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e welcome you to immerse yourself in our grande yet boutique experiences, from deliciously inventive food and beverage to our innovative and contemporary spa with new cutting-edge health and wellness services. I highly recommend you experience our new nontraditional spa treatments that include cryotherapy (full body and local), the saltwater float tank, infrared sauna, acupuncture and more. Naples Grande is a great escape for many travelers, but it is also the ideal location for socials, galas, weddings and other events. The resort offers more than 80,000 square feet of newly renovated function space centrally located on one floor, making it an inspiring setting to easily plan breakout sessions and unique events. Meeting and wedding planners are delighted with our flexible indooroutdoor space that offers many function options — all expertly choreographed by our seasoned banquet staff. In this issue of Neapolitan, you’ll learn more about the many resort offerings available to you, including five culinary experiences; family-friendly activities; convenient tennis and private golf; three refreshing swimming pools for adults and families; endless relaxation areas; and an array of recreational activities, including kayaks and paddle boards on the Gulf, all complemented by a special staff spirit unlike anywhere else. Whether observing nature through the resort’s tropical mangrove estuary or exploring the chic shopping and dining this city has to offer, you’ll encounter a centrally located one-of-a-kind resort where anything is possible. Enjoy your stay and all that Naples has to offer. Explore, play and live GRANDE. Sincerely,

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elcome to Florida’s Paradise Coast, where the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise waters meet brilliant white-sand beaches, 10,000 wild islands and a cosmopolitan city that offers everything under the sun.

If you’re looking for first-class restaurants starred by world-renowned chefs, boutiques brimming with fashions from international designers, a seemingly endless sea of grass just waiting to be explored or a chic downtown lined with galleries showcasing artful treasures, Naples fits the bill. This city — known as a playground for the rich and famous — perfectly marries Old Florida charm with the most sophisticated amenities.

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Meryl D’Sa, a transplant from Mumbai, recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University. In her writing, she often tries to go beyond the obvious in order to understand herself and the world better. She writes, she reads, she teaches, she pets dogs, she loves ginger wine and all kinds of peppers.

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J. Kevin Foltz is a wanderer. After having successful commercial photography studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lima, Peru, he began specializing in travel photography for the custom publishing industry. He also completed a six-year stint as artist-in-residence at ArtCenter South Florida. Now based in South Carolina, he continues producing art and photography projects. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dennis Goodman moved to Naples, Florida, in 1985, where he developed a passion for photography. He got married and started a family and a few businesses along the way, but his camera was always close at hand. A gifted photographer, most of his work is focused on the Florida Everglades. Stop by his fine art gallery or visit dennisgoodmanphotography.com. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeffrey Dollar Laign has reported from more than 75 countries for a variety of newspapers and magazines. The author of several books, Laign has also created custom publications for some of the world’s largest cruise lines, airlines, resorts and destinations, and helped to launch New York Times best-sellers such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Originally from New York, Gianna Nolte now resides in Miami where she works as a coordinator and copywriter. In her spare time, you can find Nolte playing golf, heading to the beach, running or snapping photos. Writing and photography are her creative outlets, and she loves nothing more than soaking in all the moments — no matter how grand or small — with her family and friends. Jorge Ramirez of Dream Pictures by JR is an award-winning photographer who has worked for well-known organizations, including the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Rums of Puerto Rico and Kodak. Based in Orlando, Florida, he’s also developed campaigns for top advertising agencies. The natural beauty of Naples inspires Ramirez, and he favors the rich colors of dawn and dusk when natural light is at its most colorful. A young and promising photographer, Jessica Savill has a portfolio of images from her worldwide travels and has won a number of photography and design awards. Born in Ireland, she plans on moving to Florida to obtain a degree in fine arts and pursue a career in photography and design. Chelle Koster Walton has authored thousands of travel and food articles and more than a dozen guidebooks, including Fodor’s guides, Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples, The Bahamas Explorer’s Guide and DK Eyewitness Florida Family Guide. She is the Naples, Florida, expert for USA Today’s 10best.com.


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elcome to Florida’s Paradise Coast, where the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise waters meet brilliant white-sand beaches, 10,000 wild islands and a cosmopolitan city that offers everything under the sun.

If you’re looking for first-class restaurants starred by world-renowned chefs, boutiques brimming with fashions from international designers, a seemingly endless sea of grass just waiting to be explored or a chic downtown lined with galleries showcasing artful treasures, Naples fits the bill. This city — known as a playground for the rich and famous — perfectly marries Old Florida charm with the most sophisticated amenities. Southwest Florida’s premier destination for business or pleasure, Naples Grande Beach Resort is truly an

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DID YOU KNOW ? In addition to unique Ayurvedic and Eastern therapies, recently added spa offerings include cryotherapy, an innovative treatment that combines science with cutting-edge equipment.

ideal coastal escape for romantic weekend getaways, family vacations, celebrations and corporate events. Set on 23 waterfront acres, the resort is known for its luxurious and spacious accommodations, world-class amenities, inventive cuisine, gracious hospitality and relaxing ambience. The property underwent an $18 million renovation in 2015, and in 2018, the property completed a refresh and restoration following the impact of Hurricane Irma. It’s no wonder that Naples Grande has been awarded the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as other awards and accolades, in recent years.

Alluring Accommodations Each guest room has its own private balcony, providing the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or cocktails or to simply curl up with a good book and enjoy the breathtaking views. Families looking for more space and privacy can reserve the fully renovated Garden Villa Suites. Start your day with a stroll on the picturesque boardwalk that meanders through the scenic mangrove estuary. This will lead you to the beautiful three miles of beachfront, where you can enjoy the soothing ocean breeze,

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go for a refreshing swim or enjoy a variety of watersports. Soak it all in with the resort’s available kayaks or paddle boards, as well as Boogie boards for the kids on the beach. The concierge can also help arrange other exciting adventures, such as fishing, sunset cruises, Everglades excursions or ecotours nearby. If you prefer, challenge a friend to a round of golf or a tennis match. Or soothe your sore muscles with a luxuriating spa treatment. End your day with a memorable meal and sip on a refreshing cocktail. Everything you need for a perfect stay is right here on property.

Body and Soul The Spa at Naples Grande is all natural and organic, combining modern décor, luxurious spa treatments and a relaxing vibe to rejuvenate your body and soul. With 12 spacious treatment rooms, whirlpool, sundeck and patio, the indooroutdoor spa village boasts four pavilions in the Japanese tradition, set amid exquisite gardens for the ultimate in personal pampering. The beautiful outdoor setting boasts cascading waterfalls and dreamy fountains. To experience genuine tranquility, visit the meditation labyrinth,


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R O M A N T I C R E T R E AT “Christine and Chase were looking for just the right wedding venue to celebrate their love and share it with the people who were most important to them.”

The perfect place for a fairy-tale wedding.

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whirlpool baths, rain showers and sundecks with Zen-inspired chaises. Spa offerings include nail services, hair design and makeup, facial, a host of massage and stone treatments, infrared sauna, teeth whitening and a salt float bath therapy. In addition to unique Ayurvedic and Eastern therapies, recently added spa offerings include cryotherapy, an innovative treatment that combines science with cutting-edge equipment. The benefits of cryotherapy include athletic recovery; reduced fatigue, soreness, chronic pain and inflammation; and immune system boost. It also accelerates the metabolism for weight loss and increases collagen production for healthier skin.

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Naples Grande offers delectable dining options, such as premium steaks, fresh locally caught seafood, global cuisine and all-American favorites. For locally caught seafood and steaks grilled to perfection, The Catch of the Pelican restaurant serves up gourmet delights in a relaxed-yetsophisticated setting. Crafted with locally grown vegetables and herbs — many of which are handpicked from the resort’s very own garden — dishes capture the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast to produce a dining experience that is uniquely Floridian. Enjoy Weekend Brunch at The Catch, featuring a fabulous Bloody Mary Bar with more than 75 toppings, as well as a Mimosa Bar. For a cosmopolitan, cutting-edge atmosphere, Aura Restaurant offers a delicious menu

Christine Ochs and Chase Harrison’s union was anchored by intimate friendship. The couple met at a bar and entered into a serious relationship after a few years of gradually getting to know one another. They grew together through the years, becoming inseparable and traveling the world. When Chase proposed to Christine in Jamaica, she knew the answer without a doubt. Then came the wedding planning. Christine and Chase were looking for just the right wedding venue to celebrate their love and share it with the people who were most important to them. They found it at Naples Grande Beach Resort. “Not only is the Naples Grande the most beautiful venue in Collier County; it was able to accommodate our large number of family and friends that were traveling for the wedding,” Christine says. “Our guests were treated to pools, a tiki bar and a steady flow of delicious food throughout the weekend.” Preparing for a wedding can be strenuous. Naples Grande alleviates the stress by handling all the details and providing myriad ways for couples and guests to enjoy themselves at the resort and throughout the region. The resort also offers a variety of space and menu options, allowing for a customized experience when catering a wedding of any size and style. “The staff was A+ and gave us an experience that we would never forget,” Christine says. “Every turn we made, we were greeted with smiles and ‘Can we do anything for you two?’” Moreover, Naples Grande is a landmark in a city that epitomizes romance. With sun-soaked beaches and magnificent sunsets, not to mention a variety of restaurants, galleries and shopping centers, Naples is a great place for couples to spend time with each other and loved ones. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The entire experience, in fact, was far better than Christine and Chase ever imagined it could be. “Within each other, we have found laughter, happiness, a love for family and passion for travel and new experiences,” Christine says. “Now we are so excited to start this new chapter and continue to grow and build our lives together and one day start a family of our own.” N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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DID YOU KNOW ? A guest favorite is the new Flutes & Frites Perrier-Jouët Happy Hour every Friday, featuring $7 flutes of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut.

with American cuisine that uses local and sustainable ingredients, along with vegetarian and gluten-free options. With its enticing Mediterranean flavors, beachfront setting and stunning Gulf of Mexico views, Rhode’s End feels like an escape to a picturesque Greek isle. This is the ideal spot for lunch or to enjoy a romantic sunset topped with signature cocktails. Additional dining options include Mantra, a pan-Asian-inspired open kitchen and lobby bar; Gulf Coast Oasis for a casual poolside lunch; Spressi Coffee Bar for Italian-style brews and delectable bites; and Sunset Veranda, an openair lounge. A guest favorite is the new Flutes & Frites Perrier-Jouët Happy Hour every Friday, featuring $7 flutes of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, $7 tapas-style frites, $7 cocktails and live music at Mantra and Sunset Veranda. Of course, if you prefer to dine in, Naples Grande also boasts 24-hour room service with delectable dining offerings.

