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Naples Bay Resort is here to help you plan your upcoming Sunshine State getaway. Check out our Staff Picks blog, where we highlight the most popular local spots and exciting Naples events for you to explore and experience.

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    The History of Otter Mound

    August 10

    Create everlasting memories with a day trip to the Otter Mound Preserve on Marco Island. Just a short drive away from Naples Bay Resort & Marina, the community of Goodland is home to a 40-acre shell mound that is believed to be created by the Calusa Indians.

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    Make Your Way to the Collier County Fair

    March 02

    Some nights just make you want to let loose and have some slap-happy fun. If you plan on visiting Naples anytime from March 12 through March 28, then you’re in luck: the Collier County Fair is in town and ready to provide you with endless entertainment.

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    A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Like No Other

    February 03

    If this is your first time in Naples around March, then maybe you don’t know yet just how seriously St. Patrick’s Day is taken here. If this is the case, then this is the best year to find out for yourself! Every year, Naples throws a giant St. Paddy’s Day parade that draws almost 50,000 people from all over the world and is the largest such festival in all of Florida.

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    Explore Local Talent with Art in the Park

    January 06

    Naples has such a rich and diverse art scene that it can sometimes be hard to know what’s out there. Art in the Park has been a monthly staple of Cambier Park since 1957 and serves as a way to showcase the talent of local artists.

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    Fireworks by the Pier

    December 02

    The Naples Pier may be a local favorite all year round, but on New Year’s Eve, it transforms into something special: a fireworks extravaganza. The city of Naples puts on a great show that can be seen from many parts of the city, but the best seats of the house are definitely on the pier.

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    The Carnival Comes to Naples

    November 04

    Naples is home to many timeless treasures that parents can enjoy with their children the same way they did when they were kids. The annual Fall Carnival is one such event and is making its way back to Naples from November 14 through November 17 at Eagle Lake Community Park.

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    A Very Naples Halloween on 5th

    October 07

    This October 31, there is no shortage of Halloween fun around Naples. Trick-or-treating around the neighborhood is usually a safe bet for some fun, but this year, we encourage you and your family to explore Naples a bit. Those looking to adventure around town are encouraged to join the thousands of other spooky monsters for Halloween on 5th.

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    A Taste of Paradise with Wine Around The Water

    September 02

    Naples and elegance go together like wine and an ocean view. In a city like this, you don’t have to go too far for a taste of luxury. The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is your one-stop-shop for a true Naples experience.

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    Day Trip to Marco Island

    August 05

    Did you know that Florida has over 10,000 islands off its coast and that only a single one is developed? If this is news to you, then you’ll be ecstatic to find out that this one lone developed island is right here in Naples’ backyard; of course we’re talking about the one and only Marco Island!

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    Have a Wild Time at the Naples Zoo

    July 01

    Naples may be one of the more relaxing get-a-ways in Florida, but underneath the calm exterior lies a more adventurous side. This adventurous face of Naples is none other than the famous Naples Zoo. This zoo boasts all the spider monkeys, giraffes, and black bears you can handle.

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    Fun and Educational Tour of Naples

    June 03

    Doing a self-tour of a city can be fun and adventurous, but it’s hard to capture the spirit and history of the city without some kind of guide. Naples has a rich history that is well worth exploring and knowing more about the city makes each adventure that much better. Naples Trolley Tour is a unique way to both see the city and learn first-hand about its colorful past.

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    Marvel at the Naples Botanical Garden

    May 06

    Nestled in the heart of Naples, about three miles from Naples Bay Resort, is an award-winning horticultural wonderland just waiting to be explored. The Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre plant lover’s dream dedicated to showing guests the beautiful floral diversity that the world offers.

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    Enjoy the View at the Naples Pier

    April 01

    Naples is famous for its fine sand beaches and its stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. The best way to take in this beauty is to see it from the end of the 1,000-foot pier lining the pristine beach. The Naples Pier is one of the oldest structures in Naples and is one of the longest piers in all of Florida.

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    Drift Into the Past With Legendary Vintage Automobiles

    March 06

    Have you ever wondered what a 100-year-old Rolls-Royce looks like up close? Maybe you want to inspect the nooks and crannies of 60’s Porsches that look like they’re straight out of a James Bond movie. How about over 100 of them? If you answered yes to any of these questions and/or found your jaw has dropped significantly, then you’ll want to check out The Revs Institute.

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    Exploring Historical Fashion Through Contemporary Art

    February 01

    Located just a short drive away from Naples Bay Resort, The Baker Museum is one of Southwest Florida’s most renowned fine art museums. Their permanent collections offer a fascinating exploration into modern and contemporary art, while their unique array of traveling exhibits serve as the perfect accompaniment.

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