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Fort Myers Visitors Guide

Fort Myers Visitors Guide

Fort Myers Boat Show Overview

The 2023 Fort Myers Boat Show is right around the corner kicking off January 5-8, at Centennial Park along the picturesque Caloosahatchee River. This exceptional event is home to one of the largest line-ups of boats on the west coast of Florida every year. Vendors from around the area display both new and brokerage boats along with a large display of fishing accessories, services, and boating information.

If you are from out of the area and plan to visit the show, we’re hoping our Fort Myers visitors guide will be beneficial for your stay on the west coast. Experience Fort Myer’s stunning scenery, endless family-friendly attractions, top-rated restaurants, and the rich history this city has to offer. This area offers something for everyone. Check out our guide below for the best places to see and visit while in the area for the Fort Myers Boat Show.

Places to Stay | Fort Myers Visitor Guide

If you are from out of the area and plan to attend the show, don’t rush your visit. Turn this event into a mini-vacation and explore everything Fort Myers has to offer. Our Fort Myers visitors guide displays the highest-rated hotels in the area for you to choose from. The best part of all, they are all within five miles of the boat show location.


3-Star: The Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast (0.5 miles)

Nestled between the Edison-Ford Winter Estate and the Old Fort Myers Downtown area. Walking distance to the Caloosahatchee River, Centennial Park, and many restaurants. The Inn has off-street parking and central air conditioning. The Hibiscus House bed and breakfast welcomes well-supervised children 5 years and older, and is a non-smoking facility.


4- Star: Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral (4.1 miles)

Featuring modern rooms offering free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. Plus, balconies, desks, minifridges, and coffeemakers. Some rooms come with pull-out sofas, as do suites, which also offer living areas and microwaves.


3-Star: Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Colonial Blvd (4.4 miles)

Relax in comfort in these vibrant down-to-earth rooms only 4 miles from the River District, close to I-75, and near plenty of casual restaurants. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center, a patio with fire pits and BBQ grills, and more. The hotel offers free Wi-FI and welcomes pets as well.

3-Star: Best Western Fort Myers Waterfront (3.1 miles)

Set on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, this relaxed hotel is 2 miles from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates museum, and 3 miles from the IMAG History & Science Center. Warmly decorated rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and microwaves, plus tea and coffeemakers. Some have balconies with river views.

Top-Rated Activities & Attractions | Fort Myers Visitor Guide

Turn your boat show visit into a Southwest Florida experience by visiting top-rated attractions and activities in the Fort Myers area. Our Fort Myers Visitors Guide displays the area’s raved-about hot spots you don’t want to miss.


Edison & Ford Winter Estates (0.8 Miles)

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates are one of the most visited attractions in the Fort Myers area. These estates were home to the Edison and Ford families back in the early 1900s. Explore and tour 21 acres of botanical gardens, historical buildings, research labs, and the estate of two families who help put Fort Myers on the map.

IMAG History & Science Center (1.2 Miles)

This science center is a family favorite with engaging things to do with kids. The IMAG science center is a hands-on aquarium where you can interact with all kinds of marine life, view exhibits of dinosaur fossils, enjoy over 60 interactive STEM exhibits, and view daily live shows that kids won’t be able to get enough of. If you are traveling to the Fort Myers area with children, this is a must for your bucket list.

Edison Mall (3.1 Miles)

Spend a day shopping in the Fort Myers/Naples areas only enclosed and climate-controlled shopping center. The Edison Mall is home to over 160 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options.

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (8.2 Miles)

For the adventure seekers, this 3,500 arce park of wetland habitat is a local favorite; featuring a butterfly garden, boardwalk trails, and plenty of wildlife sightings.  The park is open daily from 8 am to sunset daily and free guided walks are offered.

Top Dining Hot Spots | Fort Myers Visitor Guide

Fort Myers has many great dining options, but don’t just settle for ordinary. Our Fort Myers Visitors Guide displays restaurants rated 4.3 stars and higher. Visit these restaurants that prove to be Fort Myer’s best in dining.


4.3 Star Rated | Pinchers Restaurant | (0.9 miles)

Local seafood joint that serves up the best crab dishes, fried fish, and other seafood favorites.

4.4 Star Rated | King’s Kitchen | (0.6 miles)

Rustic setting dishing up international comfort food in a laid-back environment.

4.5 Star Rated | Bruno’s of Brooklyn – Italian Eatery | (0.4 miles)

Casual, family-owned eatery focusing on Sicilian-inspired recipes

4.5 Star Rated | Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza | (0.3 miles)

This jazz-age-inspired joint serves up some of the best coal-fired pizza in the area. Plus, if you’re not in the mood for pizza, they have Italian favorites that will not disappoint.

4.6 Star Rated | Farmers Market Restaurant| (1.8 miles)

If you’re in the mood for southern comfort food, the Farmers Market Restaurant delivers southern staples made with fresh local ingredients.

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