Where am I talking about? Southwest Florida. Home to Fort Myers (NOT Meyers! *Sigh* Feels good to get that off my chest), Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Sanibel Island, Estero, Naples, and Marco Island, just to name a few. A place I called home for three years. A place where you can find some of the nicest beaches in the country. A place where the average high temperature in December is 77° and in January is 75°. A place that is too often overlooked as a destination for a tropical getaway.
I moved there in 2010 and lived in the city of Fort Myers. My place was about 10-15 minutes from the beach (without traffic). Southwest Florida is a great place to go to for a vacation. And the best part - there is something for everyone.
Fort Myers Beach: This is where you go for the party. It's a popular spring break destination and where most families go - if they're staying in Fort Myers (yes, Fort Myers Beach is actually the name of a town. Completely separate from Fort Myers). The town is on Estero Island. It's the only town on the island and you'll find a different atmosphere depending on where you are on it. At certain parts of the island, the beach has a party atmosphere. Other parts have more of a family atmosphere. The southern part of the island has more of a relaxed feel. If you plan on spending a lot of time in FMB, I'd recommend staying there because traffic can be a pain to deal with going to the island.