Fort Myers, Florida, is a satellite site and has been primarily secured for Florida members who find traveling to the site in Orange Beach to be too expensive or too time-consuming.
This coming year, however, Fort Myers will be open to any non-Floridians who wish to attend. We have set the capacity at 220 for 2020.
The beauty of the Gulf Coast of Florida, the many attractions for brethren to visit, and the excellent venue for accommodations and services made this a clear choice again for 2020.
Services will be held at the Holiday Inn at the Gulf Coast Town Center, which is a beautiful property located on a lake. There are over 30 top-of-the-line restaurants at the Town Center for brethren to choose from. Most people may wish to stay at the Holiday Inn, where a buffet breakfast comes free with your room.
This area of southwest Florida offers many attractions. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates, which include the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the Estates Museum, are open daily for tours. The causeway to Sanibel and Captiva Islands is 30 minutes away and so is the bridge to the island and city of Fort Myers Beach. All have beautiful white-sand beaches. The very popular Naples Zoo is 35 minutes away. Boat tours of the many millionaires’ homes in Naples and guided boat tours in the western Everglades National Park’s Ten Thousand Islands are just one hour away.
The temperatures in October should be from the mid- to the upper-80s.
Fragrance-controlled room available: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 11 percent.
Closest airport: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 5 miles.