Find Fresh Stone Crab in Naples & Marco Island

Florida’s Paradise Coast is widely recognized as the Stone Crab Capital of the World. But if you really want to get specific, it all centers on the tiny city with the sign to prove it: Everglades City. Located 37 miles southeast of downtown Naples, this town of less than 250 residents is the birthplace of…
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Cuisine With a View: Restaurants on the Water on Florida’s Paradise Coast

Florida’s Paradise Coast is not called “paradise” just for its beaches and attractions—it’s also a succulent oasis for fresh seafood sourced straight from the Gulf of Mexico and the Everglades. When you’re visiting or vacationing in Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades, you’ve gotta try the gator, grouper, snapper, mullet, frogs’ legs, blue crab, and…
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5 Must Try Seafood Restaurants on Florida’s Paradise Coast

So consider this article a primer for getting to know our abundant seafood scene. This quintet of impeccable eateries represents a variety of concepts, atmospheres, and locations throughout Florida’s Paradise Coast. Sails Restaurant Set amid a cluster of fine dining establishments on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples, Sails Restaurant is not only known as…
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Clam Pass Park: A Natural Oasis in the Heart of Naples

Tucked into a nook on the coast of Naples is a natural wonderland called Clam Pass Park. The 35-acre public preserve — owned and run by Collier County — is easy to get to and enjoy no matter where you’re staying in Florida’s Paradise Coast. Your Clam Pass Park adventure starts with a three-quarter mile…
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Family Adventures for Summer in Naples & Marco Island

From spotting wild dolphins to zipping down water slides, summer on the Paradise Coast brings fun and excitement for the whole family. DOLPHIN EXPLORER This unforgettable eco-tour lets you participate in the study of wild dolphins aboard the Dolphin Explorer, a 36-foot power pontoon boat perfect for getting up close to observe marine life. The…
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Hike or Paddle the Paradise Coast to See Tropical Wildlife

Tropical forests, estuaries, barrier islands, dolphins, Florida panthers, and more than 200 species of birds are just a few of the many fascinating creatures you can see on the Paradise Coast. With more than 80 percent of Collier County’s land area designated as parkland and nature preserves, the area provides a fascinating look at a…
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Everglades National Park Celebrates 75 Years

Author Marjory Stoneman Douglas may have said it best: “There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known.” Douglas published those words in 1947 in her seminal work The Everglades: River of Grass. The book captured the public…
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The Ultimate Guide to Family Fun in Naples

The young and young at heart will create lasting memories playing, learning, and laughing with these top family experiences on Florida’s Paradise Coast. Making memories is easy in Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades, with miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, offshore islands, and a variety of year-round attractions to fit your family’s style. Plus,…
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The Best Places for Outdoor Dining in Naples

A trip to Florida’s Paradise Coast means beautiful beaches, amazing resorts, and plenty of time outdoors. And what would a day in Naples be without delicious, fresh, and local eats? Or even better: enjoying it outdoors! After all, Naples has the perfect weather for it. The best part: there are plenty of outdoor dining experiences…
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¡ARTE VIVA! Festival Lineup

The amazing art and breathtaking beauty of Hispanic culture come to life during ¡ARTE VIVA!, the Paradise Coast’s celebration of the unique contributions Hispanic artists have made to the world. Preview the lineup here. The year-long celebration kicks off in September and quickly shifts into high gear in October. Along the way, the festival invites…
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