Fly To Fort Myers, Florida
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans will need a U.S.A Visa to enter the United States. These can be obtained from the US Consulate General in Cape Town (Telephone: +27 (21) 702 7300), Durban (Telephone: +27 (31) 305 7600) or Johannesburg (Telephone: +27 (11) 290 3000). All the usual documents are required along with your application – copies of ID and passport, flight ticket and hotel booking confirmation and various other documents.
- There are no South African Consulates or Embassies in Florida. The nearest representation is the South African Consulate General in Los Angeles, which is situated at 6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Telephone: +1 (323) 651 0902.
See and do
Fort Myers attractions abound for travellers of all ages and stages. Highlights here include the Art of the Olympians Museum, City of Palms Park, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Gulf Coast Town Center, Historic Downtown district, Fort Myers Art Walk, Murphy-Burroughs House and the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for starters. You can also explore the waterfront and Florida’s nearby beaches if you’re in the mood for some sunshine.
Shopping options are also good in this part of the world. You could try the malls such as Edison Mall, Bell Tower Shops, Gulf Coast Town Center and Miromar Outlets, or head to the Fleamaster's Fleamarket that runs every weekend. Things to buy include brand name items at the bigger malls, Disney items (popular in all of Florida), confectionary and shell lamps (you can get these from the Shell Factory on North Tamiami Trail).
Public transport is not brilliant but will do at a push, with buses being the easiest option. LeeTran operates 17 fixed bus routes in Lee County, with buses running regularly from Monday to Saturday (less often on Sundays). The ‘Park and Ride’ trolley service is great to get to the beach quickly and cheaply. Cabs are not found in the area, so you will need to call for one, or use via the airport. You may want to think about hiring a car, as self-drive is generally easier in this city.
Fort Myers Airport – FMY
Situated in Lee Country, Florida, this airport is officially known as Page Field, lying about 6km from the CBD. In the early 1980s, scheduled flights moved over to the new Southwest Florida International Airport, making Page Field a reliever airport for the newer airport.
While it is fairly small and simple, there are a few basic facilities. The concierge desk is also extremely helpful, giving advice on where to stay, where to eat and where to begin your trip to this part of Florida.
Food and beverage: While there are no restaurants in the actual airport building, you will find some close by - European American Bakery, Panera Bread and Perkins are the closest.
Currency Exchange: There is a concierge desk at the airport that will advise on the nearest place for currency exchange.
Lost Luggage: Look for the luggage claims area Lost and Found desk, or speak to the concierge desk for help.
Airport Hotels: Hotels near to the airport include Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn, Clarion Hotel, Crowne Plaza and Homewood Suites.
Car Hire: Rental companies at this airport include Hertz and more.
Airport Hub: Fort Myers Airport (code FMY) is a reliever airport, working with Southwest Florida International Airport.