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We 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, the infrared sauna, 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 functional 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 indoor-outdoor 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 decadent culinary experiences, family-friendly activities, convenient tennis, 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-ofa-kind resort where anything is possible.

Enjoy your stay and all that Naples has to offer. Explore, play, and live GRANDE.

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Meryl D’Sa-Wilson, 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, and she loves ginger wine and all kinds of peppers.

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 www.dennisgoodmanphotography.com.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jeffrey 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.

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 promising young entrepreneur, Kiana Lynn Spiller is a writer and social media content creator who also has experience in business management, web design, graphic design, and video editing. She’s a multifaceted creative who loves to make people happy with her designs and even crochets her own apparel. Spiller is studying media production and music and looks forward to continuing her artistic pursuits.

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 www.10best.com

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CONTENTS 12 NEAPOLITAN 2023 FEATURES Resort Highlights 16 Stay & Play 19 What’s in Your Beach Bag? 21 Concierge Corner Naples & Beyond 22 A Desired Destination 25 Insta-Worthy Moments 27 Experience the Keys Life 28 Family Fun On the Water 30 Make a Splash 34 Cruising the Gulf 40 Soak Up the Sun The Sporting Life 42 Active Pursuits 49 Take a Stroll in the Garden Ecotourism 50 Natural Treasures 16 30 42
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Naples Dining at Its Finest
A Slice of Naples
Come for the Beach, Stay for the Bites
Naples After Dark
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Store 77
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What’s in
Made in Naples
Trendsetter
Vibe
Beach Reads by Naples’ Own
Mark Your Calendar
Naples’ Best Museums: An Insider’s Guide
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98 Tradition of Excellence
Restorative Retreat
Spa of the Future, Today Real
State of Mind
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Stay & Play

Whether you’re on a romantic retreat with your significant other or a family making memories, everybody wants their vacation to be an unforgettable experience. At Naples Grande Beach Resort, every detail is carefully curated to ensure the utmost comfort and relaxation, creating memorable moments at every turn.

Unparalleled Dining

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Naples Grande has the dish for you — because a great vacation must have delicious food. Whether you crave a night out or prefer to order room service from the comfort of your bed, the resort’s restaurants will deliver the experience and the flavor.

The Catch of the Pelican restaurant offers steaks grilled to perfection or locally caught seafood in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally,, and many ingredients are locally sourced, so keep an eye on the week’s catch. Every Sunday in season, guests can enjoy the

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spectacular Bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar with more than 48,000 combinations of rims, toppings, spirits, and sauces.

For a change of scenery, try Aura Restaurant, which serves American cuisine using local and sustainable ingredients, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, and raises the bar with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. At the chic Mantra lounge, you can sip champagne or specialty cocktails with delicious Asian-infused food while listening to live music.

You’ll also find Spressi Marketplace with a large variety of delicious gelato flavors, Italian-style brews, and other tasty treats you can grab on the go. The Sunset Veranda is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or coffee while getting some fresh air. They also have live music often and host many of Naples Grande’s pop-up events,

including the popular Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen in season.

Grab a table at Rhode’s End if you’re looking for a beautiful place to take in the sunset. To complement the breathtaking views, guests can indulge in delectable Mediterranean fare. And if you work up an appetite while lounging by the pool, the Gulf Coast Oasis is ready to serve you.

The Perfect Setting

Once you’re fed and ready to enjoy the rest of your stay, you’ll find no shortage of activities and amenities at Naples Grande. The resort is on Florida’s Paradise Coast, where white-sand beaches meet the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It boasts 23 acres of natural beauty, so whether you want adventure, play, or relaxation, you’re sure to find it all.

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Naples Grande is located within a 200-acre nature preserve and mangrove estuary, where a picturesque boardwalk meanders through the space. Those looking for an exhilarating walk or jog will be spoiled with unbeatable beauty and wilderness. The resort is situated among three consecutive miles of white-sand beaches ideal for watersports, swimming, or sunbathing. Off the coast of Naples, thousands of picturesque islands are waiting to be explored.

Venturing into Naples downtown is the perfect blend of Old World charm and modern luxuries. Whether you want to dine, shop, or just see the sights, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place than Naples.

WHAT’S IN YOUR BEACH BAG?

From the ocean to the pool, pair your swimsuits with these splash-ready accessories from the Naples Grande gift shop.

Room for Your Pooch

Naples Grande is the perfect resort for the canine members of the family. In fact, it’s one of the nicest pet-friendly resorts in all of Florida. Your dog is welcome to stay with you in your room for a fee, and they receive their own bandana at check-in, so they can fit in with all the other furry friends. You’ll find designated pet relief areas throughout the resort, and bowls and leashes are for sale at the retail shop. Everything is designed to make you and your pet feel at home during your stay.

Active Pursuits

There are two kinds of travelers — those who want action and those who want relaxation — but at Naples Grande, you don’t have to compromise.

For the tennis lovers out there, Naples Grande’s Tennis Club is world-class. It features 15 Har-Tru clay courts, 5 of which have LED lighting for enhanced nighttime visibility. Whether you’re just learning the game or are a seasoned player, you can schedule court time, clinics, private lessons, and more. Naples Grande has been ranked as

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The Naples Grande was named a AAA Four Diamond Designated Resort and a Green Lodging Florida Two Palm Designated Resort, and the spa was recently selected as the Best of Gulfshore 2022.

one of the Top 50 Best U.S. Tennis Resorts by Tennis magazine — perfect for players of all ages and all skill levels.

For the golfer in your group, you just can’t beat playing a round at one of the courses that are open to the public. Check out The Sporting Life section on page 42 for a list of these courses.

Relaxing Retreat

The Spa at Naples Grande is the perfect destination for those who would rather unwind than explore. Available treatments include nail services, hair design and makeup, facials, massage and stone treatments, infrared sauna treatments, and saltwater float bath therapy. You’ll also find Ayurvedic and Eastern therapies and cutting-edge cryotherapy — options not often found at resorts of the same caliber.

The spa’s surroundings are just as delightful as the services it provides. Lush gardens, fountains, a Zen-inspired labyrinth, and sundecks await

you as you make your way to the spa. Whether you prefer an indoor or outdoor spa experience, you’re sure to find something to love. Check out our Health & Wellness feature for more details on our unique spa options.

Poolside Pleasures

Naples Grande provides guests with three stunning swimming pool options — a necessary part of any resort stay. The Mangrove Pool is great for family fun, complete with a waterslide and cabanas equipped with televisions and video game stations. Alternatively, the Palm Terrace Pool is reserved exclusively for adults. Private cabanas make for a more laid-back, upscale atmosphere. The Hibiscus Hideaway pool, ideal for water aerobics and lap swimming, can be found right next to the courtyards of the Garden Villa Suites.

The Place for Events

While focused on luxury and relaxation, it’s easy to forget that Naples Grande is the perfect place for corporate or personal events. The resort’s signature Royal Palm Ballroom features more than 14,000 square feet and can accommodate more than 1,000 guests. For a more intimate setting, you’ll find the 5,800-square-foot Vista Ballroom, which can be combined with the Sunset Veranda, to offer both indoor and outdoor meeting space. For corporate functions, Naples Grande has 32 separate meeting rooms and 13 breakout rooms. When you add in our first-rate catering and event planning services, you have the makings of a truly remarkable occasion.

Award-Winning Luxury

The Naples Grande has received numerous awards over the years as a result of its dedication to providing a memorable stay for every guest. They have been named a AAA Four Diamond Designated Resort and a Green Lodging Florida Two Palm Designated Resort, and the spa was recently selected as the Best of Gulfshore 2022.

The Naples Grande has also received awards from Tripadvisor, U.S. News & World Report, Travelocity, Booking.com, and more. J. Kevin Foltz

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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 standout activities to get you started.

the premier center for the arts in Southwest Florida. 239-597-1111 www.artisnaples.org

NATURE

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 www.naplesgarden.org

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

ROMANCE

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 www.sweetliberty.com

Naples Princess Cruises

Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise aboard an elegant luxury yacht while watching the sunset. 239-649-2275 www.naplesprincesscruises.com www.missnaplesboat.com

FAMILY FUN

Pure Florida

Docked at historic Tin City, Pure Florida offers fun for the entire family, including dolphin watch and shelling tours, as well as Jet Ski rentals and more. 239-263-4949 www.purefl.com

Naples Zoo

Get up close and personal with some pretty amazing animals,

feed giraffes, and more! 239-262-5409 www.napleszoo.org

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)

With something for all your little ones to enjoy, the children’s museum is the perfect rainy-day activity. 239-514-0084 www.cmon.org

ARTS & CULTURE

The Naples Players Experience Naples’ best live theater performances throughout the year. 239-263-7990 www.naplesplayers.org

Naples Art District

Visit more than 85 artists in their studios and galleries, or sign up for a class in an artist’s studio. 239-249-1977 www.naplesartdistrict.com

Artis–Naples

Home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, this is

Learn about the ecosystems of Southwest Florida. Along the way, you will meet the animals and plants that call these places home. 239-262-0304 www.conservancy.org

Get Up and Go Kayaking Naples

This unique kayaking experience includes clear kayak guided tours to really capture all the Gulf has to offer. 941-270-3297 www.instagram.com/getupandgonaples

EVERGLADES

Everglades Excursions

Enjoy a completely guided once-in-alifetime adventure where you can see alligators, ride an airboat, and more. 239-262-7300 www.evergladesexcursions.com

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 www.see-manatees.com

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A Desired Destination

DISCOVER SCENIC WONDERS AND EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES FOR EVERY TYPE OF ADVENTURE YOU CAN IMAGINE.

Since its humble beginnings in 1886, the City of Naples has flourished as one of South Florida’s top destinations. First established by General John S. Williams and Walter Haldeman from Louisville, Kentucky, the town quickly grew to become a premier beach and resort destination. Whether you’re looking for world-class shopping, mouthwatering dining experiences, tropical shores, or exciting activities, Naples has you covered.

Here are a few things in and around Naples you won’t want to miss.

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Travel Back in Time

Just one block east of the iconic Naples Pier, Palms Cottage is a must-visit for the history buff in your group. The Naples Historical Society has preserved the cottage just as it was when a newspaper publisher from Louisville known as Walter Haldeman called it home in 1895.

Discover the Forest

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a short drive inland and a must-see for amateur arborists. Home to the world’s largest remaining old-growth Bald Cypress Forest, the sanctuary’s incredible old trees are relatives of the redwood and reach heights of more than 130 feet. A well-maintained boardwalk provides accessible passage through the swamp.

Airboat Cruises

Everglades National Park is the premier location for an authentic Southern experience: an airboat tour. Wading birds, dolphins, manatees, and even alligators are just some of the many animals you might see while exploring the “sea of grass” on a thrilling airboat adventure.

Sail into the Sunset

Naples offers a wide variety of sightseeing and sunset cruises, perfect for those looking for a tamer water excursion. It’s easy to spend a day in Naples learning about the city’s past and taking in the natural beauty without ever leaving the water. With so many options — from daytime sightseeing to sunset dining excursions — cruising around Naples on a boat is a must-do experience.

