Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Dinner in Naples

Christmas Eve Dinner - Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Corks On 5th • 862 5th Ave. South
5-10pm • 239.403.7770

Ritz Carlton - Golf • 2600 Tiburón Drive, Naples, FL
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. • Located in Lemonia
$120, per person

Ritz Carlton - Beach • 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Select from a festive four-course à la carte menu.
Located in The Grill
$140, per person

Remy's Bistro -  2300 Pine Ridge Road • Naples, Florida • In the Target Plaza
Special Menu & Regular Menu with live entertainment by Rick
FREE Bottle of House Wine with 2 Dinner Entree Orders.

Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25, 2008

Baleen • 9891 gulf shore drive, Naples, FL
11am-4pm • For reservations call 239-598-5707
$70 per Adult • $18 per Child (4-12) • Complimentary – 4 & Under

300 5th Ave South • 262-4044

Corks On 5th • 862 5th Ave South

Ritz Carlton -Beach • 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Christmas Day Buffet
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
$115 for adults; $40 for children
Located in The Ballroom

Ritz Carlton - Beach • 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Delicious Dining on Christmas Day • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Savor this meal. Choose selections from a four-course à la carte menu.
Located in The Grill; $140, per person

Shula's Steak House • 511 Tamiami Trail North 

Stoney's Steak House • 403 Bayfront Place
Seating at 3pm 5pm 7pm
Regular Menu

Bistro 821 • 821 5th Ave S.

It seems that there are not a whole lot of places open for Christmas this season.  If you know of any other restaurants Open on Christmas Day or on Christmas Eve in Naples, Florida please let us know.

Keeping you up to date on all of the Local Naples Restaurants Open this Holiday Season - 2009

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Dinner in Naples, Florida

We are putting together a list of all the Restaurants in Naples, Florida that will be serving Christmas Dinner for everyone; like we did for Thanksgiving.  We will keep updating the list with all the restaurants that let us know that they will be open.  Look for the list by this Saturday. Thanks, Dining on the Bay

If you are a restaurant that will be serving lunch or Dinner on Christmas Day Please let us know. or

M Waterfront Grille

M Waterfront Grille -
Venetian Bay4300 Gulfshore Blvd, Naples
Village on Venetian Bay • 239-253-4421

M Waterfront grille is formally known as Maxwell's is a true waterfront gem. Located within the Venetian Village you are sure to make a great night out of this one. Shopping and dining all wrapped into one perfect place to see. "Everything new but the view" their new slogan says it all, with it's "Naples best views" to its soon to be award winning food. Once you step into M Waterfront Grille you will soon see what you have been missing.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Naples 22nd Boat Parade • 6-9 • Village on Venetian Bay

Today - December 11 • Naples 22nd Boat Parade • 6-9
The Village on Venetian Bay • FREE FOR ALL AGENTS

The Village on Venetian Bay's 22nd Annual Boat Parade is today at the Venetian Bay. There will be all kinds of things to do tonight I read today that there will be a magic show and Pirates walking around entertaining everyone. Then you get to watch the Boat Parade, like I said early this week there is nothing better then going to a parade with the family. I must say if you have never heard of or witnessed a Boat Parade then you are missing out. Sitting on the grass and listening to the childern run and play trying to catch everything that is thrown there way. That is a Good Time... No matter what your age is.

Come early and dine at any of the fine resturants 0r Deli's that are located here. Bayside, Colyde's Steak and Lobster house and Maxwell's on the Bay to name a few.

The Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples

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Monday, December 8, 2008

December 9 • Naples Christmas Parade • 6-8pm • Downtown Naples

Naples' 15th Annual Christmas Parade
Naples Christmas Parade • 12/09/08 • 6-8pm • Downtown Naples

Tomorrow is the 15th annual Naples Christmas Parade. Come down and watch the faces of everyone around light up. Parades turn everyone into a kid again. Just saying the work Parade brings a smile to my face. No matter how young or old you are there is nothing like someone waving to you like you are the only one sitting on that curb, or when catch that piece of candy thrown in you direction. There is always something exciting going on, the thrill of the police siren belting out as it passes you or the Shriner's riding the little bikes. Parades are just PURE fun for the whole family.

