​    CORK SCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY BEST OF FLORIDA *a must see when in Naples*  
3800 CORK SCREW SWAMP ROAD ESTERO FL. 239-348-9151  
A CATHEDRAL OF NATURE, SET IN 10,895 ACRES IN ESTERO BAY & HOME TO BLAIR AUDOBON CENTER. 
2.25 MILE BOARDWALK NATURE TRAIL THRU THE PRESERVE.

 ALLIGATORS,BEARS,TURTLES, DEER,BIRDS,ORCHIDS & MYRIAD WILD LIFE.

HOME TO -LARGEST COLLECTION WOOD STORKS IN US.

SEE CANOPY OF TREES OVER 600 YEARS OLD & 100 FEET TALL. 

THE TREES ARE RELATIVES OF GIANT SEQUOIA RED WOOD TREES IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST SIERRA NEVADA MTS. CALIF.                                                         GUIDED TOURS:  $10 ENTRY FEE. 





                      NAPLES DEPOT TRAIN MUSEUMS & COG RAILWAY
NAPLES FLORIDA*HISTORIC ATTRACTION* off radar of tourists & residents.

Restored rail cars,mule wagon,Seminole Indian dug out canoes,Lionel Train museum,childrens interactive exhibits,topped off by a Cog Railway.

 Tells story of how travel transformed Naples from a Village of 300 to a Gulf Coast resort.
1051 5th ave s. Naples fl. 239-262-6525
"NAPLES DEPOT"  train museums, model train rides kids,adults,interactive exhibits.      
 MINI COG RAIL ROAD TRAIN RIDES  WITH ENGINEER  $5. GREAT FUN WHOLE FAMILY.  A NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES SITE.                                 


​NAPLES newest attraction***"GOLISANO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM"***BEST IN FLORIDA
golisano childrens museum 1580 livingston rd.(IN NORTH COLLIER REGIONAL PARK) 239-514-0084
30,000sq.ft of world class *interaction*,activitys,education & fun for toddler to preteen.
has it all on 2 floors including *tree house *& activities to numerous to list both indoors & outside.
fully staffed, well run & place where parents & grandparents can bring the whole family.
A MUST FOR KIDS WHEN IN NAPLES. THIS IS A WORLD CLASS INOVATIVE SITE MORE THAN AN EQUAL TO ITS EQUIVALENT IN DISNEY WORLD WITH OUT THE EXHAUSTING WALKING. BUDGET 2-21/2 HOURS. FOOD AVAILABLE WITH TABLES.

TIP ON RAINY DAYS GO EARLIER IN MORNING AS IT CROWDS UP NECESSITATING WAITS FROM 5-30 MIN. AS AFTERNOON ARRIVES.

​                                           NAPLES  BEACHES                

BAREFOOT BEACH PRESERVE
1 MILE NATURE TRAIL,SHOWERS,PICNIC AREA,CONCESSIONS FOR FOOD. **HANDICAPPED BEACH WHEEL CHAIR ACCESS**. PARK RANGER GUIDED TOURS THROUGH OUT PRESERVE:LOGGERHEAD TURTLE TOURS,PROGRAMS,LECTURES.  

 ARRIVAL ON LITTLE HICKORY ISLAND WHICH IS MADE OF SAND & ACTS AS BARRIER PROTECTING COASTAL INLAND. 
239-252-4000 FOR INFO & TOURS. TOURS CONDUCTED BY PARK RANGERS. EDITORS CHOICE. ADMISSION $8.00 FOR PARKING. 


*DELNOR WIGGINS PARK
 MILE LONG WHITE SAND BEACH ON THE NORTH END OF A BARRIER ISLAND. 

RATED ONE BEST BEACHES IN U.S. SET IN 166 ACRE PARK. STATE PARK,PLENTY PARKING HAS IT ALL. SWIMMING,SNORKLE/SCUBA,FISHING,BOATING,PICNIC,CONNECTING TRAILS/BOARDWALKS,BIRD WATCHING,GUIDED TOURS ON FRIDAY.  WED. ONLY IN TURTLE SEASON. 
*NOTE* MUST BRING OWN FOOD, GEAR & BOATS,KAYAKS, CANOES TO BOAT RAMP.
ADMISSION PARKING LOT PER CAR 2--8 PEOPLE $6, ONE PERSON $4, BICYCLE OR WALKING $2. Immokalie Road & vanderbilt Beach Dr. North Naples.

IN 1600'S FISHED & HUNTED BY CALUSA INDIANS & IN 1800'S BY SEMINOLE'S & EARLY EUROPEAN SETTLERS. EDITORS CHOICE.

LOWDERMILK PARK & BEACH  1301 GULF SHORE BLVD. N NAPLES FL.

ONE OF NAPLES PREMIER BEACH FRONT PARKS. CHAIRS, UMBRELLAS & KYAKS FOR RENTAL, WITH CONCESSION STAND. 
PICNIC TABLES, PLAYGROUND & GREAT WHITE SAND BEACH.

