Naples New Hyatt House 5th Avenue

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Bar at Hyatt House Naples

Hyatt House Fifth Avenue Naples

Hyatt House Fifth Avenue Naples

Naples’ newest hotel, the Hyatt House 5th Avenue, opened in March. Located on the Gordon River across from Tin City, it offers free breakfast, room service and boat dockage. All rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges and suites offer kitchenettes. Guests can rent boats, paddle boards, and kayaks, as well as take the Hyatt House shuttle to the beach, pier, nearby restaurants and shops.

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Wildlife Near Naples FL A Trio of Sandhill Cranes



For fans of feathered creatures, Naples is a wonderful place to observe a plethora of bird species. This adult Sandhill Crane and its two young ones are enjoying a sunrise feeding in their natural Southwest Florida habitat.

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Farmers’ Markets in Naples, FL

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A fun Naples activity on Sundays is shopping at one of the local farmers’ markets, held at a variety of locations in town. One can purchase fresh fruit and produce, orchids and other tropical plants, locally produced products, fresh bakery, a variety of crafts, used books and more. The photos above were taken last Sunday at the Farmers’ Market at Pine Ridge and Livingston.


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Chalk Art on 5th Avenue in Naples

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Each year in January a colorful chalk art contest is held on 5th Avenue in Naples. Student artists, as well as professionals, display their talent that is judged by attendees. It’s always a fun day to stroll Fifth Ave.

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Kayaking in Naples, Florida



For anyone who loves the water, Naples is the ideal place for kayaking. Calm inland waterways and the Gulf of Mexico provide calm paddling, gorgeous nature scenery, and an abundance of wildlife. Commercial places offer rentals or you can launch your own kayak at the nearest public dock. One great place is AWE Watersports at 12345 Tamiami Trail N.

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Things to Do in Naples, Florida

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Naples, Florida – What a Lifestyle!

Naples, Florida offers a plethora of things to do! As they often say: “Everything from Gulf to Golf!” Our great weather provides opportunities galore for an active lifestyle: beach combing, golf, boating, fishing, kayaking, tennis, swimming, cycling, and so much more! In future blogs I will explore in detail these local activities. To determine which community best matches your active lifestyle, check ParadiseCoastFlorida.

Another Day In Paradise – Naples, Florida

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Naples is Consistently Ranked in Top 10 US Beaches

In Naples, one often hears the locals greet one another with, “Another day in Paradise!” Even those of us who are fortunate to have lived here for many years never cease to appreciate our glorious weather, rich culture, friendly people, pristine beaches, golf, boating, great restaurants, and so much more. Through this blog I hope to share snippets of what makes Naples, Florida so very special and why you might want to consider a home in Paradise. View properties at