Fort Myers is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat and major commercial center for Lee County. Two cities make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area, one is Fort Myers and the other is Cape Coral. This casual town offers great weather, entertainment, and a downtown area known as the River District. The River District is the downtown business district that stretches for miles along the Caloosahatchee River.
The largest employers with office space or other facilities Fort Meyers and Lee County are Lee Memorial Health Systems, Lee County School District, Publix Super Markets, Lee County Administration, Wal-Mart, Target, Florida Gulf Coast University, Comcast, Lowe’s, South Seas Luxury Resorts, CenturyLink, and Bank of America.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in the Fort Meyers area. Some of the more unique attractions are the winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes). These popular state tourist attractions are located on McGregor Boulevard. Other options include the 105-acre Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. This private environmental education organization offers a museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop, and meeting and picnic areas. Dining options in Fort Myers includes Ford’s Garage, The Morgan House, Twisted Vine Bistro, The Edison, Joe’s Crab Shack, and French Connection Café. The Veranda Restaurant is a traditional and elegant eatery that serves an array of delicious meat and fresh fish dishes.
The nearest major airport to Fort Meyers is Southwest Florida International Airport, featuring international and domestic flights within 18 miles of the city center. Interstate 75 run through Fort Myers providing excellent commuter access to the surrounding areas and to the north and south of the east coast.