February 28, 2014

Free, Family-Friendly and Fun

Looks like a Free, Family-Friendly and Fun event is happening at the Village on Venetian Bay this weekend.   Venetian Village is located two miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel

February 26, 2014

Free Admission for Children to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Take a relaxing ride along the Gordon River.  Electric Boat Tours are part of the fun when you visit The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 
Boats run from 10am to 3pm daily and anyone over the age of 2 years old can enjoy the tour.  
Electric boat tours are included in the price of admission for non-members.  
Admission prices are: 
$12.95 Adults
$8.95 - Children 3 to 12
Free for children under three. 

For a limited time, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is offering free children’s admission with the coupon.  Just click on the hyperlink below and print.
Free admission for children to The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Coupon

To make reservations for the Electric Boat Tour, call 239.403.4207.  Guests of the Hilton Naples Hotel can stop by our Concierge desk located in the lobby for more information.  

February 21, 2014

Dennis Goodman Photography at the Naples National Art Festival

Yesterday we mentioned the Naples National Art Festival will be held this weekend.  While making the rounds with all the artists, make sure to stop by Booth 182 which is located directly behind the von Liebig center on the "circle" which is on the main walkway (not on the street).  

Dennis Goodman featured
 on the cover of Gulfshore Life

Dennis Goodman is a well known local photographer in Naples.  He has donated much of his time and talent to several organizations, including the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples Botanical Gardens and Rookery Bay.  His stunning images have been on the covers of several local magazines including the Annual Visitors Guide for Gulfshore Life Magazine.  Just this month one of his images was recently chosen for the top 100 Natures Best photos 2013 in Audubon magazine.

Dennis says "My inspiration comes from the beauty in nature and it has become spiritual expedition as well. 
My goal as an artist is to showcase the beauty and wonders of God’s amazing creations that surround this world today as I see it. Touching the emotions of another and to have them experience the photograph as if they were taking the picture is my focus."
My new favorite Dennis Goodman image 
In addition to this weekend's Naples National Art Festival, fans can view Dennis Goodman Photography at his gallery, Gallery 152, located 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road.  He is also conducting several Nature Photo Workshops and Excursions over the next few months which are building quite a following and garnering great reviews. When you do stop by Booth 182, congratulate Dennis as he and his wife, Kristen, will be celebrating 20 years of marriage next week.

The Naples National Art Festival will be held at Cambier Park which is located 5.5 miles south of the Hilton Naples Hotel.

February 20, 2014

Naples National Art Festival

Naples is enjoying sunny skies and a light breeze this weekend.  The weather is tailor-made to be the host the Naples National Art Festival, ranked in the top 10 fine art festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the high quality art and the live performances that take stage in the Cambier Park Band Shell.  The festival is located in Cambier Park and 8th Street South in Naples.Time is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Guests of the Hilton Naples Hotel can stop by the concierge desk for more information. 

February 14, 2014

America's Best Idea Is Even Better When It's Free!

One of my favorite things to do is grab my camera and take the straight drive down US 41 to head for The Everglades. 
This weekend you can enjoy free admission to all National Parks in America, including The Everglades National Park. 

A couple other places to visit while heading into the Florida Everglades:
Camellia Street Grill
Stop for lunch in Everglades City - the Rod & Gun Club is an old Florida-style experience for lunch with a screened in porch and great memorabilia.  For an outdoor, laid back lunch, my personal favorite is the Camellia Street Grill. Their grouper sandwich is fresh and fabulous and I can't get enough of their french fries. They will also have live entertainment Friday and Saturday starting at 6:30pm.  
Airboat Tours are also a fun way to enjoy the Everglades.

The Everglades National Park is about a 45 minute drive south of the Hilton Naples Hotel. To find out more, please stop by our Concierge desk located in our lobby.

America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free!

Valentine's on Venetian Village

Enjoy live entertainment and a complimentary sweetheart photo op as you take advantage of a romantic Valentine's Day evening at Village on Venetian Bay

Stroll, shop and dine while absorbing the whimsical and romantic wonder of twinkling bay lights.
Hilton Naples Hotel is located 2 miles from Venetian Village.  

February 9, 2014

Countdown to The ACE Group Classic Golf Tournament in Naples

The ACE Group Classic Golf Tournament is coming to Naples this week.  Televised nationally on The Golf Channel, the Tournament annually attracts the strongest field of competitors from the Official Money List and legends from the World Golf Hall of Fame.

things to do in Naples, Naples Hilton Hotel
The ACE Group Classic Golf Tournament
The biggest winner of all, however, is charity. The  Host Organization is The First Tee of Naples/Collier which helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching values like integrity, respect and perseverance.

According to the National Golf Foundation, Naples ranks #1 in its national Golf Holes Per Capita surveys. With 90 courses in Collier County, there are plenty of choices for pleasure or punishment, depending on your view of the game.

The Tournament runs from February 10 - 16, 2014.  Guests of the Hilton Naples Hotel can get more information by stopping by the hotel concierge desk located in the lobby.

February 5, 2014

Have a Weekend You Can Brag About on Monday

Hilton Naples Hotel Deals
Photo credit: Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB
The high at the Hilton Naples is forecasted to be 80 degrees and sunny this weekend.  

For this weekend only, 2/7/14 & 2/8/14, Hilton Naples has limited rooms available at our lowest winter rates this year. 

At $184 per night, this deal is looking is hot:  Go to our Hilton Naples Website to book your special rate using corporate code N2772318.  

Flip Flops in February ~ Leave your scarves and gloves behind. 

This last minute deal rate is only good for the nights of 2/7/2014 & 2/8/2014 and cannot be used on existing reservations or extended stays.