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Swimming, shopping, golfing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, sightseeing – there is so much to do and so little time. How do you make the most of your Paradise Coast vacation? Take advantage of “not-to-be-missed” activities recommended by our locals.

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    Hand-feeding giraffes at Naples Zoo

    Visitors to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens can hand-feed the zoo's five giraffes.

  • Snook Fishing in Southwest Florida
    Considered one of the most exciting and delicious catches in the state, snook are a longtime favorite among those who love fishing in Florida. They bite and fight harder than almost any other fish and... Read More >
    Naples & Marco Island Restaurants Dish Up Variety
    Florida's Paradise Coast dining was born in a humble fish shack, and through the years it's grown into a sophisticated scene with uptown sidewalk cafes, global offerings and luxury resort rest... 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 >
  • 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
    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
    Gulfshore Playhouse
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO, & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing prof... - 7:04 Play
    Gulfshore Playhouse
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO, & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. Our work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theater to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in our audience an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which we treat our artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community. WHERE TO GO: Gulfshore Playhouse: The Butcher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MroVJtsvVQ WHAT TO DO: Gulfshore Playhouse: Marley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw5JMbU8oBw WHERE TO DINE: Vergina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sCqe3jXUx8
    Swamp Buggy Races 2015
    The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races. A motor sport like no other calls The Florida Sports Park it's home. - 1:32 Play
    Swamp Buggy Races 2015
    The World Famous Swamp Buggy Races. A motor sport like no other calls The Florida Sports Park it's home.
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