Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida
Oct 25, 2017 06:47PM
● Published by Mandy Carter
Photo by Mandy Carter.
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Sometimes you just
need to get away―but then realize you can’t. Luckily we live in a popular
tourist destination making for a wonderful local vacation!
is a great 3-day itinerary for being a tourist in your hometown.
staycation on 5th Avenue at Ocean Prime to enjoy the wonderful Friday happy-hour
specials. Be sure to try the Berries & Bubbles for a special treat to kick
off your weekend.
into the Edgewater Beach Hotel for a home feel with a luxurious touch. This
all-suite boutique hotel is the perfect home away from home for any type of
settling in to your beautiful suite, head down to catch a beautiful beachfront
sunset over the Gulf Coast while lounging in one of the hotel’s comfy beach
beds. After the sun goes down, walk upstairs to Coast, the hotel restaurant, to
enjoy a nice seafood or steak meal in a contemporary setting.
Start the morning
with brunch at Jane’s Garden Cafe on 3rd Street before heading to the marina to
escape for 3 hours on a catamaran adventure with Cool Beans Cruises―charter
your own sailing with Cool Beans or join a group tour that runs daily. In
addition to enjoying the scenic views, you get to enjoy complimentary beer,
wine and nonalcoholic beverages and snacks.
Photo by Mandy Carter.
Enjoy an early dinner
at the Fogg Cafe inside Naples Botanical Gardens. This restaurant is a true
destination dining experience, offering a beautiful setting with a garden-to-table
menu. The dishes change frequently since it is derived from local, sustainable
and seasonal products. After lunch you can spend a few hours strolling through
the botanical collections.
your way back to the hotel, pick up some freshly prepared food from Wynn’s
Market, goodies such as the lobster salad or rotisserie chicken. You can easily
prep it in your suite and enjoy dining on your beachfront balcony before taking
a walk along the water under the stars.
Send someone on an
early morning run to Peace, Love and Little Donuts. Load up on energy for the
day with these cute and crazily topped little bites of goodness.
a late checkout so that you can use that donut-sugar rush to take one of the
hotel kayaks into the ocean for an hour before enjoying the last few hours of
your staycation relaxing at the Edgewater Beach Hotel pool.
At a Glance
Ocean Prime, Naples
Edgewater Beach Hotel,
Jane’s Garden Café,
Cool Beans Cruises,
Naples Botanical Garden, Naples
Peace, Love and Little Donuts,
Carter is a local mom with a passion for family travel, a popular travel
blogger including her own family blog at Acupful.com and the Digital Content
& Engagement Editor for TOTI Media.
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