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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Updated: May 16


Take a Tour: Try out a fun Segway or Trike tour of Naples. It will be a great way to get some fresh air, have some fun and hey, you just might learn something you didn't know about our slice of paradise.



Go Glamping: Check out these unique ways to get that camping experience in comfort! Sleep in a traditional Indian Chickee Cabins in the Everglades or a Lux Tee-Pee on a Ranch.




Pure Florida: Enjoy a super fun Jet Ski experience or Day of Fishing. Take a Shelling, sightseeing or Sunset Sailboat Cruise!




Bowl and Skate for FREE: Sign your children up for these two FREE fun programs!

Register here to get 2 free games of bowling each day this Summer

Join the Kids Skate Free program to get free roller skating sessions at a skate center near you!



Water Play: Spend a Day at Sun splash( open year round) or Sun & Fun (which opens in June) for a water park day or read our guide for all the local places to stay cool for FREE or cheap!

Indoor Play: Indoor playgrounds like In-play and Wiz Kids are great for smaller children while places like SkyZone are perfect for older kids but also accommodate littles with special areas or times for toddlers .etc Stay out of the sun but still in the fun at Dave & Busters, Game Time Headpins & Chuck E Cheese!


Explore The Everglades: An airboat ride is super fun we suggest Wooten's for swamp buggy tours, animal encounters and lots of fun!











CMX CiniBistro Coastland has NEW RELEASES on Tuesdays for $6.49



Museums: The Children's Museum is a fun place for littles. Collier County also has five FREE Museums for you to explore! IMAG and the Edison & Ford Estates are great Ft. Myers Options. Going Further North? Check out the MOTE in Sarasota Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa or Orlando Science Center if you're a Bank of America customer you are going to want to check this out! All the places you get in free with your Bank of America debit card.



Get Artsy: Let your inner artist shine at Cone 6 or join us for one of our super fun and low cost Art in the Park events! (follow us on social or check the event calendar for dates)



Stay-Cation: The new AC by Marriot 5th Ave is a great place for a staycation, walking distance to Tin City, Bay Front and 5th Ave! For the ultimate summer pool fun, definitely check out Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples with their full-blown water park, kids club and creative events. The newly redesigned Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort is another top contender this summer with their stunning club level, complete with kids play area, pool side cabanas, fun activities, amazing dining options and direct access to Beach. Naples Grande is a fantastic, family friendly option with a super fun pool with slide, programs for kids and beach experience. If you don't want to go as far as Sanibel but don't want to be as close as Naples. Try the Hyatt at Coconut Point or Check out our stay at the Marriot Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa .



Explore South FL: Don't forget the fun in our back yard like the Bonita Wonder Gardens, Get some swings in at D-Bat. check out some Sarasota fun like the Jumpin Fun Inflata-park and Jungle Gardens or places in Fort Lauderdale like the Palm Beach Zoo, and South Florida Science Center & Aquarium which are conveniently located right next door to each other! The Frost Museum is an excellent choice for summer fun with lots of exhibits, hands on fun and views for days! Lion Country Safari, Miami Zoo and the Miami Seaquarium are great ideas too!



Resort Pass: We live where so many vacation! Take advantage of the Resort pass program where you can spend the day enjoying the amenities at many of our local resorts without spending the night!



Get-away: We LOVE Orlando. There is so much to do and always something NEW. Also, Check out these awesome road trip tips along with travel inspiration for your summer time trip to Tampa, Key west, Hollywood Beach, Orlando, Miami or heck even Houston!



Rainy Day Summer Fun: Summer Rain is a big part of summer here is a full list of where to keep the fun going, when in the rain!




Keep It Moving: We have so many places to take a walk, bike ride and stay in shape try the Gordon River Greenway, Baker Park, Freedom Park, or to stay out of the sun sign your kids up for a Dance camp at Dance Arts by Maria to keep them moving all summer long.




Dining Deals: Summer is the time to dine at our favorite restaurants without the wait and at a discount! Check out the 5th Ave South website and Facebook page for summer deals. Here is all the places' kids can eat for FREE.



Self Care: Take care of you this summer with an amazing skin care service at CAVIAR SKIN BAR (Their before and afters are amazing!) A fresh new hair style from PAMPERED IMAGE, (Hands down best in Naples for the price) , relaxation at a resort on the low at The Spa at Naples Grande ( they always have GROUPON deals). Also it's a MUST that you check out Miami Spa Month! Exclusive Miami spas offer deep discounts during these weeks in late July-Aug.



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