Splish Splash With three miles of powdery, white-sand beach set amid 200 acres of a nature preserve

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and mangrove estuary, Naples Grande is the ultimate getaway for those who are looking for fun activities on the blue. Take a walk or hop on the tram to Clam Pass Beach, a 3,200-foot stretch of sandy shoreline. Reserve a chaise lounge or cabana, enjoy an array of watersports or just lazily stroll along the beach and collect seashells. If you would rather swim in the pool, take your pick of three resort pools just waiting for you to dive right in. The Mangrove Pool is the perfect place for family fun. There are surf-inspired family cabanas equipped with high-definition flat-screen TVs and video game stations. The thrilling waterslide twists 100 feet around a rock tower through landscaped waterfalls. Adults and children alike will want to slide down again and again. If you’d prefer a little more peace and quiet, the adult-exclusive Palm Terrace Pool provides private cabanas with a more relaxed and sophisticated setting. Surrounded by lush landscaping, Hibiscus Hideaway is tucked away between the Garden Villa Suite courtyards. This secluded pool is perfect for water aerobics and lap swimming.

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Grande Golf Club promises an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Voted one of the “10 Best New Golf Courses in Florida” by Travel + Leisure Golf and one of North America’s Top 100 Resort Courses by Golfweek magazine, the 18-hole, 6,955-yard, par-72 course boasts unique water features that blend seamlessly with Florida’s lush foliage, stunning fairways and extraordinary elevations. The Naples Grande Pro Shop features top-notch merchandise — including renowned brands of equipment and apparel — so you will always have what you need for a premier golf experience. You can also rent premium equipment during your visit. Under the direction of Peter Burwash International (PBI) — known worldwide for its first-class tennis professionals and expert instruction — the Tennis Club offers an array of activities, from basic court time to scheduled round robins, clinics, private lessons and more. With 15 Har-Tru clay courts — including five that feature LED lighting for enhanced nighttime visibility, a pro shop and experienced, PBI-certified tennis pros from all over the world, you are sure to have an amazing tennis experience. Consistently ranked in the top 50 Best U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis magazine and the top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World by Tennis Resorts Online, Naples Grande offers an unrivaled tennis program for players of all ages and skill levels.

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Meetings and Events Naples Grande’s signature Royal Palm Ballroom, which boasts more than 14,400 square feet of space, can accommodate up to 1,660 guests. In fact, the resort offers more than 83,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor meeting space with sophisticated, modern décor throughout. There are 32 meeting rooms, including 13 breakout rooms, many with floor-to-ceiling windows, including the 5,800-square-foot Vista Ballroom, which can be combined with the outdoor Sunset Veranda. The special events and catering staff will make sure that every detail — from planning and transportation to lighting and design — is taken care of for you, with a full menu of options to customize your corporate or personal event.

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CONCIERGE CORNER Stop by the concierge desk and ask about the area’s activities and attractions. Book an unforgettable adventure, make dining reservations and so much more. Here are just a few options based on your interests. Dinner: T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House Located at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, they offer exquisite bay views with the service to match. 239.261.0622 t-michaels.com

N AT U R E L O V E R S Activity: Naples Botanical Garden This 170-acre world-class paradise features plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics, including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. You don’t want to miss out on this Naples gem. 239.643.7275 naplesgarden.org

ROMANCE Activity: Sweet Liberty Sailing Catamaran Cruise the pristine local waters on one of their daily cruises, which include shelling, sunset and sightseeing tours. 239.793.3525 sweetliberty.com

Dinner: Celebration Park Waterfront bar and food truck park in the heart of town. Live music and special events make this a must-do in town. 239.316.7253 celebrationparknaples.com

Dinner: Campiello Ristorante & Bar Enjoy delicious Italian dishes while dining alfresco in the beautiful courtyard. 239-435-1166 campiellonaples.com

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F A M I LY F U N Activity: All Water Excursions (AWE) Fun for a few or an entire group! AWE offers WaveRunners, dolphin, eco and sightseeing cruises, and backwater fishing charters and more. See concierge for tickets. 239.594.0213 allwaterexcursionsmarina.com Dinner: Pinchers Crab Shack in Tin City Casual seafood shack on the Naples Bay, offering options for every age. 239.434.6616 pinchersusa.com

Activity: BustnLoose Backwater Charters Let Captain Joey take the entire family on a fishing trip of a lifetime… he guarantees it! See concierge for reservations. 239.450.7382 naplesfishingguide.com

EVERGLADES Activity: Speedy’s Airboat Tours One-hour airboat adventures providing a personalized adventure for the entire family. See concierge for tickets. 239.695.4448 speedysairboattours.com

ART ENTHUSIAST

Activity: Manatee Sightseeing & Eco Tours Captains Barry and Carol fulfill dreams on their tours of the manatees in their natural habitat. See concierge for tickets. 239.642.8818 see-manatees.com

Activity: Artis—Naples Home of The Baker Museum and Naples Philharmonic, this is the premier center for the arts in Southwest Florida. 239.597.1111 artisnaples.org

Dining: Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe Comfy shack providing a true laid-back Everglades dining experience. 239.695.2682 joaniesbluecrabcafe.com N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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hy do millions of tourists from around the world visit Naples each year? You might be inclined to pin it on the beaches, among the finest in Florida. But Naples offers so much more than sun, sand and sea. Located between the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, Naples opens the door to attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t return home without sampling at least a few of the city’s signature experiences.

Celebrate Sunsets Everyone knows that Naples beaches are blessed with sparkling white sand. But did you know that sand from Africa is partly responsible for the region’s glorious sunsets? That’s because miniscule particles, including dust from the Sahara Desert, scatter light in the atmosphere. Water reflects the light, enhancing the sky’s palette of dazzling spectral hues. Historic N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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F U N FAC T Comb the beaches of Naples and Marco Island and fill a basket with shells of all colors and sizes.

Naples Pier is a well-favored place to watch the star of our solar system as it appears to sink below the horizon. Make the moment truly romantic by treating yourself to an unforgettable sunset cruise aboard a luxury yacht. The Naples Princess serves a dinner matched only by magnificent views of a daily event made magical on the waters of the Gulf.

Stargaze It’s not surprising that stars shine brightly in Naples, a city renowned for luxurious living and spectacular scenery. Jane Seymour and John Travolta have been seen downtown, and many homes here are owned by the rich and famous, including Judge Judy Sheindlin, rocker Bob Seger and writer Robin Cook. See how many celebs you can spot.

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Stand on Time Tourists in Old Naples are probably unaware they’ve been strolling over a prehistoric engineering marvel, the ruins of a roughly mile-long Indian canal dating back to at least A.D. 700. The canal, dug mostly by an unknown tribe dominated by the Calusas, shortened the distance from Naples Bay to the Gulf. Follow the well-marked trail from Ninth Avenue South on the Gulf, across the park at Broad Avenue South and Third Street South, to the bay south of 13th Avenue South.

Set Out on Safari Naples is a gateway to the Everglades, whose unique ecosystem supports a staggering array of plants and animals. Board an iconic airboat and skim the fabled “river of grass,”


as the Seminole Indians called the vast expanse, or rev up a swamp buggy and slog through the wetlands. You may not spot a skunk ape — Naples’ version of Bigfoot ­— or the rare, elusive American ghost orchid; but you can count on a close encounter with an alligator. Upload a gator photo for the friends back home or sample its tail, breaded and fried, at a Naples area restaurant.

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Fresh Perspectives Clustered along Shirley Street are many of the working artists’ studios and galleries that comprise the Naples Art District. Stop in to browse or chat. If time allows, head

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We love that Naples is only two hours from Miami, yet it feels like such a tropical getaway! The water is serene and refreshing. The Naples Grande Beach Resort felt like a lush oasis of mangroves, white sand and blue skies. My husband and I ventured to The Bevy in downtown Naples for their eclectic cocktails and fun ambience. The Charred Octopus and Crispy Pork Belly were a dream. Another night we stayed in and had dinner at The Catch of the Pelican, which exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the Bone-In Ribeye, as well as the Pelican Seafood Tower that had everything from oysters to poke.

Naples has so many great options for shopping and dining alfresco. Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is one of my favorites — I love grabbing a spot on the Upper Deck with a view of the water. And their crunchy Florida grouper sandwich is delicious! When I have guests in town, a tour of downtown Naples and Gordon Drive is a must. We rent bikes and cruise around, looking at all the amazing homes and doing a little shelling at Gordon Pass before catching sunset at the Naples Pier.

We absolutely adored our view of the ocean from the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The balcony was a place where we spent multiple hours each day getting work done, talking and snacking. The room service menu was delicious and allowed us to enjoy quality fresh food from the comfort of our own space and our PJs. And The Spa was so relaxing — if only we could have spent another day enjoying the amenities. It was such a nice place to unwind while still enjoying the weather and the outdoors. We also loved Kilwins Naples on Fifth Avenue South, where we stopped for ice cream frequently. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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DID YOU KNOW ? Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens features fun-filled activities, such as the Primate Expedition Cruise, which takes you through islands of primates — monkeys, lemurs and apes — living in natural habitats.

out to the Big Cypress studio of Clyde Butcher, widely praised for his evocative fine-art photographs of the Everglades. Naples also is home to the well-respected Baker Museum at the Artis—Naples complex. Among the treasures housed in several galleries are masterpieces by Thomas Hart Benton and Dale Chihuly.

Discover Old Florida Old Florida cowboys like Robert Roberts were known as crackers because of the cracking sound their bullwhips made. East of Naples at the edge of Big Cypress Swamp, the Roberts ranch now houses the Immokalee Pioneer Museum, which offers visitors a rare glimpse into those who tamed

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the wilderness that was Southwest Florida. Isolated settlers of the same era bought and sold hides, furs and produce at the Smallwood Store, a modern-day museum in the heart of the nearby Ten Thousand Islands.

Go on a Scavenger Hunt Fifth Avenue South, Naples’ Rodeo Drive, boasts high-end retailers and unique boutiques filled with brand-name fashions and an array of other tempting treats that draw shoppers here in droves. Third Street South, located just two blocks from the Naples Pier, is a sophisticated area renowned for its shops, restaurants, picturesque courtyards and antique fountains. Of course, there are some treasures you can take home for free. Comb


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the beaches of Naples and Marco Island and fill a basket with shells of all colors and sizes.

Hunt Ghosts In a city as colorful and culturally rich as Naples, it’s not surprising to hear tales of haunted houses and all manner of things that go bump in the night. Get your inner ghostbuster going on a guided tour of famous — and infamously spirited — homes with a history. Palm Cottage, for instance. Workers here have complained of misplaced tools and cold spots in the hallways of the house, which dates from 1895. Marco Island also boasts an enjoyably eerie past. Ghosttour guides chill you with haunting tales and take you to sites like the Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites, where it’s long been rumored that spirits linger.

Get to the Garden Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre garden paradise. Collections include plants from tropical and subtropical regions of the world: palms, cycads, flowering and fruit trees from Southeast Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean and Florida. There’s also a Children’s Garden that introduces kids to the natural world through engaging spaces.

