Fort Myers is a great place to visit during all times of the year, because of their warm temperatures and sunny days. Nearby Sanibel and Captiva islands offer an even wider range of places to see during your visit. Below are several accessible activities to explore during your next trip to Fort Myers, Florida.
- Dolphin Sunset Cruise
There are many boating companies that offer several different types of water tours. Check their websites or call to make sure the tour you book is accessible. Dolphin sunset cruises let you experience the beauty of the sunset on the water while watching and learning about dolphins from a trained professional.
- Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Visit this National Register Historic Site, with over 20 acres of homes, gardens, and laboratories. See the homes where Edison and Ford lived in the winter, located next door to each other. Tour the gardens which feature 1,700 plants from more than 400 species and 6 continents. Or visit the laboratory of the Edison Botanic Research Corporation, now the only location in all of Florida to be a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
- Manatee Park
This park is a non-captive, warm water refuge for Florida Manatees. You can go and watch the manatees that come to this area, the best times being during the winter months, from December to February.
- Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
This private organization features a museum, nature trails, a planetarium, and aviaries on their 105 acre site. They offer several different events such as laser shows, stargazing, and live animal presentations.
- Visit the Beach
Fort Meyers has 7 miles of coastline beaches. Many of these areas are accessible and certain locations offer beach wheelchairs. The beach sets itself apart with white sand and shallow waters. They’re also known for their wonderful seashells, and even started a National Seashell Day to celebrate them.
With all the beautiful and exciting things to do in Fort Myers, it is the perfect place to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. During the month of December, we are excited to offer 10% off Accessible Van Rentals * at our Fort Myers location. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs and are available for a day or weeks at a time. You also have peace of mind with our 24-hour emergency hotline in case of emergency.