Naples, FL
By Kathy Heydasch

Located on the sandy beaches of southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast, Naples is a Mecca for sun worshipers, shoppers and golf enthusiasts. Travelers can fly into Naples Municipal Airport (APF) to bask in the sun and glory of this Florida jewel. You can find great rates for airfare to Naples by searching by following this link (

Once in Naples, you will need a great place to stay! Find affordable, as well as luxury accommodations at or follow this link ( to great rates. Naples is known for its beachfront and glorious sunsets, so don't delay in finding your home away from home in this majestic area.

What better way to enjoy Naples than to take to its famous shores! Great public and private beaches right on the water are available, some with outdoor showers and a host of other attractions. If you prefer island seclusion, accommodations are available on nearby Marco Island, the largest of Florida's ten thousand islands.

Water adventures abound in Naples. Rent a boat at Naples Bay Resort or take a trip to see bottlenose dolphins aboard the Dolphin Explorer. Everything you can imagine is waiting for you above and below sea level! Visit to plan your excursion off the shore.

The nearby Everglades National Park is a top attraction for visitors to Naples. Paddle your way through one of the endless canals on a canoe or kayak and find yourself face to face with an an alligator. Or snap a picture of one of the countless rare birds found in the area. If speed is more your style, rent an air boat from a place like Everglades Rentals and Eco Adventures!

Arrive early if you want to see the amazing array of animals in the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. At the zoo, your all-day pass includes feeding alligators, taking a guided botanical tour or exploring the historic tropical garden. There's also a primate expedition cruise! Plus, every ticket purchased helps support the Naples Zoo Conservation Fund.

Visit the Palm Cottage house museum to take a step back in time. Maintained by the Naples Historical Society, the Palm Cottage house museum offers an abundance of information about Naples' rich and vibrant past. Outside the house, stroll through the Norris Gardens or take a walking tour of Naples' historic district. Your gateway to Naples' past is a click away at

Just one of the myriad of animals found in and around Naples is the magnificent manatee. Private excursions are available by appointment at Manatee Sightseeing Adventures. Or visit Scuba Outfitters in Naples if you want to swim with the fish!

Take to the air and see Naples from above by going hang-gliding or parasailing. Visit All Water Excursions for a fantastic view of the city from 600-1200 feet above the shore! Or go to Paradise Hang-gliding and make a reservation for a tandem hang-gliding trip you're sure to remember.

After your adventures are through, be sure to take time to relax by golfing or shopping in this beautiful southwest Florida paradise. Naples offers some of the best greens and shops in the country. Visit to book your trip now!


  • 1. Caribbean Gardens
  • 2. Clam Pass County Park
  • 3. The Everglades
  • 4. Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida
  • 5. Naples Botanical Garden
  • 6. Nature Center
  • 7. Von Liebig Art Center
  • 8. Naples Depot Museum
  • 9. Children's Museum of Naples
  • 10. Conservancy of Southwest Florida


  • 1. Naples GermanFest - February
  • 2. Asia Fest - February
  • 3. Naples-Marco Island Antique Car Show - March
  • 4. Naples Strawberry Festival - March
  • 5. Concord Jazz Festival - April
  • 6. Red, White & Bloom Festival - July
  • 7. Naples Craft Festival - September
  • 8. Rocktober Roundup - October
  • 9. West Coast Muscle Car Show - November
  • 10. Celebration of Lights - December


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Naples
12200 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL
By Joanna Lee

Situated on Florida’s west coast, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Naples welcomes all guests at check-in at 3 p.m. with their signature chocolate chip cookie. Check-out begins at 12  p.m. The DoubleTree is located near two airports. The Naples Municipal Airport is approximately 25 minutes away, and the Southwest Florida International about 40 minutes.  There is a parking lot provided with self-parking. Baggage storage and luggage hold are available.
The DoubleTree offers several choices of two room suites and accessible rooms.  Two rooms suites include one king suites with views of the river or the pool; one king suites with a whirlpool tub; and two double bed suites, some with overlooking the pool. Accessible rooms with mobility and hearing access include: one king suites with either tubs or showers, two double beds suites with showers, and a one bedroom with two double beds and tubs. Wet bars, high speed internet access, in-room safes, flat screen HD TVs, refrigerators, and Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience by DoubleTree come furnished in all suites. The hotel is completely smoke-free, and smoking is permitted outside the hotel only. Service animals are allowed.
A variety of amenities are available at the DoubleTree. There is a beverage area, where complimentary drinks are provided, as well as a gift shop and lounge. Dine at Charlie Chiang’s or Café Portofino, two on-location restaurants, or stay in and order from room service.  Keep in shape at the 24-hour gym and outdoor pool. Or visit the Everglades National Park, the beaches, the many shops and restaurants, and other attractions around Naples. The DoubleTree also meets business needs with its meeting rooms and business center. There are also many accessibility facilities and services available, such as accessible parking.
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