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Be a Kid Youngsters love the hands-on exhibits at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, and so do grown-ups. Also sure to please the whole family is the Naples Depot Museum, which transports visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties. Make time as well for a day at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. The entire clan will be delighted by the many exotic animals housed here.

Since 1946, Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada has drawn guests from across the United States with its repertoire of accommodations and amenities. Now it’s easier than ever for those in the Naples region to visit the iconic resort in the Florida Keys. From Fort Myers and Marco Island the Key West Express transports passengers to the Southernmost Point in the Keys. Board one of three jet-powered vessels and in up to three-and-a-half hours you’ll arrive in the Keys for a quick getaway. Situated on a private 27-acre estate surrounded by gardens and 1,200 feet of palmfringed beachfront, Cheeca Lodge is reminiscent of a classic Keys fishing lodge, boasting 214 guest rooms, suites and bungalows styled in chic island décor. A tradition of barefoot elegance, genuine service and warm hospitality exemplifies this island haven. With an oceanfront pool and two Tiki Bars — which host Tiki Tunes every Thursday and Friday evenings — the resort evokes the laid-back nature of the Keys and its yearround balmy weather. The lodge’s three restaurants serve up the best of seafood, sushi and Italian cuisine. Take in the scenery with indoor and outdoor seating at Atlantic’s Edge as you dine on seasonal fare, seafood from local waters, prime steaks and fresh local produce. Nikai Sushi Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place for fresh sushi and also offers a selection of more than 35 hot and cold Japanese sakes. If homemade Italian is your style, Mia Cucina features traditional, Neapolitan classics in a colorful space. And don’t forget about happy hour at the Lobby Bar or 25 South, the brand-new beachfront Tiki Bar. For more information on the lodge, go to cheeca.com or call 866-348-7053. To learn about the Key West Express, visit keywestexpress.net. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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panish explorer Juan Ponce de León did not find the fabled Fountain of Youth when he roamed the Naples shore in 1513, but he did discover a natural treasure of incomparable value: a dazzling white coastline lapped by the warm, welcoming waters of a vast Gulf that stretched to Mexico. Five centuries later, Naples beaches continue to amaze visitors with myriad ways to enjoy the water, from boating and boarding to parasailing and sportfishing. You won’t turn back the clock after a wet and wild day in the sun, but you’ll feel like a kid after you’ve made the most of Naples’ coast.

Boating and Tours Pure Florida, located at Tin City, sets you up with an array of water transport options, including boats for fishing excursions and sightseeing tours.

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DID YOU KNOW ? The Cape Romano Dome House, located south of Marco Island just offshore from Cape Romano Island, includes remnants of six unique, dome-shaped concrete structures that resemble igloos.

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A 90-minute tour with Manatee Sightseeing & Eco-Tours will amaze you when you see how close Florida’s iconic “sea cows” come to the boat. Take in all the splendor of a Gulf sunset aboard Sweet Liberty, a 53-footlong sailing catamaran, or book a half-day excursion to Keewaydin Island and enjoy shelling and swimming. If you prefer a romantic sunset dinner, hop aboard the Naples Princess, a 105-foot-long luxury yacht, and enjoy a delicious meal with unparalled views. For half- or full-day beach and wildlife excursions — as well as shuttle service to Keewaydin Island — check out Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours and Water Wüber.

Paddle Along Paddlers, moreover, rave about Paradise Coast Blueway, a network of routes leading kayakers and canoers on an exciting journey through mangroves to the Gulf. Or rent a kayak or paddle board at the Naples Grande Beach Resort for a memorable adventure while enjoying all the natural treasures around you.

Hook a Snook Naples is the reel deal when it comes to fishing, whether you choose to cast your line across an inland stream or plumb the briny depths of the Gulf. Tarpon-rich tidal rivers and backcountry creeks were made for fly-fishing.


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Snook, flounder and jack roam the waters that surround barrier islands. BustnLoose Backwater Charters specializes in light tackle fishing charters that cater to all skill levels. Captain Joey D Charters offers open-water fishing expeditions, as well as other tours.

Board Up Try your hand at traditional surfing or one of its increasingly popular spinoffs, such as stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kiteboarding and windsurfing. SUP has rocketed to the top of many water lovers’ must-do lists. The concept is simple. You stand up on a board and traverse the water with a long, pole-like paddle. Kitesurfing and windsurfing require a bit more skill.

Capturing wind in an attached sail or parachute enables a boarder to cut through the water and skim the surface.

Cut Out Straddle a rented Jet Ski or WaveRunner, aquatic water bikes that will satisfy your need for speed and take you on an unforgettable adventure. Zip around by yourself or cut across Naples Bay on a guided tour. All Water Excursions offers Jet Ski adventures through the scenic waterways where you may spot some dolphins.

Below the Waves Naples offers good diving year-round. Explore vibrant coral reefs, fathom the mysteries of a sunken ship and

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury 24-foot pontoon boat tour from Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours, located at the Naples City Dock. The boat can accommodate up to six passengers and is ideal for the entire family. While you may customize your tour, the suggested tour begins with a cruise through the Ten Thousand Islands, which are made up of mangrove islands that form one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. The Ten Thousand Islands are home to many species of birds — including pelicans, eagles, hawks and herons — as well as bottlenose dolphins and manatees. Sightings of these amazing mammals are always the highlight of the tour. On a rare occasion, you may even spot a deer swimming to or from Keewaydin Island. After about an hour, you’ll arrive at the south end of Keewaydin Island, a barrier island that runs from Gordon Pass south almost to Marco Island and is only accessible by boat. The south end of Keewaydin has a beach on both the inside and outside of the island and is a great place to find amazing, pristine seashells. Bring a beach bag to collect your treasures but make sure to leave the live shells undisturbed. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On the return trip, if time permits, the captain can take your group on a tour of Port Royal and the amazing waterfront homes. This is an adventure that will not be forgotten. For more information, visit napleswwt.com.


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DID YOU KNOW ? Marco Island is the largest of the Ten Thousand Islands, a string of mostly uninhabited mangrove islands off the coast of the Everglades.

Snorkeling is easier than diving, and you don’t have to worry about certification. Just rent a snorkel mask and fins right on the beach and you’re good to go. You’ll be surprised at how much you can see from the surface. A tour boat can take you out in the Gulf to spectacular spots, and several sites are accessible just offshore.

Fly High Parasailing is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. Soar above the sea with Marco Island Water Sports as you fly tethered to a wind-catching chute. There’s Captain Joey D Charters

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hang out with titan turtles and colonies of multihued fish. Dive companies will set you up with transportation and gear. Many also offer classes, if you aren’t certified to dive.


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By Meryl D’Sa Longing for a smooth and gentle ride across the bay? Looking for a boat that will take you deeper into the waters for some exhilarating fishing opportunities? Get your fishing gear ready and head out on Pure Naples’ newest vessel, Sea Flight. A custom-built, 45-foot high-speed catamaran, the Sea Flight is built to move faster and deeper into the ocean, allowing passengers more time to catch trophy fish. The boat is available for half- or full-day excursions for avid anglers who love to spend their time in the sun, soaking in the warm Florida weather and catching monster fish. With ample walking space, a full walk-in restroom and a canopy that offers shade, the boat promises guests a comfortable outdoor experience. Sea Flight comes equipped with rod holders, refreshment holders, tackle storage, bait prep stations, fish boxes and cooler space — everything you need for an exciting water adventure. Forgot your fishing supplies back home? Not a problem! Find everything you need for your fishing experience at Pure Florida. They provide licenses, bait, rods, reels and tackle. Waiting for you at the dock in Tin City, the Sea Flight is an angler’s paradise.

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“Naples is the reel deal when it comes to fishing, whether you choose to cast your line across an inland stream or plumb the briny depths of the Gulf.” no better way to catch the amazing water views than gliding 500 feet in the air.

Slip and Slide On a Naples vacation, kids just wanna have fun, too. They’ll find it at Sun-NFun Lagoon. Collier County’s water park boasts five exhilarating slides and rides, four swimming pools, and a 10-foot-wide meandering river made for leisurely tubing. Plentiful amenities include locker rooms with showers, snack stands and cafés.

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Snook, sheepshead and ladyfish congregate in the waters off the historic, century-old pier at Naples Municipal Beach. It’s also a great place to catch a romantic sunset.


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F U N FAC T The beaches at Naples and nearby Marco Island are consistently rated as among the best in the country.

with kids in tow. Young ones will love the duck pond and wear themselves out at two playgrounds. Sand volleyball courts are fun for older kids, and gazebo pavilions make for great family gatherings

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Amenities! Location! Opportunities! It’s a shore bet that you’ll find the Naples beach that’s a perfect fit for you and yours. Here are some of the best.

Best for Trail Blazers Keep your camera ready as you explore trails that snake through the red, white and black mangroves of Clam Pass Park. The 35-acre habitat for shorebirds and other creatures is just a boardwalk stroll or tram ride from Naples Grande Beach Resort. Clam Pass is unique because of its shallow waters that act much like a lazy river. While most estuaries are deep and have strong currents, Clam Pass is

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ideal for swimmers who prefer to relax in the gentle current or stroll the secluded shoreline.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a prime fishing spot. Anglers who reel in sea trout and pompano may want to post selfies with their new fishy friends. You can cast your rod from shore or hop in a boat and haul ’em up from back bays, the Cocohatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico.

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If adrenaline is your favorite hormone, head to South Marco Beach, where you can play volleyball, rent a Jet Ski or sign up for parasailing. A different sort of shore experience awaits at Sugden Regional Park. Its 60-acre freshwater Avalon Lake is the only one of its kind in the Naples region. The park offers excellent sailing and waterskiing programs, and you can rent kayaks and paddleboats.

At Vanderbilt Beach, you can stroll along the shore and then shop till you drop. Spot dolphins from the sand, then towel off and take a short walk to discover a trove of restaurants and boutiques just steps from the shore.

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At the off-the-beaten-track Barefoot Beach Preserve, you’ll escape people but not critters. In the summer months, loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs in the sand here. In winter, migratory osprey chicks hatch in nests atop poles. Remember to brake for gopher turtles.

Best for Families With full-service amenities and attractions, Lowdermilk Park is a great choice for parents

Best for Birders Black skimmers, snowy plovers, roseate spoonbills and other shorebirds peck at snails and insects teeming in tidal pools across the lagoon at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island. In addition, hunter-gatherers can fill their beach bags with colorful seashells.


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hen it comes to the physical and emotional well-being of residents, Naples consistently ranks at the top of surveys. That’s not surprising when you consider all the roads to fitness that radiate from this Southwest Florida vacation haven. It’s a paradise for water lovers, as everyone knows; but you can also see the sights from atop a horse, stretch your legs on a hiking or biking trail, lob a tennis ball or swing a golf club without ever getting wet. In and around Naples it’s easy to have a sporting good time on land. Start by stepping out of your door at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Golf and tennis are right at hand. If you’re craving more active options, your concierge will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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DID YOU KNOW ? Rees Jones carved out the par-72 course at Naples Grande Golf Club, which is ranked as one of North America’s Top 100 resort courses.

