Besides other possibilities, to be visited and explored in the closer neighborhood with your rental car, you have the interesting opportunity to visit the legendary island of Key West, by aircraft or speed-ferry. Here you can experience real caribbean feeling, the residence of Ernst Hemingway, numerous bars and restaurants downtown at Duval Street with cocktails, caribbean music and friendly people, enjoying their life time celebrtaing parties every night. The flight with a small aircraft is an unique experience and shows wonderful views, when flying along the shores of the Florida Keys.
Allow yourself (and first of all your children) Disney World Orlando. With two hours of driving time Disney World Orlando is only a few steps from here. But, because of dimension and number of parks, you will have to consider one or more overnight stays. Chosse one of the smaller accommodations slightly outside the main area and you can get a nice rool for a shoestring. Our suggestion: Make an early reservation via telephone (at Villa Esprit, all calls are free in the US and Canada), otherwise you might be disappointed on the spot, because these motels are very popular.
In any case you should consider a day trip to Everglades City. Here you can choose between several different watercrafts to become acqainted with the Everglades. You will learn a lot about this worldwide unique and famous swampland. Research how it feels, to touch an alligator and a lot more. Definitely an interesting gain in experience.
Straight on the other side of the Caloosahatchee River, which seperates Ft.Myers from Cape Coral, the winter estate of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford is situated. Take a stroll in the wonderful and huge old garden of the ingenious inventor and marvel at the lab still kept in original condion. Here, the light bulb has been invented in 1840 and 1880. Maybe you will meet the inventor himself, when visiting his winter estate ...
If you like the atmosphere of subtropical islands, you will love to visit Sanibel- or Captiva Island. Take your boat or your rental car and enjoy a nice and pleasant trip to the white and famous beaches. Watch dolphines and manatees in their natural enviroment, in the clear and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Rent a classic, american dream and ride on an original Harley Davidson into na nice American sunset. Such a pleasure is not really expensive in the United States and a one-of-a-kind adventure.
But, be carefull! Our little paradise, with the warm Florida sun and the unique atmosphere is really addictive ...