Fun Family Restaurants Capri Fish House Capt. Brien's Cocomo's Nacho Mama's Sand Bar Snook Inn Sunset Grille DAY 6 - Nature & Naples Prime Outlets On your way to Naples you'll pass this strip mall of brand name factory stores which offers some great bargain shopping. A little further down 951 on the right you'll pass Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center which is a great place to learn about the fl ora & fauna of South West Florida. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary This is one of my favorite places in the whole world! The board- walk through ancient forest is alive with incredible wildlife. If you can, go on a sunny day because dappled sunlight fi ltering through the trees makes everything especially beautiful. Choose the long walk ( 2 ½ miles) or take a shortcut - either way it's amazing. Vegas- Style Gambling After all that exercise maybe you can try your luck at some hot gambling action at the all new Seminole Casino. There are all your favorite table games and over 1,100 Vegas- style slots as well as dining and entertainment. www. seminoleimmokaleecasino. com. 506 South First Street, Immokalee, 800- 218- 0007. Sight- Seeing in Naples From upmarket shopping areas like Fifth Avenue and Waterside to the seem-ingly endless sandy beach, there's lots to see and do and a great choice of fi ne restaurants in this up- market city. If you'd prefer not to walk, hop on Rainy Day Ideas..... Marco Movies, Cocomo's Kids' Game Room, The Sand Bar or Sunset Grille, Sweet Annie's Games Arcade The Museum at Olde Marco & at the Board of Realtors Collier County Museum, Naples Museum of Art, Manatee Sightseeing Tour, Seminole Casino Shell craft workshop Artist Colony, the Esplanade the Naples Trolley or try a 1 ½ hour guided tour of downtown Naples on a Segway Personal Transporter with Segway of Naples 239- 262- 7300. Another great way to see the sights of Naples is to set sail on Sweet Liberty, the area's largest sailing catamaran. www. sweetliberty. com 239- 793- 3525. Adventure Golf On the way back from Naples try a round or two of miniature golf at Coral Cay. It's fun for all ages. Don't forget to take their coupon on page 130. DAY 7 - A Fond Farewell A Final Walk on the Beach* End as you started, with a walk on Tigertail Beach. See page 66 for more details. Drive to the Everglades Now it's time to explore the Everglades on your own... The Collier- Seminole State Park is the fi rst attraction you'll come across as you join US 41 heading east. Then there's Port of the Islands, where you can take an eco boat tour, a Manatee Sightseeing trip or go fi shing. Just a few miles further on US 41 you'll pass Faka-hatchee Strand, a delightful boardwalk where you'll likely see baby alligators and wonderful birds. Stop by Everglades City to take a small airboat ride at Jungle Erv's ( 1- 877- 695- 2820), a kayak tour with Everglades Area Tours, 239- 695- 3633 or Saltwater Sports at Glades Haven, 239- 262- 6149. Break for lunch at Triad Seafood Café & Market, where you can enjoy all you can eat stone crabs overlooking the beautiful Gordon River, or stop by Camellia Street Grill for some southern hospitality. Then, if you follow the road a little further into Chokoloskee you can visit Ted Smallwood's Store, a fascinating old Indian trading post. And last, but not least, to see lots of alligators, take a walk on the short boardwalk at H. P. Williams and a drive along the dirt road there that takes you alongside a lovely canal w hich is always teaming with birds and alligators. Sunset Sail* Now we've saved one of the best ' til last... a romantic sun-set sail into the Gulf of Mexico either with Off the Hook Adventures ( 571- 4665), Cross Cruises ( 580- 8765) or Serenidad ( 272- 0939). The perfect ending to the perfect week!
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