Located along the Caloosahatchee River, Fort Myers is a premier vacation destination in Southwest Florida. Visitors to the greater Lee County area can experience Fort Myers’ historic downtown, relax at the accessible Fort Myers Beach and explore Sanibel Island, one of the Gulf Coast’s greatest treasures.

Thanks to the support of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, I had the opportunity to explore this incredible part of Florida for the first time. I visited a national wildlife refuge, toured the former estates of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, and dined at the best restaurants in Fort Myers. These experiences are open and accessible to wheelchair users, and I can safely say you’ll have a blast!

Using this guide to wheelchair accessible travel in Fort Myers, Florida, you will be prepared to properly vacation in Florida’s most impressive Gulf Coast destination.

Frontier and Delta airplanes on taxiway in front of Fort Myers airport.

Airport Accessibility

Southwest Florida International Airport connects to 30+ cities and serves more than 5 million passengers each year.

Lighthouse at edge of sandy beach.

Attractions & Sights

Accessible beaches, coastal cuisine and a national wildlife refuge are just some of the things Fort Myers has to offer.

City bus with wheelchair ramp deployed onto sidewalk.

Public Transportation

ADA accessible city buses and trolleys connect visitors to points of interest in Fort Myers and the surrounding Lee County.

Wheelchair user going up ramp of taxi van.

Wheelchair Taxis

A number of companies provide wheelchair accessible non-emergency medical transportation in the Fort Myers area.

Brick crosswalk leading to cement sidewalk in historic downtown area.

Sidewalk Accessibility

The downtown tourist areas of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island have sidewalks.

Featured image courtesy the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.