If you’re looking for the ideal vacation destination for the entire family, then look no further than the beautiful region of southwest Florida. The fun white sand beaches, the well-protected nature and wildlife and the almost endless attractions and activities to do in Naples, Marco Island and in the Everglades provide lasting memories that will be cherished by the whole family.
You can begin your trip at the Naples Zoo, and let the animals from Madagascar and the mighty panther make you say ‘wow’ with their astounding beauty and grace. Black bears and cheetahs also include the list. They can look frightening at first but you’ll find out that they’re pretty harmless. You and the kids can also ride a boat and see the monkeys roaming freely among the trees by the riverbank.
The Naples Botanical Garden is also a good choice. The garden is packed with 1000 different plant species brought from all across the globe, from Brazil to Asia. There are mini pavilions, man-made ponds and fountains in Asian style architecture too that even the grown-ups can appreciate.
At Clam Pass Beach Park, visitors are treated to a tram ride that takes you along a shiny coast then to a long boardwalk where you’ll get the chance to see some wildlife and marine life too. The estuary is perfect for paddling and fishing and the beach is nice too, all complete with facilities.
If you haven’t had enough of beach yet, go south from Naples to Marco Island for some quality beach time. Shelling is a popular activity and you can do that in the sands of Marco Island. Take home with you shells of different shape, size and color and be reminded of all the fun you had in the Paradise Coast. Sailing, swimming, snorkeling and fishing just never end in this lovely island, so don’t miss out.
Adventuring never stops in the Paradise Coast. Visiting Everglades National Park will most likely be the highlight of your vacation. One way to appreciate the Everglades and its teaming wildlife is by airboat. These boats speed through mangrove tunnels and grass overgrowth along the rivers. This gives you a good look at the alligators, wild boars and the many different kinds of birds in the area.
Now, if you are looking for a tour that’s more on the educational side, head up to the Collier Museums. The Collier Museum is a chain of museum spread all over Naples, Florida. The museums tell much about the region’s past – from the prehistoric times where saber-toothed cats roamed the wilderness, to the settling of the Native American tribes up until the roaring 20’s where steam engines and automotive machines started taking over the land.
Experience the best of the Paradise Coast with your family and it will sure make you come back for more. The entire region of southwest Florida is a very family-friendly place and visiting this place might just well become the best vacation your family has ever had.