It seems quite fitting to call Fort Myers the "City of Palms" while strolling through streets that are beautifully lined with royal and queen palm trees. A city known for its Gulf Coast beaches, Fort Myers remains a top vacation spot for travelers from all over. Despite the massive hurricane hits over the past few years, the population continues to grow, and favorite restaurants are still going strong.
Does a day at the beach mean flat-out sun-worshipping to you? Or do you prefer yours with a side of sunset, shells galore or a little recreation? It's hard to narrow down the choices with so many beaches, so we've listed some favorites organized by what they're best known for.
ROMANCE: Lovers Key State Park
With a name like Lovers Key, how can you go wrong? According to local legend, the name stems from its seclusion back in the 1900s, when it was accessible only by boat and determined romantics. Today it's easier to reach, and its beachside wedding gazebo furthers its reputation for amore. You can still get away from the world if you visit the northernmost stretch between Fort Myers Beach's Big Carlos Pass and the park's main entrance.