​                              NAPLES PIER & BEACH

 "NAPLES LAND MARK"  Watch the sunrise & sunset on the gulf of mexico. 
​Enjoy the beach & fishing from the pier built in 1888.  

​Located At end of 12th ave s. down town city of Naples.

                                      NAPLES ZOO​

​NAPLES ZOO CARRIBEAN GARDENS 1590 Goodlette Frank Road.  239-262-5409

52 Acre Zoo world class zoo.​ Great for toddlers,children, & whole family.
​Budget 2-4 hours. Open dailey 9:30am-5pm. admission 3-12 12.50, 13-64 19.95

See exotic plants,historical tropical gardens, animals from apes-zebras.
SEE :lions,tigers,bears,kimono dragons, giraffes,kangeroo's, 
shows,exhibits,food service.
A must is boat ride on catamarans around a lagoon surrounding islands with cavorting spider monkeys




NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS 4820 BAYSHORE DR. NAPLES. 239-643-7275, 877-433-1874
SECOND LARGEST BOTANICAL GARDEN IN FLORIDA, HAS 170 ACRES FOUNDED 1993.
TROPICAL GARDENS,5000 SQ. FOOT BUTTERFLY HOUSE, CHILDRENS GARDEN WITH 2 STORY TREE HOUSE HAS CLIMBING PLATFORMS,ROPE BRIDGE,BEACH AREA,NATURAL HABITATS,UNIQUE LILY POND
LECTURES,WORK SHOPS & GUIDED TOURS.
OPEN DAILY 9AM-5PM. ADMISSION ADULTS $12.95, CHILDREN 4-14 $7.95.




NAPLES FLORIDA PHILHARMONIC
5833 pelican bay blvd. 239-254-2612  ONE OF THE BEST IN US.
4 museums,shows,center for arts,exhibitions, one of the best in country.


PALM COTTAGE built 1895.
 national registry of historic places,5 gardens, guided tours $10.  Naples hidden gem.

social hub in 40's of the hollywood set: gary cooper-hedy lamar +
 261-8164 137 12th ave s. Naples. down town Naples. 
Reservations required.available 2-2.5 hr.walking tour historic naples.
A must are historic *5 gardens*with self guided tours of cottage.





SUN & FUN WATER PARK  interactive, lagoon 5 water slides 4 pools & activities  all ages 239-252-4021. *located in the north collier regional park.*15000 livingston road.
open to public.239-254-0572.


DAY/SIDE TRIPS

SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS make for great day trip or over nite. 1hr from naples.
these 2 adjoining Barrier Islands have terrific beaches with Sanibel/*Captiva* one the best shelling beaches in the world. 


       FT. MYERS
EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES
2350 MCGREGOR BLVD.FT.MYERS
239-334-7419
2 HISTORICAL HOMES,20 ACRES OF GARDENS, 1700 PLANTS,400 SPECIES FROM 6 CONTINENTS. 
LABORATORYS,MUSEUMS.
OPEN DAILEY 9AM-5:30PM. CAFE 10AM-3PM.
GUIDED TOURS (BY SITE HISTORIAN),GUIDE BOOKS,MULTILINGUAL MAPS.
APPROX. 45 min. DRIVE FROM NAPLES.
ADMISSION ADULT $20, 6-12 $11 FOR FULL GUIDED TOUR.
LABORATORY & MUSEUM ADULT $12, 6-12 $5.

IN 1885 THOMAS EDISON & WIFE MINA MILLER EDISON BOUGHT THE "SUMMERLIN TRACT" ALONG CALUSAHATCHEE RIVER, TAKING 2YRS YEARS TO BUILD SEMINOLE LODGE AS HIS WINTER ESTATE HOME.
IN 1917 HENRY FORD & WIFE CLARA BRYANT FORD BOUGHT "THE MANGOES" AN ESTATE NEXT DOOR TO HIS FRIEND EDISON'S "SEMINOLE LODGE".
IN1892 STANDARD OIL MAGNET AMBROSE MCGREGOR BOUGHT "GILLILAND" PROPERTY NEXT TO EDISON'S ESTATE.
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                         SARASOTA FL. 1 hr.45 drive north on I-75 from naples.
Beaches: 3 of best in Fl.
Siesta key.                 *Sarasota Dining*
Longboat key *Euphemia Haye 941-383-3633 530-11pm 7days
Lido Bch. Key  *Cafe Baci 941-921-4848 4001 Italian
                        lunch & dinner 7 days.very affordable.

                                   Places to Visit
St.Armands circle. 5 min.drive to longboat key.
Sidewalk cafes,botiques,shops.
Blue dolphin cafe breakfast,lunch,favorite of locals.  
Easy on the wallet.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Sarasota
open 10am-5pm daily.must visit.
941-366-5731,adult $12 6-12 $6                                        

John Ringling Museum of art &
Mansion. sat. circus show
12-2pm. 941-359-5700
admission & hrs 941-351-1668
*monday *free admission to art gallery.


Stroll estate grounds of 27,000 sq. foot multiple italian design  gardens, & museum of
 art with old master paintings & sculptures from rubens-gainsborough. 

