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Welcome to Southwest Florida

We're showcasing all that Southwest Florida has to offer right here. Make this web site your springboard for jumping into the Cities and Lifestyles that make up our paradise!

You'll find dining directories that provide locations and cuisine information. Our Sports and Outdoors sections offer detailed park and beach information -- directions, phone numbers and photos. Visitor Information sections includes helpful telephone numbers such as area transportation, road service, hospitals, and Chambers of Commerce, along with general area information, history and historical photos.

360-Degree PanImage Tours are available throughout our Southwest Florida websites -- NO PLUG-INS NEEDED! Just click and view -- here are just a few ---

Naples Downtown - offers information on Third Street South, Fifth Avenue, Crayton Cove, restaurants, eateries, shopping and more.

Looking for Photos??

Historical photo albums, wildlife, nature and scenery -- here are links to a sampling of what you will find throughout our Florida City Guides


Marco Island Historical Photo Album
- An Everglades hunting camp in 1906, a Seminole Indian Village in the 1940's - see how Marco Island looked at the turn of the century.


Historical Swamp Buggy Photos
-- Collier County's early development in the 1930's and 1940's was highlighted by the emergance of strange looking vehicles featuring huge balloon tires, gun racks, and usually sporting an unusual name like "Dirt Dobber or Tumblebug". These buggies were born out of necessity, as there was no effective way to penetrate the vast, boggy mire known as Collier county except for the versatile "Swamp Buggy".

Known as Swamp Buggies, Woods Buggies, and Hunting Buggies, these vehicles were used for everything from Sunday afternoon outings to hunting expeditions into the Everglades.

Our newest Southwest Florida Web Sites

Port of the Islands Marina
The Port of the Islands Marina is a boater's paradise with direct access not only to the Gulf of Mexico, but also to the Ten Thousand Islands, the famed backwaters of the Everglades. It is an angler's paradise where fishing adventures abound in a serene and tranquil setting and fishing limits are easily met.


The R. L. Bailey Realty, Inc. website www.naples-real-estate.com is your source for Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate. Whether you are looking for an estate home in Port Royal, a waterfront vacation property on Marco Island, or a foreclosure in Golden Gate Estates, R. L. Bailey Realty can help you find what you are looking for. Their experience and expertise can guide you through the process of understanding Naples and southwest Florida from a real estate perspective. Visit our website www.naples-real-estate.com and find what you are looking for.


St. Matthew's House - Naples, Florida - St. Matthew's House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen with a recovery program. Our goal is to feed the hungry and to help people recover lives lost to addiction and homelessness.

 

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Southwest Florida Events

February 22, 2015 ~ Naples National Art Festival
10am - 5pm - Cambier Park 755 8th Avenue South, Naples
Contact: 239-580-7999

March 14-15, 2015 - Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! - Matlacha/Ft. Myers University
"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" will host the Matlacha/Ft. Myers Fishing University for women, March 14-15, 2015 at Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, FL 33993. Women and teens can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations, then have an option to charter fish inshore from boats and kayaks on Sunday. Registration starts at $69 and includes networking reception and fundraisers, classes, hands on practice and more. Guided fishing on Sunday is additional. New for 2015 is the Ladies Choice option to bring a male guest or invite teens to include the whole family.
Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com

March 20-22, 2015 ~ Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Music, seafood, arts and crafts vendors. Kid's zone with bounce house, rock climbing wall, slide, trampoline and more.
Free shuttle operates all weekend! The shuttle starts and ends from the entrance to the festival on Park Avenue/Veteran's Park close to Winn Dixie. The route runs from the Esplanade along Collier Boulevard to Swallow Avenue just before Caxambas Pass. The route continues on Swallow Avenue and returns on Collier Boulevard to the festival.
Contact: Festival Coordinator, Pam Patullo 732-223-3710

March 22, 2015 ~ Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts
10am - 6pm 5th Avenue South
Contact: 239-580-7999

March 28-29, 2015 ~ Calusa Days
Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades National Park - Everglades City
Join the rangers in the Everglades for fun activities for all ages. Dig up the past and discover a lost civilization. Atlaatl throwing, an archaeology dig, make Calusa Masks, boat tours to Calusa shell mounds and more.
Contact: 239-695-3311

April 1-2, 2015 ~ Upcycle Art Fest - Sanibel
"Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center 9am - 4pm

Contact: 239-292-0566

April 18, 2015 ~ Earth Day at "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Sanibel Island
Activities, crafts, guided tours 10am - 3pm
Wildlife Drive is free to bikers and hikers from 7am-4pm

May 9, 2015 ~ Great Dock Canoe Race
11am - 3pm Crayton Cove / Naples City Dock