Attractions

The Paradise Coast has a variety of attractions for all ages. Enjoy outdoor time on the water or on the golf course. Stroll along the sandy beaches, nature trails or sidewalks filled with shops and restaurants. Whatever your interest, Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades offers many fun adventures. Check the listings in this section for ideas on attractions in the region.

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    Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge habitat

    A look at the 26,400-acre Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Wading and water birds, deer, bobcats, black bears and even the elusive Florida panther roam the refuge.

  • 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 >
    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 >
  • The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of th... - 6:00 Play
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise. - 0:16 Play
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    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
    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.
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