So far there are at least 200 floats/vehicles that will be filling the streets of Downtown Naples. With the main attraction "Santa Clause & Mrs. Clause" closing out the parade. I sure hope to see you there tomorrow. Look out for me I'm the one who will be trying to get all of the candy.

This year the Naples Christmas Parade will start at the intersection of Broad Ave S and Third Street S, then travel north on Third Street S, turning onto Fifth Avenue, and make its last turn onto Eighth Street S and ending at City Hall.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Best Mom and Pops restaurant in Naples

Frascati's Italian Restaurant
1258 Airport Road North • Naples, Florida

We got the chance to eat at Frascati's Italian Restaurant this past weekend and let me tell you this is a must stop for any Italian food lover. We got the artichoke dip to start off with, now this was no regular artichoke dip it was the Mecca of all Artichokes. The creamy cheese and the soft but firm artichokes atop of a crispy slice of garlic bread just the right size for my water mouth to bite in half was only the start of our wonderful meal.

Lins got the "never go wrong with" chicken Alfredo and I opted for the chicken Marsala. Before we could taste any of these we handed this chilled salad bowls that had the most delicious salad dressing that I have ever put in my mouth. It was a creamy Italian that was so tasty I couldn't stop myself from running my finger around the bowl just to get every single last drop.

Then came the French bread, this warm, crispy bread that we tried to push away but couldn't. Now at this point we are asking each other "is this food really this good or are we really this hungry" the fact is the food was really that good. Not one thing we ate in Frascati's Italian Restaurant was sub-par.

Once my Marsala hit the table in front of me I was too full to eat both pieces (which is highly uncommon for myself). I have never had Marsala like it was served here, it had ham with it, I've never seen that before but let me tell you this that ham was perfect and the mushrooms - to die for.  That sweet Marsala sauce dripping from each warm bite of perfectly grill chicken; you cannot go wrong with that.  

Linsey's grilled chicken Alfredo was ridiculously good as well.  It wasn't your normal greasy Alfredo sauce that we all are so use to, this sauce was thick and creamy.  Even the leftovers the next day were not oily. 

We both brought food home and we ate for less then $50.  You cannot beat that, Not in this town.  I highly recommend this Frascati's to anyone who lives or is just visiting Naples, Florida. This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in all of Southwest Florida.

Things to do in Naples, Florida in December 2008

Calender of Events for the city of Naples, Florida
King Crab Feast at Remy's Bistro Restaurant - $21.95

December 3 • Grand Illuminations on Venetian Bay • 5-9 • Venetian Bay
December 3 • Wine Tasting • C Grapes Coffee & Wine • 6pm
December 4 • Thursday on 3rd Street • 6-9pm • 3rd Street
December 4 • Naples Christmas Walk • 6-9:30pm • 5th Ave S
December 6 • Art in the Park • 10-4pm • Park Street
December 9 • Naples Christmas Parade • 6-8pm • Downtown Naples
December 10 • Tuba Christmas • 6-7:30pm • 5th Ave S
Decmeber 11 • Naples Boat Parade • Venetian Bay Park • 6-9pm
December 11 • Naples 22nd Boat Parade • 6-9 • Village on Venetian Bay
December 11 • Thursday on 3rd Street • 6-9pm • 3rd Street
December 13 • Days of Wild Holiday Fun • Naples Zoo
December 18 • Thursday on 3rd Street • 6-9pm • 3rd Street
December 21 • Channukah Festival • Village in Venetian Bay • 6-8pm
December 22 • Annual Channukah Festival • Sugden Plaza • 4-7pm
December 24 • Christmas Eve in Naples, Florida
December 25 • Christmas in Naples, Florida
December 25 • 3rd Annual Bike & Brunch • Lowdermilk Park • 8-2pm
December 26 • Sidewalk Sale • 5th Avenue South • 10-5pm
December 27 • Downtown New Years Art Fair • 5th Ave • 10-5pm
December 31 • New Years Eve in Naples Florida
December 31 • Fireworks in Naples • 12 Ave South • Naples Pier • 7pm
December 31 • 20 Year Gala Celebration • Philharmonic Center • 6pm

