by Jony Mozen
There are number of places that one is recommended to visit and Florida happens to be one of them. Fort Myers specifically is the particular county seat as well as the main commercial center of Lee county Florida. It also happens to be a major tourist destination in the state.
The city was named after the legendary Colonel Abraham Myers and it is among the first ports built along river Caloosahatchee. It was used during the war between Americans and Indians due to its strategic location, for its visibility and access to the Atlantic. The area has a tropical savannah climate with short warm winters and long humid summers. It is governed by a city council with the mayor being the head of the council.
The city lies near the Atlantic making it possible for guests to visit the beach. This particular stretch is not covered with white sand but is a bit denser and is used by a number of animals for nesting, incubating and feeding. A number of animals can be seen from the shore like the flamingoes, herons and eagles . Sometimes you can also see the turtles that have come up to the beach. There is a water plant in the area and the warm water attracts manatees in the hundreds as the come to play in the warmer waters.
One of the places you need to see while visiting are the Ford and Edison winter homes. The one previously owned by Thomas Edison goes by the name Seminole, while the one owned by Henry Ford is The Mangoes. The houses are next to each other and together have a museum and a twenty one acre botanical garden with over thousand plants. The rubber laboratory Thomas Edison used is also on the property. They are open all days of the week between nine and five.
Another must see is the Calusa Nature Center and planetarium which happens to be a private, non-profit place for environmental education . It has a planetarium, nature trail, bird and butterfly aviaries, picnic site and a museum all set on the a hundred and five acre plot of land.
The flea masters flea market is a shoppers must go to place. It has over nine hundred stalls that specialize in vintage clothes art and other random items . It also has twenty well stocked food and vegetable stands. All this on a four hundred square foot plot.
Lakes Regional Park is another of the places to go see. It is named after its main feature which is a man-made lake formed by a mine on the property . It offers great bird watching and bicycle trails as well as recreational sites and a boardwalk over the lake.
You can also charter services for recreational fishing services while staying in the area. Most companies offer shallow and deep sea fishing boat tours. Water sports can also be accessed at the beach like jet skiing, parasailing. The city is easily accessible using the southwest Florida international airport and buses run by Lee Tran. There are number of hotels which offer good accommodation services. This is definitely an experience to remember.
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