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Want to know where you can find stone crab “to go?” (Grimm’s Stone Crab in Everglades City.) The most economical way to get around? (Naples Bay Water Shuttle.) Learn some of the Paradise Coast’s best-kept secrets and “live like a local” even if you’re just visiting.

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    Casual dining on the water

    Waterfront dining is available at several area restaurants.

  • 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 >
    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 >
    Pet-Friendly Hotels, Restaurants & Attractions in the Naples Area
    In Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, you'll find that your pet is not only welcomed, but adored. Here are some places that will help your pet enjoy vacation as much as you do. Pet-Friendly ... Read More >
    Fun Facts
    Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades    The state of Florida is divided into 67 counties.  Collier County, which includes the cities of Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City and t... Read More >
  • Adventures in Paradise: Pooches in Paradise
    Discover pet-friendly Naples and Marco Island as JoNell Modys and Campari the poodle adventure through pup paradise. Learn more about pet-friendly travel on Florida's Paradise Coast: http://www.paradisecoast.com/articles/pet-friendly_travel
    Adventures in Paradise: Pooches in Paradise
    Discover pet-friendly Naples and Marco Island as JoNell Modys and Campari the poodle adventure through pup paradise. Learn more about pet-friendly travel on Florida's Paradise Coast: http://www.paradi... - 2:32 Play
    Adventures in Paradise: Pooches in Paradise
    Discover pet-friendly Naples and Marco Island as JoNell Modys and Campari the poodle adventure through pup paradise. Learn more about pet-friendly travel on Florida's Paradise Coast: http://www.paradisecoast.com/articles/pet-friendly_travel
    How to play Pokemon Go in Florida's Paradise Coast
    Playing Pokemon Go in Florida's Paradise Coast is always a fun adventure. - 1:27 Play
    How to play Pokemon Go in Florida's Paradise Coast
    Playing Pokemon Go in Florida's Paradise Coast is always a fun adventure.
    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.
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