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving in Naples, Florida

Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we have compiled a list of place to eat your Thanksgiving Dinner for all of you visiting or living in Naples, Florida. Click on the names of the restaurants and it will tell you all about what they are serving. thanks Dining on the bay

Brunch at the Baleen Restaurant at the La Playa - Call 239-598-5707
Corks on 5th Ave - Call 239-403-7770
Ridgeway -$34 per person
Bellini - Call 239-261-1117
The Ritz-Carlton - 239-598-3300
Bistro 821 - 239-261-5821

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Things to do in Naples Florida in November 2008

Things to do this November 2008

November 20 • Mannheim Steamroller • 8 • Philharmonic Center
November 22 • Howl-A-Day Jubilee Pet Festival • Veterans Comm. Park
November 22 • Outdoor Family Movie • 8-10 • Cambier Bandshell
November 24 • Naples Festival of Lights • 5-9 • 3rd St S
November 29-30 • Naples Renaissance Art Festival • 10-5 • 10 Street S

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Things to do in Naples, Florida

Experience the REAL Everglades
Everglades Excursions • 1-800-592-0848

Take a guided tour of the Florida Everglades, this thrilling ride takes you back to the "Olde Florida" backwaters and mangroves forest that seem to go on for miles. Come up close to aligators, dolphins and native birds.

Half Day Morning
Depart: 8:00 - 8:30 am Return: 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Half Day Afternoon
Depart: 12:30 - 1:00 pm Return: 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Full Day Tours
Depart: 8:00 - 8:30 am Return: 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Reservations must be made the day before your Everglades Adventure. Be sure to bring a camera and/or video recorder for personalized memories of your trip to the Everglades.Your entire journey is narrated by professional guides.
Full Day Tours Include Lunch

Lunch Menu
All meals come with Gator Appetizer, Garlic Biscuits, French Fries, Coleslawand your Choice of Coffee, Iced Tea or Soda.Your choice of entree: Grilled Crab Cake, Fried Crab Cake, Coconut Shrimp,Fried Shrimp, Fried Fish Sandwich, Broiled Fish Sandwich, Blackened Fish Sandwich, Fried Clam Strips, Fried Oysters, Fried Chicken Strips, Grilled Chicken Sandwich,Fried Chicken Sandwich, Char-Broiled Hamburger, Char-Broiled Cheeseburger,Jumbo Beef Hog Dog, Sliced Baked Ham Sandwich

Enjoy the way Florida was meant to be!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Watermark Grille Naples

Watermark Grille Naples
11280 North Tamiami Trail • Naples

This weekend we thought we go and eat at the Watermark Grille in North Naples, just north of Immokalee Road. As soon as you see the place you will want to eat there, This wonderfully lit round building set right off Tamiami Trail. There are fountains galore, as soon as you walk in you see the Hand painted murals and elegant etched glass; it's just a relaxing atmosphere.
My fiance choose the Mahi Mahi grilled and topped with a lobster sauce, she LOVED it. I got the NY strip steak (well done) 13 oz but it seemed like it was a full pound. Let me just say you will not go away hungry when you eat at the Watermark grill. My steak was juices and the topped mushrooms made it all the better. I am sorry to say we were way to full to eat a desert so I will not be able to update you that one but as for the overall meal and atmosphere, This place is wonderful. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Naples Florida and is look for great restaurants to dine at.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Art in the Park - Naples Florida

Art in the Park • Naples' oldest outdoor art festival

Novemeber 1 • This is the 52 Year for the Naples Art in the Park festival.

Naples Art Association members will put on display all of the art work this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will be on Park Street close to the The von Liebig Art Center. It should be fun for the whole family on a perfect day... This Saturday!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Naples Grand Prix - Inaugural Event

Naples Grand Prix - Inaugural Event
November 1-2 2008
Lake Avalon - Sugden Regional Park

Come out to see this Inaugural Event "The Naples Grand Prix" Preliminary races start at 12:15 on Saturday and the Championship race starts at 1:30 on Sunday. It is 50 lap - 1/4 mile per lap race with speeds topping out at 150 mph.

