Great Sports Escapes in Fort Myers
Hardcore fans of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins know that Fort Myers is synonymous with spring training in Florida. But that’s not all we’re known for! From baseball and world-class golf to some of the best sport fishing in the world — you’ll have a sports trip to remember.
Sunny days on the field, interactions with your favorite players and good energy all around — it’s no wonder we look forward to spring training season. Plan ahead or pick up tickets to Hammond Stadium or JetBlue Park when you’re in town. Click here to learn more about the experience and to get the latest spring training schedule. Also a big springtime hit is the start of the season for the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, the minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
The choices are endless for golf enthusiasts traveling to Southwest Florida. Find a public course where everyone is invited to tee off, including at the Nicklaus-designed Old Corkscrew Golf Club and the beginner-friendly Stoneybrook Golf Club. Play by the bay at the newly opened Saltleaf Golf Preserve, designed by Raymond Floyd to integrate with the natural surroundings. Upscale resorts like the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa also get you close access to celebrated courses.
Known for tarpon and other brag-worthy catches, the Fort Myers area has always been a draw for enthusiastic anglers. (Fun fact: Boca Grande Pass is known as the Tarpon Capital of the World!) Charter services are led by captains who consider these waters a second home. Go fishing offshore and into the back bays, and wave hello to friendly dolphins who might swim alongside your boat for a while. Freshwater fishing is a year-round event, thanks to the hundreds of miles of canals and lakes off the Caloosahatchee River.
If your preferred pastime is watching a game rather than playing one, we’ve got you covered. From sports bars to breweries, you can cheer on your favorite team over craft beer in a Southwest Florida atmosphere.