Explore  Ca' D Zan 56 room 36,000 sq.ft.ringling home mansion  & circus museums with worlds largest miniature circus. 
Guided tours are available with full service restaurant & cafeteria on the grounds.

Boca Grande Historic villiage on Gasparilla Island. 
located between FT.Myers & Sarasota. Exit #170 on I-75 (Punta Gorda) 90 min. from Naples. 
 WELL WORTH THE DRIVE FOR DAY TRIP OR HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  FOR 1-3 NITE STAYS, + is not hard to take. (Draw Bridge Entry to island $6.)

Gasparilla Island is a lush barrier isle with 7 miles of incredible powdery white beaches & unrivaled shelling on its beaches. 
It is also a designated "wild life sanctuary" with bicycle & walking paths.

At the center of the island is the historic villiage of Boca grande which has earned the title of "TARPON FISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD".

The nucleus of Gasparilla Island is the small old world Florida Village of Boca Grande with its original main street.  there are no stop lights, no bill boards,no high rises no fast food chains or gas stations. 
you will find unique shops,art galleries,casual & fine dining with fresh caught local seafood  prepared by the islands talented chef's.

​BOCA GRANDE  SHOPS

ARIEL  444 4th St. 941-964-0480     MON-SAT  9am-5pm
LADIES LOOK NO FURTHER FOR HI QUALITY REASONABLY PRICED 
CLOTHES.
 FROM  CAPRI,TOPS,DRESSES,DESIGNERS LINES, THE WHOLE MONTE.
SEE TOP DESIGNER LINES & EUROPEAN LABELS.
 ST JAMES LINE FROM FRANCE IS A REAL TREASURE.

LILY PULITZER SHOP LOCATED NEXT TO ARIEL 941-964-4448
 HAS EVERY THING NEEDED IN SPORTSWEAR CONTAINING FULL PULITZER LINE.

BARBARA ANNES JEWELRY & REPAIR 
5800 Gasparilla RD. 941-964-1776.
DESIGNER JEWELERY & LINES AT EXCELLENT PRICING WITH 
REPAIRS BY REAL CRAFTSMEN.


NAPLES TENNIS OPEN TO PUBLIC 

CAMBIER PARK 
239--213-3060  735 8th st.naples fl.​Tennis complex open to public.
​Easy to find a game or court here.  

NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK
239-598-3025 764 vanderbilt beach rd naples fl
8 clay cts.Racquet ball & Bocce cts.lights,$10 /player.

YMCA of Naples
239-591-8500 3251 pine ridge rd. naples.
Fitness center,yoga & pilates classes.non member$15.

Veterans Community Park 1895 veterans community park dr. 239-566-2367.8am-10pm,lights,hard cts.no court fee or reservations.
***among best places in naples  find a game.***.

GOLDEN GATE:   HASSE COMMUNITY PARK 3390 Golden Gate Blvd.
239-348-7500 9am-5pm.

                                         NAPLES GOLF COURSES
 5 GOLF COURSES OPEN TO PUBLIC & LISTED AS PREFERRED.

ARROWHEAD 2205 HERITAGE GREENS DR. NAPLES 239-596-1000.

VALENCIA 1725 DOUBLE EAGLE DR.NAPLES 239-352-0777
**ed. note** both are good 18 HOLE courses, few miles apart among LOWEST for greens fee's & SPECIAL DEALS ESPECIALLY OFF SEASON. 

HERITAGE BAY 1370 BORGHESE LA. NAPLES 239-394-2581.
3 GOOD COURSES 27 HOLES.

HIBISCUS 175 DORAL CIRCLE NAPLES 239-774-0088.

CEADER HAMMOCK 8660 CEADER HAMMOCK BLVD. NAPLES 239-793-1134.











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      ACTIVITIES : NAPLES FL ATTRACTIONS   DAY/SIDE TRIPS  

 ​Naples Zoo    Botanical Gardens ,   Sarasota,  Water ParkLong Boat
Key Captiva,Sanibel Isles   Gasparilla Isle/Boca Grande  
​                                                         Tennis-Golf







    Water Park              Beaches                   Naples Pier & Beaches
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   Tree House      Childrens Museum
                      Naples Philharmonic
                         
                  Edison-Ford Estates/Museums  
​              Botanical Gardens-Green house & Lily Pond
 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Boardwalk 
 Regular Tours by Park Rangers
          Captiva Island Beach  Shelling
Sanibel/
Captiva Islands
             ​Cambier Park Concerts, Movies, Tennis               

     LongBoat Key
                St.Armands Circle Sarasota
                CA' D' ZAN  MANSION
            Home John & Mabel Ringling
           30 rooms built 1924-1926 cost              1.5 million with European Art
              Delnor-Wiggins Park Beach
                                  Naples Zoo 
                    Cog Rail Road             
                      Boca grande Beach
                                      Tarpon fishing
                                       Boca Grande
                       Gasparilla Island
             Marie Selby Botanical Gardens