Travel information about the southwest region of Florida

From Peace River Valley’s early colonial settlements and the sophisticated offerings of the “Cultural Coast” around Sarasota and Bradenton to the Gulf Islands and the fun of canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing and boating, South West Florida has something for every taste.

The region includes the areas of Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers/Sanibel, and Naples/Marco Island as well as the Florida Keys.

Naples, Florida

Explore Naples, Florida

Naples is a charming resort city on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico along Southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast. Visitors luxuriate in the area’s stylish atmosphere, which includes beautiful pedestrian…

Marco Island

Explore Marco Island

Marco Island, the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, is located at the southern tip of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast in Collier County. A beachfront paradise located just north of…

Key West

Explore Key West

The unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal cloak the island of Key West in mystery. Residents and visitors to Key West actively…

Key Largo

Explore Key Largo

Driving from mainland Florida, visitors to the Florida Keys enter the 125-mile-long subtropical island chain at Key Largo, the longest island in the Keys. Key Largo is bordered on the…

Port Charlotte

Explore Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. Located halfway between Sarasota and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast, activities on the naturally beautiful and…

Fort Myers & Sanibel Island

Explore Fort Myers & Sanibel Island

Fort Myers, the “City of Palms,” has a charming downtown historic district and expanding hub of urban activity that extends to shopping malls, restaurants and nightclubs. Inventor Thomas Edison and…

Bonita Springs Florida

Explore Bonita Springs Florida

Bonita Springs is known as the Gateway to the Gulf. Sand dunes, beaches and the Gulf of Mexico hug Bonita Springs’ western boundary. To the east, tidy neighborhoods and residential…

restaurants fort myers florida

3 Top Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida

My husband and I enjoyed so many aspects of our adults-only getaway to Southwest Florida last month, which included two nights on Sanibel Island and two nights in Cape Coral….

Fort Myers Things to Do

Things to Do in Fort Myers, Florida

While my husband and I leisurely vacationed without the kids in the Fort Myers area of Florida’s Gulf Coast, we relaxed in charming cottages on Sanibel Island, ate some marvelous…

Sanibel Island Things to Do

Top Things to Do on Sanibel Island

We enjoyed a whirlwind couple of active days on Sanibel Island, staying at the darling, oceanfront Gulf Breeze Cottages, and right now our home base is the brand new, upscale…

Charlotte Harbor Area

Charlotte Harbor The Gulf Islands is located halfway between Sarasota and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast. Activity choices range from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing and boating to strolls on the beach, shelling, exploring historic communities, shopping and dining.

Fort Myers & Sanibel Area

Fort Myers, on the Gulf Coast between Naples and Sarasota, serves as a gateway to a stretch of islands known for their white-sand beaches, bird life, lush subtropical foliage and recreational opportunities. Known as Florida’s tropical getaway, the area consists of 590 miles of shoreline and 50 miles of shell-filled beaches.

Naples & Marco Island Area

Florida’s Paradise Coast brings together the natural wonder and wildlife of the Everglades with the spectacular white sand beaches of Naples and Marco Island at the southwestern tip of Florida’s Gulf Coast. You don’t have to wander far from Naples’ storied streets to plunge into the wildest and rawest of Florida nature in the Everglades.

Florida Keys – Key West Area

The Florida Keys, spanning some 110 miles and connected by bridges and causeways, are a popular destination for Americans looking for a tropical vacation without leaving their own country. The islands of the Florida Keys run south west from Miami and are a favorite destination for families, couples, watersports enthusiasts and escapees of all kinds. Fishing is one of the Keys’ greatest attractions.