Paradise Coast
In search of sun and luxury

Things to Do
 Entertainment    Nightlife    Dining   Attractions 

Vibrant, Fun, and Interesting

Mercato is a town center with shops, residences, restaurants, movies, and scheduled festivals. We love to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Most restaurants have outdoor seating with umbrellas. Shops are unique. The movie theater is very plush! 

There's a green area with regularly scheduled festivals. This season we attended a children's business fair and a car show.

Beach Activities, Fishing, Snorkeling, Sailing-Boating

“Naples ~ 5 Star Parasailing @ Vanderbilt Beach”

Parasailing is the ultimate thrill activity in and of itself. Now add to it THE absolute NICEST staff and you've got yourself a 5-star vacation activity!

Michael and Tyler were our guides for both parasailing rides my family and I took. That's right... both!

We loved it so much we did it twice! Highly recommended activity and water sport staff; they know what they're doing and they're super friendly. Thanks, guys!

“Jet Ski Tour”

I was a bit skeptical about what the Jet Ski Tour and almost chose not to go.

Fortunately I did end up going on the 1 1/2 hour tour and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my time on Marco Island.

On our trip there were several dolphins feeding very close to us. We also came across manatees swimming about 100 yards away from us.

Our guide was Brandon May and he did an excellent job pointing out the wildlife and he was very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this attraction.

Naples is, first and foremost, all about the Gulf

The iconic Naples Pier - For lover's, family roundabouts, bird- and dolphin-watching, fishing and of course "Mesmerism Sunsets".

When it comes to Water Adventures
We got you covered

Naples is Barefoot Beach State Preserve, a park with nature trails and a back-bay estuary for fishing, birding, kayaking. Double-down with more of the same but more... at Wiggins Pass. (Both parks are annually rated in the Top Ten in USA)

Beach outings, BBQ's, reunions, playgrounds that apitinizies what a family beach should be.

With volleyball and horseshoes courts, kid playgrounds, BBQ Pits, Picinic tables, food court, restrooms, showers  and lots of grass - except of course the beach at "Lowdermilk Beach Park" meets that and more.

For the Spring Breakers and the young at heart it's "Lana Kie at the 7-mile beach called  "Fort Myers Beach". Cocktails and happy hours delivered to your chaise-lounge or blanket (credit cards gladly accepted)

For the shelling and Cape Cod | Montauk |Block Island lifestyle, take a trip to bicycle riding Sanibel-Captiva (Shell Islands). Always in the Top Ten Shelling beaches in the World.  Great Cuisine and beaches with a Laid back ambiance.

Nearby barrier island beaches only reachable by boat, such as Keewaydin Island, Kice Island,Cape Romano and the Ten Thousand Islands are pristine nature in the raw.

Airboat Rides, (Swamp Buggy Races in October) alligator farms up and down Alligator Alley.  When it comes to water adventures, we got you covered .

Captain Jacks Airboat Tours 

EVERGLADES AIRBOAT & BUGGY TOURS

Take an exciting 1-hour airboat tour through Everglades mangroves, then hug a baby alligator, see a live alligator show with an experienced handler, and visit our Animal Sanctuary with tigers, panthers, snakes, otters, over 100 alligators, and more!

The Dome Houses of the 1950's at Cape Romano or maybe alien homes. See-em before the disappear into the Gulf or the Aliens take them back.

How about a Wilderness Trail kayak camping fishing experience. Overnight camp on Mangrove islands along the way from  launch at Everglades City to your destination Flamingo Island in the Keys.

Fine Dining    Florida Art   Boutique Shopping

For high-end shopping, visit the Waterside Shops, an outdoor marketplace in north Naples with waterfalls and soothing music playing as you peruse Gucci, De Beers, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo and other posh stops.


Third Street South - Old Naples
Early beginnings of Naples  Downtown District

Tommy Bahama 

This place always leaves us with a great Naples Experience , and the mojitos were pretty good! But not as good as the coconut shrimp which Is spectacula

Take a leisurely stroll.  Lovers hand in hand enjoying the moment.

Glorious Food, Great Shops and Graceful Byways.

Visited Naples Pub and Loved the piano player

Excellent hidden gem. We loved our visit there and really enjoyed the piano player. He played Sweet Caroline which we enjoyed because we are from Boston. Great food!

Come at lunchtime to save some money

I love trying new restaurants, but have to watch the bottom line...so I try to eat at restaurants of interest at lunchtime, rather than dinner. Service is often more attentive and less hurried. Lots of window shopping and fantastic menus to read as you stroll Third Street.


Fifth Avenue South
Says it all, doesn't it?

Beautiful upscale outdoor shopping/dining/live entertainment. Must visit

Even though I visited the Fifth Avenue South shopping/dining the last time I was here after visiting a few other area shopping destinations, could not wait to get back to this one. Upscale shopping, live music. Love just strolling down the streets sitting and taking.

A pleasant shopping experience

Have you ever been to Newbury Street in Boston when the temperature first breaks 60? The college kids emerge with light and airy clothes. The slush melts. Wow Spring is here. 

5th Ave in Naples is a lot like that except here temperatures are most comfortable in season


The Village on Venetian on the Bay
Waterfront dining and a Dolphin Show

Fun to Window shop

Upscale shopping on the water with nice restaurants and ice cream shops and places to sit and look at the beautiful homes on the water. Definitely a nice place to walk and window shop.

Beautiful Setting

This is a beautiful, waterside venue for shopping and dining. Right on the water, there are several excellent restaurants and a variety of shopping. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Naples.


Mercato
South Beach of Naples

Drawing  in the rich, famous and trendy

Florida is not old and quiet

If you believed Florida outside of South Beach was only for retirees, think again. Mercato has great restaurants, a variety of high-end shops and luxury movie theater called The Silverspot, and an very active late night scene--every night of the week.

Wonderful experience for everyone

Buying groceries at Whole Foods or attending a movie or happy hour at the Blue Martini or eating at a variety of restaurants or shopping for a gift, Mercato has it all and more. The ambience is very enjoyable.

"South Beach" of Naples

From the Blue Martini ( The place to see and be seen) Burn by Rocky Patel ( a must visit if your a avid cigar smoker) fine-dining, Pizza, smoothies and NY Deli.  


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