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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.

Activities

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 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 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 rentals are available around Southwest Florida?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30,218 holiday lettings around Southwest Florida. From 13,195 flats & apartments to 1,645 villas, find unique self catering accommodation 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 HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Florida Keys: 4,426 holiday homes
  • Naples: 7,473 holiday homes
  • Pelican: 1,766 holiday homes
  • Osceola County: 28,255 holiday homes
  • Clearwater: 6,590 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Naples: 7,473 holiday lettings
  • Clearwater: 6,590 holiday lettings
  • Holmes Beach: 3,794 holiday lettings
  • Tampa: 2,094 holiday lettings
  • Anna Maria: 3,627 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Southwest Florida are:

  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH): 1,206 self catering accommodations
  • Venice, FL (VNC-Venice Municipal): 5,582 self catering accommodations
  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ): 8,038 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Southwest Florida?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Southwest Florida. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Armands Circle: 8,443 holiday rentals
  • Bahia Honda State Park and Beach: 1,373 holiday rentals
  • Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club: 5,797 holiday rentals
  • Flamingo Island Course - Lely Resort: 5,706 holiday rentals
  • TPC Treviso Bay: 5,910 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Florida listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 accommodations.

Explore destinations around Southwest Florida

Naples
7,473 holiday rentals
Clearwater
6,590 holiday rentals
Holmes Beach
3,794 holiday rentals
Tampa
2,094 holiday rentals
Anna Maria
3,627 holiday rentals
Cape Coral
7,640 holiday rentals
Bradenton
6,534 holiday rentals
Marco Island
2,806 holiday rentals
Bradenton Beach
3,962 holiday rentals
Siesta Key
4,590 holiday rentals
Sarasota
7,133 holiday rentals
Madeira Beach
5,577 holiday rentals
Englewood
2,299 holiday rentals
Fort Myers Beach
8,498 holiday rentals
Marathon
1,183 holiday rentals
Port Charlotte
2,061 holiday rentals
Indian Shores
5,572 holiday rentals
Indian Rocks Beach
4,870 holiday rentals
Rotonda West
1,494 holiday rentals
Saint Pete Beach
4,618 holiday rentals