Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades

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Things to do in Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades

When you’re full of the theme parks and are ready to relax away from the Orlando crowds, come to the stunning beach getaway of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades on Florida’s Paradise Coast. Located on the Southwest coast of Florida, you’ll fall in love with the area’s natural beauty, mouth-watering dining, exciting eco-adventures and wonderful family fun.

Did You Know?

Interesting & useful facts

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There are approximately 100 art galleries in the greater Naples area.

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Marco Island is the largest of the so-called Ten Thousand Islands that stretch from Naples to the southern tip of Florida.

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is regarded as one of the top bird watching spots in the United States.

News About Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades

Where to Eat On Marco Island

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Fun for Kids in Naples

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Beaches

If you imagine Paradise, what do you see? Is it white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise waters? That’s exactly what you’ll find on Florida’s Paradise Coast. Famous for 30 miles of spacious soft, white sand beaches, Naples and Marco Island have plenty of gorgeous spots to sun, shell and swim.

Not only are the beaches beautiful, many are award-winning! Marco Island was named the 2014 Best U.S. Island by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards, and Dr. Beach’s list for the 2015 Top Beaches named Barefoot Beach and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park the #2 and #9 Top Beaches respectively.

Dining

A day on the beach is sure to work up an appetite, so satisfy your desire for the delicious with local dining. From rustic restaurants in Everglades City to glamorous gourmet dining in Naples and everything in-between on Marco Island, you’ll find the perfect meal for any occasion. In fact, Naples is regularly listed among the best foodie cities in the United States, so be sure to try the fresh seasonal stone crab, straight-from-the-Gulf seafood and farm-to-table ingredients which have contributed to making the dining scene famous.

If you’re more thirsty than hungry, stir things up at the bars and breweries around Naples. Mixologists craft beautiful, fragrant cocktails at chic bars for new twists on old favorites. And a night out would not be complete with a sip of a local beer from one of the area breweries.

Shopping

From top retailers and luxury boutiques to outlet stores and eclectic shops, you’ll discover an exceptional shopping experience in Naples and Marco Island. Explore downtown Naples along 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South for a leisurely shopping district with plenty of cafés, restaurants and bars to recharge at. The Waterside Shops and The Village Shops on Venetian Bay are also wonderful places to discover art, fashion, tech and more. Or for the bargain hunter, be sure to visit the Miromar Outlets and Naples Outlet Center.

Arts and Culture

Bring a touch of culture and history to your vacation when you explore Florida’s Paradise Coast. Learn about the area’s history by visiting museums like The Collier County Museums or historic sites like Palm Cottage and Smallwood Store. Indulge your creative side in art galleries and exhibits such as The Baker Museum and the Naples Art Association at the Von Liebig Art Center. For those who prefer the performing arts, the premier Artis—Naples incorporates a resident Philharmonic Orchestra and offers many performances by famous musical artists.

Eco-Adventures

There’s nothing like the one-of-a-kind adventure of exploring true Florida wilderness. Come visit the Ten Thousand Islands, Big Cypress National Preserve and the world-famous Everglades National Park. These lush wetlands host a multitude of beautiful flora and fauna, such as birds, manatees, alligators and more. Adventure with the whole crew with guided tours hiking, kayaking or even by airboat in selected areas.

Accommodations

After a day of exploring and fun, it’s important to have a comfortable, beautiful place to unwind and recharge. Luckily, Florida’s Paradise Coast has you covered with some of the finest hotels in the world.

Experience affordable luxury at a Paradise Coast resort. Many feature onsite restaurants, spas, golf courses and even children’s activities to keep the whole family entertained.

If you’d prefer a more intimate stay, try one of the elegant boutique hotels. Whether you’re on the beach or downtown Naples, boutique hotels offer a plush stay with a more personal touch.

Or, if you want to get in touch with Mother nature, try camping and glamping around the Everglades area. With everything from tents and RVs to Chickee cabins and glamping yurts, there are many unique ways to experience the great outdoors in Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Getting There

Perhaps best of all, Florida’s Paradise Coast is only a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Orlando, two hours from Miami and a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Fort Lauderdale. That makes it simple to drive over in the morning and give you plenty of time to spend on pristine beaches and watch the famous Gulf sunset put on a spectacular show.

Booking

Discover your escape to the beauty, elegance, and adventure of Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades. Book your unforgettable vacation to Florida’s Paradise Coast today.