Golf Have you always wanted to hit the greens? Now’s the perfect time to join the club. Lessons and clinics at the Durland Golf School at Naples Grande introduce newcomers to the swinging game. Since its inception in 2005, the school has been recognized as one of the best in the golfing world. Rees Jones carved out the par-72 course at Naples Grande Golf Club, which is ranked as one of North America’s Top 100 resort courses. Noted for its deep bunkers and 18 challenging holes spread across 240 acres of pine hammocks, live oaks and grand cypress trees, the emerald fairways are sure to create an unforgettable experience. Jones is one of several celebrated course architects and designers who have left their

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mark among Naples’ 90 top-rated courses. Others include Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. Putter around and take your newfound expertise home with you.

Tennis Maybe you prefer a court to greens? If you’re a player staying at Naples Grande Beach Resort, there’s no need to venture beyond the premises. The tennis center there features 15 championship-quality Har-Tru courts and has been acclaimed as one of the top tennis resorts in the world. The renowned Peter Burwash International tennis program caters to first timers as well as first-class pros. In and around the city are more than 40 top-of-the-line tennis centers and public courts like the Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center at Cambier Park.


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Hiking Set out along the boardwalk at the 23-acre Naples Grande Beach Resort and you’ll encounter three types of mangroves and a range of other plants and critters. Hikers of every caliber appreciate Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s boardwalk trail, which meanders for more than two miles past massive cypress trees, some more than 600 years old. Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk cuts through the heart of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, affording close-up glimpses of verdant bromeliads and bright-blooming orchids. You can also follow the nature trail that winds through a hammock near the observation tower at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

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this Gulf shore city there are more than 40 gyms and exercise centers. One of the best is the 8,000-square-foot Fitness Center at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Take in stunning coastal views as you get your blood pumping with state-of-theart spin bikes, treadmills and climbers. The center is open 24 hours a day and also offers yoga, spinning and Zumba.

Biking Spinning your wheels in Naples has never been more satisfying. The city features a wealth of bike paths that vary in length and endurance. A popular ride is from Pelican Bay to Naples Pier, past gorgeous homes, lush landscaping and knock-yoursocks-off water views. Stop along the way at one of several beach access points to take in the Gulf of Mexico’s calming ambience or catch a breather by one of the


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Horseback Riding Imagine yourself saddling up at a stable and sauntering along well-maintained riding paths. Everglades trails treat you to unparalleled scenery and an opportunity to spot some of the uncommon critters that thrive in the preserve. Marvel at bald eagles wheeling through the sky or alligators peering up from sawgrass swamps.

Motoring Up Feel the need to get behind a wheel? Along the Paradise Coast are several options for revved-up fun. Sign up for a Segway Tour at Naples Transportation and Tours, explore the wetlands in a swamp buggy or get behind the wheel of a Slingshot, a futuristiclooking roadster just waiting for a driver like you.

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Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise. The garden’s collections include plants from tropical and subtropical regions of the world, featuring the flora of Southeast Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean and Florida, along with a Children’s Garden that introduces children and families to the natural world through engaging spaces. The garden maintains significant collections of palms, cycads, flowering trees, tropical and subtropical fruit trees, orchids, bromeliads, and the Plant Collections Network (PCN) collection of over 600 species and cultivars of plumeria. Naples Botanical Garden partners with organizations around the globe to ensure that these plants are conserved as the basis for all life on Earth. Along with perpetually growing collections, a variety of programming for children and adults ensures that guests will never have the same visit to Naples Botanical Garden. Guided tours, members-only special events and health and wellness programs such as yoga, Tai Chi, art classes and birding all add to the experiences available to members and guests. Seasonal events and exhibitions such as the Music in the Garden series, Naples Flower Show and the family-favorite holiday light spectacular Night Lights in the Garden are not to be missed. The award-winning garden boasts lushly landscaped scenery by world-renowned landscape architects. For more information on what is growing on at the garden, visit naplesgarden.org or follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @NaplesBotanical.

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aples has always been a great getaway for nature lovers, with its glimmering waterways, stunning views and a variety of exotic wildlife. From kayak trails to stunning nature walks, the region offers many ways to learn more about Florida’s complex ecosystem. Take an airboat ride through the winding waterways of the Everglades and watch manatees glide by. Upload a photo of a frolicking dolphin jumping up out of the water. Learn why alligators have such thick skins. Explore on your own or step into the wilderness with a guide from a Naples ecotourism company. Make time as well for a day at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. The entire family will be delighted by the many exotic animals found here. You’re sure to return home with a greater appreciation of the great outdoors.

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mangrove estuaries. The reserve is one of 29 national estuarine research reserves in the United States. Explore on your own or take a boat or kayak tour. The Learning Center is set up to educate visitors through handson experience and interactive exhibits. Another must-visit facility is The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Offering exhibits, a learning lab and a discovery center, the conservancy shows why it is vital to care for the natural world that surrounds us.

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Everglades National Park is home to more than 300 species of birds. You can expect to encounter bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans and roseate spoonbills, as well as numerous species of fish, dolphins and alligators.

Nature Parks A trip to Naples is incomplete without a visit to Everglades National Park. The protected park is brimming with wildlife and birds. Be on the lookout for turtles, alligators, manatees, dolphins and more. Rent a kayak at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center or hike the park’s many trails. Also worth a visit is Collier State National Park, within one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. Plan a camping or picnic trip there and experience the Florida swamp in all its surprising glory.

Nature Reserves National parks are one way to experience the intricacies of nature. Another is to visit centers that provide information, history and research about Florida’s wild side. One such center is Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is home to one of the last remaining undisturbed

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Pure Florida’s ecotour to Keewaydin Island is packed with many activities for a fun-filled family trip. Naples Waterway and Wildlife Tours also provides tours to the island with drop-offs at the north and south ends of the island. Have your camera ready, as you’re likely to spot dolphins bobbing in the waves as if to greet you. Stroll along the open beach and you may encounter fascinating sand dollars, starfish and sea urchins. If it’s a gentle sea cow you’re hoping to see, Manatee Sightseeing & Eco-Tours will take you up the Faka Union Canal, which is part of Port of the Islands and the Ten Thousand Islands. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you glide across the water and marvel as manatees come up to greet your boat. Naples is renowned as a city of sophistication and charm, but remember that it’s also a gateway to the wild and wonderful ecosystem of subtropical South Florida. Cross the threshold and be amazed.

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South of Tamiami Trail East is the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, a maze of mangroves and wetlands. Most of the refuge is accessible only by boat, but you can get there by hiking the Marsh Trail, a great spot for bird-watching. You’ll also want to explore Keewaydin, a beautiful barrier island between Naples and Marco Island. The island’s beach is covered by soft, white sand and colorful seashells; and the waters provide a home for breathtaking aquatic wildlife.


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Tempura to Chicken Piccata, Gonzalez brings flair and flavor to every dish he prepares. Just two blocks from the Gulf, Bayside’s sister restaurant, the family-run Ridgway Bar & Grill, is the place to be for a midday lunch break. A glance at the menu reveals classic favorites like the Fried Fish Sandwich and SautÊed Snapper Piccata. Plus, Ridgway

has more than five spaces to dine, including a front porch and European-style courtyard. Another Naples seafood must-try is Sails Restaurant. Inspired by the fishing villages of coastal Europe, Sails has constructed a menu that is reminiscent of France, Italy and Greece. Each dish reveals attention to detail, quality of ingredients and authenticity. From seafood towers piled with the freshest catch

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to charcuterie boards and features an array of beers with witty names, such as Ladies Night, Liquid Laugh and Sandbar Surfer. The brewery also hosts interactive tours of the facility and happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. on a daily basis. Also fitting in with the relaxed dining scene is South Street, where music, American comfort foods and 51 draft beers on tap come together to create the perfect combination. With

a name inspired by a famous street in Philadelphia and an ambience that draws a large crowd of musicians and artists, it’s no wonder everyone seems captivated by the restaurant’s easygoing vibe. Of course, there are a few nights during your travels when you may want to get dressed up, which is where T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House comes in. Tucked into The Village Shops on Venetian » Continued on page 62

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The Catch of the Pelican serves fresh local seafood dishes, premium steaks and locally grown produce in a sophisticated setting. The new brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. boasts indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the pool. Don’t miss the Mimosa Bar and the Bloody Mary Bar, featuring more than 70 toppings that can be enjoyed by the glass or bottomless. Mantra is an inventive Japanese and Pan-Asian inspired open kitchen and bar that features unique flavor profiles and Asian-influenced cocktails in a chic lounge setting. Aura Restaurant offers a sumptuous menu with international coastal cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Rhode’s End, situated on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, perfectly captures flavors from the Mediterranean while treating guests to picturesque sunset views. Other options include Spressi for coffee lovers and on-the-go fare, Gulf Coast Oasis for poolside dining and Sunset Veranda — the perfect spot to end the day sipping a refreshing drink by the fire pit.


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SUGAR, SPICE AND E VE RY TH I N G N I CE After the bread baskets and steak knives have been cleared and the last drops of wine are gone, there’s one final order of business to address — dessert — and Naples’ sugar spots offer plenty of options.

If you’re looking to grab a gift box of decadent chocolates, check out Norman Love Confections, where chocolates are made with artisanal flare. Here you can delve into assortments that sing with extraordinary flavors: cookies and cream, tiramisu, passion fruit truffle and caramel macchiato chocolates — all created to catch your eye and taste even better. Regina’s Ice Cream Pavilion is home to a wide range of sundaes, shakes and sodas. As though it’s been pulled straight from a scene in Grease, this retro ice cream parlor has checkered, vinyl floors and neon signage in the window; and it’s one of the best places to grab a classic banana split or root beer float. As the final cherry on top, this hangout has a vintage jukebox playing classic hits. Another great spot for sugary fixings is Kilwins Naples. Tagged “Sweet in every Sense since 1947,” it’s no surprise that Kilwins is among Naples’ most flavorful and authentic dessert shops. The first store was opened in Petoskey, Michigan, and has since grown to more than 100 locations across the United States. Whether you order scoops of their famous “Original Recipe” ice cream or indulge in handcrafted chocolates, you’ll find Kilwins rich in history and flavor. Rounding out the list of dessert stops you won’t be able to pass up is Mon“Key” Buntz, the Original Mon“Key” Bread Factory. This family-owned shop is in the heart of historic Tin City and puts a unique spin on the traditional sticky bun. With a variety of flavors, including the classic CinnaMon“Key,” Mon“Key” Lime Pie and Florida Orange Mon“Key,” plus freshly brewed Lavazza coffee imported from Italy, there’s something everyone can enjoy.