Come out to see this World Class Nationally Televised event, Any and all proceeds will go to ChildSpeed Foundation.

Tickets are $10 Saturday and $20 Sunday.
Lake Avalon is located at Sugden Regional Park
4284 Avalon Drive • Naples, FL

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Swamp Buggy Parade

This weekend is the famous Swamp Buggy Parade.

This will be the 56th Annual Swamp Buggy Parade. It is FREE for all and is going to be this Saturday, October 25 2008. The swamp buggy parade starts and the coastline mall at 10 AM and travels down US 41 into Downtown Naples.

Saturday's forecast is going to be cool during the day so bring your coat and come see the swamp buggy parade and then visit the swamp buggies up close after the parade is over.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Naples waterfront restaurants

Naples, Florida Waterfront Dining Restaurants

Naples Florida is known for its fine dining and its breath taking sunsets. Dining on the bay has compiled a list of all of Naples and the surrounding areas restaurants that are located either on the Venetian Bay, Naples Bay or directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Not only can you find out exactly where these restaurants are located at in the Naples area but you will also read a little bit about each restaurant, this includes the reviews about the waterfront restaurants as well. All of the information complied for review section is sent by you the readers and from all the visitors that come to Naples and eat at these fine waterfront restaurants. Please feel free to send in your review of all the restaurants that you dine at in the Naples Florida area.

Dining on the Bay

Monday, October 20, 2008

Naples events for October

I was thinking that it might be easier to read if I post these event in a list.

October 23 • Octoberfest • 5-9 • The Village on Venetian Bay
October 25 • Swamp Buggy Parade • 10-1 • Coastland Mall - 3rd St
October 25 • Jaycees Haunted House • 6-10 • 388 Goodlette-Frank Rd
October 29 • Fall Festival • 5-8 • 250 6th Street South
October 31 • Halloween Costume Party • 6:30-9:30 • 5th Ave

To view all of Naples Restaurants and to post your own reviews of them visit

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Things to do in Naples - October 2008

October 23 is Octoberfest at he Village on Venetian Bay from 5 until 9.
October 25 is the Swamp Buggy Parade starting at 10 and running from Coastland mall to 3rd st.
also October 25 is the Jaycees Haunted House, it is located at 388 Goodlette-Frank Road.  Haunted house is from 6 until 10.  The Naples - Fall Festival is 5-8 at 250 6th Street South.  

For more information on things going on in Naples, Florida please visit 

Friday, October 17, 2008

Welcome to Dining on the Bay; your source for all of you Naples, FL Dining and Entertainment needs. Southwest Florida has an abundance of waterfront restaurants that are either on the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples Bay, the Venetian Bay or one of our many rivers. On this site you will taken to the location of each restaurant and you will be informed about what other visitors are saying about them as well. Make sure you visit the local events page to find out what the locals are doing and when they are doing it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Site

SEO Study...

Let see how good they really are; we hired to SEO & build our website. We are hoping to be in the top 10 sites on Google by January 1, 2009. That is giving us them 77 Days to get our site up in the ranks. I know they tell us it can takes months and months but we are hoping for the best, since our site is new and not many people know what it is all about may make it harder for us to shoot up the list so quickly. We'll keep you post on the number.

Our site should be completed by the end of this month.

Right now we are ranked as follows:

Search Ranking
Restaurants in Naples, Fl # 96 on Page 10
Dining in Naples, Florida # 260 on Page 26
Naples Florida Restaurants # 253 on Page 26

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our website is almost complete

Imagine yourself dining right on the Naples Bay, watching the dolphins play and enjoying a delicious dish of broiled grouper caught daily right here in Naples, Florida. Maybe you can see yourself watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico while devouring a heaping plate full of fresh steamed stone crab claws, seasoned perfectly and dripping with melted butter.

If only you could find a restaurant in Naples, with a menu like this and the scenery to boast.

