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Southwest Florida, FL

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Fort Myers Beach featuring a sandy beach as well as a large group of people

Tropical wetlands and beaches with views of the Gulf of Mexico lie between bohemian and artistic cities with plenty of dining and shopping options.

Southwest Florida is a large zone that includes many of the scenic beaches and gardens of the Gulf Coast. It has a comfortable climate year round, drawing vacationers and sunbathers to its islands, capes and parklands. Drive along the coast, enjoying views of the Gulf of Mexico to the west when you visit Southwest Florida.

Stay in Sarasota for its thriving art community and wonderful shopping opportunities. Relax at the beach on a sunny day and explore the intriguing plants of the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Visit the Ringling Museum of Art and Harding Circle Historic District.

A little south are the wetlands and forests of the large Myakka River State Park. Go camping here and take a kayak out on the river.

As you continue south, you’ll reach the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, where you can enjoy fishing, camping and hiking.

Try some of the adventure tours setting off from nearby Fort Myers to see alligators, dolphins and all types of birds. Explore the city’s various malls and stroll past the waterfall of the Butterfly Estates. Study inventions from two of the greatest innovators of the United States in the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Go boating at the adjacent Cape Coral, a coastal community with the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Picturesque Bonita Beach lies just south, before you reach Naples, which is known for the spectacular Naples Botanical Garden and the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. At the state’s southern tip is the vast tropical wetlands area of Everglades National Park.

The region stretches across the eastern side of the Gulf of Mexico, in the southwestern corner of the State of Florida, which juts out from the southeastern corner of the United States. Arrive at Southwest Florida International Airport or Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and travel around the area via its extensive highways.

Southwest Florida is a network of stunning beaches and marshes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

Where to stay in Southwest Florida

Kompose Boutique Hotel
Kompose Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
965 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL
The price is $84 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ca’ d’Zan and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is 1.4 mi (2.3 ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (641 reviews)
"Very clean hotel."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Kompose Boutique Hotel
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL
The price is $199 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Located in Pelican Bay, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clam Pass Park and Waterside Shops. Vanderbilt Beach and Mercato are also within 6 mi ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,355 reviews)
"Hotel was fantastic I’d definitely stay again. Food was pretty blah and the walk to the beach got old after the second day but the pools were really nice and room was huge with nice balcony."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Naples Grande Beach Resort
The Westin Sarasota
The Westin Sarasota
4 out of 5
100 Marina View Drive, Sarasota, FL
The price is $189 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Located in Central Sarasota, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Studio Theatre and Sarasota Opera House. St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,248 reviews)
"Great service, easy parking ."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

The Westin Sarasota
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Tropical Beach Resorts
Tropical Beach Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6717 Sara Sea Circle, Siesta Key, FL
The price is $103 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 17
Situated near the beach, this Siesta Key aparthotel is by the ocean and within walking distance of Point of Rocks, Crescent Beach, and Siesta Key Marina. Local ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,802 reviews)
"Very convenient location and very clean."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Tropical Beach Resorts
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is $337 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Sanibel, this beachfront condo resort is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, BIG Arts Center, and Sanibel ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,433 reviews)
"What a great place for a getaway! The staff were very nice, so many on-site amenities and activities, and the rooms were great as well. My wife and I went as a part of our honeymoon and loved it. There really is something for everyone here, so there's really no reason to leave the resort area. Food ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Bellasera Resort
Bellasera Resort
4 out of 5
221 9th St S, Naples, FL
The price is $272 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Old Naples, this romantic condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Fifth Avenue South and Tin City. Naples Beach and Naples Pier are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,669 reviews)
"Bellasera was above and beyond. The service met all my expectations. Our flight arrived early so they let us check in into our condo as soon as we got there. Our condo was fully stacked with everything you need to make you feel at home. They have a shuttle service that take their guests around within ..."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Bellasera Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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