Everglades City

The “pure Florida” of bygone days still exists in the Everglades region. Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island give visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past, with museums and small town charm. With Everglades National Park, the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park nearby, visitors can witness Florida’s true nature.

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    Gulf Coast Visitor Center

    The Gulf Coast Visitor Center for Everglades National Park, located in Everglades City, is located on State Road 29 in Everglades City.

  • Fall for Fun and the Naples Stone Crab Festival
    October is here and that kicks off our annual Fall for Fun season on Florida’s Paradise Coast. We’re ramping up for the start of the annual stone crab season on October 15, followed by the... Read More >
    Three Days of Local History
    Day 1: Naples For an excellent overview of the intriguing history of Florida's Paradise Coast, visit the Collier County Museum in Naples. The museum's exhibits show what the area was like more... Read More >
    Savor Fresh Local Flavors at Naples Area Restaurants
    Top restaurants across the country are beefing up their menus with wholesome locally sourced food, and Naples area restaurants are no exception. Foodies flock to nearby restaurants dining hot spots in... Read More >
    Fishing the Ten Thousand Islands
    The state of Florida, with its vast coastlines, wonderful climate and impressive fisheries, is undoubtedly the Fishing Capital of the World. The pinnacle of this fishing paradise is south of Chokolosk... Read More >
    Everglades City: Past & Present
    Claim to Fame: Annual Everglades Seafood Festival Home to the annual Everglades Seafood Festival in February each year, this small town on the edge of Florida's Everglades is known as the Stone Cr... Read More >
  • Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting living history and culture. WHERE TO GO: Inn on 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcNmd_DwjQ WHAT TO DO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHERE TO DINE: Watermark Grille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQmAi5HmAY
    Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you t... - 1:44 Play
    Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Museum
    For more about WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO DINE visit www.ParadiseCoast.TV CHE-HUN-TAMO! In the Seminole language, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki means a place to learn, a place to remember. We invite you to come to the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and learn about our exciting living history and culture. WHERE TO GO: Inn on 5th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfcNmd_DwjQ WHAT TO DO: Toucan's World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYwiuasiwZA WHERE TO DINE: Watermark Grille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQmAi5HmAY
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of th... - 6:00 Play
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
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    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    The Coast is Clear, Rediscover Your Paradise.
    Naples is Rockin’ – a concert to benefit those hit hardest by Hurricane Irma
    The Collier County community on Florida’s Paradise Coast comes together Saturday, December 9 for Naples is Rockin’ – a concert to benefit those hit hardest by Hurricane Irma. Naples is Rockin’ is a ce... - 0:16 Play
    Naples is Rockin’ – a concert to benefit those hit hardest by Hurricane Irma
    The Collier County community on Florida’s Paradise Coast comes together Saturday, December 9 for Naples is Rockin’ – a concert to benefit those hit hardest by Hurricane Irma. Naples is Rockin’ is a celebration of our resiliency and our willingness to help our fellow community members in their time of need. The celebration and concert will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Fifth Avenue south and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Kicking off the event will be local artist and “The Voice” finalist Casey Weston, followed by “20ride” America’s number one ranked Zac Brown Tribute Band. Taking the stage as the top act of the evening is Sugar Ray, featuring Mark McGrath who will play all their hits, including “Fly,” “Every Morning” and “Someday”. Over the course of the evening several other surprise musicians and guests will be introduced, all coming together in support of our community moving forward.
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