Tired of the traditional Florida getaways? Interested in a less conventional vacation in The Sunshine State? Well, why not check out Ft. Myers, one of Florida's soft-spoken beach towns that provides world-class fun!
Don't wait around for great deals to pass you by. Book your plane tickets, hop in a rental car in Ft. Myers, and start exploring this Southeastern paradise.
Life's a Beach
If you're in Ft. Myers - established in 1886 - chances are you love their surf. So why not put that Ft. Myers car rental to good use and check out the city's best of the best?
The remote beaches of Lovers Key State Park were once only accessible by boat, but today, the park's four islands, white sands and beautiful hikes can be driven to from town in a snap. Water lovers will likely squeal with delight at the number of marine residents at the park. Wild bottlenose dolphins and West Indian manatees both make their home in the coastal waters, and cute marsh rabbits and majestic bald eagles reside in and around the park's interior.
For long walks on the beach, head your rental car in the direction of Ft. Myers Beach. Heralded by many as the best place in town to watch the sunset, the expansive swaths of sand found here are nothing short of divine. No wonder more than 62,000 people call this city home!
Although most visitors don't think of conservation or preservation when they hear the word, "estate," Ft. Myers has turned several of its largest homes into some of Florida's finest historic and natural offerings. While you can't visit all of the magnificent homes that are found in and around Ft. Myer's 40 square miles, you should at least see the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Here, you'll step back in time to the early 1920s, when both infamous men were in their heyday. You can tour Edison's Botanic Research Laboratory or explore the early 20th century rooms of his den and library. If Ford is more up your alley, visit his winter estate, where classic wall paper, intricate fireplaces, and polished pianos exude Henry's wealth and fine taste.
For a change of pace, use your Ft. Myers car rental to head to the River District to visit The Butterfly Estates. Historic homes here provide ample space for the winged jewels to flutter about, and the botanic gardens give you the perfect excuse to literally stop and smell the roses. Created to educate the public about butterflies as well as relieve stress, the renovated estates are a true gem of Ft. Myers.
Take a drive south along Florida’s scenic west coast to Fort Myers and discover one of the state’s most beautiful locales. From world-class museums to a leisurely day at the beach, Thrifty’s Fort Myers car rentals are the perfect accessory for any adventure.
Choose from our lineup of vehicles, including Compact cars, Full-size SUVs, Minivans, and even luxury sedans. Then book your Fort Myers car rental online where you’ll always get the lowest rate, guaranteed. And if you’re a frequent renter, be sure to sign up for the Blue Chip Express Rental Program®, which gives you one free day with a rental car for every 16 days your rent from Thrifty, plus faster counter service so you can get on the road in no time.
With your Fort Myers rental car keys in hand, all you have to do is slip behind the wheel and watch as this amazing city unfolds before you. Some wonderful stopping points along the way include:
- Seminole Lodge & The Mangoes. The winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sit adjacent to one another and feature tours of the homes, a historical museum and botanical gardens on a breathtaking 17-acre riverfront estate.
- Imaginarium Hands-on Museum. If you’re traveling with little ones, don’t miss this fun-filled, interactive museum. Educational and entertaining, it allows kids of all ages an up-close-and-personal experience with many of Florida’s most intriguing creatures.
- Beaches. With an average annual temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, dipping your toes into the Atlantic’s warm waters is a year-round possibility. From shelling at Boca Grande and dolphin watching at North Captiva Island, to the lively boardwalk and soft sand beaches of Bonita Beach – just pack your Fort Myers car rental with plenty of towels, swimsuits, sunscreen and beach toys and you’re sure to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun.
- Golf. If “a good walk spoiled” is just what you’re after, you’ll find plenty of golf courses to indulge your passion for the game. Just put your favorite clubs in the trunk of one of our Fort Myers rental cars and make haste to one of the area’s 50 golf courses (Note: Golfview Golf & Racquet Club and the Fort Myers Country Club are two of the best spots for non-locals.).
With Thrifty’s Fort Myers rental cars and spectacular daily rates, an unforgettable, affordable vacation awaits. Book your car online and start planning your next trip today.