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Bay, right on the bay, this restaurant is the culinary manifesto of Ty Ernst and Skip Kent. Time spent in the Lounge or Atrium adjacent to the bar makes for a perfect happy hour, complete with sunset views. As for the menu, guests can start off with small bites, including Pan-Seared Scallops or Lobster Bisque, before making their way to a variety of mouthwatering steak and seafood options. To complement meals, T-Michaels presents an ever-evolving global wine list. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or spend time with loved ones.

“Naples brings plenty of international restaurants to the table to satisfy all kinds of culinary appetites.” Naples brings plenty of international restaurants to the table to satisfy all kinds of culinary appetites. Whether you’re looking for a fine-dining experience or a more casual vibe, this dining destination delivers.

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When the Sun Goes Down Naples is a nighttime playground. By Gianna Nolte With its sparkling beaches, bustling shops and high-energy sporting options, it’s hard to imagine anything could be better than a fun-filled day in Naples — unless it’s a fun-filled night. After the sun sets on this southwest Florida city, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes, catch a show or pull up a seat at a cozy lounge. You’ll find Cavo Lounge and Blue Martini at Mercato, a premier dining, shopping and entertainment complex. Grab a seat and a Cosmopolitan at Blue Martini during happy hour and then head over to Cavo, where you can dance into the early hours. An evening with The Naples Players is ideal for family and friends. Have a laugh at a comedy show or catch contemporary stage adaptations of

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classics like Mamma Mia! and The Great Gatsby. The schedule of events is always changing.

Inspired by a famous street in Philadelphia that was known for its artistic culture, urban atmosphere and steady ebb and flow of musicians, South Street roots itself in the philosophy that “South Street is more of an idea than it is a specific place.” Aside from its cool, laid-back ambience, which is only enhanced by graffiti walls and pop art, the venue is best known for its weekly musical performances. On Friday and Saturday evenings, South Street hosts acoustic acts — the perfect way to ease into the weekend. For a little bit of excitement and flare, Reggae Sundays have been a long-standing favorite for many who enjoy the smooth stylings of well-known and up-and-coming performers. Some of South Street’s most notable guests include One Drop, a reggae-meets-rock band from California; Casey James, one of American Idol’s most talented and well-known contestants; and The Apocalypse Blues Review, featuring Shannon Larkin and Tommy Rombola from Godsmack, along with Brian Carpenter and Ray Cerbone. Apart from its well-established list of musicians, what makes this venue truly unique is the combination of its stage space and $40,000 sound system. Rivaling those of stadiums and arenas, these elements have made this a prime spot for musicians to perform. Of course, South Street wouldn’t be complete without a stacked menu of comfort food, crisp craft beers and enticing cocktails. Start any meal with an order of tacos and Crispy Cauliflower Cheddar Bites to share before delving into pizza, Beer Battered Fish and Chips or Penne Marinara and Meatballs. South Street even offers a special menu called The Blues, which presents a variety of vegan-friendly options. To round it all out, be sure to try out one of The Street’s Seasonal Refreshers, such as the Poolside Prickly Pear Margarita or the ‘Oh Alice’ Paloma, a blend of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, agave nectar, lime and grapefruit juices with a splash of club soda. With great food, incredible live music and crafty cocktails to top it all off, South Street is one scene you won’t want to miss. For more information, go to southstreetnaples.com.

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The community theater company is on Fifth Avenue, near several bars and restaurants, so you can catch a bite or happy hour special before the curtain rises. No need to stress about parking either. Complimentary parking is available on Fourth Avenue and there are free parking garages in the area as well. At BURN by Rocky Patel, every night is a celebration. Johnny Walker Thursdays, regular live performances and a revolutionary cigar scene have earned this lounge a well-deserved reputation as a posh but intimate evening venue. This is the place for those who enjoy the best of everything, from handcrafted cocktails and hand-rolled smokes to upscale décor and quality entertainment. Choose from 400 premium cigars in a walk-in humidor, sip an After Burner Espresso Martini and settle back to enjoy the show. So go ahead and give in to the rhythms of the night. Sway to the sounds, share a laugh with great company, take in a show and sample the best of cocktail menus. You’ll have a great time wherever Naples takes you after nightfall.

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Fifth Avenue South Stretching from Tamiami Trail to the Gulf of Mexico in Old Naples, Fifth Avenue South features historic and contemporary architecture, art galleries, unique gift shops, apparel and jewelry stores, and a diverse collection of restaurants. Spend a day browsing for intriguing art and high-end fashions, then wind down and enjoy live music at one of many cafés or bars before indulging in a mouthwatering meal at a multi-starred restaurant.

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Third Street South Surrounded by colorful beach cottages and stores and restaurants beautifully lighted at night, Third Street South offers an authentic Naples shopping experience. It’s packed with gourmet food and wine stores, boutiques, markets and more. Spend your day admiring gallery offerings and browsing among selections of chic fashions at stores like Eileen Fisher, J. McLaughlin and Marissa Collections. Find surfing and watersports equipment in Old Naples Surf Shop. Visit John Craig Clothier for sophisticated men’s outfits. Carolyn’s Off Third is a designer consignment boutique featuring upscale branded clothing. Treat yourself to some pampering at a nearby salon and then delve into wine and desserts

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at Tony’s Off Third Wine Store, Third Street Farmer’s Market and Barbatella Gelato Bar.

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay A visit to Naples is incomplete without a trip to The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, where you’ll discover more than 45 waterfront restaurants and shops. As the name suggests, the Mediterranean-style architecture of The Village brings to mind the streets of Venice. Among the many stores in The Village is Casanova Art & Fashion, a gallery spotlighting various works from renowned artists. Another must-visit store is JK Collections, offering upscale and modern women’s clothing. Take a stroll along the waterfront stores featuring women’s clothing, jewelry and art galleries, and enjoy a beautiful sunset in a bayside restaurant.

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This shopping, dining and entertainment complex touts popular apparel stores such as Nordstrom, J. Crew and Rebecca’s Ladies Fashions & Accessories. Visit Lu Lu Belle Children’s Boutique for exquisite clothing for newborns to age 16. The mall also has plenty of dining and hangout options with brunch and happy hour specials. You’ll also enjoy events, most of them free, such as movies on the lawn, concerts and more.

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By Meryl D’Sa Whether you’re looking for a breezy summer dress, home furnishings, high-end jewelry or just a fun outing, Miromar Outlets in Estero is the place to be. Continuing its 21-year reign, Miromar has once again earned the title of Southwest Florida’s Best Factory Outlet Mall and Best Shopping Experience, presented by the readers of The News Press. With over 140 top designers and brand stores, it’s no surprise that Miromar Outlets was named Best Shopping District by Gulfshore Life magazine and also received a mention in Florida Weekly’s “Best of 2019” issue. It’s also received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence as the No. 1 attraction in Estero. Miromar Outlets was also voted the Best Place to Buy Shoes during The News Press’s 29th annual Best of Southwest Florida awards. One of its most attractive and popular features is the variety of shoe stores available — from sports shoes at Adidas or Converse to chic and stylish pairs at Clark’s or Francesca’s. The most intriguing part about the mall, however, is its European architecture combined with fountains, koi ponds and shaded walkways. These features make shopping an even more relaxing experience. You’ll also find a thrilling play area offering activities and exploration for kids with 16 fun walls, art and science appreciation, and more — as well as a range of restaurants offering a culinary feast. With so much to offer, Miromar Outlets provides a wealth of entertainment options for the whole family.

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Surrounding several acres of lakes and connected by a boardwalk, this outdoor mall featuring over 140 stores is a mustvisit shopping center. Major stores include Banana Republic and DSW. The mall also offers fun-filled activities for the whole family such as Dog’s Nite Out and Family Fun in the Play Area. Be on the lookout for upcoming events and specials.

Tin City Tin City Waterfront Shops, a must-visit for Naples tourists, showcases distinctive fashion and dining options and also is the pickup point for Pure Florida Naples sightseeing tours and watersports activities. Tin City is quaint and charming, with maritime-themed shops offering affordable gifts and souvenirs.

Naples Grande Gift Shop Guests of Naples Grande Beach Resort needn’t go far to uncover a trove of take-home treasures. The lobby-level Naples Grande Gift Shop offers jewelry, bathing suits, souvenirs, spa and beauty products, and more.

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What do you love most about living in Naples? My favorite parts are, of course, the beaches and the weather. More importantly, my family is here: my amazing husband, our two beautiful sons, my parents and brothers. What’s a local hidden gem that visitors should check out? Rhode’s End Beach Bar (a Mediterranean-style taverna at Naples Grande Beach Resort). When did you develop your love of fashion? I guess I always enjoyed dressing up and creating styles. I think you start paying attention to clothes and fashion when you are young, and then that never really ends. Clothes are fun for everyone because they allow you to express your personality and creativity.

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Naomi Rothring has spent most of her life in Naples. On her blog, “With Love, Naomi,” she details ways that we can appreciate fashion by celebrating textures, patterns and trends. With inspirational posts and fashion ideas, Rothring keeps her Instagram updated regularly to motivate others who love fashion. Follow her at @naomi108. How long have you been in Naples? I was born in Naples, grew up here and have always loved being a resident. After going away to college at the University of Florida, I decided to come back and settle here to be closer to my family.

How would you describe your style? Modern-classic. I love pairing simple and elegant pieces with trends. What’s your must-have accessory? Honestly, it’s confidence. I play many different roles in my life, and I think it is important to be confident about yourself and what you have to offer. What is a staple of Naples fashion? Swimsuits, of course. We have amazing beaches here, and people come from all around the world to enjoy their time in the sun. To find good and trendy swim pieces, I recommend a visit to Cypress & Palm Boutique in the Pavilion Shopping Center and To The Moon, slightly north, in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. What else should visitors shop for while in Naples? There are many great places to shop with amazing selections… One of my personal favorites is Annie Handbags, which always has a great variety of handmade jewelry and handbags. Why did you decide to start blogging your fashion ideas? I started blogging to share my passion for fashion and highlight ongoing trends. By creating a space for a community of fashion lovers, I want to encourage followers to take a new step towards fashion. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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The Baker Reimagined The Baker Museum, part of the Artis—Naples mixed-arts campus, recently completed several restoration projects to improve and expand the facility. Reconfigured as a stand-alone art piece, for example, are the signature gates created by sculptor Albert Paley. The museum’s vast collection of modern American art remains, including iconic pieces such as the Chihuly Persian Ceiling and monumental sculptures by Louise Nevelson. Rotating exhibitions from the collection and visiting shows once again display in the three-story gallery spaces and outdoors. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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The elimination of a glass-domed conservatory has allowed museum designers to open up the courtyard space that connects with the stages and galleries of Hayes Hall. The entryway and lobby of The Baker have also been expanded to create a dramatic effect. The biggest change to The Baker, a threestory addition on its south side, has created classroom and event opportunities. Visitors also appreciate a new sunset-view terrace café and beer-and-wine bar with outdoor sculptures. A grand staircase makes an architectural statement at the forefront of the addition’s masterpiece design and takes visitors into the new addition separately from the galleries. Phase I of a longer-reaching project, The Baker reopening leads the revitalized Artis—

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Naples Cultural Campus development. At the heart of the local art scene for decades, Artis—Naples is undergoing a 25-year plan to expand upon its multidisciplinary mission by creating an inner-connected campus conducive to the visual arts, performance and education. Elements of the master plan incorporate outdoor terraces with green space and new interior spaces for social interaction, art appreciation and learning.

