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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    Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge habitat

    A look at the 26,400-acre Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Wading and water birds, deer, bobcats, black bears and even the elusive Florida panther roam the refuge.

  • 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 >
  • The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of th... - 6:00 Play
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise. - 0:16 Play
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    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.
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