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Blog Staff Picks

Need more help planning your trip? Our monthly Staff Picks blog features exciting area attractions and info on upcoming Naples events, so discovering the best of our city is easy.

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Explore the History of Otter Mound

A day trip with everlasting memories awaits at the Otter Mound Preserve on Marco Island. A short drive from Park Shore, the small community of Goodland is home to a 40-acre shell mound believed to be made by the Calusa Indians.

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Cheer on the Racers at the Great Dock Canoe Race

Take to the waters at the 42nd Great Dock Canoe Race, May 12. In the years since its humble start in the spring of 1977, the Crayton Cove race has become a community tradition and one of Naples most popular events.

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Colorful canoes stacked on the dock
Colorful canoes stacked on the dock

Cheer on the Racers at the Great Dock Canoe Race

Take to the waters at the 42nd Great Dock Canoe Race, May 12. In the years since its humble start in the spring of 1977, the Crayton Cove race has become a community tradition and one of Naples most popular events.

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Join In On the Foodie Fun at the Taste of Marco

Spring is in full bloom here in southwest Florida and there’s no better way to experience life on Marco Island than spending your Sunday at the 28th Annual Taste of Marco

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Your Adventurous Ride Through the Everglades

A few minutes from our Naples property is a gateway to experience the Everglades like never before. Join a boat tour for an up-close, behind-the-scenes right through the backwaters of the Gulf. 

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Alligator Creeps Through Water
Alligator Creeps Through Water

Your Adventurous Ride Through the Everglades

A few minutes from our Naples property is a gateway to experience the Everglades like never before. Join a boat tour for an up-close, behind-the-scenes right through the backwaters of the Gulf. 

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Restaurants for a Romantic Date Night

Heading out for a date night? From intimate settings to impeccable entrees, these dining hotspots will make your evening out unforgettable.

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Lover's Key: A Hidden Gem State Park Perfect for You and Yours

Love always comes to mind at Lover’s Key State Park, making it the picture-perfect day destination for you and yours. For many years, this hidden island gem was accessible only by boat, and the story goes that only those in love traveled there to enjoy each other’s company at the secluded beach.

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Young woman hanging onto mans back by the ocean
Young woman hanging onto mans back by the ocean

Lover's Key: A Hidden Gem State Park Perfect for You and Yours

Love always comes to mind at Lover’s Key State Park, making it the picture-perfect day destination for you and yours. For many years, this hidden island gem was accessible only by boat, and the story goes that only those in love traveled there to enjoy each other’s company at the secluded beach.

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Make the Most of the Naples Zoo

The Naples Zoo is an exciting day trip away that's filled with amazing wildlife and a unique history. In the early 1900’s, the grounds were an expansive botanical garden for botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling. And shortly after his death, the gardens were rejuvenated and animals were added to create a zoo unlike any other.

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