Cultural Standouts Gulfshore Playhouse, another performance art space with visions of expanding, has set its sights on becoming one of the best regional theaters in the country. It plans to break ground this year on a 56,000-squarefoot theater and education center, to where it will relocate from its current downtown Naples home of 15 years.

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that has sparked the annual Bonita Springs International Film Festival each February. Naples, too, has established a reputation for its Naples International Film Festival each fall. It joins a year-round roster of festivals dedicated to the arts, such as seasonal, monthly Art in the Park events in downtown Cambier Park, presented by the Naples Art Association (NAA). At home downtown, NAA mounts exhibitions throughout the year showcasing local and international artists. The gamut of Naples’ arts scene runs from Broadway musicals, the Miami Ballet, symphonic orchestra, major art exhibitions on loan from nationally acclaimed museums, films from abroad, open-air concerts in the park and fairy-tale performances by local youth. When it comes to arts and culture, Naples is a shining jewel, growing brighter every year.

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and the fine nature photography of Clyde Butcher, who works from his studio in the Everglades. Locals and visitors love the beach, tropical flora, wildlife and sunset scenes painter Emily James brings to realistic life in her gallery just off Fifth Avenue South. The native Floridian also explores subjects ranging from golf courses and European architecture to underwater tableaux and abstracts. Known for her use of acrylics and oils on canvas, her versatile work has garnered a number of awards and accolades. Phil Fisher, too, finds inspiration in Naples’ riotous flora and semitropical lighting to create watercolor and oil paintings that reflect Crayton Cove, where he keeps his studio-gallery, and beyond. For more than 40 years he has been capturing seascapes and streetscapes, working mostly outdoors. Fisher shares working and retail space with his wife, Natalie Guess, who specializes in fine batik art that stylistically portrays Naples scenes and flora. The works’ intricate patterns and exotic look transform silk into an art form that Emily James Gallery borrows from ancient mediums to create singular standout works. If you’re looking for that special gift that evokes the sense and Muffy Clark Gill also employs batik technique in her spirit of Naples, look to the artists, artisans and designers who mixed-media creations. From her studio midtown, she draws live and create right here. inspiration from Naples in her dreamlike portraits of tropical Independent jewelry stores often carry custom pieces you vistas, aquatic life and other themes. won’t see elsewhere. Cleopatra’s Barge, for example, has been Another local artist known for her fabric-based creations, in operation for more than 50 years on Third Street South Pat Kumicich sells by appointment only through her website downtown. Owner and artisan Marilyn Janss is most famous (patkumicich.com). Her contemporary art quilts, many of them for her Naples Medallion. It portrays the Naples Pier in gold or portraying social issues, have brought her the most attention, sterling silver for charms and exquisite diamond-wreathed although she also sells her whimsical ceramic art dolls and pendants. Like many other local artists, she takes inspiration impressionistic oil portraits. from the seashells, dolphins, pelicans and other creatures that German-born Naples artist Mally Khorasantchi credits her characterize Naples. Southwest Florida surroundings for helping her to develop Palm trees, boats, sand, beach cottages, jungle, water: These, a “more powerful and expressive style” in her works. “I am too, are iconic. Contemporary impressionist Paul Arsenault interested in how nature exhibits both chaos and calm,” she incorporates these elements in his slices from Naples life. They says. Visit her North Naples studio by appointment. have a way of immediately transporting you back to sunny To learn about more resident Naples artists and artisans climes, no matter where you hang them. His studio on Third in mediums from pottery and basketwork to oil painting and Street South also carries the work of other talented painters sculpture, visit naplesartcrafters.com.

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There are many events and festivals taking place throughout the year, so be sure to mark your calendar.

JANUARY Big Swamp Smoke Off bigswampsmokeoff.com SWFL Festival of Birds rookerybay.org

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Naples Boat Show miacc.org Naples Winter Wine Festival napleswinefestival.com

FEBRUARY Night at the Museum: Party like a Rock Star at C’MON cmon.org/events Greek Festival at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church stkatherine.net

Everglades Seafood Festival evergladesseafoodfestival.org ZOObilee at Naples Zoo napleszoo.org/zoobilee Cars on 5th carsonfifth.com Chubb Classic chubbclassic.com 40th Annual Naples National Art Festival naplesart.org/naples-national

St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth fifthavenuesouth.com Naples Downtown Art Show on Fifth Avenue South naplesart.org Relay for Life of Naples relayforlife.org/naplesfl For the Love of Art Celebration naplesart.org

Naples Craft Beer Fest at Bayfront naplescraftbeerfest.com Collier County Fair collierfair.com

M AY StayInMay Festival stayinmay.com

JUNE Naples Pride naplespride.org

J U LY Fourth of July Fireworks at Naples Pier Fourth of July Parade naplesgov.com

OCTOBER Naples Stone Crab Festival stonecrabfestival.com Fine Art and Craft Shows — Cambier Park naplesgov.com

NOVEMBER American Indian Arts Celebration ahtahthiki.com/events Christmas on Third Street South thirdstreetsouth.com/ christmas-on-third

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DID YOU KNOW ? The Spa at Naples Grande offers Salt Bath Flotation Therapy to help your body recover from stress. During this 60-minute therapy, 800 pounds of Epsom salt from a float tank help relax the muscle tissue.

Facelift, Whole Body Cryotherapy, Salt Bath Flotation Therapy and LED-Light Teeth Whitening. Others are designed for those who are serious about their workouts, weight loss, toning and muscle building. “This new program sets us apart from any traditional spa,” says Yenier J. Marrero, resort spa and fitness director. “We have moved into wellness and well-being. It is designed to make you feel better and enjoy good health and benefits to the skin, mind and spirit.” Naples Grande, for example, has brought in four Chinese doctors to work with traditional providers on holistic treatments. Certified by the FDA, the doctors diagnose and treat ills like high blood pressure, obesity, stress, muscle and joint pain, headaches, immune deficiencies and digestive issues. They have introduced Eastern healing

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methods ranging from stimulating gua sha and cupping techniques to electronic acupuncture and natural medications. The Spa at Naples Grande provides an indooroutdoor oasis of sanctuary from stress and worldly worries. Its 12 treatment rooms, meditation lounge, and outdoor relaxation area exude a Zen-like sense of serenity. Salon services are offered in a separate space, and the Spa Villa welcomes couples for a private experience. Outside, hot and cold pools soothe and awaken; and this year the spa introduces a Himalayan salt sauna to boost circulation and purify the body. Other revolutionary therapies include salt bath flotation, an experience of weightless well-being, and cryotherapy, in which below-freezing temperatures trigger weight loss and increase


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“After a vacation that restores body, mind and spirit, you can return to your everyday life relaxed and ready to take on the world.”

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immunity. The treatment is available for whole-body immersion or local application to the face, neck and joints. Long known for its Ayurvedic and Thai therapies, the spa was well positioned to bring to guests to a deeper level of Asian healing, says Marrero. Many of the new medical-level services work well with the scrubs and massages that originally made a name for The Spa at Naples Grande. The new Ionic Foot Detox, for instance, complements the Dead Sea Salt Scrub and helps to alleviate pain from conditions like migraines and arthritis. Yoga, another popular wellness routine that Naples Grande has long offered guests, also reaches back to ancient Asian tradition. The spa offers several 50-minute yoga sessions, including serene beachside yoga and the more athletic power yoga. You’ll also find Zumba, Aqua Zumba, total cardio and weight-training conditioning, indoor cycling and fitness walks. In between spa treatments, you can keep that peaceful vibe going with a boardwalk hike through mangroves to the beach. Then, after a vacation that restores body, mind and spirit, you can return to your everyday life relaxed and ready to take on the world.

By Chelle Koster Walton Healthy dining is a growing vacation trend, and Naples restaurants serve up flavorful selections sure to please anyone following a special diet. Wise food choices begin at the Naples Grande, where kitchen staff are trained in all the latest dietary needs for food allergies and taste preferences. The spa’s new lunch menu, for example, lists glutenfree and other healthy options. If you follow a gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian or other special diet, make your preferences known when making reservations. “We like to craft meals for the guest individually,” says Food and Beverage Director Eddie Thomas. Outside the resort, you’ll find a True Food Kitchen, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings. Thought & Food, Naples’ first all-organic produce stand and café, also caters to those diets. The team at Epiphany Gluten-Free Bakery prepares waffles, sandwiches, pizzas and other meals, as well as baked goods. They can also customize any item to sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan and low-carb diets. Patric’s Breakfast & Lunch does healthy food comfort-style, including a menu devoted to paleo. Vegan Kitchen’s varied menu features dishes ranging from wraps and bowls to stir-fries and curries. The new Turco Taco gives healthy eats south-of-the-border flair with handmade gluten-free tortillas, organic salads and special items designed for keto, vegan and vegetarian diets. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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Naples’ crown jewel is Gordon Drive, where magnificent estates line the beach and waterways provide yachting access to Naples Bay and the Gulf. Nearby, Aqualane Shores’ single-family homes front canals that offer an equally rich boating experience. Old Naples’ distinctive mix of upscale urban residences and retail venues provides a world-class ambience. Florida-style cottages are intermingled with modern single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, many of which elevate the rich architectural history of the past with chic new designs. Stock Development’s Residences on Sixth are mere moments from the shops and cafés of Fifth Avenue South, while the legendary Naples Pier is a short stroll from the boutiques and restaurants of Third Street South. Just to the north, the intimate neighborhoods of The Moorings, Crayton Road, Coquina Sands and Park Shore provide more options for enjoying Naples’ luxury N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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lifestyle. Waterfront condominiums and singlefamily homes take advantage of Southwest Florida’s spectacular sunsets. Many residences in Park Shore overlook picturesque Venetian Bay. Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve features a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With more than half of 2,400 acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat augmented by outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary new community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature coexist. The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal-themed new construction residences, including luxury villas, and singlefamily and coach homes with stunning views. Continuing south, just off of Collier Boulevard on your way to Marco Island, you’ll arrive at Fiddler’s Creek, a private, master-planned, residential community offering unsurpassed elegance in a tropical setting. With a low-density level of 1.6 golf course homes for sale per gross acre, the plan anticipates nearly 100 distinct neighborhoods upon completion. Committed to preserving the environment, Fiddler’s Creek is designed to accommodate and enhance the natural beauty of Florida. Less than one-third of Fiddler’s Creek is

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being developed for residential use, while the remainder of the land is dedicated primarily to nature reserves, lakes, parks, golf courses and recreational areas. Amenities offered at Fiddler’s Creek include a 54,000-squarefoot club and spa, fitness center, resortstyle multi-pool swimming complex, tennis courts, restaurants and an opportunity to join The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club. There are more than 70 championship golf courses in Collier County, the majority of which are in private, gated country club communities. At the top of the list is Quail West in North Naples. Acknowledged for their stunning beauty, Quail West’s Preserve and Lakes courses weave through grand estate, singlefamily and villa neighborhoods. The stunning 70,000-square-foot clubhouse complex includes formal dining, enlarged and redesigned pre-function spaces, a 12,000-square-foot dedicated fitness and wellness building, a full-service salon and spa, a glass-enclosed indoor heated pool and lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Recent renovations have transformed the clubhouse, with the lower floor’s corridor integrating golf, fitness, tennis, the salon and spa, and casual dining. Whatever your tastes, whatever your lifestyle, your piece of paradise awaits in Naples.

