We started planning our winter Holiday back in April. We knew it would take time because we were working with a time share company and we wanted beach front. Our patience paid off. Two weeks in two different resort condos at a cost of $219 per week made it affordable and fun.
With our first week over in Marco Island and our second week starting in West Palm Beaches, we had to find someplace to stay for one night. We loved our place at Marco Island and asked about buying another night there and they wanted $325 , but alas there was no room - which was a good thing because we would not spend that for one night.
We chose Naples, it was nearby, it was famous for its seafood and beaches so we headed that way...
Many of the homes in Marco Island have water access and private docks.
Scenes from the bridge leaving Marco Island
The Panther signs were on the highway to Naples and on the highway called Alligator Alley to the East Coast.
Our first stop in Naples was the hotel to check in. The second stop was the Beach, when we got on the beach we saw the pier...
Downtown Naples from the pier.
The sidewalks near the beach and pier were decorated with turtles.
At lunchtime we looked for a restaurant called the Wharf Tavern. We saw an ad for it in the local paper and it sounded perfect for lunch. It was perfect, and we enjoyed the boats on the wharf too.
This water taxi went by us as we ate lunch
At happy hour we went to Tin City (a section of Naples), we went to a bar/restaurant called River Walk and they were BUSY! We wished we had a seat in the restaurant but not hungry we sat at the bar and had a beer - it was ugly, 1,000 F-words later from the local drunks and we were gone. The restaurant looked good - the bar, not so much.
At dinnertime we went downtown. The decoration were delightful and we ate at a wonderful Italian Restaurant called Cafe Luna.
We slept like babies and awoke to a beautiful sunrise. We headed out for Alligator Ally to get to the east coast to start our second week of vacation.
Stay tuned - there's more :)
My camera is a Canon Powershot A720IS