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Whether you’re looking for worldclass shopping, mouthwatering dining experiences, tropical shores, or exciting activities, Naples has you covered.
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Stroll the Beaches

Naples is surrounded by miles of stunning white-sand beaches, waiting for you to explore. Keep a lookout for precious shells, as you can collect many beautiful ones here. You may even find a spotted, cream-colored junonia, one of the rarest shells in the world and home to deepsea slugs. These shells are usually found on neighboring islands after a hurricane or tsunami, but you may get lucky!

Visit the Museums

If a bit of cultural enrichment is on your docket, visit the Marco Island Historical Museum, where you can learn about the Calusa Indians who used to inhabit the land. The Naples Holocaust Museum is a powerful remembrance of a dark time in history and provides a meaningful connection to many residents of Southwest Florida. Many other captivating museums dot the city, so be sure to check out the list of our top picks in the Arts & Culture feature.

Explore the Wildlife

The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens offers all the amenities of a big city zoo but brings you closer to animals in a beautiful tropical setting. The zoo is home to Athena, a rare Florida panther who was rescued as a kitten from the Big Cypress National Preserve in 2017. For even more family fun, visit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its interactive nature center.

Taste the Flavors

Have a foodie in your group? The seafood here is fresh and second to none. Be sure to try the grouper sandwich, a local delicacy of Naples. Try the delicious local dishes as well as mouthwatering global cuisine that is sure to whet your appetite. You’ll also find breweries, lounges, and cigar bars with a unique flair for a more relaxed, casual atmosphere.

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Shop ’til You Drop

You’ll have no trouble checking off your shopping list in this world-class destination. With a large variety of local shops, top names, and vintage finds, the Naples shopping scene has something for everyone. The two main shopping areas are Third Street South in the heart of Old Naples and Fifth Avenue South for a sophisticated mix of boutiques, bistros, and jewelers. Don’t miss the growing Naples Design District in downtown Naples for art, antiques, and other unique finds.

Not sure where to start? Your hotel concierge can recommend tours and activities all around Naples and beyond, or you can set out on your own for adventure and excitement.

GOOD TO KNOW

One of Naples’ most iconic attractions is its century-old pier, which stretches out into the Gulf of Mexico from 12th Avenue. Its main draw is the expansive gulf and city views, with visitors frequently encountering dolphins frolicking in the water around the pier. The magical sunsets are something you must see to believe.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian heavily damaged the Naples Pier in 2022, so it’s currently closed. This popular attraction has been rebuilt over the years due to hurricanes, and the city did the same after Ian and restored the landmark once again.

EXPERIENCE THE KEYS LIFE

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 nearby 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 palm-fringed 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 oceanfront pools and tiki bars, the resort evokes the laid-back nature of the Keys and its year-round 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 www.cheeca.com or call 305-664-4651. To learn about the Key West Express from nearby Marco Island and Fort Myers, visit www.keywestexpress.net

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The Naples Grande Beach Resort offers kidfriendly activities such as beach games, face painting, jump rope and hula hoop contests, and scavenger hunts. If you can, pull your children out of The Mangrove Pool that beckons with its marvelous slide and explore some of our favorite family-friendly activities in Naples.

Explore the Naples Zoo

Get closer to nature and see exotic animals like lions, giraffes, and monkeys as you explore the tropical setting of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Many of the plants and trees were planted well before the animals were introduced, so to conserve space and preserve the surrounding flora, many of the animal exhibits are very close to the walking path,

Family Fun

Naples is a prime vacation spot for a fun-filled, exciting family vacation.

giving you an up-close and personal encounter with the animals.

Learn and Play

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) offers engaging and interactive experiences designed to allow children to learn and explore through play. Some attractions are tailored to specific age groups, but kids of all ages will find something to explore. The museum’s mission is to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families can play, learn, and dream together.

Ride the Slides

If you’re looking to cool off somewhere other than the beach, Sun n’ Fun Lagoon is the perfect

alternative for a fun day in the sun. Slide down one of five thrilling waterslides, float down Sunny’s lazy river, dive into one of the four pools, or splash around in an interactive water feature. This water park is fun for grandparents, too! Be sure to confirm their opening hours before you go, since the water park is closed part of the year.

Learn about Southwest Florida’s Railroad History

The Naples Depot Museum is a small, unsuspecting building brimming with history and nationally registered as a historical site. Set in the restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the museum features Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, an antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars, and

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interactive exhibits to help visitors of all ages learn all about the Southwest Florida railroad boom of the 1920s that established Naples.

Teach the Kids about Nature Preservation

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida features a 21-acre nature center with exhibits and artifacts that showcase Southwest Florida’s unique ecosystem. Nature and animal lovers of all ages can take electric pontoon boat tours along the Gordon River, led by Guard-certified captains and an expert naturalist, where you’ll spot plenty of flora and fauna, learn about wildlife care and injury prevention, or see one of the wildlife exhibits. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Get Out into Nature

Right in the heart of Naples, you’ll find the Gordon River Greenway Park. In this 140-acre ecological corridor, you can explore Southwest Florida’s natural beauty by strolling or biking along the 2.5 miles of trails that coast the Gordon River. Here you can discover six distinct plant communities, spot wildlife from the viewing stations, pack a picnic, or set off for a paddle from the kayak launch along the river.

A Shelling Treasure Hunt

The beaches around Naples, Marco Island, and Ten Thousand Islands are some of the best for shelling. Shell enthusiasts from all over the world travel here to discover beautiful shells, often in pristine conditions. While shelling, you might encounter sand dollars, starfish, and varieties of conch.

Playful Porpoises

Seeing bottlenose dolphins breaching the waves or swimming alongside your boat as you cruise through the clear blue waters of the Gulf is one of the most extraordinary experiences you can have in Southwest Florida. Pure Naples is just one of the many boat tours available in the area that can be used to get you out on the water to see the sights.

Ice-Cold Ice Cream

Stop for ice cream in town to cool off after a long day of swimming or sightseeing. If you’re staying at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, head down to Spressi Marketplace, which serves exquisite Italian gelato flavors. For homemade ice cream, a favorite for people from the U.S. East Coast is Kilwins, with locations in Mercato

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Kids are sure to enjoy Naples Grande Beach Resort’s fun games and activities, including a kid-size Connect Four, toddler slide, water table, caterpillar crawl, and seesaw. Families can also play volleyball, bocce ball, ladder toss, and cornhole.

and on Fifth Avenue in downtown Naples.. Another fan favorite is Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream, which you may have seen on Shark Tank This flash-frozen ice cream tastes so fresh and comes in so many unique flavor combinations, it may be hard to choose!

Play a Round of Mini Golf

The 18-hole course at the new Volcano Mountain Golf is designed to feel like a tropical jungle landscape. As you make your way through the course, you’ll discover impressive water features, handmade tiki huts, and a towering volcano. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening out with the family!

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Make a Splash

FROM THE OCEAN TO MANGROVE ESTUARIES, POOLS, AND MEGA-SLIDES, THE AQUATIC ADVENTURES OF NAPLES ARE PLENTIFUL.

If you’re a lover of sun, sand, and sea, you’ve come to the right place. Naples will entice you with stunning beaches and warm, clear water that beckons you to play. Rent a kayak or catamaran. Stand up on a paddle board or dive deep to discover a world of colorful coral and fish. Spend a fun-filled day at a water park or embark on a guided exploration of a remote barrier island. Naples is a paradise for active vacationers who think wetter is better. Don’t worry if you’re still a beginner; vendors and tour operators are on hand to show you the ropes.

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The Paradise Coast Blueway is a network of routes that lead kayakers and canoers on an exciting journey through mangroves out to the Gulf.

Float Your Boat

In Naples, you can rent almost any watercraft. Paddle a kayak or canoe through wildlife-rich mangroves along the Paradise Coast Blueway. Hoist sail and spend an unforgettable day self-exploring, or let Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing and Boat Tours introduce you to remote Keewaydin Island, one of the best spots in Naples for shelling.

Satisfy your need for speed with one of the local watersports operators. If you meet statutory safety requirements, you can operate a motorized watercraft or captain a powerboat for a fast and furious adventure. For a thrilling experience, straddle a Jet Ski at Marco Island Water Sports

and tour the Ten Thousand Islands. Tours offer opportunities to spot playful dolphins, manatees, and birds inhabiting the mangrove islands.

Family and friends will appreciate private, captain-chartered tours for as many as six passengers on the 26-foot Beach Cat at Naples Waterway and Wildlife Tours.

If you brought your canine companion along for the fun, Pure Florida’s Bark on the Ark dogfriendly cruises provide a special outing for the whole family. Cruise from the historic Tin City

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CRUISING THE GULF

Southwest Florida’s largest sailing catamaran departs from the Naples City Dock in Crayton Cove and offers three daily cruises, as well as private charters for parties, weddings, and corporate events. Exciting sailing excursions along the Gordon River and into the glistening blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico deliver loads of adventure and sightseeing opportunities. Discover millionaire’s row, spot playful dolphins and other wildlife, stroll along the shore on a picturesque island, and enjoy a few hours at sea on the welcoming hulls of Sweet Liberty

Choose Your Adventure

The Sunset Cruise is, hands down, one of the best ways to see the sunset on the west coast of Florida. Pack your own picnic and libations and enjoy them as you sail out and watch the waves roll

against the backdrop of a pink and orange sky. Another option is the three-hour Beach Island Shelling Cruise that takes you to the remote and pristine Keewaydin Island, where you can relax on the beach or go shelling and see what unique shells you can find. The Afternoon Sightseeing & Sailing Cruise offers a narrated tour while cruising past the multimilliondollar homes that make up the prestigious Naples waterfront community. You will also have the chance to spot wildlife such as bald eagles, ospreys, and dolphins along the way.

Part of the Family

What sets this small business apart is how rooted in family it is. The crew is like an extended family, and co-owners Susan and Shane Chaplin want passengers to feel like they’re part of the Sweet Liberty

Originally custom-built in St. Croix, USVI, for Captain Lenny and Anita Wassmer, the Sweet Liberty has been cruising the Naples Bay area since 1991. After meeting on a charter fishing trip in 1998, Susan and Shane hosted their rehearsal dinner on board the boat in 2001; and they had their hearts set on someday buying Sweet Liberty, a luxury 53-foot sailing catamaran that can accommodate up to 44 passengers. Years of hard work and dedication finally paid off when their dream came true in 2015.

Sweet Liberty is located at 880 12th Ave. S. at the Naples City Dock. For more information, call 239-793-3525 or visit www.sweetliberty.com.

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docks through Naples Bay, into Dollar Bay, then to Rookery Bay, where you enjoy the beach at Keewaydin Island.

Hang Ten

Have yourself a gnarly time channeling the waves at Naples Grande Beach Resort, where you can rent a bodyboard or SUP (stand-up paddle board). Nearby vendors offer equipment and instruction to hit the surf for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfboarding.

Join a Tour

Relax and enjoy the sea breeze as your cruise captain highlights all the best spots. Spend a sunny morning seeing Naples’ urban attractions from offshore, then enjoy an afternoon islandhopping or dolphin-spotting.

