Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:02:51 AM By Mark Washburn / January 30, 2015 Comment
Fort Myers in southwestern Florida comes in at a sunny #4 on a new list of “The 15 Best Winter Escapes,” by weather.com. The website ordered cities in the U.S. based on weather factors, such as number of sunny days, average temperatures, length of days and precipitation. To make the most of your ideal getaway from snow, grey skies, and plunging temperatures, weather.com recommends Fort Myers as a top winter escape and vacation destination for your bucket list to lift your spirits as you dream about living in a warmer climate. Fort Myers on Florida’s west coast came in head-and-shoulders above most cities at #4. Fort Myers enjoys average high temperatures in the mid-70s even in the mildest months of the year. Already a popular destination for snowbirds, or people who travel south for the cold months, Fort Myers is also popular for people looking for a weekend getaway. With a tip of the hat toward recreational activities, Fort Myers is a well known destination in Florida for many outdoor recreational activities, like boating, golfing, fishing, and sunbathing to name a few. With rainfall just a little more than 5 inches from December to late March, residents in Fort Myers expect on average just 16 rain days each winter. Interestingly, the summer months of June through September are rainy season for Fort Myers. Fort Myers is home to many beautiful beaches. You can expect pristine white sand and crystal water at beaches on Captiva and Sanibel islands. These barrier islands are world-famous for shelling and their beauty. They are often secluded and accessed by traveling over a bridge. These islands are perfectly situated for admiring nature by hiking along a boardwalk nature trail, visiting a Lighthouse or spending the day fishing at a fishing pier. Located on Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach enjoys wide shorelines along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico where recreational water activities are abundant, including swimming, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing.
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