April 15, 2015

Naples Manatee Watching

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One of Florida's greatest treasures are our manatees. These magnificent creatures roam our waters freely throughout the year. Manatees are very big animals, but some of the kindest in the wild. They are gentle beings that are extremely approachable and will approach you in the water. On a vacation to Florida, this is a must see! On April 16th, Delnor-Wiggins State Park will be hosting a manatee education experience where hopefully guests will be able to meet a few manatees up close. The session will be hosted at 9:30 a.m. and is free with park entry fee.  Wiggins Pass is also a great beach, so don't forget your beach attire! Delnor-Wiggins State Park is located just 7 miles from the Hilton Naples


April 13, 2015

Earth Day 2015 in Naples

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Conservancy of South West Florida! The Earth Day weekend celebration will be hosted on April 18th and 19th. This festival features many arts and crafts, live music, animal shows, boat rides, and of course some festival food! Parking is free with admission being ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children age three to eleven. 
The festival will go on both Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conservancy is located just 4 miles from Hilton Naples. 
Click here for more information about the events! 

April 10, 2015

Naples Crawfish Boil

Tomorrow the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is hosting a crawfish boil at 3pm! Come out and enjoy the fresh Cajun feast while supporting a local charity. The crawfish boil is an annual event in Naples including live entertainment, fun kids and family activities, and of course some of the best Cajun food around. 

Tickets are $25 with children ages 12 and under free. All proceeds go towards the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. The Boys & Girls Club is located in South Naples, just 9 miles from Hilton Naples.

April 8, 2015

Balloons Over Paradise Festival 2015

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The 4th annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival is returning to the Seminole Immokalee Casino Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. This event will feature live music, 60 hot air balloons, fresh food, arts and crafts, tethered balloon rides, a classic car show, a polo exhibition and an equestrian drill team performance. The event gates open at 6am and close at 6pm. Two balloon competitions will be hosted each day along with a polo game and the polo player meet and greets. 

Admission  to the festival is free for all ages. For more information on shows and directions, click here. Take a day trip from the Hilton Naples and go out to Immokalee for the festival, take an airboat ride through the swamps and visit one of the many museums in the area.

April 6, 2015

Taste of Marco 2015

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Come out to Taste of Marco and get a true South Florida experience! Taste of Marco features some of the best dining options from Marco Island all in one place. The festivities are not just for adults, kids are welcome to come along! There will be face painting, games and tons of kids activities throughout the day. 

Taste of Marco will be hosted on April 12th starting at 11am at the Esplanade on Marco Island. Marco Island is a prefect day trip from the Hilton Naples with beautiful beaches, quaint shops, and a variety of dining options. To plan your trip to Marco, click here

April 5, 2015

Easter & Passover 2015 in Naples

Happy Easter and Passover from everyone here at the Hilton Naples
We hope you enjoy all the Spring festivities Naples has to offer! 

April 3, 2015

Naples Relay for Life 2015

Relay for Life is coming to Naples in two weeks! Our Hilton Naples team is participating and we would love for you to join us  on April 17th ! Relay for Life is an event hosted in various cities around the country to support cancer research. Relay for Life hosts approximately 7,000 supporters, volunteers and community members in our Naples area. This local event is geared towards the celebration of those who have fought cancer, are fighting cancer and friends and family of these people.

There are seven steps to the Relay for Life event: the opening ceremony, survivor lap, caregiver lap, opening lap, the luminaria ceremony, individual walking and the fight back ceremony. Throughout the night there will be many booths full of fun games, prizes and yummy treats!Every year has a new theme and this years' is "Come to the Circus"! This is an all night event that goes from 6pm on the 17th to the morning of the 18th. Visitors are welcome to participate in every part of this event and come out to support our team! All revenue generated goes towards the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life will be hosted at Gulfview Middle School, just 5 miles form our hotel. To donate or get more information about our team, click here.