Yearly Archives: 2019

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SWFL Sizzle Returns to Naples December 2-15

By | 2019-11-06T21:13:54+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Naples|

SWFL Sizzle Returns to Naples Dec 2-15 Naples Florida Celebrates Two Weeks of Restaurant Deals in December Twice a year, foodies from near and far rejoice over SWFL Sizzle, a dining event which lets diners savor, specially priced, prix-fixe menus in many Paradise Coast restaurants over 14 days. The winter edition takes place next month, December 2-15, 2019, and features 46 restaurants in Naples, plus additional restaurants in nearby Fort Meyers, Marco Island, Estero, and Bonita. A donation for each meal sold goes to a great cause, the Florida Gulf Coast University Food and Beverage Scholarship Fund. With a wide variety of cuisines and restaurants from which diners may choose, this event celebrates Southwest Florida’s diverse culinary community. Memorable lunch and dinner menus are created at both fine-dining and casual restaurants and offered at a reduced [...]

Take a Scenic Drive on the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami

By | 2019-10-24T16:42:39+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Naples|

Take a Scenic Drive on the Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami Photo Courtesy of Naples Backyard History With the rise of the automobile industry in the early twentieth century also came the beginnings of what we now call "road trips." It was the ability to get farther faster that helped build Florida's vibrant tourism industry.  Roads were built for cars to travel north to south on both the west and east coasts of Florida, but getting across the state involved taking roads that were more suited for horses than cars. In 1915 business owners from Miami, Naples, and Fort Meyers met with Florida state officials to propose a cross-state roadway that would bridge Miami, in the east, and Tampa on the west via Naples. This route would aid in boosting the state's tourism [...]

Winter Wonderland in Naples, FL – 2019 Holiday Events

By | 2019-10-24T15:33:21+00:00 October 11th, 2019|Naples|

Winter Wonderland in Naples, FL - 2019 Holiday Events There is always something exciting to do and see in beautiful Naples, Florida, year-round.  During the holiday season, Naples becomes a winter wonderland—just without the snow and freezing weather.With a variety of holiday events perfect for the entire family, Naples is an unforgettable holiday destination. The holiday season begins in late November and culminates in the dazzling fireworks display high over the Naples Pier on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year.From tree lightings, colorful light displays and holiday shows, enjoy some of the many seasonal events listed below on your winter getaway to Naples.42nd Annual Christmas on ThirdNovember 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMThird Street South 1207 3rd Street S., Naples, FL 34102https://thirdstreetsouth.com/event/42nd-annual-christmas-on-third/This annual tradition features talented musicians, holiday lights, and Santa with his [...]

The Best Kayaking in Naples and Marco Island, Florida

By | 2019-10-24T15:33:30+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Naples|

Guest blog by Glenn Livesey of Paddle Marco. Naples and Marco Island have some of the most pristine white sand beaches in the world... but few tourists ever go beyond the beach to experience the real Florida. Just a short journey beyond the beaten path will expose you to beautiful intracate waterways, canals and mangrove tunnels. Most are natural and some are many made. Paddling through these areas is a great way to see nature up close and access areas that boaters can't reach. If you're spending a few days in Southwest Florida then its definitely worth it to check out these top three kayaking and paddleboarding locations. 1) Caxambas Pass, Marco Island, FL Located at the southern end of Marco Island and only 40 minutes from the Lemon Tree Inn, Caxambas Park is the fastest [...]

Fishing!

By | 2019-08-21T16:32:37+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Naples|

The side of Southwest Florida that sits along the Gulf of Mexico is known as The Paradise Coast— and for good reason. Warm, sunny days, beautiful beaches, and fantastic fishing are part of what brings visitors to Naples, Florida all year round. A premier destination for anglers from all over the world, the Naples area provides favorable sportfishing conditions for all abilities, as well as a remarkable variety of fish that are sure to become the main character in the soon-to-be-legendary fishing stories that visitors will share with friends and family for years. Anglers can take a short drive to nearby backwaters for a lazy day of casting a line and waiting for a nibble from local fish, including sea trout, tarpon, pompano, snapper, crevalle jack, and ladyfish. Lake Trafford and Caloosahatchee River are great fresh waters to find [...]

