphibians, 32 mammal species, more than 230 species of birds. Paddling, hiking/biking trails, observation towers and a four-mile scenic drive all create a perfect opportunity to commune with the area’s natural inhabitants. The free visitor and education center features interactive exhibits, the work of J.N. “Ding” Darling, migratory flyways, a hands-on area for children and gift shop.

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Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

The Six Mile Cypress Slough (pronounced “sloo”) is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem with a Boardwalk trail and Interpretive Center. The cypress slough catches and slowly filters rainwater on its way towards Estero Bay. A myriad of animals like otters, alligators, turtles, wading birds, and more live at the Slough year-round. Others, like migrating birds and butterflies, use the Slough as a feeding area or a winter home.

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The Great Calusa Blueway

The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida. It attracts everyone from first-time kayakers to advanced paddlers and is home to abundant marine life, shore birds and crustaceans. Paddlers from around the world gather to explore the fabled bays, rivers, backwaters and shorelines of Southwest Florida – located right in our very own backyard!

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Spring Training

America’s Favorite Pastime is alive and well with two major franchises calling Fort Myers their Spring Training headquarters. Boston Red Sox fans can visit JetBlue Park at Fenway South, while The CenturyLink Sports Complex is home to Hammond Stadium where the Minnesota Twins and their two minor league affiliates play. Tours of the facilities can be arranged in advance, while the 7th Inning Stretch is included free with every ticket purchased!

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Beaches

So many beaches and so little time! No need to worry as finding your perfect beach is easy. While sun and surf will be sure to relax and renew the soul, you can also stay active by playing volleyball, cycling, kayaking, paddleboarding and shelling. Shell collecting is one of our most popular beach activities, and aficionados travel from all over the world to explore our shell selection.

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Local Breweries

Craft beer culture hounds will rejoice with a wonderful selection of local breweries and even a rum distillery to boot. All offer events, tours, tastings and passionate owners who create immersive experiences to keep visiting aficionados enthralled, engaged and asking for more. So pull up a barstool and let’s get this party started!