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Naples, Marco Island and Everglades, Complete guide

Jul 27, 2006  I live here!
4.0 of 5 stars based on 10 votes

Find everything you need for a great vacation in the west coast of Florida.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Ochopee, Naples
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Repeat visitors, Theater, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Naples Beaches
    http://www.naples-florida.com/beach.htm

    Naples Beaches

  • 2. Collier County Parks and Recreation
    http://www.co.collier.fl.us/Information%20Technology/visitor.cfm

    Information for Residents and visitors; Boards, Councils & Committee Agendas
    Base Map of Collier County
    Collier County Campus Map
    Get Bus Information (CAT)
    Historical Information
    Naples Medical Examiner
    Parks and Recreation
    Tourism Department

  • 3. Things to do, calendar of events, etc. Naples, Marco Island and Everglades
    http://www.paradisecoast.com/

    Things to do, calendar of events, etc. Naples, Marco Island and Everglades

  • 4. Big Cypress National Preserve
    Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee

    Wonderful park and wildlife.
    -Be very quiet and you will see alligators, birds, otters and once in a while big cats.
    -You can drive and stop at the green & yellow posts to see the wildlife.
    - Stop at the Welcome Center; the Oasis Visitor Center has a great walking path with alligators.

  • 5. Museums; Everglades & Naples
    http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=229

    Museums, Calendar of Events, etc.

  • 6. Events Calendar!
    http://www.paradisecoast.com/events/moreinfo.php?id=959

    Where to go, when to go. EVENTS

  • 7. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park events
    http://www.floridastateparks.org/delnor-wiggins/Events.cfm

    Park Information, special events; "Florida's Wildlive & Wildlands Art Show", park attractions, activities, programs, etc..

  • 8. Summer Camps in Naples for all needs and interests.
    http://www.kidscamps.com/

    Find information of the summer camps offered; Traditional, academic, adventure, sports, arts, special interest, religious, special needs, military camps and camp rentals.

  • 9. Naples Zoo / Free admission once a month
    http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=142

    first Saturday of every month, 12 times a year, Collier County residents entering Naples Zoo by 11 a.m. will receive free zoo admission. No coupon required, just proof of residency for all adults. Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.

  • 10. Naples Art in the Park
    http://www.naplesart.org/artspark.htm

    Outdoor art festival

  • 11. Art Fest in Naples
    http://www.naplesart.org/nnartfestival.htm

    Find information about the Art Fest in Naples

  • 12. Explore Naples.com
    http://www.explorenaples.com/wallpaper.php?w=1024&h=768

    Pictures, e-cards, exploring Naples, information for residents and visitors

  • 13. Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center
    http://www.naplesart.org/

    Programs, events, festivals, classes, etc.

  • 14. Artefino, Fine Art
    http://www.artefinofineart.com/

    Best kept secret in town; Contemporary art, Emerging Artists, Sculpture and Glass. In addition to offering original works from high profile, contemporary artists such as Picasso, Motherwell, Bearden and many others, they also carry a large inventory of many very talented, emerging artists from home and abroad, offering quality alternatives to high-end gallery pricing, while providing beautiful, decorative hand-painted oils on canvas.

  • 15. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
    http://www.corkscrew.audubon.org/

    Wild life, information, virtual tour, nature store, education, etc.

  • 16. The Philarmonic Center for the Arts
    http://www.thephil.org/index2.html

    Calendar events, mueseum, etc.

  • 17. The Conservancy Nature Center
    http://www.conservancy.org/

    The Conservancy Nature Center offers: Camps,
    Boat Tours
    Nature Trails & Guided Tours
    Daily Presentations by Naturalists
    Canoe & Kayak Rentals
    A Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
    Nature Store
    Discovery Center

  • 18. Entertainment, events, calendar; Naples Daily News
    http://www.naplesnews.com/news/entertainment/

    Entertainment, events, calendar; Naples Daily News

  • 19. Rockery Bay
    http://www.paradisecoast.com/events/moreinfo.php?id=959

    Watch as our naturalist feeds the fish, enjoy a fascinating nature film. Learn about manatees, sharks or even snakes! Bring a bag lunch to enjoy outdoor patio.

  • 20. Naples Museum; FREE admission
    http://www.explorenaples.com/naples_museum.php

    -Collier County Museum
    -Explore more than a million years of SW Florida History and Heritage.
    -Prehistoric Mastodons & Saber Cats, Calusa & Seminol Indians

  • 21. The Phil and Art Museum
    http://thephil.org/museum/museum.html

    Naples Art Museum Information and events

  • 22. Lynn Davison; Art
    http://www.lynndavison.com/

    Lynn Davison's art is an odd, compelling, utterly wonderful experience; Atlanta Journal.
    Read the glowing review of Lynn's recent Atlanta show: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Lynn has her work featured in the most recent edition of New American Paintings.
    She is the only artist to be featured three times by the Georgia Review.
    Browse Davison's catalog.
    As seen in the current Art in America

  • 23. United Arts Council of Naples
    http://www.uaccollier.com/

    Calendar of events, camps, exhibits, etc.

  • 24. Art Glass: Jeau Bishop
    http://www.jeaubishop.com/

    American hot glass artist Jeau Bishop in Naples, FL; Visit; Artefino

  • 25. City of Naples;
    http://www.naplesgov.com/

    Red tide advice, permits, etc. Hurricane evacuation, guidelines, etc.

  • 26. Weather; Naples, FL
    http://weather.cnn.com/weather/forecast.jsp?locCode=APF

    Great site for weather!