Almost anywhere you go in search of your piece of paradise in Southwest Florida, you’ll find celebrated communities bearing the distinctive brand of Stock Classic Homes, Stock Signature Homes and Stock Custom Homes. With more than seven decades of building experience, the Stock family has long been synonymous with quality real estate. The company is celebrating its 18th year in Southwest Florida and remains committed to the tradition of excellence that has shaped it from its beginning. Stock gives buyers unparalleled choices from its luxury homebuilding division. The company continues to expand its reach in Southwest Florida, most recently with furnished models in communities and neighborhoods from Marco Island north to Bradenton and Palm Beach. The expansion includes homes in The Concession in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, TwinEagles, The Isles of Collier Preserve, Fiddler’s Creek, Lely Resort, Quail West, Naples Reserve, Olde Naples, the Park Shore and Pine Ridge neighborhoods in Naples, Marco Island, Hidden Harbor, The Renaissance and Babcock Ranch in Lee County and Palm Beach. Stock Development’s homebuilding division consists of products in Three Tiers of Excellence, including Stock Classic, Signature and Custom Homes, which have been acknowledged locally and nationally with more than 500 awards for outstanding communities, product design, amenities and overall quality. Stock Development has been on Builder magazine’s “Builder 100” list of the top 100 homebuilders in the United States for several years. The company has also received “Community of the Year,” “Builder of the Year” and “Developer of the Year” honors in consecutive years. Residences by Stock Signature Homes also have received many awards in the 2019 Collier Building Industry Association and Lee Building Industry Association Parades of Homes. To learn more, visit Stock Development at stockdevelopment.com or call 239-592-7344.

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Emergencies For medical, fire and other emergencies, call 911.

Post Offices Naples Main: 239-435-2146 Marco Island Main: 239-393-6300

Collier County Sheriff’s Office: 239-774-4434

Shops and Banks Stores and banks have widely divergent hours of operation, from mornings to late night, or all night in some cases. There are scores of banks in Naples and throughout Collier County. If you can’t make it to a bank, you’ll find ATMs throughout the city that are open 24 hours a day.

Naples Police Department: 239-213-4844 City of Naples Fire Rescue: 239-213-4900 Marco Island Fire Department: 239-389-5040

Tourism Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce: 239-262-6376

Hospitals Naples Community Hospital: 239-436-5000 North Collier Hospital: 239-552-7000 Physician’s Regional Medical Center — Collier: 239-354-6000 Pine Ridge: 239-348-4000 Marco Island Healthcare Center: 239-394-8234

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Boats. Naples City Dock permits short-term stays for vessels as long as 120 feet. Fees are reasonable at marker 34 in Naples Bay. The dock monitors VHF Channel 16. 239-213-3070 Buses. Naples is served by Collier Area Transit (CAT), featuring a fleet of buses and a variety of routes. A transfer option to Lee County Transit (LeeTran) allows for travel between the counties. 239-252-7777 Limos. Whether you’re traveling to or from the airport or want to ride around town in style, you’ll find that several transport companies offer an elite fleet of luxury vehicles. Ask your Concierge Desk to recommend one. 239-254-5600 Rental Cars. The easiest and most convenient way to get around Naples is to rent a car, and the city offers scores of choices and price ranges. Check online and at the airport, or ask the Concierge Desk for help. 239-254-5600

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Primary ground access to Naples is from north and east on Interstate 75. Naples is also directly on U.S. 41, the

Tamiami Trail, which extends to Miami. Although this route may be congested at times with local traffic, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent scenery throughout the drive. Seaplane. Tour the lush Everglades and magnificent shoreline from Naples to Key West taking off and landing on the water. Arrange a tour with a charter sea aviation company for an unforgettable adventure. 239-254-5600 Trolley. The narrated Naples Trolley Tours offers a great way to get to know the city and its many charms. Hop on the colorful bus and hop off whenever you like to shop in waterside boutiques or to snap a photo at historic or scenic sites. The trolley makes a stop at Naples Grande Beach Resort every hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit naplestrolleytours.com for more info. 239-262-7300 Water Taxi. Climb aboard the Naples Bay Water Shuttle for a scenic, relaxing and affordable ride to some of the city’s top waterfront shopping, hotel and dining destinations. With a fixed route and stops, the shuttle is more of a water bus than a taxi, perfect for sightseeing, shopping excursions and checking out popular restaurants and bars. 239-206-0160

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Dining & Nightlife AMORE RISTORANTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 57 Tel: 239-643-2201 amoreristorante@aol.com Step inside Amore Ristorante and take a culinary journey through Italy. Specializing in fresh Italian cuisine that’s both traditional and innovative with an extensive wine list that they are very proud of, you’ll leave with wonderful memories of dining in a warm, traditional space with a cozy bar. Menu options include fantastic meat and seafood pastas, veal, homemade desserts and more. THE BEVY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63 Tel: 239-228-4220 naplesbevy.com The Bevy offers a New American cuisine, daily happy hour, dinner, Sunday brunch, full bar and craft cocktails, and a great wine selection in a unique indoor-outdoor space with vertical gardens. Come experience a fun, modern atmosphere as you eat, sip and socialize Located just blocks from the Naples Pier off Third Street and 12th Avenue. BLUE MARTINI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 65 Tel: 239-784-8925 naples.bluemartinilounge.com Blue Martini Naples offers a mix of atmospheres ranging from a casual patio vibe where you can enjoy everything from tapas and cocktails to a high-energy stage with local bands and DJ mixes from around the world. BONE HOOK BREWING CO.. . . . . . . . p. 54-55 Tel: 239-631-8522 bonehookbrewing.com Bone Hook beers are unique! No, really! Basically, the beers are insanely good because the Bone Hook team is comprised of science nerds. The on-site lab enables the crew to perfect each style of beer, thus producing only the highest-quality product for suds-loving saps. Test the waters and start with their signature IPA. It’s the first beer they brewed and the most popular. THE CATCH OF THE PELICAN. . . . . . . . . . p. 59 Tel: 239-594-6325 naplesgrande.com naplesgrande.com/dining The Catch of the Pelican is the signature restaurant at Naples Grande Beach Resort, featuring local seafood, produce and steaks. Enjoy fresh locally inspired cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting.

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CAVO LOUNGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 67 Tel: 239-431-8706 cavolounge.com Cavo Lounge, located in the Mercato in North Naples, is your destination for food, fun and elegance. Offering Happy Hour seven days a week from 3:30 to 8 p.m., it’s the perfect destination to lounge around and people watch while enjoying half-priced cocktails and a discounted “MediterrAsian” style menu. From handcrafted cocktails to local live bands and the best DJ’s Naples has to offer, Cavo Lounge has something for everyone. If you’re looking for THE Naples hotspot, Cavo Lounge is the place. Dance the night away on the open dance floor or reserve the one-and-only Naples VIP experience. If you’re not at Cavo, you’re missing out! MEL’S DINER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60 Tel: 239-643-9898 melsdiner.com Experience the nostalgia of Mel’s American Diners and enjoy classic meals done right. For decades they have been a Southwest Florida landmark, serving made-from-scratch mouthwatering dishes. On the menu, you’ll find old-time favorites likes steak and seafood, along with a great variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, homemade dessert and a sensational breakfast. Locals have voted Mel’s Diner the Best All-Around Restaurant for many years in a row. PHELAN FAMILY BRANDS. . . . . . . . . . . . p. 61 Tel: 239-431-5504 phelanbrands.com Family-owned and -operated since 1997, Phelan Family Brands includes restaurants that are sure to satisfy everyone in the family. Choose from Pinchers, Island Crab Company, Deep Lagoon Seafood or Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse. After more than 20 years of business, there is one thing that has remained the same — their family culture. ROSEDALE BRICK OVEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 63 Tel: 239-325-9653 Voted the best authentic Italian pizza in Southwest Florida, Rosedale Brick Oven serves the best wood-fired pizza and authentic New York–style Italian cuisine in Naples. You’ll find a wide selection of dishes with something delicious for everyone. Rosedale Brick Oven prepares foods with locally grown and the finest imported ingredients, including flour from Napoli, as well as imported mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes. There is no other taste like it.

SOUTH STREET. . . . . . . . . . Inside back cover Tel: 239-435-9333 southstreetnaples.com Voted best craft beer selection and the Gulf Coast Life Best Live Music Restaurant and Bar year after year, South Street offers awardwinning entrees and brick oven pizza, a full bar with signature craft cocktails, and over 50 craft beers on tap. From the cool vibes to the unforgettable artwork on the walls to the music stage and lighting, South Street has become a legendary favorite by locals, tourists, celebrities and world-class musicians alike. T-MICHAELS STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 53 Tel: 239-261-0622 t-michaels.com Spectacular steak and seafood make T-Michaels an obligatory stop if you haven’t sampled their classically prepared, sumptuous fare before. The waterfront location on Venetian Bay further adds to the enjoyment of the cuisine and may be why T-Michaels has become a popular gathering place known as Naples’ version of Cheers.

