Most visitors prefer to visit Fort Myers from mid-December to May. Temperatures are in the mid-20s C and rise to 27 C from March onwards, which is a huge attraction for travellers, who want to spend their days relaxing on the beach or travelling to the nearby Sanibel and Captiva islands. The beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops, and attractions are all busy during this period, but spare rooms are rare so make sure you book well in advance. Expect to pay higher prices for flights to Fort Myers and accommodation due to this being such a popular time.
If you’re looking for a quiet holiday then avoid booking a flight to Fort Myers during March as this is when Spring Breakers flock to the town.
The months of June to August experience temperatures around 33°C and an increase of rainfall, but this doesn’t deter families who are after a summer holiday. For others the weather can be very off putting.
Budget-minded travellers should look for cheap flights to Fort Myers from September to November. Less rain, fewer families and lower temperatures are all plus’ and the chance of hurricanes leads to some hotels offering discounts.
Glorious sun, beautiful beaches, golf courses galore, and manatees — is just a few of the things which attract visitors to book flights to Fort Myers, the City of Palms.
Sanibel and Captiva are two islands off the coast of Fort Myers, connected to the mainland by a three-mile (4.8 km) toll road (you’ll need a car). Sanibel has smooth beaches on its Gulf side and shallow bays, creeks, and the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on the east side. The refuge covers 6,000 acres and is home to many animal species. It is famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations.
The Captiva Island beaches at Fort Myers have been called the most romantic in the country. Captiva Island has only the sandy beaches, shells, calm waters, and warm air. It’s the perfect place to do nothing, although sunning, walking, and fishing are also possibilities.
For something more laid back and with more moderate prices, try Fort Myers Beach. A seven-mile (11 km), white, sandy beach, it is considered one of the best family-friendly beaches in the southeast United States. Most of the action is at “Times Square,” but the rest of the island is more sedate and relaxed.
You’ll need a car to get around Fort Myers, the beaches and the surrounding attractions.
The main airport for travellers taking a flight to Fort Myers is: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
There is shuttle service to nearby hotels, and the airport’s website has postings of the shuttle schedules, taxi rates, and car rental companies.