Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida. Nestled on the sun-drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s renowned for world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and of course, challenging golf courses. Naples is also only steps away from island seclusion and the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades.

Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks. The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and variety of egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side.

Boasting one of the nation’s best sandboxes and calmest seas, Naples makes a splash with water lovers and recreationists. Much of Naples’ activities are naturally centered on the water, with year-round sailing, boating and jet-skiing. Fishing for grouper, pompano, cobia and sea trout never ceases either, while in the spring and early summer, tarpon becomes the big catch.