Skimming across the fabled river of grass at Everglades National Park, an airboat tour gives you post-worthy encounters with wildlife. Be on the lookout for manatees, alligators, dolphins,

and Everglades birds as you make your way to the Ten Thousand Islands with Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Adventures. Later, you can dine, dance, and kindle romance on an unforgettable sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess luxury yacht.

Go Below

Divers will discover a wonderous world beneath the Gulf’s surface. Marvel at vibrant coral reefs, hang out with titan turtles, swim alongside schools of rainbow-hued fish, or explore the watery graves of sunken ships off the coast of Naples. Close to shore, just west of Gordon Pass, you’ll find the sunken remains of the Santa Lucia, a 47-foot turtle boat that once carried Cuban refugees to the United States and now forms part of an artificial reef. You’ll have no trouble finding a dive company to outfit you with gear, and many offer classes for novices who aren’t certified to dive.

Not quite ready for a wet suit? Snorkeling is a great alternative, and you don’t have to worry about certification. Grab your mask and fins and

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The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers complimentary guided nature tours at Clam Pass Park once a day, Monday through Saturday, highlighting the park’s unique habitat and offering insights into the animal and plant life.

head for Clam Pass Beach, just a short tram ride away from the resort. You’ll be amazed at what you can see just below the surface.

Hook ’Em

Naples offers anglers a reel way to spend a day. Tarpon-rich tidal rivers and backcountry creeks were made for flyfishing, and you may haul in a prizewinner if you plumb the depths of the salty Gulf. Sign up for a deep-water adventure with Pure Florida and see what you may hook further offshore.

M/V Sea Flight II is the newest private fishing vessel. The experienced captain and crew will find the best spots and help get the fish biting.

Just under the surface, you'll find an incredible array of fish species. A school of sheepshead and a school of Spanish mackerel swim together just off Naples Municipal Beach’s historic pier. The waters around barrier islands are home to snook, flounder, and jack. Peacock bass can be found in canals, and deeper Gulf waters are teeming with grouper, cobia, and kingfish.

Kiss the Sky

Wish you could fly? That dream can come true for adventurous vacationers in Naples. Strap on a jet pack or boot up on a water-propelled flyboard. Try your hand at parasailing and enjoy a bird’seye view of the coastline. At Marco Island Water Sports, you can soar above the pristine waters of the Gulf. Keep a lookout below for dolphins, manatees, and other marine wildlife.

For an exhilarating seaplane ride, ask your concierge about booking a seaplane for a bird’s-eye view of this coastal paradise. It’s certainly a bucket-list experience you can cross off your list!

Slip and Slide

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is an exciting water park where the whole family can splash and play. Collier County’s premier water park offers a fun-filled day with four pools, five waterslides, a splash playground, and a long, lazy “river” perfect for tubing.

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These beautiful beaches offer something for everyone.

Naples boasts some of the most pristine beaches, and no two are alike. You’ll have no trouble finding a sun-kissed shore that’s perfect for you and every member of your group.

Best for Families

Lowdermilk Park is packed with amenities and attractions that are great for adults and kids: Think a duck pond, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, and more. Gazebo pavilions are prime gathering spots for reunions, birthday parties, and family picnics.

Best for Watersports

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll find plenty

of opportunities to get your sporting fix. Zip around on a Jet Ski or WaveRunner, belly up to a banana boat, skim the water’s surface on a paddle board, or get your blood pumping as you soar above the Gulf on an unforgettable parasailing adventure.

Best for Nature Lovers

If you’re staying at Naples Grande Beach Resort, you’re a boardwalk away from Clam Pass Park, a 35-acre habitat for shorebirds and other creatures that thrive in red, white, and black mangroves. Keep your camera ready. For a change of pace, take a leisurely stroll on the white-sand beach and enjoy nature’s beauty.

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Best for Romance

Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier offers couples the best of both worlds. The city’s celebrated landmark stretches 1,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and is a famed spot for watching spectacular sunsets. Just off the sand, nature gives way to chic boutiques and intimate restaurants.

Best for Solitude

People are not plentiful at the off-the-beatentrack Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park. What you will find are loggerhead sea turtles, migratory osprey, gopher turtles, and secluded spots that are perfect for meditation and reflection.

Best for Shelling

Tigertail Beach in Marco Island is a prime spot for collecting colorful seashells, especially if you comb the northern tip of the beach known as Sand Dollar Spit. You will

find roseate spoonbills, snowy plovers, and other shorebirds congregating in tidal pools across the lagoon. Another great place to go shelling is on Keewaydin Island, accessible only by boat.

Best for Exploring

Although it’s been ranked among Florida’s top 10 beaches, Lovers Key State Park still manages to elude the crowds. The secluded gem in Bonita Springs, just north of Naples, is great for sunning and swimming; but to thoroughly experience this special park, rent a kayak or canoe and explore its four barrier islands.

Best for Anglers

Pompano, sea trout, snook, and tarpon are among the many species of fish that thrive in the waters in and around Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Cast your rod from shore or see what you can hook from back bays, the Cocohatchee River, and the farther reaches of the Gulf.

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Active Pursuits

IF YOU THOUGHT A GULF COAST GETAWAY WAS ALL ABOUT THE WATER, THINK AGAIN.

Need a break from the beach? In Naples, you can play the day away without getting your hair wet. Hone your skills on a golf course or tennis court, set out on a hike, ride a bike, or take the reins of a gentle horse. Explore the wilderness on an ecotour and even learn how to throw an axe. This southwestern Florida playground offers countless ways to have a terrific time on terra firma. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and go for it!

Bogey Down

If golf is your game, welcome to a putter’s paradise. The city boasts 90 stunning courses — more per capita than any other place in the world — including several that are open to the public: Hibiscus Golf Club, a top-quality par-73 course with numerous lakes and streams that’s also user-friendly

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Naples Grande features 15 championship Har-Tru courts, including 5 lit for nighttime enjoyment. These are perfect for players of all skill levels.

for players with less experience; The Links of Naples, a par 61 that’s great for beginners, with challenges for experienced players as well; Valencia Golf & Country Club, a par 72 known for its wide fairways and contoured greens; ArrowHead Golf Club, a challenging and enjoyable par 72 with 16 lakes; Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, home to two par-72 courses for golfers of all skill levels; Eagle Lakes Golf Club, a par 72 bordering Collier-Seminole State Park; and TPC Treviso Bay, a par 72 that tests the skills of even the most accomplished players (open to the public May through October). Each is within a short drive from Naples Grande.

Surf the Nets

Naples serves up a bounty of venues for tennis

buffs — 155 public and private courts, according to the Global Tennis Network. But if you’re staying at Naples Grande Beach Resort, there’s no need to venture beyond the premises.

Naples Grande features 15 championship HarTru courts, perfect for players of all skill levels. Plus, Naples Tennis Academy pros can help you perfect your game, whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro. Stop by the Tennis Shop for a wide variety of new demo rackets, shoes, and accessories for men and women.

Spin Your Wheels

Enjoy a bicycle at Naples Grande Beach Resort and pedal through a scenic landscape. In and around Naples are dedicated bike lanes and scores of trails that vary in length and endurance

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A Segway tour is an out-of-the-box way to see the sights, including historic Naples Pier, Third Street South, Fifth Avenue, and more.

level. The bike-friendly streets of Pelican Bay are perfect for a satisfying tour between Naples Grande at the southern end and The Ritz-Carlton Resort to the north. You’ll pedal past gorgeous homes, dazzling architecture, lush landscaping, and mesmerizing water vistas. Off-road bikers may want to cycle through Collier-Seminole State Park along the 3.5-mile Prairie Hammock Trail that winds through marsh, hammock, and pine flatwood.

Stretch Your Legs

Outdoor adventures don’t have to be laborious or costly. All you need in Naples is a good pair of shoes. Reinvigorate yourself on a hike or run, or enjoy the scenery on a leisurely stroll. Along

the 12-mile looped trail at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, hikers may encounter birds, deer, turtles, and more. Hikers will also discover verdant bromeliads and bright-blooming orchids along the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

With more than 100 trails, Naples also welcomes runners of every caliber. A popular 10-mile round-trip run starts at Lowdermilk Park and ends at Gordon Drive. Cool off under the leafy trees lining Gulf Shore Boulevard.

Even a simple walk is well worth the effort. A 15-minute stroll along the boardwalk at Naples Grande Beach Resort takes you through a

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protected mangrove estuary abounding with three types of mangroves and a diverse mix of plants and wildlife.

Take a Tour

Naples is a city of sophistication and charm as well as a gateway to the wild and wonderful ecosystem of subtropical Southwest Florida. One of the best ways to get to know this world-class destination is to book a tour. Sign up for one or several half- and full-day excursions.

How about a Segway tour of the city? It’s an out-of-the-box way to see the sights, including historic Naples Pier, Third Street South, Fifth Avenue, and more. A vintage trolley tour is another great way to experience the best of this resort town, with Naples Grande as a stop. Naples Transportation and Tours guides share their local knowledge, and you can hop on and off, depending on your interests.

An ecotour is a must for Naples visitors and nature lovers. Join a tour led by an expert naturalist and discover the diverse animal species and plant flora and fauna that thrive in Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades

National Park, the only expanse of its kind in the United States. You can hike through the wilderness and even explore the wetlands in an iconic swamp buggy, a tractor-like contraption invented here more than a century ago.

Saddle Up

Sightseeing on horseback provides visitors with a unique perspective and memories to last a lifetime. Area stables offer programs for expert equestrians and novices alike. You’ll find wellmaintained riding paths throughout the region. Along the Everglades trails, you’ll be treated to unparalleled scenery and a chance to spot the creatures living in the preserve. Especially popular with riders is the 22-mile-long Belle Meade trail in Picayune State Forest.

Bury the Hatchet

Axe throwing has become an increasingly popular recreation. In Naples, you’ll find several venues to exercise your throwing arm. Imagine dart throwing on steroids. You’re hurling a hatchet at a bull’s-eye on a wooden target. Experts at the Swamp Axe Company and The Axe Lodge are on hand to show you how and keep everyone safe and sharp.

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Download the indispensable VISIT NAPLES app! Scan the QR code below to learn more about Naples area shopping, dining, and attractions, as well as useful maps to help you find your way there.

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Take a Stroll in the Garden

Just two miles from downtown is Naples Botanical Garden, 170 acres teeming with vibrant beauty, rare and endangered tropical plants, and enriching events for visitors of all ages.

Explore the plants and cultures of Asia, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Florida along our cultivated pathways; or step out onto the preserve’s paved lakeside trails, offering a glimpse into the potential of restored native Florida landscape.

During the 2022–2023 season, guests to the Garden may also immerse themselves in their seasonal theme, Mexico: A Celebration of Plants & Culture, which highlights one of the most

biodiverse places on Earth and celebrates cultural connections to the natural world.

The season features major art exhibitions — including a botanical homage to artist Frida Kahlo — plus new festivals and the return of annual favorites for the whole family, such as Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden, running annually late November through early January.

With family and adult educational programming and daily in-person and audio tours, the opportunities for exploration in the Garden abound, with something new to experience every visit.

