Fort Myers Travel Guide

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Fort Myers Area Map

Neighborhoods

Along the riverbank of the Caloosahatchee is Fort Myers' downtown River District. Visit the Imaginarium Science Center, which is located here. This downtown area sits next to the Edison Park Historic District, where you can find the twin residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, which is nicknamed Mangoes. Look for the rows of palm trees, which line McGregor Boulevard. The road runs along the eastern shore of the river and inspired the nickname the "City of Palms."

Right off Interstate 75 and a bit southeast of the River District is the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, a favorite for families traveling with young kids.

Fort Myers Beach sits on the southwestern coast of the city and is accessible by San Carlos Boulevard. Cape Coral, Lover's Key, Bonita Beach as well as the island of Sanibel and Captiva, are other popular beaches and are located a quick drive away. For freshwater fishing, try your luck in the Caloosahatchee River.

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