Affordable Vacation Activities in Fort Myers Beach!

Family beach vacations can be expensive. The larger the family, the more money you often find yourself shelling out for fun experiences. But that’s how family holidays are, right? Wrong! Fort Myers Beach offers an abundance of free family-friendly activities. These kid-friendly and budget-approved ideas are a way for the family to enjoy an affordable […]

Family-Friendly IMAG Museum Offers History and Science for All Ages

Family-Friendly IMAG Museum Offers History and Science for All Ages

If you visited the Imaginarium in the past, it’s time for a return visit. The Imaginarium and the Southwest Florida Museum of History combined earlier this year. The newly named IMAG Science and History Center features everything from Fort Myers history to a megalodon fossil. It’s truly a multigenerational experience. Exhibits that Appeal to Kids […]

How Fort Myers Got Its Name

First Street before it was paved - Fort Myers, Florida. ca 1910. Black & white photograph, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

Fort Myers: Talk about a wedding gift! How about having a fort named after you? In 1850, General David. E. Twiggs was commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa when he was put in charge of a fort on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida. Working under him was Abraham Charles Myers, who was born in […]

Why You Need to Spend a Day at the Southwest Florida Military Museum

Southwest Florida Military Museum

America has been built from the sacrifices and dedication of our military, and the Southwest Florida Military Museum stands to honor those sacrifices. Located only 20 minutes from Fort Myers Beach, the museum houses many artifacts from wars dating all the way back to the Revolution and educates its visitors about the true meaning of […]

The Koreshan State Historic Site is the Best for Learning and Fun

Koreshan State Historic Site

Located just a short drive from Fort Myers Beach is Koreshan State Historic Site, a former utopia for a colony of religious Koreshans that can now be visited throughout the year. Along with many historic buildings and beautiful foliage from around the world, guests can also partake in many outdoor activities on the property. It’s […]

Take In the Best of the Local Art Scene at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is a multicultural arts venue in Fort Myers that features a constantly-rotating bill of performances and exhibitions from a wide range of contemporary musicians, painters and sculptors. The main exhibition and performance space in the Center comprises 8,000 square feet on the building’s ground floor and has played […]

Visit the Mangoes: Henry Ford’s winter home

Summer fun on Fort Myers Beach!

The natural beauty and mild climate of Fort Myers makes it a very appealing winter retreat for those looking to escape the harsh northern winters. It’s not uncommon for visitors to set down roots in the area once they realize how much Fort Myers has to offer. Henry Ford was one of the earliest winter […]

History Abounds in the City of Fort Myers

Summer fun on Fort Myers Beach!

History abounds in the city of Fort Myers. There are many wonderful things about the city of Fort Myers and the history of this great city dates back hundreds of years. Check out great historical sites, nature preserves, museums, and much more throughout the city of Fort Myers and the nearby areas. Southwest Florida Museum […]