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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 29,633 holiday rentals around Southwest Florida. From 12,165 holiday houses to 12,977 flats & 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:

  • Fort Myers: 8,240 holiday rentals
  • Siesta Key: 4,557 holiday rentals
  • Marco Island: 2,785 holiday rentals
  • Turtle Beach Resort: 19 holiday rentals
  • Captiva: 1,419 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:

  • Fort Myers: 8,240 holiday homes
  • Siesta Key: 4,557 holiday homes
  • Marco Island: 2,785 holiday homes
  • Captiva: 1,419 holiday homes
  • Holmes Beach: 3,771 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): 1,201 holiday houses
  • Marco Islands Airport (MRK): 4,268 holiday houses
  • Venice, FL (VNC-Venice Municipal): 5,547 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:

  • Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: 7,224 holiday rentals
  • Muscle Car City Museum: 2,086 holiday rentals
  • Ollie's Pond Park: 2,367 holiday rentals
  • Canopy Walkway and Boylston Nature Trail: 4,842 holiday rentals
  • Nocattee Boat Ramp: 259 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

Fort Myers
8,240 holiday rentals
Siesta Key
4,557 holiday rentals
Marco Island
2,785 holiday rentals
1,419 holiday rentals
Holmes Beach
3,771 holiday rentals
7,403 holiday rentals
Fort Myers Beach
8,450 holiday rentals
5,523 holiday rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,937 holiday rentals
1,170 holiday rentals
Anna Maria
3,602 holiday rentals
979 holiday rentals
Cape Coral
7,594 holiday rentals
Key West
1,657 holiday rentals
Port Charlotte
2,043 holiday rentals
Indian Shores
5,538 holiday rentals
Saint Petersburg
9,563 holiday rentals
Indian Rocks Beach
4,823 holiday rentals
1,185 holiday rentals
7,083 holiday rentals