Day Trips

SHARK VALLEY

Shark Valley National Park is a must-see for a day of fun and adventure in South Florida. It is located in the northern region of Everglades National Park. From Naples, Florida you need to plan 1-1/2 …

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN

Naples Botanical Garden covers 170 acres and is a special place where people can connect with nature. It is located south of downtown Old Naples at 4820 Bayshore Drive. The garden started with a dream…

MARCO ISLAND IN FLORIDA

tropical paradise for residents and vacationers alike. It is located a few miles south of Naples Florida on Collier Boulevard (SR 951). The Island is adjacent to the Ten Thousand Islands, a National W…

JN DING DARLING

JN Ding Darling: Jay Norwood Darling was the man for whom the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is named. The refuge is located on Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida. Jay Norw…

FORT MYERS BEACH

Visit Fort Myers Beach when you are in Southwest Florida. It is approximately a half an hour drive to the beach area from Naples. Just take Bonita Beach Road west to the Gulf and turn north to Ft. Mye…

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Florida Gulf Coast University is located near Ft. Myers and just a few minutes from Southwest International Airport. This progressive University serves all of Southwest Florida and now has students fr…

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK FEES

Everglades National Park fees are very reasonable for a day of wonder, excitement, and education. The following are the current Everglades National Park fees for entry: • The fee at all entrances is $…

ECHO GLOBAL DEMONSTRATION FARM

Echo is a side trip from Naples that is very educational as well as interesting to all who visit and take the tour of the facility and grounds. Its name stands for “Educational Concerns for Hunger Org…

DING DARLING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, a subtropical barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The Island may be accessed by boat or car. By car, the Sanibel Causeway is a bea…

BONITA SPRINGS FL

Bonita Springs FL is a beautiful example of a mixture of old Florida and new Florida. For years Bonita was considered a bit of a “backwater” located between Naples and Fort Myers. However, about five …

BABCOCK RANCH

Babcock Ranch is a fabulous side trip to take from Naples, Florida. Plan on an 1 and ¼ hours from downtown Naples to reach this destination in Punta Gorda, Florida. Babcock is a “working ranch&#…

EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES

In the beautifully preserved museum you will see an array of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits of both men. The museum has guided, as self-guided, and Audio Wand tours available in both Engli…