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Natural Treasures

DON’T OVERLOOK THE URBAN OASIS OF WET AND WILD WONDERS.

Sure, Naples is a polished and sophisticated city. You could spend hours in art galleries and museums, shop for the latest fashions in high-end boutiques, and sample gourmet dishes at world-class restaurants. But don’t forget, this natural wonderland is also the gateway to the Everglades and other scenic habitats that support a wide range of animals and plants. If you’re vacationing in Naples, you owe it to yourself to explore the vast wilderness surrounding the city. Let’s explore some wild destinations to get this adventure started.

Native Parks

Everglades National Park is a must-see on any trip to Naples. The protected park is brimming with wildlife and birds, including turtles, manatees, dolphins, and, of course, the iconic Florida alligators. More than 300 species of birds make their home in the preserve, so expect to encounter bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, and roseate spoonbills, among others. Rent a kayak at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center or take a hike. You’ll come away with memorable

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moments, natural knowledge, and plenty of photos to share with friends back home.

The 140-acre Gordon River Greenway Park is an ecological corridor in the heart of urban Naples that is also worth a visit. The Collier-Seminole State National Park encompasses more than 7,000 acres nestled within one of the most extensive mangrove swamps in the world. Plan a camping trip or a picnic to experience the rich Florida wetlands in all their glory.

East of Naples and less than an hour from Naples Grande Beach Resort is Big Cypress National Preserve, covering 729,000 acres of swampland. Perfect for a day trip, this destination is a haven for biological diversity and wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther.

Nature Centers

If you’re into wings, don’t miss the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, which researches and

rehabilitates some of nature’s top predators from above, including bald eagles, ospreys, kites, owls, and falcons. It’s only a day trip away from Naples Grande.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a nature center surrounded by 21 acres of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Scientists at the Conservancy research and monitor the water, land, and wildlife that comprise one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. They showcase various exhibits and artifacts and offer electric boat tours along the Gordon River and docentled visitor programs. They also offer guided nature walks at Clam Pass Park.

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches across 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands, and protected waters. The 16,500-square-foot Environmental Learning Center is home to research laboratories, classrooms, aquariums, and more.

Everglades National Park is home to more than 300 species of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, and roseate spoonbills.

Explore the interactive exhibits and an art gallery in the visitor’s center, wander on your own, or sign up for a boat or kayak tour.

Eco-Walks

Follow the boardwalk behind Naples Grande Beach Resort for a 15-minute stroll to the coastal habitat of Clam Pass Park, which takes you through a 200-acre mangrove estuary that supports a range of plant and animal life.

Bring (or rent) binoculars for a boardwalk trek through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. If you’re lucky, you may just spot the extremely rare ghost orchid, which grows only in the wetlands of South Florida and Cuba.

The boardwalk at the Naples Preserve and Hedges Family Eco-Center takes you through two Florida upland habitats: pine flatwoods and an oakrosemary scrub. Watch out for gopher tortoises!

Wildlife Programs

The Dolphin Explorer cruise departing from Rose Marina on Marco Island invites you to learn from an onboard marine researcher who collects behavioral data on dolphins spotted during daily cruises.

The Safari Squad at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens encourages toddlers and children of all ages to learn and appreciate nature. Animal encounters and nature play will entertain young explorers and inspire a lifelong appreciation of the outdoors.

Gardeners and plant enthusiasts can enjoy tours, workshops, and lectures at Naples Botanical Garden on everything from bromeliads and orchids to carnivorous plants and gourds. You’ll be astounded by how many aspects of human life rely on plants, from flavoring foods to brewing beer.

Outdoor Activities

At the edge of a vast wilderness, Naples draws ecotourists from around the world with a wide range of sights to see. The team at Naples

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Grande Beach Resort is on hand to help you choose. Here are just some of the ways you can explore the great outdoors.

Discover the Everglades by airboat and navigate the winding waterways in all their glory. Board a swamp buggy and slosh through the swamps. Post a photo of a playful dolphin leaping out of the water. Search for one-of-a-kind seashells on Keewaydin Island. Set out on a solo or trip into the wilderness with one of Naples’ experienced ecotourism guides.

Marine Tours

Located between Port of the Islands and the Ten Thousand Islands, Faka Union Canal is where Manatee Sightseeing & Wildlife Adventures will take you on a tour of the area’s marine life. Marvel as manatees swim up to greet your boat as you glide across the water, taking in the breathtaking scenery. You might even spot a baby manatee in the right season.

Have your camera ready and keep an eye out for some dolphins on a cruise to Keewaydin Island with Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours. As you stroll along the white-sand beach, you might also come across sand dollars, starfish, or sea urchins.

A stroll on the wild side of Naples is just what the doctor ordered if you’re looking for some outdoor excitement and nature therapy. Tell your friends and family about the bald eagle soaring above the Ten Thousand Islands, or show them the photo you took of a lively dolphin surfing the water next to your boat.

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Delectable Delights

FROM LOCAL FAVORITES TO GLOBAL CUISINE, TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS TO DELICIOUS FLAVORS.

When it comes to dining, Naples has every option to tickle your taste buds. From fine dining to casual eateries, there is something for everyone and every occasion. This city has earned itself a place at the head of the table when it comes to quality dining and top-notch service. Drawing inspiration from the sea, you’ll find fresh seafood entrees on most menus, as well as international flavors, comfort foods, and imaginative fare for the most discerning palate.

What are you in the mood for? Let’s take your taste buds on an adventure!

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Global Flavors

As a tourist hot spot, Naples brings you a blend of global and local cuisine to broaden your culinary horizons and indulge in delicious dishes inspired by traditions from cultures around the world.

Cibao Grille offers American cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Chef Yohonny Nolasco’s menu boasts dishes elevated with Caribbean spices, relishes, and fruits; so you can indulge in a flavorful evening accompanied by rhythmic Caribbean music. Speaking of coastal cuisine, Namba Ramen & Sushi serves up a collection of sashimi, ramen, creative sushi rolls, and more in a casual setting.

Also aboard the spice train is Le Indya, where Chef Suman Chaniyil (Sam) sources his flavors from Kerala, the spice capital of India, for vegan, vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes to bring you an authentic taste of South India. For a modern Indian cuisine experience, visit 21 Spices by Chef Asif, where you’ll find biryanis, curries, and tandooriroasted delicacies, all created with innovative culinary techniques. Don’t leave without trying the saffron-ginger ice cream and other unique desserts!

In the mood for a savory adventure after spending the day in downtown Naples? Visit Bha! Bha! Persian

NAPLES DINING AT ITS FINEST

With an all-new look and mouthwatering cuisine, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House welcomes you to their beautiful waterfront setting.

When amazing food and a beautiful setting come together, it creates something truly special. While it’s rare to find both attributes in any restaurant, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House has achieved that feat with a fine-dining experience you won’t soon forget.

Nestled on the stunning Venetian Bay in Naples, the setting for any T-Michaels meal is already Instagram-worthy. And then when you add some of South Florida’s best steaks and seafood to the mix, the night gets even better. Owner Ty Ernst says that any meal on the menu is an excellent choice, but his personal favorite is the bone-in rib eye. “Most of our customers say it’s the best they’ve ever had,” he says.

Offerings New and Old

While T-Michaels offers all the standard dishes you’d expect from a world-class steak and lobster house, there’s always something new to enjoy. You can get a Wagyu tomahawk steak and Wagyu short ribs during the weekend, as well as sushi at the bar on select Friday nights. In terms of things that never change, veterans eat free at T-Michaels every Veterans Day and have been doing so for 20 years. “Nothing beats the happy faces, warm hugs, stories of our American history, and the camaraderie I witness every Veterans Day,” says Ernst. “That’s my favorite day of the year.”

Reserve your table at T-Michaels and enjoy the finest steak, lobster, and other delicacies that Naples has to offer in a setting that is more beautiful than ever.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 239-261-0622 or visit www.t-michaels.com.

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Bistro, where Chef Michael Mir has curated a menu of authentic and innovative Persian dishes, including the Seafood Khoresh, Duck Fesenjune, and assorted kebabs.

For a more European palate, you can visit The French Brasserie Rustique, a quaint Parisian bistro with a menu curated by Chef Vincenzo Betulia. Whether you’re looking for brunch or a fancy dinner, the varied menu is sure to meet your desires with dishes prepared with French culinary techniques. Just across the street is Chef Vincenzo’s Osteria Tulia, which has consistently been named one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Donning a rustic-chic farmhouse vibe, this is the place for those pizza and pasta cravings.

Another popular Italian spot is Campiello, located in the historic Naples Mercantile Building. This upscale restaurant’s menu is a modern take on traditional Tuscan country cooking, featuring meat roasted on an open fire, pizzas baked in a wood-

burning oven, and other regional Italian offerings. Be sure to ask for the special “Tour di Italia” that switches things up every month.

Local Favorites

You can never go wrong with a good steak house and grill for dinner. Take your pick of steak, meats, shrimp, or lobster tails at Andre’s Steakhouse, which presents a rustic, smoky, wood-burned menu with a little something for everybody.

Choose from any Phelan Family Brands restaurants: The Bay House, Two Fillets, Deep Lagoon, and more for great service and extensive selections. The Phelan family has worked diligently to establish successful steak houses and seafood eateries in Southwest Florida.

After a long day exploring Naples, you might want a cold drink to cool off; and at Bone Hook Brewery and Riptide Brewing Company, you’ll find locally brewed beer paired with a wide variety of American finger foods, ribs, and more.

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Another hotspot known for craft beer, pizza, and Philly cheesesteaks is nearby South Street. And for good ol’ American comfort food, stop by Mel’s Diner for all your breakfast, lunch, and dinner cravings.

Waterfront Eateries

A trip to Naples wouldn’t be complete without a waterfront dining experience. Engage your taste buds while taking in the picturesque views.

Located in The Village on Venetian Bay, M Waterfront Grille is one of Naples’ longest-running waterfront restaurants. This upscale restaurant overlooks the Venetian Bay and serves continental cuisine featuring fresh seafood, steaks, vegetables, and pasta. With outdoor seating on the veranda, terrace, or bayside, you are bound to catch a wonderful view. The nearby Village Pub of Naples boasts panoramic views of the bay and live entertainment. This familyfriendly pub also has entertainment for adults and kids.

Baleen is known as one of the finest waterfront eateries in Naples. Tropical dining and one-of-a-kind seafood indulgences complement the beachfront location, where you can watch the sunset while cuddling up to a fire pit or sinking your toes into the sand.

Another local waterfront favorite is T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House, with a dinner and lounge menu known for its seafood tower — an assortment of oysters, shrimp cocktail, crab legs, and lobster. With your pick from an extensive wine list and a plate full of fresh ingredients, you’re bound to have an evening to remember.

Naples’ restaurateurs and chefs are committed to providing locals and visitors with experiences at the table that are both delicious and unique. Add some excitement to your trip by venturing out and trying something new.

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Any way you slice it, Naples delivers only the best pizza.

Of course, a town named Naples loves its pizza. Who doesn’t? The pizza places of Naples have multiplied like pie in the last few years, and we know why. The circumference is bready, crusty goodness equal to the flavor of its saucy, cheesy diameter.