Welcome to Dining on the Bay; your source for all of you Naples, FL Dining and Entertainment needs. Southwest Florida has an abundance of waterfront restaurants that are either on the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples Bay, the Venetian Bay or one of our many rivers. On this site you will taken to the location of each restaurant and you will be informed about what other visitors are saying about them as well. Make sure you visit the local events page to find out what the locals are doing and when they are doing it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Naples Trolley Tours

Today weather in Naples, Florida is Partly Sunny with Thunder Showers.
High 90°
Low 72°

Naples Trolley Tours

1010 Sixth Avenue South • Naples, FL 34102-6705
239-262-1914 • 800-592-0848
$20 pp

This is a wonderful 2 hour historical tour of Naples and Old Naples. This is a great way to introduced to the history of Naples with over 100 points of interest this narrative trolley ride will surely captivate your interest. The best part is you can enjoy free re-boarding all day long, so my suggestion is to book the early tour and stay all day all you have to do is show your ticket and you are back on the trolley to the next location.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fourth of July in Naples

Today's weather in Naples, Florida is Partly sunny with Thunderstorms
High 90
Low 71

4th of July Parade and fireworks.

Parade 10 AM
Fireworks 9 PM

This year will be the first time that we go and see the parade on 5th Ave. From what I hear it is a pretty good time, I really do not think that I have ever attended a parade where I didn't have a good time. I'll let you know next week how everything turned out. Maybe we can dine at one of restaurants on the bay while we are there.

Later Friday afternoon we will venture down to the Naples Pier to catch the forth of July fireworks show. We are told there is over 1000 shells of fireworks that will eliminate the skies that night costing the city more than $30,000. The City is telling us that they are prepared for nearly 20-30K patrons to be at the event. We have been to the fireworks show and I must say that it is close to one of the biggest "City" shows that I have ever seen. The fireworks reflecting off of the Gulf of Mexico and lighting up the Naples Pier. What a beautiful time.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House

Today's weather in Naples, Florida is partly sunny with thunder storms.
High 90
Low  74

1200 5th Ave South, Naples, FL 34102 • 239/263.2734

Last night we decided to check out "The Riverwalk Fish & Ale House" located within Tin City.  As soon as you walk into this restaurant you will feel like you are at an "authentic old style" waterfront restaurant.  With the outside waterfront dining tables to the fisherman's wharf style decor. The food was as fresh as it could be I had the Fried Grouper Sandwich and my wife ate a hearty portion of bay scallops.  You cannot go wrong with this place great food and an exciting atmosphere to surround you.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,

Today's weather in Naples, Florida - Partly Sunny with Thunder Showers
High 88
Low 73

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL • Admission $8.00

At 9:30 This Tuesday and Friday at The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is having a guided walking tour through the nature center. The guide will tell you about the history of the museum, and then will talk with you about the Audubon Aviary (houses the injured birds of prey), the nature trails and all it's surroundings, and they will show you the astronomy programs and laser light show that are put on at the planetarium.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, FL is partly sunny with Thunderstorms
High 91
Low  74

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary • 375 Sanctuary Road West • Naples, Fl 34120

Adults $10  •  Students $6  •  Child 6-18 years $4

If you love nature then this is a must see for you and the whole family.  The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a wildlife smorgasbord, on any given day you may stumble upon a great blue Heron catching minnows in the shallow water while a huge alligator is right beside him basking in the warm florida sun or maybe you will hear the singing of the bull frogs with their deep voices echoing through the swamps cypress tress while you watch a humming bird flutter from flower to flower extracting the nectar from each one.  Anything in nature is possible when you visit the Sanctuary.

