You may have planned your visit to the Fort Myers area because of the warm sunshine and beaches, but so many fantastic things to do are close by. Day trips can make worthwhile detours.
You are only a short trip away from one of the most unusual and amazing destinations on Earth when you visit the greater Fort Myers and Lee County area.
An easy day trip and just hours from Fort Myers are the amazing Everglades and Everglades National Park. These subtropical wetlands are unique among the ecosystems in the world with an interwoven series of marshes and prairies that cover about a third of the southern Florida peninsula. The Everglades are home to more than 400 species of land and water animals, including the American alligator and American crocodile. There’s no doubt that a day trip to the Everglades will leave everyone in your travel party with a new appreciation for nature’s beauty.
History buffs can dabble in Old Florida thanks to a variety of places that offer a glimpse back in time. If you are interested in learning more about the history and culture of the Seminole people or early settlers of Southwest Florida you will find it all a short drive from the beach.
Looking for a taste of the tropics? You can be in Key West by noon to explore the southernmost point in the United States. Return the same day or stay a night or two!
Close to Fort Myers
How does getting within inches of lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!), or take in some of the finest collections of art in Florida sound? A day trip to the Naples Zoo, Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary or the Ringling Museum can provide kids (and adults) with a much needed break from the sun and sand.
Whatever interests you, you will be happy you planned a day trip to one of the nation’s top hidden treasures. In fact, the hidden gems that are day trips from Fort Myers make for memories, no matter which route you choose.