Fort Myers Issues Recovery Update

Visit Fort Myers has issued a release announcing that the area is recovering and rebuilding from the impact of Hurricane Ian, the Category 4 hurricane that hit the Southwest Florida on 28SEP.

Fort Myers - Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods include Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Matlacha, Boca Grande & Outer Islands, North Fort Myers, Alva, Buckingham and Lehigh Acres.

For more information about the destination, visit

For information about accommodations and attractions that are currently open, please go to

As information is rapidly changing and there may be limited availability, the tourism authority recommends checking hours, and amenities with the individual businesses on their status.

Sanibel Island Causeway Re-opens Ahead of Schedule

In Shellcast, the podcast of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith and John Lai, president, and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, talk about the 19OCT reopening of the Sanibel Causeway, restoring access to residents and construction crews just three weeks after Hurricane Ian.

The Causeway’s reopening marks a significant milestone in Lee County’s recovery.

Watch the whole episode at

Lee Parks open multiple locations

Following assessments by Lee County Parks and Recreation, multiple locations are now open. Check for a list, hours and amenities.

Hotel re-openings include:

Attractions and entertainment re-openings include:

Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers

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Wonder Gardens

The 86-year-old attraction in Bonita Springs

College basketball: Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off tickets on sale

Returning Thanksgiving week at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.

For schedule and tickets, visit

Rockin’ on the River continues

Luminary Hotel & Co. and the Rockin’ on the River free concert series continues at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater.  The series will run through DEC.

Visit for ticket information.

Holiday Events

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in the Main Theatre
“Ha! Ha! Ho! The Holiday Show” in Off Broadway Palm
“Santa Claus the Musical” in the Children’s Theatre

47th Annual Holiday Nights at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers

“Holidays on the Riverfront” 25NOV - 01JAN

River District Holidays, downtown Fort Myers 2022

Support hospitality workers
Many hospitality workers in the Fort Myers area have lost homes, jobs, cars and more. Many guests and members of the industry from all over the world have contacted Visit Forty Myers asking for ways they can assist in their recovery.

Contributions to the SWFL Relief Fund directly support hospitality workers on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva islands, Pine Island, Matlacha, Boca Grande and the outer islands, and in Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Alva, Buckingham, and Lehigh Acres.


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