By Jackie Novak
Fort Myers
Florida
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Southern charm meets coastal beauty in the city of Fort Myers, Florida. This city, nestled in Florida’s west coast, is considered “the gateway” to beautiful Southwest Florida. It is most well-known for housing the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, which are historical sites open to tourists in the area. However, Fort Myers also has much more to offer in the way of shimmering coastline, unique cuisine, even spring training venues.

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Escapewizard.com has described the beautiful winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as must-sees in Fort Myers. The homes are situated on the magnificent Caloosahatchee River and are open daily for tours. For just a few dollars per person, you’ll be invited in to view the spectacular homes, lavish gardens and even the laboratories. Guests enjoy seeing one of America’s first ever swimming pools, the lab site in which Edison researched natural rubber, and even a 1937 Ford Coupe.

Visiting Fort Myers between October and May guarantees a special treat in the form of a delicious dish of stone crabs. Escapewizard.com recommends visiting during stone crab season to enjoy this delicacy. The sweet and succulent meat of a stone crab claw is unlike any other. It’s often been described as a cross between Maryland Blue Crab and Maine Lobster. What makes stone crabs especially unique is that, once trapped, only one claw is removed and that claw grows back within three years, making it a sustainable, renewable food source.

If you enjoy America’s favorite pastime as much as those of us at Escapewizard.com, you’ll be happy to know that Fort Myers is home to the spring training facilities for both the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins Major League baseball teams. The Red Sox can be seen at the gorgeous City of Palms Park. The park is located in downtown Fort Myers amid small pubs and shops. The field itself is true to Florida’s style with palm trees visible over the outfield fence. Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers is home to the Minnesota Twins spring training and houses five full fields.

The breathtaking beaches of this area are certain to please any vacationer. Fort Myers Beach, located on Estero Island, is just a short drive from the downtown Fort Myers area. The beach is one long stretch of pristine beauty complimented by the gentle Gulf of Mexico. It’s dotted with hotels, restaurants and casual beach bars. The island is also the best place to go in search of night life. Its well- known, glorious sunsets are best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.

Just a few more minutes south, you’ll find the famous Lovers Key State Park which has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Best Beaches.” Its blue water is peaceful and prime for fishing. Escapewizard.com encourages visitors to see this two-mile long stretch of beach, which features a boat ramp and kayaks, canoes and bicycles for rent. Lovers Key is best known for its excellent shelling.

Fort Myers, and all that it has to offer, is calling your name. Book your trip with Escapewizard.com today. No matter your pleasure, Fort Myers has it. A sunset walks on the beach, a steaming plate of stone crabs, a day at the ballpark or a little bit of history can all be enjoyed in Fort Myers, Florida.
Hotels in Fort Myers
By Chrystyne Jackson
Homewood Suites by Hilton
5255 Big Pine Way, Fort Myers, FL
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When visiting Ft. Myers, the Homewood Suites by Hilton are a wonderful choice of accommodations. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, the hotel is easily reached by car, taxi or hotel courtesy bus. Check in times begin at 3 p.m.

Homewood Suites offers a selection of comfortable two room suites featuring both living and sleeping areas. The bedrooms come with either one king size bed or two queen size beds. The living areas are complete with a fully equipped kitchen, including a full size refrigerator, microwave, stove and dishwasher. There are remote control televisions in each room, as well as complimentary high speed internet service. For those with children there are children’s videos available for rental, cribs and high chairs. Dogs and cats up to 75 pounds are welcome at an additional fee.

The hotel provides a number of outstanding amenities. There is a complimentary breakfast and beverage area, as well as a snack shop and on site convenience store. A gift shop offers items to commemorate your stay. There is a coin laundry, as well as laundry/valet service available. For those who like to stay physically active, there is a fitness room offering cardio equipment and free weights, a beautiful outdoor pool, and basketball. Homewood Suites is close to nearby attractions including; the Gulf of Mexico beaches, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Everglades Day Safari, and Sunsplash Family Waterpark. If you enjoy shopping there are various malls nearby. And for baseball fans Ft.  Myers is the home to the spring training camps for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

End your stay with a checkout time of 12 p.m. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just check this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Fort Myers
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, FL
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The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel is only one mile from the South West Florida International Airport and close to many local attractions. A complimentary shuttle is available 24 hours a day to take you anywhere within a five mile radius, including a pick up from the airport. This hotel is close to many corporate offices, including less than half a mile from the Coca Cola building. Also nearby are the Florida Gulf Coast University and the Miromar Factory Outlet Mall. Downtown Fort Meyers is just fifteen miles away, ready for you to explore, and you can walk to the Gulf Coast Town Center to eat out or do some shopping.

This hotel was designed with convenience and comfort in mind. The Business Center is open 24 hours a day, as is the Pavilion Pantry® convenience store, the perfect place to pick up snacks, magazines, or an extra toothbrush. Meeting rooms are available, along with audio/visual equipment rental. Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel. If you are looking to kick back instead of or after working, you can head to the fitness center to fit in a workout, or enjoy the indoor pool and whirlpool.

This Hilton Garden Inn also offers a great dining option. The Great American Grill restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Enjoy all of your favorites, freshly made. You can also head to Miller's Ale House, Outback Steak House, or Islamorada Fish Co., all located nearby.

Guest rooms are available with one king or two queen beds, while suites offer two king beds, a separate living area and a sofa bed. A microwave and mini-fridge are provided for your convenience. You can sit back and enjoy watching the flat screen television with complimentary HBO.

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