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Fall Journey to Fort Myers Beach

If you’re looking for a Florida fall getaway, the nearly always sunny and warm fall days in Florida is just the place. Fort Myers Beach has plenty for you and your group or family to do to make a perfect fall beach excursion. You’ll enjoy plenty of beach time and time relaxing around your rental, but you’ll also find that the area is full of activities that will keep you busy during your stay.


No matter what time of year you take your break, fishing is a sport that’s fun and easy for people of all ages and skill levels. There are many companies in Fort Myers Beach that charter fishing trips out of the area. You’ll have your choice of inshore, nearshore, fly fishing, or an exciting deep-sea fishing adventure. Keep your catch and grill it up for lunch or dinner later. If you’re not interested in a charter, or view fishing as a more solitary activity, rent some gear and head down to the beach. Cast a line close to shore and see what’s biting as you relax with the waves rolling against your bare feet.

Manatee Watching

When their northern climate waters get a little too cool for comfort, manatees migrate south beginning in November for the fall in Florida and winter months. The park is a non-captive warm water refuge for the Florida manatee. The park allows paddleboarding and kayaking but asks that you respect the manatees’ personal space and, even if the manatee initiates contact with your vessel, you should paddle away for the safety of yourself and the manatee.

Sandsculpting Championship

You can spend some time at the beach and build sand castles with the family or you can schedule your getaway for mid-November during the American Sandsculpting Championship & Beach Festival. The 10-day event attracts world-class sand sculptors to the sands of Fort Myers Beach to compete in a series of state championship contests. There are amateur contests too, along with “quicksand” speed sculpting competitions, demonstrations, and even lessons! There are over 50 vendors of snacks and souvenirs, as well as a kids’ activity area filled with bounce houses and slides to enjoy.

The Beach

No matter what time of year, the major attraction of a beach vacation is, of course, the beach. Grab your cooler, sunscreen, and beach gear and head down to the sand of Fort Myers Beach for your daily dose of Vitamin D. There are plenty of beach activities, from just laying out and soaking up the sun, to splashing in the cooler waters of the Gulf, building sandcastles and more.

Sunset Sailing Cruise

Embark on a sunset sail of the southwest Florida waters. Take a private sunset sail on a catamaran and experience the exquisite colors of a Southwest Florida sunset reflected on the water. Load up your soft-sided cooler with your choice of drinks – non-staining – and snacks (no glass containers) and sit back. On your two to three-hour cruise, you might see dolphins, manatees, and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat in the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach. Don’t forget your camera so you can capture your experience to treasure for years to come, and keep in mind departure times vary seasonally around sunset time.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

The brilliant inventors who brought us devices that, used today, are more of everyday life rather than the luxury they were in Thomas Edison’s and Henry Ford’s time. The two men were good friends, and even enjoyed wintertime close to one another in southwest Florida. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates property is over 20 acres that include historic buildings and gardens like the 1928 Edison Botanical Research Laboratory – the only National Historic Chemical Landmark in the state of Florida. There’s so much to be seen you’ll want to designate a good portion of your day’s schedule here. If you take a group tour or are indoors, masks are required.

Florida Fall Getaway to Fort Myers Beach

You came to Fort Myers Beach for a fun fall respite. Make sure the fall in Florida fun extends to your accommodations too by booking a vacation rental in Fort Myers Beach with Luxury Vacation Rentals. When you’re not out enjoying one of the area’s many fall adventures, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the meal in the beautiful surroundings of your rental, then spread out in the open living area for some TV or a movie, or just to relax with a book. For an intimate or small group experience, you can choose a one-bedroom unit. If you’ve planned a fall break for the whole family, we have units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more to make this the fall getaway of a lifetime.

Contact us to start planning your Fort Myers Beach fall getaway today!