Attractions

The Paradise Coast has a variety of attractions for all ages. Enjoy outdoor time on the water or on the golf course. Stroll along the sandy beaches, nature trails or sidewalks filled with shops and restaurants. Whatever your interest, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades offers many fun adventures. Check the listings in this section for ideas on attractions in the region.

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    Black bears at Naples Zoo

    A young girl watches the black bears at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.

  • Gliding through the Everglades
    It’s not every day you get a chance to see a bull alligator in the wild up close. But here he comes, slinking towards our wooden skiff as we glide through a pristine swamp in Big Cypress Nationa... Read More >
    Everglades City: Past & Present
    Claim to Fame: Annual Everglades Seafood Festival Home to the annual Everglades Seafood Festival in February each year, this small town on the edge of Florida's Everglades is known as the Stone Cr... Read More >
    Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee: Naples' 24-Hour Attraction
    Just beyond the peaceful shores of Naples and Marco Island, one of Southwest Florida’s most exciting attractions awaits. The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee welcomes visitors 24/7 with Las Vegas... Read More >
    Family Adventures for Summer in Naples & Marco Island
    We've put together a list of fun activities that'll put you at the top of your family's list. Whether it's seeing wild dolphins or zipping down water slides, there's adventure for ... Read More >
    Three Days of Local History
    Day 1: Naples For an excellent overview of the intriguing history of Florida's Paradise Coast, visit the Collier County Museum in Naples. The museum's exhibits show what the area was like more... Read More >
  • Naples Botanical Garden Collier Greens Program
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Naples Botanical Garden’s Collier Greens program is a network that supports local school and community gardens. Collier Greens offers professional development opportunities; fosters dialog among school garden professionals; assists with garden development; and provides technical garden support, curriculum resources, and other materials from workshops. WHERE TO GO: Di's Dazzle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLGTZlq3HQ8 WHAT TO DO: Athletes in Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6GgDzyYnyM WHERE TO DINE: Fin Bistro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJo8bPaxQOM
    Naples Botanical Garden Collier Greens Program
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Naples Botanical Garden’s Collier Greens program is a network that supports local school and community gardens. Co... - 5:19 Play
    Naples Botanical Garden Collier Greens Program
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Naples Botanical Garden’s Collier Greens program is a network that supports local school and community gardens. Collier Greens offers professional development opportunities; fosters dialog among school garden professionals; assists with garden development; and provides technical garden support, curriculum resources, and other materials from workshops. WHERE TO GO: Di's Dazzle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLGTZlq3HQ8 WHAT TO DO: Athletes in Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6GgDzyYnyM WHERE TO DINE: Fin Bistro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJo8bPaxQOM
    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
    The Corkscrew Swamp is an incredibly magnificent natural attraction. With its cathedral-like old growth cypress forest and abundant resident wildlife, it offers some of the best wildlife and nature vi... - 4:09 Play
    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
    The Corkscrew Swamp is an incredibly magnificent natural attraction. With its cathedral-like old growth cypress forest and abundant resident wildlife, it offers some of the best wildlife and nature viewing and photographic experiences in the world. But when it was established in 1954, it was a remote wilderness, attracting fewer than 10,000 visitors annually in its early years. A 2.25-mile raised boardwalk takes visitors through four distinct environments: a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest, and a marsh. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk and a field guide and Children's Activity Book available at the admissions desk in the Blair Center allow each visitor to take the self-guided tour. Benches and rain shelters are along the trail. For those who do not wish to walk the full 2.25 miles, an optional trail shortens the walk to one mile. Volunteer naturalists are usually on the boardwalk to answer questions. Allow about 2-3 hours.
    Collier County Museums
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples... - 1:15 Play
    Collier County Museums
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Nestled on five acres of native Florida landscaping, our flagship museum at the County Government center in Naples offers newly created exhibits and galleries that capture the full panorama of local history. Pack a picnic and linger a while in the museum's shady backyard. Then do a little exploring on your own in our native gardens, restored Naples cottages, the archaeology lab, Seminole village or Calusa Indian camp. For more information visit: http://www.colliermuseums.com/locations/collier_museum WHERE TO GO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHAT TO DO: Say What Charters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tuYW3yiSis WHERE TO DINE: Charlie Chiang's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T13mzKUj69s
    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Isl... - 1:46 Play
    Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Rookery Bay Reserve protects 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. WHERE TO GO: Children's Museum of Naples https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MhKg6bWvBk WHAT TO DO: John R. Wood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_XJAITUznM WHERE TO DINE: Fish Restaurant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsOR9P2DXgo
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