Right here at Naples Grande, you can find tasty housemade pizza made before your eyes at the Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen pop-up on the Sunset Veranda, which is available seasonally. Throughout town, diners are raving about creative new and old-favorite spots.

Pizzata Pizzeria, located in North Naples, opened in 2022 and quickly became a favorite for locals. The first spin-off of a Philadelphia operation, it has built a reputation on its sourdough crust and a name that translates to “pizza party.”

Also new in 2022 is the North Naples rave spot at Mercato called ZZA BABY Pizza Bar, and it touts its crust. Crispy and caramelized, it adds a new spin to Chicago style, along with its extra crunchy “neo-Neapolitan” rendition.

Bar Tulia, a well-loved downtown Italian pub, opened its second location in 2021 at Mercato. Their signature woodburning, hand-tiled pizza oven was custom-built in Italy. Expect up-style creations on chewy crusts, like the Modena with pancetta, ricotta, Brussels leaves, and garlic chips.

Mister O1 Extraordinary Pizza is also known for its crust. Its star-shaped pies, along with traditional rounds, make the perfect foundation for unusual ingredients like coffee, lemon chicken, and spicy salami. The same goes for the artisanal pies at Twisted Sheep Pizza & Brew: Smashed Burger Pie and Little Havanna.

There’s now a taste of Detroit in town, thanks to the pie at LowBrow Pizza & Beer and Industry Pizza & Slice Shop, two sister restaurants. The toppings are clever and made from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients. In search of a classic and enduring landmark? Try the New York–style pizza at Rosedale Brick Oven in the heart of Naples or grab some Grandpa’s Pizza in downtown Bonita Springs.

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Come for the Beach, Stay for the Bites

One could conceivably spend a delightful, delectable day at Naples Grande Beach Resort hopping, noshing, and quaffing — from restaurant to bar to café to lounge. You could essentially and gastronomically visit Italy, Mexico, Greece, the Caribbean, Japan, and the tastiest Florida has to offer.

It sounds feast-able, yet we know it’s hardly feasible to eat and drink all day long… one can dream, however. Follow us on this fantasy dinearound for a taste of all the gulf-side libations and culinary delights that this resort does so well.

Naples Grande Beach Resort brings bold flavors from the Gulf Coast and beyond. Start your morning in a mellow setting of interpretive, sea-suggestive, blue, bubbly, and sailboat elements at Aura Restaurant in the lobby. The menu opens with classic favorites like eggs Benedict or blueberry pancakes, to a hearty and healthy oatmeal or avocado toast, and then ventures to huevos rancheros or dill salmon lox.

some herb hummus or a Greek salad with a side of sparkly Gulf of Mexico views?

Grab an afternoon espresso from Spressi Marketplace and head out to meet the sunshine and beach. After an invigorating stroll down the scenic boardwalk, you’ll be ready for a light, Greek-inspired meal at Rhode’s End. Perhaps

Then it’s time to splash down in the Mangrove Pool and hit Gulfcoast Oasis Pool Bar for a culinary foray to Mexico, along with an icy beverage. Chicken Tinga Tacos and Carne Asada Fries will tickle the tongue, and a blood orange margarita or Sangria on My Mind infused with fresh Florida fruits will cool it down.

After a snooze in the sun, it’s happy hour. Enjoy a cocktail inside at the lobby’s lively Mantra bar,

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or carry it out onto the Sunset Veranda to take in the afternoon breezes. Go for a classic oldfashioned or something crafty. Share a basket of dry-rub crispy wings with honey-Sriracha hot sauce and ranch dressing, or take a taste bud magic carpet ride to the Far East with a sushi roll, such as the signature Naples Blue — crab, avocado, and cucumber. In season, watch for pop-up pizza events on the veranda, wood-fired right before your eyes.

The resort’s flagship restaurant, The Catch of the Pelican, offers happy hour specials seasonally on certain evenings. Get a great deal on cocktails,

such as a Key Lime Martini or Blueberry Vo-Hito, and pair it with a light bite of raw oysters or Brussels sprouts.

In any case, The Catch will be your main event dining destination for a gourmet dinner of the finest Florida seafood and prime steaks. The raw seafood towers and Chilean sea bass are legendary.

The Catch is also famous for its brunch with its epic Bloody Mary Bar with nearly endless topper combinations. There is also a bottomless Mimosa Bar that features Prosecco and eight different fresh juices.

Late night, hit Spressi Marketplace for a bowl of creamy, dreamy gelato — available in 14 different flavors — to take up to your room. Already dreaming about tomorrow’s food affair? Order your breakfast-in-bed and sleep sweetly, fully satiated.

GET THE APP

Not sure where to start? Download the indispensable VISIT NAPLES app! Scan the QR code below to learn more about Naples area shopping, dining, and attractions, as well as useful maps to help you find your way there.

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Naples After Dark

Celebrate

Naples’ emerging nightlife is one of the hottest things in the city right now. You can sip wine or try an exotic cocktail at one of the many bars, clubs, or lounges. You’ll have a night to remember, from the trendy new spots or shows to the long-standing local favorites!

Looking for a one-stop shop for all your partying needs? Visit Blue Martini, a popular upscale bar with casual outdoor seating. Don’t forget to ask for their cocktail specials or choose from one of the nine martinis they’re known for.

You’ll be thirsty for the extensive collection of wines and craft beers at Bar Tulia, located right next to Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s Italian restaurant, Osteria Tulia. Indulge in local and global delights in a quaint, tavern-like pub. Within walking distance is the HobNob Kitchen & Bar, where you can enjoy a two-course meal paired with your favorite libation.

Visit T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House for that restaurant-bar vibe, an exquisite menu, and cocktails with a view. To experience Southwest Florida in its true form, you must visit Yabba

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Island Grill, where Florida and the Caribbean blend to bring you an evening full of tropical fun.

Speaking of themed bars, you’ll find the midcentury modern retro aesthetic of The Sidebar a nostalgic experience. This cozy, intimate bar will make for a memorable night with its sputnik lighting, blue velvet seats, and leather couches.

Burn by Rocky Patel is a well-known spot in the cigar-making world. Drawing on Mediterranean, Asian, and Cuban influences, you can expect a chic and classy experience in this lounge. Choose from their wide selection of signature cigars and pair them with your preference of fine spirits. A trip to Naples is incomplete without a visit to Burn.

For an overall great experience, The London Club includes creative cocktails, fine dining, and live jazz in a chic and intimate space.

Apart from its well-established list of musicians, what makes South Street a truly unique venue is the combination of its stage space and stellar sound system, as well as its stacked menu of comfort food, craft beers, and enticing cocktails.

If you’re looking for something to escape into, you’ve come to the right place. Naples has

a diverse lineup of live performances, from comedies to musicals, to liven up your evenings.

Check out what’s playing at The Naples Players and Gulfshore Playhouse this season. You can find musical and theatrical performance schedules online. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic like The Sound of Music , A Christmas Carol , or something more contemporary like Barefoot in the Park , spend your evening immersed in a new story. For a relaxing and laugh-filled evening, stop by the nautical-themed Off The Hook Comedy Club with performances by local favorites and newcomers.

Whether you prefer a wild night of music and dancing or a quiet one with a glass of wine, Naples has got you covered. Paint the town red and make each night in this beautiful city count.

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What’s in Store

DISCOVER SUPERB SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY FOR YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE YET.

Naples is known for its stunning views, aquatic adventures, and sophisticated dining; but with its shopping malls, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and high-end outlets, you’ll want to add some retail therapy to your itinerary.

There’s no need to wait for summer to window-shop and pop in and out of outdoor malls, designer shops, and stylish boutiques carrying everything from designer fashion to jewelry, art, and accessories. After all, Naples has the perfect weather to shop year-round! And when you work up an appetite, the Paradise Coast is packed with a diverse breadth of global cuisine to please your palate.

Fifth Avenue South

On Fifth Avenue South, one of Naples’ most well-known and bustling thoroughfares, you’ll find some of the city’s finest and most exclusive shops,

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where you’re sure to find a treasure or two. Home to restaurants, shops, family activities, and views to enhance your experience, you’ll enjoy rich greenery and colorful blossoms year-round. One of the many stores this street has to offer is Best of Everything, which has, well, the best of everything — from eclectic jewelry collections and beautifully crafted handbags to gifts and plush toys.

Shop for high-end designer brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, and more at Carolyn’s On Fifth, a designer consignment offering clothing and accessories. Voted one of

the best by USA Today, this is a must-stop shop during your visit.

Fifth Avenue is also home to an arts center, as well as Sugden Community Theatre, where The Naples Players perform on stage.

Third Street South

If you want to get a taste of Old Naples, head to Third Street South and discover this refined but historic district. Beautiful boutiques carrying top-brand designers can be found here. For quality apparel, consider Maus & Hoffman, which sells long-lasting and well-made styles for J. Kevin

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Tin City is a colorful, historic complex full of exciting places to check out. Many guests have enjoyed visiting the unique stores and eclectic boutiques along the water’s edge and picking up fun gifts for friends and family. For more information, visit www.tincityofnaples.com

men and women, and John Craig Clothier, the place to shop for the man in your life. Here you’ll find stylish and sophisticated menswear and accessories.

The galleries on Third Street South, such as the Richardson Fine Art Gallery, are worth a visit for more than just the stunning sculptures, ceramics, paintings, and other priceless artifacts. Each venue brings new delights as you admire the artist’s work.

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay will transport you to Venice, Italy, as you stroll the waterfront enclave. With more than 45 luxury shops and restaurants to choose from, this premier shopping village offers something for everyone. Beautiful and elegant women’s clothing and casual daywear can be found at JK Collections, while Mondo Uomo boasts fine men’s clothing, neckwear, cuff links, shoes, and more from top designers.

Waterside Shops

Tourneau, an official Rolex watch purveyor, is one of many posh boutiques along the waterfront. Browse the upscale line of new and pre-owned timepieces for a one-of-a-kind purchase. If you’re looking for spectacular

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jewels, Yamron Jewelers has been serving the community for more than half a century. Their collections represent the finest-quality craftsmanship and value with iconic brands, such as Patek Philippe, and custom jewelry designs.

In addition to the high-end retailers, there are also several restaurants and an Apple Store, popular with the shops’ guests.

Naples Design District

Located on the outskirts of downtown Naples, this 12-block area has developed into a lively destination for art, antiques, home accessories, and more to create a luxurious living space. Enjoy a craft beer, cold brew, or an organic lunch while shopping for original artwork and handcrafted furnishings.

Mercato

At Mercato, you’ll find a wide variety of restaurants and shops, including Whole Foods, Pandora, and Nordstrom Rack, to name a few. Anchored by the Silverspot dine-in luxury cinema experience, Mercato is one of Naples’ newest shopping, dining, and nightlife playgrounds. Grab a bite at one of the restaurants, and be sure to check out the special events happening throughout the year.

Points North

If you’re heading north, Promenade Shops in Bonita Springs has various dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences. Miromar Outlets is a one-stop shopping and dining destination with a wide variety of restaurants, boutiques, jewelry stores, and home furnishings. Meanwhile, Coconut Point is an enticing open-air shopping center home to more than 110 stores like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, and Builda-Bear Workshop.

