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.

  • How to Catch a Tripletail in 5 minutes
    The fishing trip was winding down when Captain Mike Bailey got an idea. “Let’s see if we can get us a tripletail before we head back,” he announced. “What’s a tripletail?... Read More >
    Cook Your Catch in Naples, Marco Island
    Stephanie Roberts gave her husband Jordan a fishing trip for his 30th birthday. Down from Michigan, they wanted to eat what they caught. It’s good they chose Naples. The city and nearby Marco Is... Read More >
    More Than Your Average Fishing Trip
    Don’t call Mike Bailey a charter boat captain. If you do, he’s apt to correct you — gently. “I’m a native guide,” he says, sitting behind the wheel of his 25-foot c... Read More >
    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 >
  • Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting living history and culture. WHERE TO GO: Inn on 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcNmd_DwjQ WHAT TO DO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHERE TO DINE: Watermark Grille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQmAi5HmAY
    Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you t... - 1:44 Play
    Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting living history and culture. WHERE TO GO: Inn on 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcNmd_DwjQ WHAT TO DO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHERE TO DINE: Watermark Grille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQmAi5HmAY
    Naples Botanical Gardens
    Paradise: A place of bliss. A region of supreme delight. A state of happiness. Naples Botanical Garden is creating a world class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beau... - 2:33 Play
    Naples Botanical Gardens
    Paradise: A place of bliss. A region of supreme delight. A state of happiness. Naples Botanical Garden is creating a world class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beautifully restored natural habitats. The Garden connects people and plants through display, education, conservation and science. It will be a community gathering place and an exceptional venue for exploring our natural world as well as enjoying special events, traveling exhibitions and performances.
    Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and fami... - 1:39 Play
    Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station. Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, the effects of water and the colors of the rainbow. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. Where to go: Marco Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2FAgTxMIE4 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
    Marco Island
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Marco Island, one of the Ten Thousand Islands, makes up the southern tip of the Paradise Coast. The island is home... - 2:09 Play
    Marco Island
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Marco Island, one of the Ten Thousand Islands, makes up the southern tip of the Paradise Coast. The island is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and offers access to both the Gulf of Mexico and the mangrove lined estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands. For more information visit: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/ WHERE TO GO: Say What Charters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tuYW3yiSis WHAT TO DO: Wootens Grassland Airboat Tours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geQVJgvK6ck WHERE TO DINE: CJ's on the Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwRo1-4WXfE
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