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Spend quality time relaxing with your family on the beaches of Naples or Marco Island, exploring wildlife in the Everglades, or checking out one of many other attractions that make the Paradise Coast the perfect spot for a family vacation.

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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.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Family Fun in Naples, Florida
    Making memories is easy in Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades with miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, offshore islands and a variety of year-round attractions to fit your family’s styl... Read More >
    Florida Fishing License Information
    If you are visiting Naples, Marco Island or the Everglades City area, you will most likely need to obtain a Florida saltwater or freshwater fishing license, depending on what type of fishing you are i... Read More >
    Fishing and Boating Tips
    With such a vast system of estuaries, bays, creeks, flats, near-shore and offshore waters, and freshwater lakes and canals, it's knowing where to cast your line that can make all the difference. W... Read More >
    Naples Children's Programs Pass on Respect for Nature
    The opportunities for you to inform your children about earth-friendliness, marine ecology and more are exceptional on Florida's Paradise Coast. Professionally run programs at area resorts and org... Read More >
    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 >
  • Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.
    Love going to the beach, but hate trying to find parking during the busy season? Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.The trolley operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from now through Sunday, May 28, 2017. You can catch the trolley at the North Collier Regional Park Administration Building, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida 34109.The trolley runs every 60 minutes and serves Vanderbilt Beach, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Conner Park. The fare to ride is $1.50 for a single ride, or you may use your CAT pass to hop on. You can use your CAT passes to ride beyond the beach and the park.Passes may be purchased at the CAT transfer facility at the Collier County Government Center, 3355 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112; at the CAT facility located at 8300 Radio Road, Naples, Florida 34104; or at the North Collier Government Service Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida 34109.
    Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.
    Love going to the beach, but hate trying to find parking during the busy season? Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.The trolley operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from now through... - 1:09 Play
    Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.
    Love going to the beach, but hate trying to find parking during the busy season? Let Collier Area Transit (CAT) drive you to the beach.The trolley operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from now through Sunday, May 28, 2017. You can catch the trolley at the North Collier Regional Park Administration Building, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida 34109.The trolley runs every 60 minutes and serves Vanderbilt Beach, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Conner Park. The fare to ride is $1.50 for a single ride, or you may use your CAT pass to hop on. You can use your CAT passes to ride beyond the beach and the park.Passes may be purchased at the CAT transfer facility at the Collier County Government Center, 3355 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112; at the CAT facility located at 8300 Radio Road, Naples, Florida 34104; or at the North Collier Government Service Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida 34109.
    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.
    Collier County Museum: Old Florida Festival
    Experience what life was like in Florida before air conditioning and electricity! - 3:28 Play
    Collier County Museum: Old Florida Festival
    Experience what life was like in Florida before air conditioning and electricity!
    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
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