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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
    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.
    5th Avenue
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Fifth Avenue South is an irresistible mix of glamour and laid-back ease. Historic and modern architecture blend to... - 0:44 Play
    5th Avenue
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV Fifth Avenue South is an irresistible mix of glamour and laid-back ease. Historic and modern architecture blend together in eclectic sophistication; tropical blooms and lush greenery grace its pedestrian-friendly promenades; and each storefront is filled with wonderful finds and delights. See more at http://www.fifthavenuesouth.com/ Where to go Captain Jack's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6jYyO7F2RU What to do Say What Charters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tuYW3yiSis Where to dine CJ's on the Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIqO2bMtihs
    Stan's Idle Hour
    Stan's is family owned and operated for over 45 years. - 1:37 Play
    Stan's Idle Hour
    Stan's is family owned and operated for over 45 years.
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