Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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Lehigh Acres: a vacation hub on the Gulf Coast

The flat and rolling lands of Lehigh Acres have been a haven for those who want a base in the Sunshine State ever since they were first developed by the maverick businessman Lee Ratner, back in the 1950s. These days, the place is a veritable mass of Lehigh Acres vacation rentals, ranging from low-key cabins to sprawling family condos, with pools and palm-shaded gardens. The whole lot sits just a short drive from Fort Myers and only a little further from the Mexican Gulf, meaning sparkling Floridian keys, white-sand beaches, and historic estates are all on the menu.

Rivers and beaches in Lehigh Acres

Bring the waterproofs and the sunbathing gear for that trip to Lehigh Acres because the activities here are bound to get you soaking in both the waters and the rays of the Sunshine State. Start with boating trips to see the rare dolphin pods of the Caloosahatchee River, or head out to kayak down the waterways towards the Mexican Gulf. Then, you can hop water taxis to take you to the barrier islands, which promise sunbathing sessions and sunset viewing and more. Guided tours of local historical estates are also popular – you'll need to head to Fort Myers for those.

Exploring the Sunshine State from Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres vacation rentals are neatly placed to put you within striking distance of some of south-western Florida's greatest treasures. You can hop down to boggle the mind with the curious inventions of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. You can gawp at multicolored butterflies as they flutter by in the Butterfly Estates. You can push to Fort Myers Beach to laze on the sands and splash in the shore. Or, you can hop boats out to the fabled isles of Lovers Key State Park – arguably the most romantic spot on the Gulf.

Spring break and fall fun in Lehigh Acres

Because it's just a stone's throw to the sparkling beaches and hedonistic resort towns of the Floridian Gulf Coast, you can expect to be jostling with the spring break crowds for the top Lehigh Acres vacation rentals during the months of April and May. Summer can be scorching and September is storm season, which really leaves the fall as the top time to come for family trips. You'll get relatively cool temperatures – think around the high 80s – and emptier beaches from October to November.

Lehigh Acres looks towards the coast

Lehigh Acres might be inland Florida but it's well-connected to the iconic coastal resorts that fringe the Mexican Gulf to the west. You can reach them in less than an hour, so get ready to tread on white-sand beaches and see uber-romantic sunsets on the likes of Lovers Key and Fort Myers Beach. Alternatively, you could linger along the Caloosahatchee River. There, the Lee County Manatee Park is a sanctuary for the famous "sea cow", while the wetlands and hammocks of the Bob Janes Preserve have birding outposts and horse-riding paths.