What began as part of a 19th century plan to help protect the southeastern coast of the United States, became Ft Zachary Taylor or just "Fort Zach" for short.
Celebrate your romance with Seashells, Sunshine & Sand. Some people dream of this day forever and should be one of the most memorable moments of your life. Whether your dream wedding includes
glistening tropical waters with sand between your toes, sophisticated sunset elegance at a five-star resort or anything in between, America's Caribbean Island Paradise offering year round weather, breathtaking water views and an abundant array of options will make your special day exactly as you imagine. Make memories at Smather’s beach, Higg’s beach, Fort Zachary Taylor historic state park or the gazebo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at West Martello Tower & Gardens. You can even forgo the traditional wedding and broadcast your nuptials digitally, as some have taken to social media to live-stream their wedding, for those that are far and away and could not attend personally. Not only can you invite and and everyone, you want, but you'll also have virtual remembrance as well.
Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state. Considered a "Must See" experience and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.
November 8 - 15, 2020
Each year, Superboat International draws thrill seekers from around the world to this exhilarating, heart pounding offshore racing event that attracts the meanest and fastest boats on the water! Team members and spectators alike experience the roaring thunder of these amazing feats of engineering.
October 29 - 31, 2020
If you're looking for " A Salty Piece of Land", a "Cheeseburger in Paradise", or a place where it's 5 o'clock all the time, Meeting of the Minds in Key West IS Island Living personified.
This 10 day mostly, free event features the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories, and personalities of some of the most influential and internationally-recognized singer-songwriters at some of the most famous venues across Captiva, Sanibel, Historic Downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach!