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    Default An Overnight in Naples

    After our recent visit to Naples we thought, this is a place repeat visitors to Florida really need to see. With that in mind, we give you our latest blog, Post and Pampered, a Visit to Naples:

    https://www.attraction-tickets-direc...%80%99s-naples












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    We've never been but we're planning on putting that right next year. Timely and informative piece.

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    Holy Heck! We're not inviting ourselves to barge in, but we'd go there again for a couple of days.

    An excellent choice. We'd live in Naples if it weren't for the distance and the price tag.











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    We've been a few times to Naples, but (and sorry to be a party pooper) it is not our favourite place on the Gulf Coast.
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    What didn't you like about it, TF? We're genuinely interested to know. We're a bit spoiled whenever we go there, so it would be really useful to know if there's something we're not seeing

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    We've never stayed there just visited as it were, but we found it less friendly that most other places we have been to. 5th Street is quite impressive, but the shops where more for residents than visitors. We did enjoy the walks we had out onto the pier. On one visit we were lucky to see two pods of dolphins playing just off shore.

    I guess we just prefer the more rustic places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    Holy Heck! We're not inviting ourselves to barge in, but we'd go there again for a couple of days.
    Hold that thought! Our flight-booking window opens at the end of the month!

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    We've had enough of theme parks the past couple of years and decided to do something quieter, so we booked two weeks in Naples, got a good deal with BA
    Bit nervous about it as wasn't sure if two weeks was going to be too much.

    BA land in Fort Lauderdale and as I understand it it's approx. 2 hour drive.

    Is it now something I might regret ?

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    It depends what you're looking for Adey. It's definitely a big contrast from Orlando and it's not an all-action place by any means. The beaches are gorgeous, though, and the Everglades are right on your doorstep. There are some interesting places to explore (Goodland, Everglades City and Bonita Springs), while the range of places to eat is at least as good as Orlando, if not better. The shopping is more upscale, but there are some really nice shopping centres and they are nice just to wander. It should be a real chillout holiday in a lovely location. And, if you want a bit more action, Miami is a decent day-trip.

    If we did 2 weeks there, we might never come back!

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    A fairly easy 80 minute drive east of Naple is the Shark Valley Tourist Centre which runs tram tours out into the Everglades. It is hosted by a park ranger and is really informative and gives you a chance to see some of the parks residents.

    https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/svdirections.htm


    https://www.sharkvalleytramtours.com/
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