Naples Grande Gift Shop

You can do some shopping without leaving the comfort of your resort at the Naples Grande Gift Shop, located in the lobby, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind beachwear, sunglasses, and accessories. The Gift Shop has everything you need to look fabulous during the day or evening, from a new swimsuit or sundress to sandals, necklaces, and handbags. It’s also a great place to pick up essentials like sunscreen or a unique gift to take back home.

GET THE APP

Not sure where to start?

Download the indispensable VISIT NAPLES app! Scan the QR code below to learn more about Naples area shopping, dining, and attractions, as well as useful maps to help you find your way there.

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Made in Naples

Take home some unique finds to remember your time in Naples.

No trip is complete without stopping by one of the local shops to pick up a sweet treat, a piece of art, or a souvenir to bring home. Whether it’s a handmade painting or a fresh new scent, you can take home a bit of Naples!

To satisfy your sweet tooth, Kristi’s Key Lime Cookies sells handcrafted, fresh, baked-to-order cookies with no preservatives. They also offer gluten-free options. Visit the Naples Grande Gift Shop or place an order online and get them delivered right to your door.

Norman Love Chocolates will awaken your taste buds. Among the shop’s 25 signature flavors are peanut butter and jelly and German chocolate cake. Just when you thought chocolate couldn’t get any sweeter, half of the proceeds from

the sale of the Florida Box by Norman Love Chocolates will be donated to Better Together, an organization that has been helping Floridians prepare for and recover from Hurricane Ian.

At the Naples Soap Company, you can find handcrafted soaps, sea salt soaps, soy candles, loofahs, hair-care bars, all-natural deodorants, shower bombs, body lotion, hand sanitizer, lip balm, and much more.

Stop by one of the many artists’ studios and photo galleries to pick up a one-of-a-kind treasure for your home. There are many talented local artists who create paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography, and more to add to your personal collection.

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FOR HER

Make a bold statement with these eye-catching accessories.

1, Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Bracelet at Gray & Sons. 2, Blue Topaz and Peridot Earrings at A MANO. 3, Tropical Swimsuit at Tommy Bahama. 4, Eyelet Dress, Linen Shirt, and Shorts at Tommy Bahama. 5, Keshi Freshwater Pearls Necklace at JK Collections. 6, Silk and Cashmere Scarves by Kinross at JK Collections. 7, Tortoise and Gold Filigree Cuff at A MANO. 8, Chiara Cashmere Macramé Zip Jacket at Maus & Hoffman.

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TREND SETTER FOR HIM Fine menswear and stylish accessories for the man who craves adventure. 1, Cypress Polos at Maus & Hoffman. 2, Watercolor Stripe Swimsuit Trunks by Paul & Shark at Maus & Hoffman. 3, Amalfi Linen Button-Down Shirt at Maus & Hoffman 4, Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Watch at Gray & Sons. 5, Leather Belts at John Craig Clothier. 6, Perforated Calfskin Bit Slip-ons at Maus & Hoffman. 7, Italian Leather Sneakers at Carter & Finley. 2 3 1 4 5 6 7

Artsy Vibe

SEE THE BEST OF NAPLES’ ARTISTIC OFFERINGS BY CHECKING OUT ITS TOP MUSEUMS, THEATERS, GARDENS, AND GALLERIES.

Naples has one of South Florida’s best art scenes, with upscale fine art, eclectic galleries, visiting orchestras, and more to bring color and culture to the city. These institutions and galleries support local and global artists and give visitors another avenue of activity when traveling the paradisiacal coast.

Thanks to the support of loyal donors, Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s main cultural resource, bringing art, music, and culture to locals from all over the world. Home to The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, they feature a wide range of art exhibitions and performances, including music, theater, and dance. Visit their Pelican Bay complex to discover new artists or see a show! The Artis—Naples is a must-see.

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Founded in 1953, The Naples Players’ first production, I Remember Mama, was staged in what is now Gulfview Middle School.

If live theater is on your Naples trip agenda, don’t miss The Naples Players’ current season for a lineup of whatever you’re in the mood for. Catch old classics like The Sound of Music and A Christmas Carol, or transport back in time with Something Rotten. Check out upcoming performances and book ahead of time, as it’s sure to be a full house!

With more than 40,000 square feet, the Gulfshore Playhouse brings the magic of the stage to people of all backgrounds from its South Naples performance space. Their 2022–2023 season is full of heartwarming hits, award-winning renditions, and inspiring plays.

For more visual arts, take a trip to the Naples Art District, which has something for everyone.

This ever-growing and expanding space is a must-visit for those wanting to support local artists and get their creativity flowing. You’ll find painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, and more. Visit their studios to see them at work, peruse their galleries, or sign up for classes. With a yearlong calendar of events, you can meet other art enthusiasts or have a funfilled, art-focused date night.

For a more eclectic scene, you’ll find multiple galleries within the Third Street South district, Fifth Avenue South, and Crayton Cove. Third Street South, known as the birthplace of Naples, is a one-stop shop for all your shopping and dining needs. Take a walk

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BEACH READS BY NAPLES’ OWN

Crime, suspense, romance, and the supernatural are all explored in these novels by some of Naples’ best authors.

Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich

Best known for her Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich — who spends part of the year at her home in Naples — brings you a wide variety of mysteries, suspense, and romance. Her latest release, Going Rogue, is full of surprises, humor, and love. Often described as cozy mysteries, these books will leave you wanting more. Dig into any of Janet’s successful series if you are ready to dive into a new story.

The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Nix, by Gulf Coast University’s English professor Nathan Hill, is a wonderful piece of historical fiction with a satirical twist. Take a trip with Samuel Andresen-Anderson from the rural Midwest of the 1960s to the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention and finally to New York City during the Great Recession. It all leads to Norway, home of the mysterious Nix that his mother told him about as a child. What does he discover? Find out in The Nix!

Night Shift by Robin Cook

Famous medical thriller novelist Robin Cook splits his time between homes in Naples and New Hampshire. And in December, he’ll add another novel to his

list of successful titles. If you’re looking for a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat or want to dip your toes into clinical suspense, give Night Shift a shot!

Until I Die Again by Tina Wainscott Naples-born writer Tina Wainscott has published more than 17 contemporary romance, suspense, and paranormal novels. Wainscott’s philosophy is, “A happy ending is a must, but the road to it is full of ravines and shaky bridges.” And that’s what you’ll get in one of her latest, Until I Die Again, a story full of adventure, action, romance, and the pursuit of the truth.

Bogart: In Search of My Father by Stephen Humphrey Bogart

Naples resident and son of actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, Stephen Humphrey Bogart has authored a few titles on his father and his films. In Bogart: In Search of My Father, he aims to make sense of losing his father at a young age and includes anecdotes from Frank Sinatra; Audrey Hepburn; his stepfather, Jason Robards; and more. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of what made Humphrey Bogart come to life in this insightful biography.

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Mark Your Calendar

Indulge in local traditions, enjoy artistic events, and celebrate upcoming holidays in Naples. Here’s a list of popular events and festivals taking place throughout the year.

January

Culinary Adventure That Gives Back www.culinaryadventurenaples.org

Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden www.naplesgarden.org

Marco Island Farmers Market www.cityofmarcoisland.com

Naples Artcrafters Fine Art & Craft Show www.naplesgov.com/parksrec

Naples Boat Show 2023 www.miacc.org

Naples Winter Wine Festival www.napleswinefestival.com

February

Everglades City Seafood Festival www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org

March

Naples Craft Beer Fest www.naplescraftbeerfest.com

Naples Art Downtown Art Fair www.naplesart.org

Naples Fine Art Show www.artsandeducationinc.org

St. Patrick’s Day Parade www.fifthavenuesouth.com

April

Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships www.usopenpickleball.com

For the Love of Art: An Arty Party www.naplesartdistrict.com

June

Naples Pride www.naplespride.org

Music in the Garden www.naplesgarden.org

July

Frida and Her Garden www.naplesgarden.org

October

Naples Stone Crab Festival www.stonecrabfestival.org

November

American Indian Arts Celebration www.ahtahthiki.com/events

December

Christmas on Third Street South www.thirdstreetsouth.com/christmas-on-third

Naples Christmas Parade www.fifthavenuesouth.com

Year-Round

Collier County Hispanic Arts Festival, ¡Arte Viva! www.paradisecoast.com

NAPLES ART DISTRICT EVENTS

Frida Fest

January 21–February 2

Celebrating the artist Frida Kahlo

Artful Arrangements

February 22–25

Original artwork interpreted in floral designs

2023 Art & Design EXPO March 23–25

Interior design palettes inspired by original artwork

Creativity Camp for Adults

April 29–May 7

Art classes and workshops in studio settings

Ongoing

Art Alive! Monthly Open Studios. Fun and lively free open studio events on the first Wednesday (3 to 7 p.m.), the first Thursday (1 to 5 p.m.), and the third Saturday (1 to 5 p.m.) of each month, November through May. Visitors can view live demonstrations and see artwork in the making.

Visit www.naplesartdistrict.com for more information.

Events and dates are subject to change.

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around, discover new stores, view galleries, and grab a bite from one of the many cafés. Crayton Cove offers a waterfront view filled with shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Galleries recommended by locals include the Richardson Fine Art Gallery, East West Fine Art, Art On Fifth Ave Naples, and the Coco Art Gallery Naples, a nonprofit organization. They host contemporary and modern art from all over the United States while highlighting Southwest Florida’s artists and artisans and may just have your next fine art purchase.

Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the streets of Naples for works spread across the city, from gallery windows to wall murals. There are several sculptures by Israeli artist Ruch Block at The Englishman Fine Art and other contemporary pieces outside the Mary Martin Art Gallery.

If you venture farther south to Marco Island, you must visit the Betty Newman Art Gallery and the Local Color Art Gallery. Newman’s gallery boasts

coastal-inspired art pieces at the Shops of Old Marco with bold contemporary designs, often infused with a seaside color palette and shapes, a favorite in island homes and businesses.

And while you’re here, visit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Browse their galleries, buy a handmade souvenir by island artists from their gift shop, or attend one of their outdoor art festivals.

The Naples Botanical Garden’s preferred medium is meticulously curated gardens and diverse landscapes. In addition to its awardwinning horticulture, it boasts exhibitions and displays, from architecturally placed waterfalls to grass rivers and an orchid-lined boardwalk.

The Kapnick Caribbean Garden is an educational and cultural center for the region. And the Brazilian Garden brings a rainbow of plants and vegetation from Brazil to Florida.

Your time in Naples won't be complete unless you take some time to appreciate the many

works of art that can be found here and there. The neighborhood welcomes you to take in all the vibrant sounds and sights and leave feeling inspired.

Not sure where to start?

Download the indispensable VISIT NAPLES app! Scan the QR code below to learn more about Naples area shopping, dining, and attractions, as well as useful maps to help you find your way there.