This is 2.25 mile long boardwalk which winds through a true cypress forest, that will take you back in time to the "Old Florida".  This happens to be the largest virgin bald cypress forest in North America, if that isn't reason enough to come and visit then I do not know what is.  When you leave the sanctuary you will have already planned your next visit by the time you make it back to Tamiami Trail (Highway 41)

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Von Liebig Art Center

Today's weather in Naples, Florida • Partly Sunny with Thunder Shower
High 91
Low  72

Monday-Saturday 10-4
Sunday 1-4 


Art Encounter 2008 • May 10-June 29

The Art Encounter  2008 exhibit that is at the Von Liebig Art Center is a collection of art from all over Florida.  Every region of Florida is showcased in all mediums.  Photography, sculptures, paintings, and printmaking.  There are 69 pieces on exhibit here by 53 Floridian artists, on two stories of the art center.  If you love art then you will surely enjoy this show, there is something here for everyone. Don't forget the exhibit is gone on June 29th.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Restaurants in Naples, FL

This blog has been created as a guide to anyone visiting Naples, Florida to live as locals live while you are here on vacation. You will find we are a source for the best waterfront restaurants to eat at in Naples, ocean front dining, bayfront dining & dining on the gulf. What Naples' sites to see and the best beaches in Naples. We are also here to answer any questions that you may have about the area and the many things to do here. Just ask away and we will get you the answer as soon as possible.

We are now on our final stages of our Naples Restaurants website called It will feature all water front dining that Naples has to offer. We are anticipating that the site will go live by June 1st. So please visit it once we are up and running.

If you are a company or a restaurant that would like to advertise on are site please contact us.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Naples Zoo in Naples Florida

Today's Weather in Naples, FL • Partly Sunny
High 87
Low 75

Naples Zoo
9:30-5pm • 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road

Ticket Prices:

Adults ages 13 through 64 $18.75
Seniors ages 65 and up $17.75
Children ages 3 through 12 $10.50
Children ages 2 and under Free

The Naples Zoo is a must stop while vacationing in Naples, Florida. There are many exhibits to see and shows to watch throughout the day. The many different sections of the zoo really keeps the crowds coming, like the African Oasis with it's jumping Impalas and gazelles and its rutting River hogs. It really makes you feel like you are on a real safari. At mid-day the gator feeding at Alligator Bay is where you want to be. You can see enormous gators fight over their lunches, jumping out of the water to snag a piece of chicken.

Throughout the day you can do just about anything you would like. There is a very exciting Primate Cruise (my favorite) that you float around and see all the monkeys, apes and of course the lemurs. (I cannot get enough of them) It is about a 20 minute ride so it is perfect when you need to cool off and take a break. It seems as if the primates think we are the shows and they are there to watch us!

I'm sure you will love it here at the zoo and I'm sure you would love the lemurs as well.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Memorial Day Ceremony - Naples Florida

Today's weather in Naples, Florida • Mostly Sunny

High 86

Low 75

In remembrance of those who have sacrificed and given their lives to protect and preserve our freedoms and our way of life...

Hosted by Collier County Veterans Council

Memorial Day Ceremony 26 May 2008
525 111th Avenue N • Naples, FL 34110

I have had the pleasure of working with James H. Elson - Captain, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Realtor for John R Wood, Inc. (click here) in designing the Memorial Day Ceremony for this year and last years event and I just wanted to invite everyone out this Sunday the 26th to give special thanks to all of our troops and to remember our fallen soldiers. The event will take place at 0930 hours and will end around noon. There will be will be cold drinks and coffee available to all at the OPEN HOUSE in the Memorial Funeral Home immediately after the ceremony.

All Veterans are invited to become members
Please call (239) 774-8448

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lowdermilk Beach Park in Naples, Florida

Today's Weather in Naples, Florida
High 88
Low 73

Lowdermilk Beach Park in Naples, FL 1301 Gulfshore Blvd. N • 239/213.3029 • Opened from 8am - Dawn

This is a gorgeous beach park in Naples, Florida; cool white sandy beach and landscaped to the tee. The kids will be happy with the area and two beach volleyball courts for the older crowd. There is a large grassy field lined with palm trees that give you an amazing view of the gulf, so amazing that there is always a wedding taking place at the gazebo area. You can bring your lunch and eat at the picnic tables or just lay a blanket down and have a real picnic, you will not be disappointed with this Naples beach park.

Lowdermilk Beach park is close to many fine dining restaurants and sandwich shops.

