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Spend quality time relaxing with your family on the beaches of Naples or Marco Island, exploring wildlife in the Everglades, or checking out one of many other attractions that make the Paradise Coast the perfect spot for a family vacation.

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    Boating with the family

    A multigenerational family takes a boating trip to one of the many islands off Florida's Paradise Coast.

  • 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 >
    The Ultimate Guide to Family Fun in Naples, Florida
    Making memories is easy in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades with miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, offshore islands and a variety of year-round attractions to fit your family’s styl... Read More >
    Family Fun in Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades
    Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades are all ideal family vacation spots. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach scene or a getaway filled with excursions, adventures and attractions, th... Read More >
  • 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.
    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
    Taste of Collier
    The Taste of Collier, a long-standing Naples tradition, is an afternoon of family fun featuring live performances by area musicians, the crowd-pleasing ice-carving contest, chef's competition and of c... - 2:47 Play
    Taste of Collier
    The Taste of Collier, a long-standing Naples tradition, is an afternoon of family fun featuring live performances by area musicians, the crowd-pleasing ice-carving contest, chef's competition and of course, savory samples from over 30 of the best local restaurants in Collier County! Held each year on the first Sunday in May, the Taste is the FRA/Collier County Chapter's way of saying thank you to the year-round residents for their patronage, while also raising monies for local charitable organizations. Join us for the third year at Bayfront, located at Goodlette Frank and Fifth Avenue South.
    Collier County Museum: Old Florida Festival
    Experience what life was like in Florida before air conditioning and electricity! - 3:28 Play
    Collier County Museum: Old Florida Festival
    Experience what life was like in Florida before air conditioning and electricity!
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