With its fine beaches, world-class golf courses and nearby attractions you’ll not be without something to do in Fort Myers. A good place to start for history buffs is the Fort Myers Historical Museum, which today is located in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot building on Peck Street in the city center. This offers a look back in time to the early explorers and settlers of Southwest Florida, and offers a glimpse into the culture of the Paleo and Seminole natives. The museum is closed on Monday, but opened Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Closed Sunday and Monday.  Website http://www.swflmuseumofhistory.com/

One of the city’s early snowbirds was Thomas Edison, and he and good buddy Henry Ford called Fort Myers their winter home away from home. Their estates are open to the public, and these include a tour of the homes, the botanical laboratory that Edison set up, as well as the gardens and a museum.  Open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm.   Website http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

After catching some rays from the sun, catch a view of the stars at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. You can discover information about the constellations, planets and after taking in the “virtual” night sky head to the center’s nature trails, which cover some 105 acres, to see some of Southwest Florida’s fascinating wildlife including alligators and birds. The center, including museum and planetarium is open Monday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and Sunday from 11am until 5pm.  Website http://www.calusanature.org/about-us/...