Destination guide

The picturesque setting of Southwest Florida is ready to explore

The beaches and wildlife create a pretty picture of Southwest Florida. This city's bird watching, golfing and baseball games draw many visitors. Arcadia Opera House Museum, Imaginarium Hands - On Museum and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art are a few of the top cultural sights. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Southwest Florida

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like bird watching and golfing. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Southwest Florida a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Butterfly Estates (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Westminster Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Fort Myers Country Club (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • El Rio Golf Club (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida is famous for its breathtaking sunsets, island views and wildlife. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southwest Florida is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Manatee Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Lovers Key State Park (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
  • Barefoot Beach (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Dunbar Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Centennial Park (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Shell Factory and Nature Park (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southwest Florida

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 20.4 mi (32.8 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Southwest Florida?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30,701 holiday rentals around Southwest Florida. From 12,585 Houses to 13,475 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southwest Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southwest Florida. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Miami: 7,230 holiday rentals
  • Pinellas County: 9,353 holiday rentals
  • Key West: 1,726 holiday rentals
  • Marco Island: 2,849 holiday rentals
  • Madeira Beach: 5,485 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Florida?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Southwest Florida with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Miami: 7,230 holiday homes
  • Key West: 1,726 holiday homes
  • Marco Island: 2,849 holiday homes
  • Madeira Beach: 5,485 holiday homes
  • Bonita Springs: 5,356 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Southwest Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Southwest Florida are:

  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,102 holiday houses
  • Okeechobee, FL (OBE-Okeechobee County): 38 holiday houses
  • Naples Municipal Airport (APF): 6,652 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southwest Florida?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Southwest Florida. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canopy Walkway and Boylston Nature Trail: 4,995 holiday rentals
  • Muscle Car City Museum: 2,260 holiday rentals
  • Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: 7,699 holiday rentals
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 8,113 holiday rentals
  • Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden: 1,544 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Florida listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Southwest Florida

7,230 holiday rentals
Key West
1,726 holiday rentals
Marco Island
2,849 holiday rentals
Madeira Beach
5,485 holiday rentals
Bonita Springs
5,356 holiday rentals
Apollo Beach
5,886 holiday rentals
7,201 holiday rentals
6,432 holiday rentals
415 holiday rentals
Saint Petersburg
9,392 holiday rentals
Cape Coral
7,939 holiday rentals
1,248 holiday rentals
North Naples
5,556 holiday rentals
1,109 holiday rentals
South Venice
3,255 holiday rentals
Fort Myers
8,601 holiday rentals
Vero Beach
870 holiday rentals
Saint Pete Beach
4,521 holiday rentals
Treasure Island
5,347 holiday rentals
Indian Rocks Beach
4,916 holiday rentals