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Fort Myers Travel Guide

Why You Should Visit Fort Myers

Towering tropical fruit trees. Shell-strewn sugary white beaches. Incredible deep-sea fishing. Fort Myers is known for its easy access to natural resources, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Everglades. But there are many more reasons, from pristine golf courses to heralded boutiques, to visit Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.

When to Visit Fort Myers

The best times to visit Fort Myers are after hurricane season and during the stone crab harvest. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30; stone crabs, a local delicacy, are harvested from October 15 to May 15. With these dates in mind, you'll want to consider a trip between mid-fall and late spring.

Average Fort Myers Weather

Fort Myers has a “tropical savanna” climate. Its nine-month stretch of pleasant, sunny, and dry weather is punctuated by a hot, rainy summer. If you visit Fort Myers between June and September, you’ll also see thunderstorms most afternoons; some bring dangerous lightning—which Floridians take seriously.