A big draw to Fort Myers is spring training. If you are interested in visiting during this time, use this guide to plan your spring training trip. You might also want to consider visiting Tampa during your vacation if you are a baseball fan. The most popular attractions (besides Red Sox spring training) are the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, where two US Presidents stayed during the holidays. However, this is Florida, and of course, the beaches are a popular attraction in the area. Water activities such as kayaking and fishing accompany other Gulf Coast activities like golfing. Drive through McGregor Boulevard, lined with palm trees. Lakes Regional Park is a great place to let the kids run free and Castle Golf mini golf is a great spot for them to channel that energy. Don't forget to pack sandals and a good raincoat for some tropical rain. It happens, but it definitely will not put a damper on your trip to this laid-back destination. Fort Myers Beach is the perfect place to visit at any time of year, but it makes a phenomenal end-of-summer destination. Take some time before the kids go back to school to come and explore. Visit stunning Sanibel and Cape Coral while you are nearby for the ultimate beach experience.