Naples ranked No. 1 place to retire in the country

Two men talking on sidewalk in Naples, Florida, vintage convertible car in foreground

Naples has been named the best place to retire in the nation. The city is one of 10 that Livability.com has named as “Best Places to Retire in 2018.” Data scientists with Livability.com examined nearly 2,300 cities across the country and factored in more than 20 data points, including safety, affordability, … Continue reading

Bayfront Naples: Resurgence of restaurants planned

Southern Latitudes restaurant in Bayfront, Naples, FL - naplesbonitamarco.com

A couple of craft beer lovers are behind another new restaurant, Southern Latitudes Brewpub & Grub, coming this month to a redeveloped end unit near the center of Bayfront that previously was not an eatery. Owner Tim Rogers and General Manager Mike Mettler are longtime friends teaming up to showcase … Continue reading

Naples, Florida – Scenic and Delicious

The Bay House restaurant Naples Florida

Two Naples restaurants make list of 100 most scenic places to eat in America Looking for dining with a view? Two waterfront restaurants with picturesque views of Naples waterways have made a national list of most scenic places to eat. OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation website, announced its 100 most … Continue reading

Naples wine fest tops for 12th time, sets 2019 festival

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On the eve of announcing its 2019 theme, “Joy to the World,” the Naples Winter Wine Festival received a banner to wave over it: a 12th award as “No. 1 Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator awarded the honor of “No. 1 in the U.S.” to the … Continue reading

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club listed on Best Historic Resorts

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These timeless and beautiful resorts on every coast have kept their historic roots intact, while continuing to be grand places to gather at the ocean’s edge. Glitz? Ostentation? Not here. The Naples Beach Hotel comes across like a favorite uncle: unpretentious, friendly, and always able to make you feel special. … Continue reading

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival

Naples Winter Wine Festival grew from table talk to event that has raised $160M for kids SHELBY REYNOLDS | naplesnews.com The Naples Winter Wine Festival started as a conversation among friends over lunch. Seventeen years later, the annual festival has raised more than $160 million, making it the most successful … Continue reading

Plan Ahead for Valentine’s Day Dining Out in Naples Area

Champagne and red roses

Make your plans early to ensure a romantic evening out for Valentine’s Day. From casual to elegant, there are so many wonderful restaurants to choose from in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island area. Bonita Springs Artichoke & Company 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 239-263-6979 Chops City Grill Bonita 8200 … Continue reading

Naples Downtown Promenade Waterfront Dining Plan

New Naples waterfront area concept - graphic: Stofft Cooney Architects

By: JOSEPH CRANNEY | naplesnews.com A Naples design panel gave final approval Wednesday to a real estate developer’s plan for a downtown promenade of waterfront dining on Naples Bay. The six-member design review board voted unanimously in favor of the project from Naples Bay Center LLC for five restaurants with … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Food & Fun in Naples Area

New Year's Eve dining out

Dinner food and entertainment for New Year’s Eve in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island   Bonita Springs Artichoke & Company – Open until 1 am. Menu includes $65 four course prix-fixe dinner 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 239-263-6979 Marco Island Bistro Soleil – Menu offers duck a l’orange, beef tenderloin, and a 4-course … Continue reading