Downtown Historic District
The heart of Fort Myers, the Downtown Historic District radiates old Florida charm. Brimming with preserved 19th-century buildings, this neighborhood feels worlds away from high-rise resorts and beach crowds. Walk along brick-paved streets and admire ornate, iron-wrapped storefronts that now house trendy shops, cafes, and art galleries. History buffs will especially appreciate the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, where you can tour Thomas Edison’s botanic laboratory and take in presentations at the museum. This area is also home to the Arcade Theater and Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, making it a prime spot to catch a play or musical performance.
Dean Park has a laid-back feel that belies its central location, with bungalows and shade trees lending small-town appeal. The neighborhood centers around a city park of the same name, which contains a playground, ball fields, tennis courts, and walking paths perfect for an afternoon stroll. Dean Park also puts you close to shopping at the Bell Tower Shops and a short drive from Dunn Creek Nature Preserve. After exploring, unwind at a neighborhood joint likeindustry+ for craft beers and tasty eats.
East Fort Myers
East Fort Myers radiates a dynamic, creative spirit, with an emerging arts scene anchored by the River District. This redeveloped area along the waterfront has no shortage of murals, indie galleries, studios, and public art installations to admire during your visit. The neighborhood also provides easy access to the Caloosahatchee River. Book a kayak tour or simply take in the views during a leisurely walk across the bridge. History aficionados will also appreciate nearby attractions like the IMAG History & Science Center, while families can enjoy parks.
Fort Myers Beach
Of course, no visit to Fort Myers is complete without some time at the beach! Located on picturesque Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach charms with retro vibes, beach cottages, and a lively Times Square area. Here you’ll find open-air bars and seafood restaurants dishing up fresh grouper sandwiches. When you’re ready to hit the sand, the beach offers gentle surf and stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Rent everything from umbrellas to jet skis nearby, or simply bask in the sunshine. It’s easy to reach Fort Myers Beach from anywhere in the area with Party Bus Company!
Iona – McGregor
Charming Iona-McGregor offers a serene escape from the city bustle. Lush greenery abounds thanks to conservation areas like the Iona Cove and Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves. You’ll also find custom homes tucked amidst towering banyan trees. If you visit around Christmas, don’t miss the renowned Edison Festival of Light and Holiday Parade, illuminating the neighborhood in twinkling splendor. Other attractions include Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for learning about wildlife. Unwind at eateries like Chalo’s Tacos or Fine Folk Coffee.
Central Fort Myers
Centrally located between Downtown and McGregor Boulevard, Central Fort Myers combines suburban living with easy access to urban attractions. Here you’ll find attractions like JetBlue Park, spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. Local neighborhood parks offer outdoor recreation opportunities, while stores and restaurants line busy corridors. Central Fort Myers puts you close to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and Imaginarium Science Center too. Stay at hotels near the airport or bus to a beachside resort – either way, you’re well connected.
Stretching across Fort Myers, Colonial Boulevard boasts a diverse array of shopping centers, chain restaurants, and hotels to accommodate your group. Find big box stores at the Forum, upscale chains at the Mercato, and outlet bargains at the Edison Mall. Satisfy all appetites with cuisines from barbecue to sushi. When it’s time to relax, hotels ranging from comfortable Best Westerns to luxurious Westins await. Located near I-75, Colonial Boulevard provides easy access to attractions across the city.
Escape to charming Alva, a rural community along the Caloosahatchee River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this area transports you back to old Florida with historic general stores and pioneering homesteads. The rustic Alva County Store is especially iconic, dishing up biscuits and gravy since 1888! Outdoor lovers can explore conservation areas for hiking, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. You’ll feel worlds away from city life, yet Alva lies just a short drive north.
Located east of I-75, the Gateway community provides easy access to Fort Myers’ attractions. This area contains a diverse mix of residential subdivisions, businesses, and natural spaces. Shop at local favorites like Sun Harvest Citrus and Sweet Magnolia Organic Nursery, or national chains from Sam’s Club to Home Depot. When it’s time for fun, head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Escape Fort Myers, or Popstroke mini golf designed by Tiger Woods. Gateway’s central location also puts you close to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and nearby conservation parks.
North Fort Myers
Situated along the Caloosahatchee River, North Fort Myers offers outdoor recreation and small-town living. Book a kayak or airboat tour to explore the waterways and wildlife. Soak in views of the river during a stroll along Bayshore Linear Park. North Fort Myers is also home to historic attractions like the Garnier Post Office Museum, Railroad Museum of South Florida, and Koreshan State Historic Site. After a day of exploring, recharge at low-key local eateries and coffee shops in charming downtown, or at chains along US-41.
Book a Bus With Us
Each Fort Myers neighborhood offers something unique, from beaches and shopping to history and culture. Trust Fort Myers Party Bus Company to provide efficient transportation between these districts and attractions. Our charter buses and knowledgeable team simplify group travel across Fort Myers. Call 239-288-0558 to request a quote and reserve your bus today!