  • 27. Passports, renewals
    http://www.govspot.com/shortcuts/passports.htm

    Renew your passport, all the information you need

  • 28. Collier County Public Library
    http://catalog.collier-lib.org/

    Great facilities and service. Check out their special programs. Great for all the family.

  • 29. Southwest Florida International Airport Airline Flight Tracking
    http://fort-myers-rsw-airport.webport.com/airport.php

    Is your flight on time? Check this out! Airline Flight Tracking, Airlines and car rentals 800 numbers;
    Airport Ground Transportation

  • 30. Airport parking, Taxis, Rental Cars, etc. Lee County Port Authority Southwest Florida International
    http://flylcpa.com/rsw/parking/maps.php

    Airport parking, Taxis, Rental Cars, etc.
    Lee County Port Authority Southwest Florida International Airport
    About the airport; flight information

  • 31. Airline phone numbers, last minute deals, frequent flyer and boarding pass
    http://fort-myers-rsw-airport.webport.com/airport.php?airport=RSW&show...

    Airline phone numbers, last minute deals, frequent flyer and boarding pass

  • 32. Airport Parking Miami Price compare
    http://www.airportparkingreservations.com/AirportSpecificPage?AirportI...

    -Compare prices when you park

  • 33. Airport Discount Coupons for long term parking
    http://www.longtermparking.com/

    Airport Discount Coupons for long term parking

  • 34. Naples Hotels; compare prices and reviews
    Naples

    Naples Hotels; compare prices and reviews

  • 35. Naples Yellow Pages
    http://www.hellonaples.com/YP/YellowPages.Cfm

    Yellow Pages

  • 36. Adult Education
    http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&lr=&rls=SNYF,SNYF:2004-48,SNYF:en&q=a...

    Adult Education Classes

  • 37. Kindermusik at the Phil! For children ages newborn to seven years old.
    http://www.thephil.org/education/kindermusik.html

    The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is hosting a FREE music class for children and their parents Tuesday morning, August 12. The class features the world’s leading publisher of music and movement, Kindermusik International.
    Each Kindermusik class is a world of discovery and adventure. In every class, you'll witness your child's developmental evolution in language skills, literacy, listening, problem-solving, social skills, self-esteem and musicality. And it happens within a nurturing environment — full of energy, imagination, music, dancing and playful delight.
    Call 254-2642, Education Department at the Philharmonic Center for class times and to reserve your place in the free demonstration class.

  • 38. Acupuncture, Qigong, Meditation-Jana Yoga
    http://www.dragonsgateinc.com/practitioner.html

    -Qigong -Acupuncture-Jana Yoga
    -Some free Community Classes
    -Wabi-Sabi Wednesdays: Held the first Wednesday of the month, these ever-changing classes offer instruction in subjects such as feng shui and bonsai, flower arranging, the benefits of tea, as well as insights into elder care, hospice, and many other health and life related subjects. 10:00 to 11:30 am. For each month's specific offering, call, write, or sign up for email updates.
    -First Fridays: Guided meditation. 6:30 to 7:30 pm, the first Friday of the month.

  • 39. Hospitals, Naples
    http://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&lr=&rls=SNYF,SNYF:2004-48,SNYF:en&q=h...

    Hospitals, address, phone numbers, driving directions, etc.

  • 40. Pediatric ERs near your home...
    http://www-cgi.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/04/10/ep.kids.er/index.html

    - Pediatric ERs near your home; just put your zip code
    - Empowered patients; print list of medications and Doctors

  • 41. Sushi Thai of Naples
    http://www.sushithaiofnaples.com/

    Excellent food and service. Always with a smile

  • 42. Em-On's Thai Cafe; Best Thai Food

    Not only they have great food and great service. Our grandaughter is extremely allergic and the owner takes time to prepare her "special dishes". 2364 Immokalee Road
    Naples, Florida 34110-1445 ph: 239.566.1993

  • 43. Flacos Restaurant; Steak House & Mexican

    Flacos Mexican Specialties & Steak House . 4947 Tamiami Trl N. Naples, FL 34103 (239) 261 Great food, price and service!

  • 44. First Aid Travelers List; a must for everyone anyplace, even home.
    http://www.mexonline.com/amigonews/feature-firstaid.htm

    First Aid Travelers List; a must for everyone anyplace, even home.

  • 45. Emergency Management
    http://www.collierem.org/shelters.htm

    Collier County Shelter Information, Locations and Media Outlets; COLLIER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    3301 East Tamiami Trail, Bldg F/Suite 103
    Naples, Florida 34112
    (239) 774-8000

  • 46. Evacuation decisions: COLLIER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
    http://www.collierem.org/evac1.htm

    Evacuation decisions: COLLIER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

  • 47. Virtual tour of Immokalee
    http://www.ciw-online.org/

    Virtual tour of Immokalee

  • 48. Shelter for abused woman and children
    http://www.naplesshelter.org/

    shelter for abused woman and children

  • 49. Neighborhood Health Clinic Inc
    http://www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/

    The Neighborhood Health Clinic delivers quality medical care to low-income, working, but not insured, people of Collier County, using a volunteer professional staff. 120 Goodlette Rd N Naples, FL 34102 (239) 261-6600

  • 50. Currency converter the easy way! Currency exchange up to the minute.
    http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    A must for all travelers; in this site you can convert quickly all currencies. It is easy to use.

  • 51. Coupons
    http://www.ecoupons.com/

    Coupons and Deals: Travel, Home, Sports, Toys, Clothing, Entertainment, etc.