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Discover the Naples Art District, a vibrant visual arts enclave featuring 100 artists—working, exhibiting, and teaching classes in their artist studios tucked into our unique industrial neighborhood. The Naples Art District is a cultural arts gem, designated by Collier County as a major visual arts destination for visitors and residents alike.

Visit the Naples Art District during this season’s broad array of art classes and special events, offered in addition to our lively and funfilled Art Alive open studio tours. Our member artists are always eager to greet visitors during their studio hours or by appointment to share their love of art. You’ll enjoy a splendid day surrounded by exquisite artwork which you can purchase or commission directly from the artist.

For an interactive map of our studio locations, visit our website, NaplesArtDistrict.com/Neapolitan or call 239.249.1977 for more information.

January 21 – February  2, 2023

In Collaboration with the Collier County Hispanic Arts Festival, Arte Viva!

March 23 – 25, 2023

Interior Design Palettes Inspired by our Original Artwork

February 22 – 25, 2023

Visit our Studios to See Original Artwork Interpreted in Floral Designs

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Naples’ Best Museums: An Insider’s Guide

Discover the rich culture and history of Naples by checking out its collections, galleries, exhibits, and more.

Whether you’re visiting somewhere new or returning to an old favorite, local museums are a great way to learn more about local culture and history. Here’s a rundown of the best museums in Naples, covering art, science, history, and more.

Kick your cultural tour off at The Baker Museum, where art serves as a conduit for culture. This museum is known for its diverse displays of modern and contemporary art and the opportunity to discover new artists making waves in the art world. As part of the Artis—Naples events, you can visit for free on the last Wednesday of every month when they open their doors for a fun evening of creativity and entertainment. You may even catch a symphony!

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Travel back in time for a peek into Naples’ local history at the Collier Museum at Government Center. You will learn about the Calusa Indian civilization that thrived here and colossal sharks that frequented tropical waters, and see restored cottages, a historic Kokomis boat, a reconstructed Seminole war fort, and much more.

Expand your knowledge of world history by visiting the Naples Holocaust Museum. With guided tours and moving exhibitions, you will understand the depth of this pivotal historic event. Check out their events calendar for movie showings, author visits, classes, and more.

Visit the Naples Depot Museum, home of the city’s first passenger train station, for a trip back to the early days of the railroad with fascinating exhibits and artifacts such as a Seminole dugout canoe, swamp buggy, railroad cars, and more. Stop by the Naples Train Museum on-site and let the kids hop on a train ride!

The Revs Institute is an automotive museum committed to studying, preserving, and restoring historical and antique cars. You can peruse the one-ofa-kind collection, stellar innovations, and a wealth of physical and digital archives.

About three miles away is the Naples Museum of Military History, rich with historical artifacts from all military branches. The museum even has a separate tribute to Florida veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

Visit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) for a memorable day of discovery. CMON is a museum that creates space for adults and children to learn and explore together. With interactive displays, state-of-the-art technology, and yearround activities, you and your little ones are guaranteed educational fun.

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Local museums are a great way to learn more about local culture and history.

Restorative Retreat

TRADITIONAL THERAPIES COMPLEMENT NEW-AGE WELLNESS.

There was a time when watsu, hot stones, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, couples massage, organic, dermabrasion, and Pilates were all the rage on the wellness circuit. These days, people all over the world, not just in Naples, are talking about halotherapy, salt flotation, cryotherapy, resonance, sensory deprivation, hair Botox, and CBD.

The Spa at Naples Grande embraces all — traditional treatments and therapies along with the newest technological advancements. This approach keeps its simplicity while expanding to new levels of scientific complexity. It addresses modern-day issues such as sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety, and our nation’s aging population. It crosses the global wellness landscape, incorporating rituals from Sweden, Fiji, the Dead Sea, Thailand, and other

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Asian places known for their enlightened approach to health.

boardwalk to the beach.

You won’t need to stray from your wellness routine at home; you can take it to a new level. Relax with a boost of vitamin D from the beach, swim laps in the Hibiscus Hideaway pool, play tennis at the 15-court complex, do Zumba or spinning at the resort, or work out with a private training session in the fitness center. By the time you head home, you’ll feel your best.

The spa complex complements your exercise routine, leading the way to muscle recovery. Prepare for your spa appointment with a calming stroll on the estuary boardwalk to the beach, take a centered meditation walk around

the outdoor circular labyrinth, or soak in the whirlpool tub. Water features and spa areas, both indoors and out, are naturally calming; and there’s even a meditation room stocked with herbal teas, fruit smoothies, and other healthy treats. Now you’re in the proper Zen state for cooperative mind-body healing.

Spa packages like Muscle Recovery and Anxiety & Stress Relief aim to cure specific ailments, while the Discreet Indulgence package purely pampers. Book the Spa Villa to concentrate your stay totally on your well-being.

Have a certain self-improvement goal in mind? The Spa at Naples Grande’s newest therapies help you focus with technical precision. The Cryo

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Body Slimming treatment uses the deep chill of cryotherapy (as cold as 275 degrees below zero) to destroy fat cells, stimulate metabolism, erase cellulite, and decelerate aging. Local Cryotherapy technology is also used for toning and lifting the skin on the neck and face. The WholeBody Cryotherapy has been proven to bolster immunity and improve circulation.

The groundbreaking VibroAcoustic, ElectroMagnetic, and Infrared treatments combine sound resonance with full-body vibrations, natural earth frequencies, and infrared light to induce a deep meditative state throughout the body, mind, and spirit. Infrared targets inflammation issues, most successfully in a specially designed sauna. Good vibrations destress with the Eastern-inspired Singing Bowls Therapy for a deeply relaxing massage.

If you’re simply looking for a good massage or body wrap to get your vacation relaxation going, Naples Grande has just the thing. The Swe-Thai massage, CBD manicure, and Signature Muscle Melt Massage (using hot stones and aromas to calm and soothe body and mind) are just a few of the signature twists on the spa’s menu of traditional and Eastern therapies that are sure to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

No matter your wellness path, we guarantee that your stay at Naples Grande will be rejuvenating and restorative.

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Imagine a spa treatment you control, free of tactile contact and founded on principles like neuroscience, microcirculation, thermotherapy, bipolar radiofrequency, semiconducting cooling, Infrared Sauna, and Singing Bowls Therapy. Scientific jargon and gimmicks aside, The Spa at Naples Grande achieves its groundbreaking self-guided therapies, which translate to deep relaxation, fatcell destruction, improved circulation, and lifting and firming of the skin.

The only spa in the Southwest Florida area to provide touchless spa services, Naples Grande last winter introduced three new treatment systems — called NuCalm (can be done anywhere that makes you comfortable), Avacen, and Cryolift Pro Machine — to complement its already technically forward menu of therapies.

The world’s first neuroscience technology app, NuCalm, allows guests to enjoy relaxation therapy at the spa or on their own in their guest room or poolside. By mimicking the body’s natural progression of slowing the brain to sleep, it leaves guests feeling centered, present, and in control.

Avacen puts full-body muscle relaxation in the palm of your hands. The device applies thermotherapy and negative pressure to the palm, eliminating toxins, improving circulation, and deep cleansing the immune system to reduce aging. Although the Cryolift treatments require an aesthetician, they forgo direct physical contact. The noninvasive shaping device focuses on pulsed ultrasound — combined with cavitation, bipolar radiofrequency, and semiconducting cooling technology — to destroy fat cells instantly and without pain, leaving you feeling and looking younger.

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Sunshine State of Mind

IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO EXTEND YOUR VACATION, YOU’LL FIND STUNNING HOMES THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS.

Ready to buy your piece of paradise? Southwest Florida awaits. The area is renowned as an international destination with superb weather, world-class shopping, and top-flight restaurants. Framed with swaying palms, sugar-sand beaches, and the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, it attracts cosmopolitan visitors seeking only the finest. Naples’ exquisite neighborhoods set an international standard for luxurious living.

Gordon Drive is a sun-drenched pearl, where opulent estates line the beach and waterways and provide yachting access to Naples Bay and the Gulf. Nearby, Aqualane Shores’ single-family homes front canals that offer the option of an equally fulfilling boating lifestyle.

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Naples’

Old Naples’ superb combination of luxury urban residences and retail spaces provides a world-class ambience that blends the charms of historic Naples with chic new architectural designs. Florida-style cottages seamlessly intermingle with modern single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, creating some of the most sought-after addresses on the international market. The shops and cafés of Fifth Avenue South are just a short stroll from the legendary Naples Pier and the boutiques and restaurants that line Third Street South.

Just to the north, the intimate neighborhoods of The Moorings, Crayton Road, Coquina Sands, and Park Shore provide even more ways to immerse yourself in Naples’ unmatched lifestyle.

Waterfront condominiums and single-family homes take full advantage of Southwest Florida’s spectacular sunsets. Many residences in Park Shore are set right on picturesque Venetian Bay.

Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve features a colorful update on classic coastal living. Inspired by Old Naples’ timeless architecture and traditions, these homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With more than half of its 2,400 acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves, and natural habitats complemented by outdoorinspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature coexist. This master-planned community currently has 1,600 unique, coastal-themed new-construction residences for sale.

Some of the area’s finest waterfront living is found at WildBlue, located between Naples and Fort Myers. Featuring more than 800 acres of freshwater lakes and inspired single-family residences, WildBlue is being developed by Lennar with Stock, WCI, and Pulte Homes as builder partners. The Amenity Campus is located on a spectacular peninsula that offers expansive views of WildBlue’s largest lake. There are endless ways for residents to spend their days, including a resort-style swimming pool and clubhouse with indoor dining and an adjoining outdoor dining facility — directly on WildBlue Lake.

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Whatever your tastes, whatever your lifestyle, your slice of paradise awaits in Naples! exquisite neighborhoods set an international standard for luxurious living.

Inspired by the endless beauty and rhythm of the sea, a new address comes to the shores of Naples. Captivating modern design rises alongside a marina-front lagoon, overlooking dazzling sunsets, and the endless sparkling horizon of the Gulf. This is a world where enjoyment lives without limits with curated amenities and unique experiences designed to enrich and elevate all of life’s moments. Around every turn, a gracious smile and attentive service anticipates your every need, all while granting you the exclusive privacy you desire.

The time has come to make The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Naples your own.

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This family-owned development company is among the top 50 builders nationally. By Brad Whalen

Anywhere you go in search of your piece of paradise, you’ll find celebrated communities bearing the distinctive brand of Stock Custom Homes in Southwest Florida. With more than seven decades of building experience, the Stock family name has long been synonymous with quality real estate. The company has more than 20 years of experience in Southwest Florida and remains committed to the tradition of excellence that has shaped it from the start.

The company is currently building exceptional homes in distinctive communities and neighborhoods throughout Southwest Florida.

Stock Custom Homes is expanding at Lakewood Ranch with homes in the new WildBlue neighborhood at Waterside. WildBlue at Waterside is a natural choice for those who appreciate luxury living, a connected and relaxed coastal vibe,

and an array of social and active lifestyle amenities. Stock features a collection of luxury single-family homes.

There are resort-inspired amenities inside and out to make residents’ active lifestyles even more engaging, including six tennis courts, a pro shop, eight pickleball courts, an event lawn, a dock and kayak launch, a shade pavilion, a children’s playground, and a wetland overlook and boardwalk.