Enjoy your visit.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pinchers Crab Shack - Tin City in Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, Florida
High 87
Low 70

First off let me just say that today was the beautiful summer day which lead into a perfect Naples night. We found ourselves at the world famous "Tin City" tonight eating blue crabs at Pinchers Crab Shack. If you LOVE crab this is the place for you, they serve any kind of crab that you could ever want, blue crab, Dungeness crab, king crab and of course snow crab. This has to be home to some of the freshest seafood in all of Naples. As one of locals favorite restaurants Pinchers offer more then just crab they have fresh Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Tuna, and Shrimp and everyone is cooked to perfection, not to mention the non-stingy sized portions.

Enjoy your favorite cocktail and take in all the enchanting nautical views of the Naples Bay.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008 Bayfront Festival & Boat Show in Naples, Florida

Today's Weather in Naples, Florida
High 87
Low 67

2008 Bayfront Festival & Boat Show
436 Bayfront PlaceNaples, FL 34102 • 239/261.0882
Thursday, May 15 - Sunday, May 18

Admission is FREE • Parking is FREE

This years Bayfront Festival & boat show is this weekend. Starting on Thursday with the "Preview Night" and go on throughout the rest of the week, ending on Sunday. This festival will include on site vendors selling anything and everything that you may need or want for a day in the boat. There will boats everywhere, in the water at the Marina and also on dry land, for you to view and take tours of. Boats range will range in sizes from flats boats to the big 40' yachts so they have something for everyone.

If you own a boat or are in the market to purchase a boat you will not want to miss this event.

While you're at Bayfront you might want to check out one of there fine dining Restaurants, Chrissy's is open for breakfast and lunch, or you can stop by Roys, Stoneys, Scenes or even the little Cabana Bar that is directly over the water. This whole event is going to be something special, I hope to see you all there.

Times of this event are:
Thursday 6-8:30pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-8:30pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Village on Venetian Bay in Naples, FL

Today's weather in Naples, Florida
High 86
Low 65

The Village on Venetian Bay
4200 Gulf Shore BoulevardNorth Naples, FL 34103 • 239/261.6100

Imagine dining on a perfectly cooked steak and having a conversation about what a great bargain you just found. All this while watching the dolphins frolic in the bay...

Welcome to The Village on Venetian Bay.

Located directly on the Venetian Bay in Naples, Florida, it is home to some of Naples, FL must upscale dining and shopping. This beautifully laid out shopping center is home to Art Galleries, Jewelry shops, Waterfront Restaurants & clothing stores for all of your shopping needs. The whole "tropical theme" of the shopping plaza is so inviting that you may want to spend the whole after noon here. Palm tree filled courtyards, brick walkways, and shade trees all over the grounds are perfect for taking a break under and will surely appeal to you when you visit this place.

When you arrive you will want to stop into one of the 7 wonderful Restaurants 0r Deli's that are located here. Bayside, Colyde's Steak and Lobster house, Marie-Michelle's and Maxwell's on the Bay to name a few. If you have not had the pleasure of dining at one or all of the restaurants I highly recommend you doing so. Maybe try one for lunch then shop around for awhile and try another for dinner. They are all just that good!

You can visit to read more about each Bay front restaurant.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Dining on the water - Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, Florida
High 86
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Bambu Tropical Grille at Bayfront Inn 5th Ave.
1221 5th Ave SouthNaples, FL • 34102
Reservations: 239/649.5800

Bambu Tropical Grille is on the seconded floor of the Bayfront Inn, with one of the best view of the Naples Bay.

With their fresh salads and seafood this is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or even for a Sunday Brunch. You can eat in the open air patio area, inside or at the large bar area. Just sit back and take in all that Naples Bay has to offer, when you are done eating you can walk down to the docks and be at Bay front shopping with a minute or two.

