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 vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Southwest Florida

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

  • 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 features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

Where to stay around Southwest Florida, US?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 29,206 vacation rentals near Southwest Florida. From 11,871 Houses to 12,954 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southwest Florida are on Vrbo.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southwest Florida. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Key West: 1,695 vacation rentals
  • Siesta Key: 4,349 vacation rentals
  • Anna Maria Island: 3,832 vacation rentals
  • Ft Myers Beach: 8,388 vacation rentals
  • Marco Island: 2,737 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Florida?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southwest Florida:

  • Key West: 1,695 rentals
  • Siesta Key: 4,349 rentals
  • Ft Myers Beach: 8,388 rentals
  • Marco Island: 2,737 rentals
  • Miami: 6,019 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Southwest Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Southwest Florida are:

  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,053 vacation rentals
  • St Petersburg Clearwater International Airport (PIE): 7,556 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW): 7,839 vacation rentals

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

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

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Southwest Florida. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,859 rentals
  • Gasparilla Island: 1,323 rentals
  • Bahia Honda State Park and Beach: 1,203 rentals
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,238 rentals
  • South Beach: 1,509 rentals

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

Explore destinations around Southwest Florida

Key West
1,695 vacation rentals
Siesta Key
4,349 vacation rentals
Ft Myers Beach
8,388 vacation rentals
Marco Island
2,737 vacation rentals
Miami
6,019 vacation rentals
Sarasota
6,791 vacation rentals
Saint Pete Beach
4,356 vacation rentals
Saint Petersburg
9,147 vacation rentals
Islamorada
1,058 vacation rentals
Tampa
1,809 vacation rentals
Cape Coral
7,408 vacation rentals
Indian Rocks Beach
4,868 vacation rentals
Fort Myers
8,120 vacation rentals
Naples
7,586 vacation rentals
Clearwater
6,387 vacation rentals
Madeira Beach
5,304 vacation rentals
Treasure Island
5,136 vacation rentals
Venice
3,167 vacation rentals
Longboat Key
7,306 vacation rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,793 vacation rentals