Clinging to the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, downtown Fort Myers, known today as the Historic River District, is regaining its status as a lively venue for art, history, and party. It recently completed a major renovation that has restored its brick-paved streets and vintage buildings while expanding its riverfront area.
Near the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the neighborhood boasts other historic and cultural attractions such as the Southwest Florida Museum of History, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Florida Repertory Theatre, and several art galleries.
The first Friday of each month, Art Walk fills downtown’s streets with music, art, and revelry. Music Walk happens the third Friday. Other special events such as Halloween-time Zombicon and the annual Edison Festival of Light parade in February stage downtown. Several good restaurants feed appetites with everything from modern Southern cuisine at the historic Veranda to American cuisine in a lively venue at the new Ford’s Garage.
30-45-minute drive from Sanibel Causeway