Which is Better?
Fort Myers has a slightly more relaxed vibe, great beaches, nature nearby and a more laid back nightlife...
Fort Lauderdale is larger, has a bustling beach vibe, and more choices when it comes to bars, restaurants and activities...
Both Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale have superb beaches. Although it tends to be easier to reach the beach from downtown Fort Lauderdale, than it is from downtown Fort Myers.
There's many activities on your doorstep when staying in Fort Lauderdale. But Fort Myers is arguably the better destination for families.
Less busy, quieter and also more affordable than Fort Lauderdale.
Busier and more hotel choices. Great nightlife and also plenty of shopping and dining opportunities.
Check out our honest comparison between Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale to find out which is better for families, restaurants, which is safer and more. Just click learn more!