Escape to paradise on Florida’s west coast with a trip to Fort Myers. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, “The City of Palms” began as a small farming settlement on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. In less than 100 years, it became one of the most popular winter retreats in the country. Today, the city has everything you want for a relaxing vacation--white-sand beaches, warm water, and a vibrant downtown area that has plenty for you to do.
From RSW to Fort Myers
When you arrive at Fort Myers, you’ll land at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), only 16 miles from the city center. Book a car rental in Fort Myers before your arrival and pick it up at the ground level of the parking garage. From there, hop on I-75 and drive 16 miles north for a beautiful vacation near the Gulf.
Use your Fort Myers car rental to explore some of the surrounding cities. Head about 40 miles south to explore Naples and relax on the sand of Vanderbilt Beach. Continue south on U.S. Highway 41 to check out the amazing beaches on Marco Island and go for an once-in-a-lifetime fishing excursion. If you want to experience the wildness of Florida, get back on I-75 and steer east to witness the raw beauty of the Everglades. Hop on an airboat tour and take the ride of your life through the swamps. Keep an eye out for the alligators that inhabit the area.
Explore Fort Myers
The Gulf Coast of Florida has a lot to offer, and Travelocity can help get you there. Search our list of affordable flights to Fort Myers and deals on hotels to find the best accommodations for your journey to the South. Best of all, a cheap rental car in Fort Myers will help you see everything at a moment’s notice.