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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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    Sun-N-Fun Lagoon water slide

    Five water slides offer rides from mild to wild at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon in Naples.

  • 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 >
    Naples Children's Programs Pass on Respect for Nature
    The opportunities for you to inform your children about earth-friendliness, marine ecology and more are exceptional on Florida's Paradise Coast. Professionally run programs at area resorts and org... Read More >
    Our Faces of Travel
    The U.S. Travel Association began shining a spotlight on the people who keep the tourism industry strong nationwide with the theme ‘The Faces of Travel’ during 2017 National Travel and Tou... 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 >
    Memorable Family Adventures in Naples
    My son Aaron, at age 8, HAD to have the fried alligator and frog legs. His lunch order at Rod & Gun Lodge in Everglades City had "wait till I tell my friends" written all over it. Just t... 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.
    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!
    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
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