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples, Florida

Today's weather in Naples, FL
High 87
Low 76

Hours of Operation 8 am until Sunset, 365 days a year.
Admission fee is $5.00 per car load (8 people max)

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Gulf beach is rated "one of the best beaches in the nation". This mangrove filled island has a tower for bird watching of the surrounding habitat (island is 80% mangroves), swimming beach, and a fishing area. You can canoe and/or kayak the local estuaries, you can also hike down the walking trails and boardwalks and just take in all the wildlife that the park has to offer. There is a picnic area for the family to eat lunch at or you can visit the concession stand and pick up what ever supplies you may need for the full day of fun. Remember the gates will close when the park is a full capacity so get there early and stay all day.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sugden Regional Park in Naples, FLA

Today's weather in Naples, Florida
High 88
Low 71

Sugden Regional Park Beach
4284 Avalon Drive
Naples, Florida

Hours: 8am - Dusk • Open Year-Round - FREE Admission

Sugden Regional Park is not you typical Naples, Florida beach park. This park is on the prestigious Lake Avalon, with its beautiful views and sandy beach for sunbathing and playing you will surely love it. You can kayak, canoe, water ski and even sail. Classes are offered by the Collier County Parks and Recreation so even if you do not know how to ski or sail by the end of the day you will. There is literally something for everyone to do here; a waterfront gazebo to lounge in, play ground area for the kids, picnic areas for lunches, amphitheater, pavilions, paved fitness trail to walk and jog on, 60-acre lake (Lake Avalon), paddle boats and swimming beach. This is a place you can bring the whole family for a whole day of fun in the sun.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Philharmonic Center for the arts in Naples, Florida

Today weather in Naples, Florida is
High 86
Low 68

The Philharmonic Center for the arts.

"The Phil" is a gorgeous center that host one of the top regional orchestras in all of the US. It has been a non-profit organization since it was established in 1989 and has been entertaining our young and old since the very first day. This season the main attraction in the museum is Pablo Picasso's Preoccupations and Passions collection. It is the first major Picasso exhibit on our west coast and the Naples Museum of Art brought it to us, but only on till the 18th of this month. The Phil put on events every year for more then 57,000 youngsters, anything from concerts and shows to modern dance classes and music lessons. So you can see how The Phil really connects with our community and our youth.

If you are looking for something to do in the Naples or Southwest Florida area I would highly recommend going and spending a day at The Phil.

Open Tuesday-Saturday,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Canoe Races - Naples, Florida

Saturday, May 10 • 11am Crayton Cove • Naples, FL
32nd Annual Great Dock Canoe Race

Whatever Floats Your Boat is this years theme:

Every year the Dock at Crayton Cove host "The Great Dock Canoe Race" to celebrate the end of the Naples busy season, this has been a tradition for the past 32 years. Kids of all ages come out to have a great time and watch the events. When you arrive at the the Dock you will see contestants and spectators all dressed up in their best costumes that are linked somehow to that years theme, this years theme will be "Whatever Floats Your Boat". Contestants decorate their bodies and canoes to compete for the grand prize of $1,000 for the best interpretation of theme; the more elaborate the better. There are trophies given out for each of the 3 races that are held. The Ambitious Amateurs, Practically Professionals & the Next Generation (12-17 year old with his/her parent).

If you are going to be in Naples or Southwest Florida this May 10th I would highly recommend you going down to the Dock and watching this exciting community event.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dining on the Bay - Naples, Florida

Here is a look at the newly Opened Scenes on the Bay.

Located at • 489 Bayfront PlaceNaples, Florida 34102

Scenes on the Bay, just had it's grand opening this past weekend. The relaxing feel of this upscale restaurant with its multiple tv's, live entertainment and views of the Naples Bay makes you not want to leave this place. We only stopped in for a few drinks so we didn't get the chance to sample the food but from what I could see and smell I know it had to be good. I did read over the menu and was surprised on how diversified it was. With Asian, Caribbean, Italian and American food there is sure to be something here for the pickiest eaters. And with one of the most impressive beer and wine list in all of Naples how could you not stop in for a drink or two.

Here is a shot from our table we sat at over looking Naples Bay.
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Dining on the Bay - Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida

Today weather is
High 88
Low 63

This is our first blog for our new company. We are creating a new website devoted to all of Naples, Florida water front dining. We have a few more days left on production of the site but we are anticipating that it will be up by this weekend.

About our Blog:
We plan on sending a blog out everyday about the Naples lifestyle, and things that are going on in and around our area. If you have any questions about Southwest Florida please ask, if I do not know the answer I will do my best to find it out for you.