Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. The city is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA, the other being Cape Coral. It is located along the shady, moss-draped shores of the Caloosahatchee River.
Fort Myers is known as the "City of Palms" for its palm-lined streets. The major attractions are the homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, which are separated by a fence called "The Friendship Gate." The annual Edison Festival of Light Pageant celebrates the inventor's contributions to the city. For beach-goers, Fort Myers' beaches have a laid-back feel and act as a gateway to several islands, including Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Things to See & Do
* Edison and Ford Winter Estates museum
* Minnesota Twins Spring Training
* Boston Red Sox Spring Training
* Sanibel Lighthouse
* Fort Myers Beaches
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 82.4 km²
Population – 69,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – The river port is located at the downtown Fort Myers Yacht Basin, between the two U.S. 41 bridges on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River.
Transport Links – Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located southeast of the city in South Fort Myers, near Gateway and Lehigh Acres.