Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Airport Inn
This hotel is just a short drive from Fort Myers Beach and Shell Factory & Nature Park, where families can ride paddleboats, meet pot-bellied pigs, and purchase shells. Back at the hotel, you can refuel with a bite at one of the dozens of nearby restaurants, or catch a movie at the upscale Bell Tower Shops mall.
- Breakfast is on the house: Your stay includes a complimentary breakfast.
- Soak up some rays swimming in the heated outdoor pool or sunbathing on one of the deck's comfy lounge chairs.
- Stay connected: Each guest room and suite offers high-speed Internet access and satellite TVs.
- Recent recognition: The hotel won a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013.
Fort Myers, Florida: Sun-soaked Beaches and Historic Homes
Tourists come to Fort Myers to parasail, swim, or just sunbathe along its dozens of beaches—the most famous being nearby Fort Myers Beach. While beaches are the main draw, there's plenty to keep you occupied further inland—take a tour of the Southwest Florida Museum of History or keep the kids occupied at the science-inspired Imaginarium.
When Henry Ford and Thomas Edison needed a break, they flew south to Fort Myers, drawn by the city's pleasant weather and attractive location along the Caloosahatchee River and the Atlantic Ocean. Today, you can tour the Edison and Ford Winter Estates to see early automobiles, exotic flowers, and one of the country's biggest banyan trees.
Rows of palm trees flank the pier near the River District in downtown Fort Myers. Here, you can savor fresh-caught seafood, or browse for knick knacks at its boutiques. Several art galleries are also scattered throughout the downtown area, housed in century-old buildings and empty seashells.