Off The Beach – Non-Beach Things to do In Naples

By | 2019-10-11T13:11:49+00:00 July 11th, 2019|Naples|

Off The Beach - Non-Beach Things to do In Naples Every year, visitors come to Naples, Florida to play and relax on the white, sugar sand beaches found on the Paradise Coast of Southwest Florida. Though the beaches are the main draw to the Paradise Coast, there are so many things to do in Naples that keeps guests coming back year after year. Known for great shopping, a fabulous art scene, and incredible restaurants, Naples also has many activities and sites beyond the beach. We have put together a fun list of things to add to your Naples' Bucket List. Have fun checking them all off! Get Out On the Water Pure Florida 1200 5th Ave S Naples, Florida   If you are looking for a relaxing day on the water, set off [...]

Shopping

By | 2019-07-11T19:43:26+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Naples|

Naples, Florida is a well-known and popular destination for visitors Naples, Florida is a well-known and popular destination for visitors for many reasons including, white sugar-sand beaches, an amazing art culture, and fabulous coastal cuisine. Naples is also home to some of the best shopping opportunities in Southwest Florida. Whether you're shopping for yourself, your home, or for others, the stores here have it all. From unique, handmade offerings to luxury clothing, and so much more, Naples is filled with topnotch small boutiques and high-end shopping. If your taste runs toward the high end, but your budget doesn’t, Naples also boasts a wide variety of consignment shops! Known for some of the best consignment stores on the West Coast of Florida, these Naples’ shops offer a diverse inventory in a range of styles, sizes, and prices for [...]

Best Spots for Margaritas in Naples, FL

By | 2019-04-04T14:38:36+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Naples|

Best Spots for Margaritas in Naples, FL Frozen or on the rocks, with or without salt, traditional, fruity, or even topped with a small bottle of beer turned upside-down in the glass—they are all versions of the deliciously refreshing, margarita! Like most legends, there are many versions of the origin of this tequila cocktail, but there is only one original recipe that still stands strong today: tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. This icy cold, drink that is the perfect blend of sweet and sour, pairs perfectly with the warm Paradise Coast climates. Though a staple in restaurants that serve Mexican cuisine, it has become adopted by American culture and is found in virtually every establishment that serves cocktails. With a variety of dining styles and options in Naples, there isn’t a shortage of restaurants and [...]

Big Parades in Small Towns

By | 2019-07-11T19:10:34+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Naples|

Big Parades in Small Towns From generation to generation, traditions are passed down with some getting lost or forgotten. But, some stay and we are so happy about that. One of our favorite Southwest Florida traditions is the small-town parade. Lawn chairs line the sidewalk walk along the parade route as spectators of all ages get ready for a procession of colorful floats, music, choreographed dances, and so much more. In small towns all across America, family and friends, residents and visitors, get together to celebrate annual events and holidays in this fun and creative spectacle. Parades are a great way to learn more about any town. The participants and themes reflect the culture of the community. With businesses, schools, non-profits, and community organizations involved in these annual events, parade-goers get to see all of the [...]

Popular Motorcycle Route Covers Scenic Spots of Florida

By | 2019-04-04T14:48:02+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Naples|

Popular Motorcycle Route Covers Scenic Spots of Florida For years, the manager at Lemon Tree Inn has said that travelers from Europe frequently drive a route that perfectly showcases the many sides of Florida. Recently, after meeting two women from France, we decided to share this popular itinerary. The ladies were traveling on motorcycles. With Florida’s sunny and warm weather, a motorcycle road-trip around the Sunshine State is a memorable experience any time of the year. The most popular itinerary, according to manager of Lemon Tree Inn, is the scenic Southern loop that goes Miami to Orlando to Naples to Key West and back to Miami. This journey takes vacationers through much of Florida’s most well-known attractions, beaches, and parks. It’s a “bucket list” adventure for any motorcyclist. Eagle Rider Rentals and Tours or AdMo Tours in Miami. Both [...]