Real Estate MICHAEL LAWLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 2-3 Tel: 239-261-3939 michaellawler.com With nearly 30 years of real estate experience, Michael Lawler has focused on luxury residential properties in coastal communities throughout the Southwest Florida area. In sales volume, he ranks among the top 50 residential real estate brokers in the United States, according to the REAL Trends 2016 report of brokers. STOCK DEVELOPMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 91 Tel: 239-592-7344 stockdevelopment.com Building homes in Southwest Florida’s most exceptional communities, Stock Signature Homes are move-in ready and irresistibly inviting. Proudly presented by an awardwinning homebuilder with 15 years of experience and 4,000+ homes built. SANDY THOMPSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 9 Tel: 239-336-9715 luxurybonitaliving.com Sandy is a professional REALTOR® with expert relocation resources to help you find the perfect home. Working for over 30 years


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Shopping CAROLYN’S OFF THIRD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 73 Tel: 239-331-3632 Carolyn’s designer boutique offers luxury goods by sought-after designers, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and Hermès. All their prices are up to 70 percent off retail. Carolyn arrived from San Diego, where she was voted “best” over the last 25 years. One of the top shopping picks by USA Today. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Consignments by appointment. They buy designer handbags. JK COLLECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 13 Tel: 239-262-4040 jkcollections.net Located at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, JK Collections is a fashionable women’s boutique offering unique clothing and accessories for discerning buyers. JOHN CRAIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4-5 Tel: 239-596-5374 johncraigclothier.com The John Craig mission is to provide exceptional, timeless menswear for the sophisticated man with individualized and unparalleled customer service. The extraordinary ambience of John Craig Clothier enables customers to feel at home and comfortable as they shop. We find that “men come to John Craig for the clothes, and they keep coming back for the experience.” MARISSA COLLECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside front cover Tel: 239-263-4333 marissacollections.com Marissa Collections has remained true to its original goals of helping clients develop their style through personalized service and curating the best selection of timeless designer pieces ranging from contemporary to high end. Marissa Collections began in 1975 as a storefront boutique offering a collection of hand-selected items including clothing, jewelry, accessories and shoes, which Marissa personally styled for each individual. This distinct approach resonated with the small community on the Gulf of Mexico and has since attracted new clients from all over

the world. The once-small boutique has grown substantially since its early beginnings. Today, it is nestled in a 10,000-square-foot location in the Third Street South shopping district of Old Naples. MAUS & HOFFMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 7 Tel: 239-262-761 mausandhoffman.com Offering classic sportswear for men and women since 1940, the Maus family continues to offer only the best in quality and service. Every customer and every inquiry is treated with courtesy, generosity and the sincere interest one expects from a good friend. The store showcases an even greater selection of merchandise than on the website. MIROMAR OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 71 Tel: 239-948-3766 miromaroutlets.com Featuring more than 140 top designer and brand-name outlets with savings of up to 70 percent off retail prices. Find great savings on top names, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store and more. THIRD STREET SOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Tel: 239-434-6533 thirdstreetsouth.com Known for glamour and good times since the 1930s, Third Street South brings together some of Naples’ finest dining and shopping options. Refined fashion boutiques and jewelers, elegant shops with fabulous décor offerings, fascinating art galleries, pampering spas and exquisite dining options are rounded out by gorgeous gardens and architecture. TOURNEAU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back cover Tel: 239-591-1342 tourneau.com One of the best places to shop for luxury watches, top featured brands include Tourneau, Rolex, Cartier, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and more. Located in the Waterside Shops, Tourneau also offers a wide range of styles, a selection of pre-owned luxury watches and expert service and repairs. THE VILLAGE SHOPS ON VENETIAN BAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11 Tel: 239-261-6100 venetianvillage.com Local, exquisite boutiques with handcrafted goods, superb and inviting restaurants, and a wonderful waterfront setting make The Village

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Tours & Activities ALL WATER EXCURSIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 29 Tel: 239-594-0213 allwaterexcursionsmarina.com Southwest Florida’s No. 1 location for everything on the water, with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Offering backwater and offshore fishing, kayak and paddle board rentals and guided tours, sunset cruises, dolphin ecotours, WaveRunner and Jet Ski tours, boat rentals, private charters, shelling excursions and more. BUSTNLOOSE BACKWATER CHARTERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 35 Tel: 239-450-7382 naplesfishingguide.com BustnLoose Backwater Charters specializes in light tackle fishing charters that cater to all skill levels, from the novice to the advanced angler. Get on board and experience a world-class fishing adventure with Captain Joey Benko. He doesn’t just take you fishing; he teaches you fishing. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, Captain Joey Benko’s professionalism, patience and knowledge will help you improve your fishing skills as an angler while enjoying an amazing fishing experience in Southwest Florida. From Naples to the Ten Thousand Islands, they have all kinds of tools at their disposal — from fly rods to spinning tackle, they will be able to fight that fish of a lifetime. CAPTAIN JOEY D CHARTERS. . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Tel: 239-293-6451 captjoeydcharters.com naplesfishingandcharters.com Whether you are a fisherman with years of experience or a beginner, Captain Joey D will take you on an offshore, backwater or nearshore adventure that you will never forget. He’s been fishing this saltwater paradise for over 35 years and is still amazed at the abundance of wildlife and natural beauty in the waters. Enjoy miles of secluded waterways, many species of birds, dolphins, occasional manatees and a variety of species of fish. For offshore/deep-sea fishing excursions, Captain Joey D will take you in and around Naples up to 80 miles out, where you’ll be able to sample anything from redfish and grouper to barracuda, kingfish, amberjack, cobia and permit. N A P L E S G R A N D E . CO M

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MANATEE SIGHTSEEING & ECO-TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 49 Tel: 239-642-8818 see-manatees.com Manatee Sightseeing & Eco-Tours is currently the only manatee sightseeing tour company in the world that sees manatees every day all year! Their 90-minute manatee tours will leave you breathless when you see how close the manatees come to the boat. All captains are licensed, insured and certified with CPR/ first aid. NAPLES BEACH WATER SPORTS . . . . . . p. 31 Tel: 239-572-2953 marcoislandwatersports.com Choose your adventure: scoot around the warm Gulf waters on a WaveRunner, get a bird’s-eye view of the coastline from a parasail, have fun and get fit in kayaks or stand-up paddle boards — or opt for a banana boat for a little Gulf-style thrill ride. NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN. . . . . . . . . p. 44 Tel: 239-643-7275 naplesgarden.org Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, worldclass garden paradise that features plants from around the world. It’s also the youngest garden in history to receive the American Public Gardens Association’s prestigious Award for Garden Excellence. Visit their website to view the many activities taking place throughout the year.

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offers performances in both its main stage Blackburn Hall and intimate black-box Tobye Studio Theatre. Children and adult education classes are also offered. The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate and entertain the community through a superior theater experience. NAPLES PRINCESS CRUISES. . . . . . . . . . p. 35 Tel: 239-649-2275 naplesprincesscruises.com The most elegant luxury yacht in Southwest Florida awaits. Taking a lunch, dinner or hors d’oeuvres cruise adds freshly prepared culinary delights to the spectacular sights in Naples Bay and Port Royal. Besides the daily public cruises, you can also charter the Naples Princess for private events. NAPLES TROLLEY TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43 Tel: 239-260-3272 naplestrolleytours.com Enjoy a fascinating tour that showcases the natural beauty, history and charm of Naples, all from a comfortable vintage trolley. Fully narrated, the trolley tour covers more than 100 points of interest.

NAPLES GRANDE GOLF CLUB . . . . . . . . . p. 41 Tel: 239-659-3700 naplesgrandegolf.com The Rees Jones–designed private course recently completed an $8 million renovation that included the addition of its first formal clubhouse. Named one of North America’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” by Golfweek magazine, the 18-hole, 6,955-yard, par-72 course is set among a lush landscape and brilliant water features.

NAPLES WATERWAY & WILDLIFE TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 35 Tel: 239-595-0606 waterwuber.com Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours offers personalized, private, captain-chartered tours for up to six passengers on its 2016 Bennington pontoon boat. Whether you want a half-day nature tour or a full-day trip enjoying an island beach day, you will have the experience of a lifetime. The Water Wüber is a Keewaydin Island shuttle that offers pickup and drop-off service. Also offered are wildlife tours, sunset cruises and customized tours for your group. Located at the newly renovated Naples City Dock, Slip B-4, on 880 12th Avenue South in Naples.

THE NAPLES PLAYERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 81 Tel: 239-263-7990 naplesplayers.org The Naples Players Sugden Community Theatre is celebrating its 66th theater season. Located on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples, it’s the oldest and premier theater of Naples and one of the top theaters in the country. Offering grand-scale musicals, comedies, plays and original new works, The Naples Players

PURE FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 37 Tel: 239-263-4949 purefl.com Pure Florida specializes in water experiences that bring the beauty and wonder of Southwest Florida within reach. Their locations in Naples and Fort Myers offer sightseeing, river and sunset cruises, Jet Ski tours and rentals, boat rentals, fishing trips and charters, ecotours, jet boat rides and private and corporate cruises.

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SEGWAY OF NAPLES TOURS . . . . . . . . . . p. 43 Tel: 239-260-3272 segwayofnaples.com The latest and great Segway i2 machines — coupled with state-of-the-art headsets — will take visitors and locals alike on a fun, insightful trip through Naples’ past and present, all on the only AAA-approved tour in Collier County. SWEET LIBERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33 Tel: 239-793-3525 sweetliberty.com Sweet Liberty offers a variety of cruises to choose from, such as shelling, sunset or sightseeing tours. Cruise the pristine local waters on one of the daily Naples cruises aboard the 44-passenger, 53-foot sailing catamaran. It’s the perfect way to spend your day.

Transportation A-RRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 60, 92 Tel: 239-821-3900 a-rrive.com A-rrive Transportation provides first-class, luxury transportation — Infiniti, Mercedes and Suburbans. Chauffeurs are either retired law enforcement or owners. Local and familyowned and -operated business. Fully licensed and insured. Voted No. 1 in Collier County. Services include airport, hourly, night out and more. More than transportation, it’s the experience! Don’t just get there… a-rrive! DOLPHIN TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . p. 93 Tel: 239-530-0100 dolphinnaples.com Known as the top transportation company in Naples, Dolphin Transportation is the preferred choice for luxury airport transfers, group charters, limousine rentals, wedding transportation and more in Southwest Florida. A wide array of vehicles and superb service allow guests to relax while they handle transportation details. NAPLES TRANSPORTATION & TOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 43, 45 Tel: 239-260-3256 naples-transportation.com NT&T is the leading provider of reliable full-service transportation in Southwest Florida, with a fleet of over 60 vehicles and 75 professional and courteous chauffeurs. The company can accommodate all transportation needs 24/7, delivering five-star quality, value and personalized service.


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SOUTH STREET has been voted best craft beer selection and the Gulf Coast Life Best Live Music Restaurant and Bar year after year! We have award winning entrees and brick oven pizza, full bar, signature craft cocktails and over 50 craft beers on tap. From the cool vibes to the unforgettable artwork on the walls to the music stage and lighting, South Street has become a legendary favorite by locals, tourists, celebrities and world-class musicians alike. Our Tippling Room offers a unique, quieter, more relaxed space to dine and visit if that is your preference.

1410 PINE RIDGE RD (just 1 mile away)

TEL: (239) 435-9333

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Neapolitan 2020  

Neapolitan is the official in-room, lifestyle magazine for the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.

Neapolitan 2020  

Neapolitan is the official in-room, lifestyle magazine for the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida.