Tired of cold winters and so-so summers? Looking for a place where you can satisfy your cravings for art, entertainment, culture, and cuisine just as easily as you can indulge your love of the great outdoors? With National Florida Day
around the corner on January 25, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at how the Paradise Coast exemplifies so many of the things that make our state such a wonderful place to call home. Our real estate agents
have 7 great ways to celebrate National Florida Day on the Paradise Coast this year.
Experience the Naples Botanical Garden – 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples, FL 34112
One of the great things about living on the Paradise Coast is all of the colorful, vibrant tropical plants that you can enjoy here, and no place showcases the local flora quite like the Naples Botanical Garden
. Long a favorite local attraction near Naples homes for sale
, the Naples Botanical Garden features a busy schedule of special events all year long and stunning gardens that you can explore anytime.
Enjoy Art at the Baker Museum – 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108
Located within the hub of art and culture that is Artis–Naples, the Baker Museum
provides an excellent reminder of how Florida's landscapes have inspired artists for centuries. The 2023 Season at the Baker Museum will feature new exhibitions to enjoy, including the Helen Frankenthaler and Florida Contemporary exhibitions which will be on display during National Florida Day this year.
Explore the Naples Zoo – 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples, FL 34102
Kids love the Paradise Coast, too! Attractions like the Naples Zoo
, which covers 52 acres with exhibits showcasing local and exotic wildlife, are ideal when you'd like to celebrate National Florida Day with the whole family. The zoo also features two cafes, a gift shop, and great guided tours that take you behind the scenes of some of your favorite exhibits.
Discover The Dolphin Explorer – 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
Gorgeous waterfront scenery is simply one of the perks of living on the Paradise Coast, and The Dolphin Explorer
offers a way to explore your favorite local waterways, spot wildlife, and contribute to a scientific project in the process. Book your tour, then head for the docks of Marco Island
to start your adventure.
Enjoy a Meal with a View at M Waterfront Grille – 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34103
Of course, no place does seafood quite like the Paradise Coast, and few waterfront restaurants can match the sterling reputation of M Waterfront Grille
. The elegant, upscale atmosphere, outstanding menu, excellent wine list, and beautiful views at this local favorite are sure to remind you of why this corner of Florida is such a special place to call home. For a truly enchanting experience, book a table near the windows around sunset on National Florida Day.
Play 18 Holes at Hibiscus Golf Club – 5375 Hibiscus Dr., Naples, FL 34113
Florida has no shortage of top-rated golf courses for you to enjoy, including some fantastic public courses near Naples, like the Hibiscus Golf Club
. Enjoy lush tropical scenery while you work your way around the main 18-hole course, or enjoy a quick round at the end of a busy day on the 9-hole course. After your round, recharge at the clubhouse, which is open to the public and home to Mulligan's Pub & Grill.
Shop on 5th Avenue South – 649 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102
A celebration of National Florida Day wouldn't be complete without some great shopping, and 5th Avenue South
offers an unmatched retail experience. Spend your time shopping at high-end boutiques, dining at some of the best restaurants in Naples, and enjoying a wide variety of live entertainment options, all in one convenient location.