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Find the most exciting local attractions and nearby events in our monthly Staff Picks blog. We’ll provide you with the best advice on how to get the most of your Naples vacation.

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    A Relaxing Getaway Aboard the Naples Princess

    February 01, 2018

    Sail the calming waters of Naples Bay and Port Royal aboard the Naples Princess. Whether you're looking for a sight-seeing expedition or a romantic sunset dinner for two, the cruise ship will show you a side of Naples not often seen.

    Just five minutes from our hotel grounds, a dreamy escape awaits aboard a cruise on the Naples Princess. While sailing the calming waters of Naples Bay and Port Royal, you and your loved one can soak in the vibrant Naples sunset before indulging in a gourmet dinner with live entertainment. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a reservation aboard this relaxing cruise would give you and your valentine a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll cherish for years to come. Prefer something for the whole family? The yacht also offers a lunch-buffet cruise and a sight-seeing cruise, if you’re on the search to find a dolphin family swimming in the waters below. Whatever your reason to set sail, from the docks at Port of Naples Marina, you can take a tour of Naples like you’ve never seen it before. Contact at 239-649-2275 for more details. Reservations are recommended.

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    Exploring the Gorgeous Landscapes of the Naples Botanical Garden

    January 01, 2018

    The expansive grounds of the Naples Botanical Garden cover 170 acres of gorgeous gardens with up to seven different natural habitats, ecosystems, and over 1000 species of plants and flora.

    The hustle and bustle of day-to-day life in Naples is an exhilarating, exciting thing to be a part of. But we also know how important it is to set aside time to wind down and relax. And one of our favorite ways to do that is by spending the afternoon at the Naples Botanical Garden. These expansive grounds cover 170 acres of gorgeous gardens with up to seven different natural habitats, ecosystems, and over 1000 species of plants and flora. It’s also the youngest garden in history to receive the prestigious American Public Garden award for Garden Excellence. And while you’re twisting and turning through gardens like the Scott Florida, Lea Asian, and Water gardens, it’ll be all too easy to feel peacefully lost in paradise among the culture and history of the tropic flora surrounding you. Traveling with young ones? There’s a café on the property to stop in for a quick bite to eat, sure to satisfy all ages.

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    Stroll Down the Heart and Soul of Naples

    December 01, 2017

    Experience the heart and soul of Naples with a trip down Fifth Avenue South. Since its humble beginnings in the 1920s, this “main street” has been the one-of-a-kind lively and bustling meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Today, a vibrant mixture of boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and more provide the perfect opportunity to go for a stroll, meet up with friends, or pop in to stylish shops to discover all that this historic street has to offer. During the day, enjoy the brightly colored building facades against a clear blue sky. And at sundown, watch the street glow with rich beauty from our beautiful sunsets. Whether you’re here for a quick drink or a long catch-up, it’s hard not to fall in love with the sophisticated elegance and small-town friendliness that sets Fifth Avenue South, and Naples itself, apart from anywhere else in the world.