Why is Fort Myers named Fort Myers?

Fort Myers was built along the Caloosahatchee River as one of the first bases of operations during the Seminole Indian Wars. Fort Myers was named in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers, the son-in-law of the commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa. The fort was abandoned in 1858 and reoccupied by Federal troops from 1863-1865.

10 Places with the Best Fishing in Florida – And None of Them is Destin!

You’ll often hear us say that Destin is the place to go fishing, but not this time. We’re going to look past the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and do justice to some of the other places with the best fishing in Florida. These spots are all about big fish, tasty dinner, and great outdoors. Plus, they’re a short drive from…

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Local Roots Farmers Markets

Celebrate Southwest Florida’s delicious and locally sourced food by visiting one of Local Roots Farmers Markets! As four of the area’s largest markets, each of these one-of-a-kind shopping destinations offer a unique opportunity to purchase local treasures, including garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, agricultural products, artisan products and other commodities. Stay for lunch, take…

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Local Roots Farmers Markets

Celebrate Southwest Florida’s delicious and locally sourced food by visiting one of Local Roots Farmers Markets! As four of the area’s largest markets, each of these one-of-a-kind shopping destinations offer a unique opportunity to purchase local treasures, including garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, agricultural products, artisan products and other commodities. Stay for lunch, take…

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Manatee Springs- Where manatees are the snowbird vacationers in these balmy Florida springs.

Manatees swim into the Gulf of Mexico and into Florida’s many springs in search of warmer climes during the winter months. The water in the springs remains a warm 72º F, making them the perfect place for manatees to wait out the winter. The river bottom is covered in grassy kelp, a manatee’s favorite dish. Other native…

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A Night at the Museum, Fort Myers Style

Museums hold the keys to many mysteries and are one of the best ways to really discover any area you visit. The museums you’ll find in Fort Myers vary widely in content and activities. Most are not quiet, buttoned-up spaces but more interactive and adventurous. Take for example the Imaginarium where you can stand in a wind…

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