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Introduction to SW FLorida

Sanibel named ‘best family destination’ in the country

We knew it. The rest of America is on a learning curve.In its April 2015 issue, FamilyFun magazine announced Sanibel as the "Number One Top Tourist Town in the Country" and the overall "Number One Family Tourist Attraction" winner across all categories and regions. A survey given to traveling ...

Saltwater Fishing Regs: 2014

Basic recreational saltwaterfishing regulations forstate waters of FloridaThis brief summary of regulations governs the taking of saltwater species in Florida state waters for personal use. It is not applicable to the commercial harvesting of these species. The absence of complete laws, rules ...

Fort Myers, City of Palms

Fort Myers is known as the City of Palms, but the majestic array of palm trees that line city streets only tells a piece of the overall story; Fort Myers has a unique vantage as the commercial and creative center of Southwest Florida by thriving on its storied history, all while building toward ...

Cape Coral – waterfront wonderland

The city of Cape Coral is adjacent to Fort Myers on a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee River to the east and Matlacha Pass to the west. With an area of 122 square miles, it is the state's second largest city by land mass. As of 2012, about 43 percent of the Cape was developed.The ...

Fort Myers Beach – Beaches, preserves, parks – and more!

Fort Myers Beach has plenty to offer those who live here, visit or plan a vacation.Cultural sites on the Beach include Mound House, Estero Island's oldest standing structure that sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound; and Newton Park, a beach front property and historic home rich in island ...

Sanibel & Captiva – world renowned

People come to Sanibel Island for the beaches. They come for the sea shells. They come to see the wildlife in their natural environment. They come for the fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching and the miles of bike trails.And some people wind up becoming part-time or permanent residents. ...

Matlacha and Pine Island – Step back into Old Florida

It's just a short drive from the "New" Florida of Fort Myers and Cape Coral to the "Old" Florida of Matlacha and Pine Island. "Old" Florida is the way it used to be - maybe a generation or two ago - when people lived an outdoor lifestyle: canoeing, fishing, birding, and hunting. No crowds, no ...

Lehigh Acres

Tourists visiting Southwest Florida for the season and indeed, at any time of the year, may want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and take a 30-minute ride to Lehigh Acres, a community with a small town atmosphere, but with a whopping population of more than 90,000 ...

Eden Winery offers taste of the vineyard

Update: from the Eden Winery web site:EDEN VINEYARDSSouthernmost Vineyards & Winery in the U.S.A.Eden Vineyards and Winery began operating in Florida with the planting of grapes from the test vineyards of the University of Florida, IFAS, Lakeland, Fl. in 1979.In the years since, the ...

Drivers License information

If you're from out of state and planning to stay, one of the first things you'll need to do is change your driver license to a Florida license. Plus, you'll need to get Florida tags and obtain Florida vehicle insurance.If you own a vehicle, you must register it within 10 working days of ...