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The Ringling (Sarasota)
Ranked #1 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of... more » Owner description: The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater. « less
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diVINE SPA (Naples)
Ranked #2 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Health Clubs
Owner description: diVINE SPA By My Body TLC is located in downtown Naples and has been opened after complete remodeling in March of 2011. Here... more » Owner description: diVINE SPA By My Body TLC is located in downtown Naples and has been opened after complete remodeling in March of 2011. Here you will find only the state of art finishes in contemporary design and Zen atmosphere with luxurious treatments. Relax with wine therapy and aromatherapy while experiencing our unique, natural D'vine skin and body care products for men and women that are loaded with beneficial antioxidants, polyphenols, resveratrol and other nutrients that replenish and revitalize the body's largest organ: the skin. Tissues become smooth while your circulatory system is stimulated by the grapes' active elements. The sweet, sensual bloom is good to your skin and refreshing for your mind during your massage session! Infuse your skin with the moisture and nutrients it's been longing for. D'vine products are paraben-free, with safe and chirally-correct ingredients. The concentrations of the natural ingredients in the D'vine complex eliminate the need for chemical preservatives. The scientific concept of using grape skin and seeds for vine therapy treatments had been used for many centuries. Since then, vine therapy has greatly evolved. D'vine products contain highly potent ingredients taken from a varietal of extracts of the most powerful red and white grapes and wines. Red wines are rich in various types of antioxidants that prevent and protect against disease. They also contain polyphenols which have a positive impact on the body's vascular system, and stimulate the immune system for antiviral and antibacterial responses. We would like to invite you to try out one for our massage luxury vine therapy treatment like Mourvedre Escape, Pinot Noir Awakening, Lambrusco Divine Gentlemen’s Deluxe or Couples Vino Oasis…only at diVINE SPA By My Body TLC, organic therapy center located in downtown Naples. « less
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Sanibel Public Library (Sanibel Island)
Ranked #3 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ca d'Zan Mansion (Sarasota)
Ranked #4 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Ca d' Zan is one of many things travelers can visit when buying general admission to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  It cannot be visited without tickets to the... more »

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Ranked #5 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and... more » Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. « less
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Ranked #7 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Parks; State Parks; Beaches
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$63* and up
Ranked #8 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Tours
Everglades Area Tours provides various Naturalist led ECO-tours in Everglades National Park.
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Ranked #9 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Gardens; Historic Walking Areas
A sprawling botanical garden.
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Ranked #12 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #13 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Tour Information: Tour begins at 11:00am Thursday - Sunday Tours are by appointment only! Call or email us to schedule your... more » Owner description: Tour Information: Tour begins at 11:00am Thursday - Sunday Tours are by appointment only! Call or email us to schedule your tour. About Us: The Bird Gardens of Naples is a nonprofit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex beings with a life span of up to 80 years. The individual bird's best interest and well being of the present flock will determine if a parrot is accepted into the organization. We actively support networking with other parrot welfare groups, animal welfare organizations, the veterinary community, conservation organizations and the general public. Education is of the utmost importance concerning the well being of a parrot and its ability to successfully live with its human companions. What to Expect: The Bird Gardens of Naples is located in Corkscrew Swamp with a variety of flora, fauna, bees and butterflies. Tours last approximately two hours with several miles of walking trails. You will have the opportunity to see, learn, and interact with 200+ birds from origins around the world. If weather allows, groups can enter our large macaw aviary with opportunities to take photos and hold birds. Please wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your sunscreen and bug spray. We do not charge a fee for our tours, but donations are greatly appreciated and go along way to help keep the birds happy and healthy. « less
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Ranked #14 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Lakes Regional Park (Fort Myers)
Ranked #15 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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Mackle Park (Marco Island)
Ranked #16 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #17 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous inventors Thomas... more » Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy seeing the winter residences of famous inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. There are historical buildings, award-winning gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Inventors Museum. The museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Edison Ford offers many tour options, including special "Inside the Homes" and "Inside the Laboratory" Tours on select days. The audio tour is available in English, Spanish, German and French. Historian led tours are also offered in German and Spanish on select days. Group tours can be arranged in advance. River cruises are offered daily and dining options are available, including waterfront dining. « less
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Ranked #18 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #19 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida... more » Owner description: This 11,000-acre wetland preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, including birds, alligators, whitetail deer and Florida black bears. « less
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Ranked #20 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #21 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Specialty Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Waterside Shops is Southwest Florida’s premiere shopping and dining destination where the finest names in luxury retail and... more » Owner description: Waterside Shops is Southwest Florida’s premiere shopping and dining destination where the finest names in luxury retail and fashionable lifestyle stores are set amid a lush landscape of 30,000 tropical plants and flowering shrubs, a 550-foot-long hand-laid rock wall punctuated by cascading water, and dramatic lighting features. Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive, Palm Beach has Worth Avenue, and Naples has the Waterside Shops. The difference is that this is a shopping destination rather than a street, and within it are beautiful seating areas situated in view of artfully designed infinity-edge fountains, with outdoor bars and indoor-outdoor cafes. Thoughtfully, the developers arranged to include among Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Hermes, St. John, Gucci, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, and an array of contemporary fashion boutiques such as Michael Kors, Max Azria, Lulu Lemon, and Juicy Couture. It’s not all fashion, though—Swarovski crystal, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Pottery Barn, Starbucks, Tumi luggage, Soma Intimates, Papyrus stationery and Barnes & Noble are also in the mix. The Waterside Shops' more than 60 shops and restaurants lets you indulge in the extraordinary while you delight in the everyday. « less
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Legacy Trail (Sarasota)
Ranked #22 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #23 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Barefoot Beach Preserve (Bonita Springs)
Ranked #24 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #25 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Nature and Parks
Established in 1945, this wildlife refuge occupies one-third of Sanibel Island and is a prime spot for birdwatching.
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Keewaydin Island (Marco Island)
Ranked #26 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Fish The Salt (Naples)
Ranked #29 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Marinas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: I was born in the North shore of Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 4 we packed up our things and headed south to warmer... more » Owner description: I was born in the North shore of Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 4 we packed up our things and headed south to warmer weather. The majority of my years growing up were spent in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida where I was exposed to many different styles of fishing (offshore, fly fishing, backwater, sight fishing). Fishing these fertile waters, I was taught the importance of conservation and how fragile our water Eco systems are. Several years past and my family and I moved once again to Naples, Florida. What I like to call "fishing heaven". It's here, in southwest Florida, where I started to guide full time. I have been blessed, for over 9 years I've been doing just exactly what I love t o do! Even on the few days I am not guiding clients you can still find me on the water fishing, learning, and searching for new ways to catch the local game fish. I strive to be one of the hardest working guides on the water and to make every trip an adventure. My great sense of humor, patience and easy going attitude will ensure you a great day fishing. Look forward to meeting you " TIGHT LINES " !!! « less
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Artis-Naples (Naples)
Ranked #30 of 309 attractions in Southwest Gulf Coast
Category: Art Museums; Performances
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