As one of Southwest Florida’s preeminent residential developers and builders, Stock has been ranked as one of the country’s top 100 building firms for seven years and honored with more than 500 awards for outstanding communities, product design, amenities, and overall quality, netting multiple “Community of the Year,” “Builder of the Year,” and “Developer of the Year” honors.

In 2021, Stock sold 328 homes worth more than $666 million and received national

accolades by reached the 49th spot on Pro Builder magazine’s 2021 Housing Giants List.

“It is an amazing achievement for a family-owned development company in Naples to be among the top 50 builders nationally,” said Claudine Léger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing at Stock Development. “It is a testament to the extraordinary dedication and professionalism of our entire team!”

Stock gives buyers unparalleled choices from their luxury homebuilding division. The company continues to expand its reach in Southwest Florida with furnished models in communities and neighborhoods from Marco Island north to Bradenton.

But Stock Development is much more than a luxury home builder in Southwest Florida. The company’s operations extend up Florida’s Atlantic coast and as far north and west as Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Stock builds highend apartments, provides world-class country club management, and brings its established brand of quality to the commercial markets of retail and office space.

For more information, visit www.stockdevelopment.com or call 239-592-7344.

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Useful Information

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.

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.

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.

Emergencies

For medical, fire and other emergencies, call 911.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office: 239-252-9300

Naples Police Department: 239-213-4844

City of Naples Fire Rescue: 239-213-4900

Hospitals

NCH Healthcare System: 239-6104377 (includes NCH Baker Hospital Downtown and North Naples Hospital) Physician’s Regional Medical Center: Collier: 239-354-6000 Pine Ridge: 239-348-4000

Post Office

Naples Main: 239-435-2146

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 an ATM in the Naples Grande lobby as well as ATMs throughout the city that are open 24 hours a day.

Tourism

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce: 239-262-6376

Getting Around

Ready to explore? Reaching the many attractions and activities that Naples offers couldn’t be easier. From taxis and trolleys to city buses, seaplanes and even Segway tours, you have a wide variety of transportation options. The Concierge Desk will be happy to help you get to any of the city’s favorite sites.

Boats. Naples City Dock permits short-term stays for vessels as long as 120 feet. Fees are

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.

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 www.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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Here’s some helpful information and transportation details to help you get around Naples.
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Backed by many years of transportation experience, Dolphin Transportation is the leading provider of luxury transportation throughout the Southwest and South Florida area. Whether it’s corporate events, airport transfers, weddings, sightseeing tours, conventions or other special events, corporations, organizations and private groups rely on Dolphin Transportation.

Planning a wedding? Your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life. Dolphin Transportation’s chauffeurs understand that and will treat you, your family and your guests like royalty. They’ll take care of all the ground transportation: wedding guest shuttle services, airport transfers, wedding party transportation, bachelor and/or bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, the timing of the ceremony arrival, flower transportation, post-wedding transfer and any other logistics needed. Whether your wedding

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is next month or next year, be sure to reserve early, as availability is limited during the most popular months.

Going on a cruise? Let Dolphin Transportation be your cruise connection! They serve Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port of Tampa and Port Canaveral.

Dolphin Transportation also offers door-todoor airport transfers, airport meet-and-greet and shuttles to every airport in the South Florida area, including Fort Myers (RSW), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Tampa (TPA). Whether you’re planning airport transportation for yourself, a few VIPs or a convention for thousands, selecting the right transportation logistics partner is vital to the success of your program. There’s no need to stress or worry, or call multiple companies, because Dolphin Transportation will take care of your ground transportation needs.

Dolphin Transportation has the largest independently owned, operated and maintained fleet of luxury vehicles serving Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Miami. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Dolphin:

• Dolphin is the premier company for all your ground transportation needs.

They have a full fleet of luxury sedans, SUVs, vans, minibuses and motor coaches.

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From the time you book your reservation to the time your chauffeur drops you off at your destination, Dolphin will work hard to make sure no detail is overlooked and that you receive the very best service. Call 239-530-0100 or visit www.dolphinnaples.com for more information.

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Arts & Culture

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Tel: 239-249-1977 www.naplesartdistrict.com/neapolitan Visit more than 85 member artists creating and exhibiting in their studios and galleries in the Naples Art District and interact with them for a memorable and unique experience for art lovers and art buyers. You can also take a class in an artist’s studio. Visit their website for information on class dates and times and to register directly with the artist. You can also request an interactive map of their studio locations.

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Tel: 239-263-7990 www.naplesplayers.org

The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples is one of the top theaters in the country. They offer a variety of plays and musicals in two intimate spaces: Blackburn Hall and the Tobye Studio Theatre, both located in one building on Fifth Avenue South. The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through a superior theater experience.

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Born on the island of St. Martin, Sir Roland Richardson is recognized as a leading “Plein Air” Impressionist from the Caribbean. He and his wife, Laura, joined the Naples Art District with a magical studio featuring a lifetime collection of the artist’s works. Sir Roland’s mastery of multiple mediums includes painting on location in oil, watercolor, and pastel; drawing in charcoal; and extensive fine printmaking — etchings, engravings, and more — offering a rich variety of creations for hours of fascination. He especially welcomes custom commissions from living landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and live portraits to contribute to a beautiful aesthetic as well as create heirloom treasures.

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Tel: 239-263-5851 www.andressteakhouse.com Andre’s Steakhouse was established in 1993.

Direct from one of New York’s finest steak houses, Andre’s brings to Naples this world-famous taste. Customers say it’s the best steak they’ve ever had! Andre’s has also been the winner of the Wine Spectator award yearly since 2001 for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in Naples. With nearly 4,000 bottles of wine in their cellar, you are sure to find one to suit your taste. Andre’s prides itself on providing a unique dining experience for its patrons. Quality food and exceptional service create the total dining experience.

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This evolution in cigar lounges features a design blending Cuban, Asian, and Mediterranean motifs to create a sanctuary for those who prize fine cigars and upscale spirits. Beyond stocking a full line of Rocky Patel cigars, Burn features top cigar brands from around the world, VIP service, and regular events.

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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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Tel: 239-434-6653 www.cibaogrille.com Cibao Grille is a traditional fine-dining restaurant serving continental cuisine that emerged from the vision of two young men. Chef Yohonny Nolasco, with his ample restaurant knowledge, has been serving Naples’ residents and tourists from around the world for more than 14 years. Cibao Grille is well known for serving fresh seafood and ingredients, prime steaks, and providing excellent service. The meaning of the

word cibao is “place where rocks abound,” and it’s the name of a valley of the most fertile and productive central region of the Dominican Republic, located in the heart of the Caribbean.

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Tel: 239-643-9898 www.melsdiners.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-fromscratch mouthwatering dishes. On the menu, you’ll find old-time favorites like 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.

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Tel: 239-399-5200 www.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, Texas Tony’s Rib & Brewhouse, Two Fillets, Deep Lagoon Seafood, Phuzzy’s Boat Shack, CJ’s on the Bay, or The Bay House. After more than 25 years of business, there is one thing that has remained the same — their family culture.

T-MICHAELS STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Tel: 239-261-0622 www.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 2-3

Tel: 239-261-3939 www.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

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estate brokers in the United States, according to the REAL Trends 2020 report of brokers.

STOCK DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Tel: 239-592-7344 www.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 home builder with 15 years of experience and 4,000+ homes built.

Shopping

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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.

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Tel: 305-865-0999 www.grayandsons.com

Gray & Sons sells meticulously restored, like-new watches and one-of-a-kind estate jewelry pieces, as well as an impressive selection of modern jewelry and diamonds. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their online selection is spectacular, so be sure to check it out!

JK COLLECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Tel: 239-262-4040 www.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.

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Tel: 239-262-7611 www.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.

MONDO UOMO 4-5, 75 Tel: 239-434-9484 www.mondouomo.com

Mondo Uomo offers its customers a wide selection of the Bugatchi, Alberto, and St. Croix collections, just to name a few brands they carry. The Bugatchi shirts and sweaters feature OOH Cotton, the most comfortable cotton shirts ever, with eightway stretch, wrinkle resistance, and easy care with the best technology available. The Alberto fine menswear is second to none with a great selection of men’s golf wear, too. Additionally, the St. Croix knitwear will keep you cozy during breezy nights in Naples.

THIRD STREET SHOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 239-434-6533 www.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 www.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.

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Tel: 239-592-7707 www.yamron.com Yamron Jewelers established a standard of excellence over half a century ago through an unwavering devotion to extraordinary service and a decision to represent only the finest timepieces and extraordinary jewels. Located in the exquisite Waterside Shops in Naples, Yamron provides watch enthusiasts with timepieces by Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling, and more, plus a growing assortment of pre-owned watches by the leading names in horology. Yamron’s jewelry collections represent the finest-quality craftsmanship and value.

Tours & Activities

EVERGLADES EXCURSIONS . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tel: 239-262-7300 www.everglades-excursions.com Everglades Excursions offers tours out of both Marco Island and departing from their Experience Naples headquarters located next to Tin City in Naples. Part of the Naples Transportation & Tours and Hoffmann Family of Companies, Everglades Excursions has been offering award-winning tours since 1994.

MANATEE SIGHTSEEING & WILDLIFE ADVENTURES . . . . . . . . . . 29, 53 Tel: 239-642-8818 www.see-manatees.com

Manatee Sightseeing and Wildlife Adventures is currently the only manatee sightseeing tour company in the world that sees manatees year-round in the wild! With four different adventures to choose from, there’s fun for everyone. Covered boats and no waves make their tours great for all ages. Maximum six passengers per boat for a personalized and up-close experience (multiple boats for groups larger than six). All captains are licensed, insured, and certified with CPR/first aid.

VENETIAN BAY

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Local, exquisite boutiques with handcrafted goods, superb and inviting restaurants, and a wonderful waterfront setting make The Village Shops a must-stop for visitors to Naples. And with so many local stores with unique sourcing, you’re bound to make some exciting new discoveries.

NAPLES BEACH

WATER SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tel: 239-572-2953 www.marcoislandwatersports.com Choose your adventure: Scoot around the warm Gulf waters in 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.

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NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN . . . . . . . . 48

Tel: 239-643-7275 www.naplesgarden.org

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class 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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Tel: 239-649-2275 www.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.

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Tel: 239-260-3272 www.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.

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Tel: 239-595-0606 www.napleswwt.com

Naples Waterway & Wildlife Tours offers personalized, private, captain-chartered tours for up to six passengers on their 2022 Beach Cat. 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.

SEGWAY OF NAPLES 45

Tel: 239-260-3272 www.segwayofnaples.com

The latest and greatest 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.

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Tel: 239-793-3525 www.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

DOLPHIN TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . 100-101 Tel: 239-530-0100 www.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.

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Tel: 239-260-3256 www.naplestransportation.com

NT&T is the leading provider of reliable fullservice transportation in southwest Florida, with a fleet of more than 60 vehicles and 75 professional courteous chauffeurs. The company can accommodate all transportation needs 24/7, delivering five-star quality, value, and personalized service.

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