The Gulf of Mexico's eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie along the US states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. This coastline spans 1,630 miles, receiving water from thirty-three major rivers that drain 31 states.
Marco Island is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the United States. Take the Marco Island Trolley for an overview of Marco Island, then return for an afternoon of golf. Picnic on the white-sand Tigertail Beach, or lunch aboard the paddle wheel cruise boat Rosie or at one of the island's upscale resort hotels.
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical preserve in North America. It contains both temperate and tropical plant communities, including sawgrass prairies, mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands, and hardwood hammocks, as well as marine and estuarine environments. The park is known for its rich bird life, particularly large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets. It is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. Boat tours are available year-round at Flamingo and Gulf Coast. For information and reservations, call Flamingo Lodge Boat Tours at 941-695-3101, or Everglades National Park Boat Tours at 941-695-2591.
Our local area is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and fishing. You will find a vast array of water sports available for your pleasure. For the nature lovers Corkscrew Sanctuary and the Gordon River Greenway would provide some serenity and wildlife viewing. Meandering down 5th Avenue in Naples is always a great day and if you need to get serious about shopping you can take a drive to the Miromar Outlets at exit 123 on I-75. After your day playing on the water, viewing nature or shopping till you drop, come relax by the pool at the campground!
One million gallons of water fun will thrill children, parents and grandparents alike at Collier County's premier water park, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon! Fun always starts at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, a key destination by all. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, five exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities such as restrooms and lockers.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens seeks to delight you with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. As you enjoy the Zoo and historic garden, we want you to understand that all of us have great power to change the future for people and animals by what we purchase, how we live, and whom we support.