January 30, 2015

Mardi Gras Event at Venetian Village in Naples

Venetian Village in Naples is hosting the Venetian Carnival Mardi Gras style on February 7th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.! Celebrate with the family or with your special someone down on Venetian bay with a live opera performance, mask decorating and more! They will also be featuring a complimentary photo op with your Mardi Gras mask. The Venetian Village is lined with many restaurants and shops to complete the carnival experience. Venetian Village is located just 2 miles from the Hilton Naples!
 Click here for more information on the fun and directions to the Village on Venetian Bay 

January 26, 2015

Naples 9th Annual Run for the Paws Event

Looking for something to help the community or just to join a local event on your visit to Naples? Do not forget about our furry friends at the Humane Society Naples! Run for the Paws is a 5k walk/run that is hosted at the Naples Municipal Airport located 7 miles from Hilton Naples. The race will begin at 8 a.m. on January 31, 2015 with a fee of $25.00 to be donated to the humane society. Race registration is available online as well as at the race site starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 7:45 a.m. For more information on directions and registration visit:https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Naples/RunforthePaws5K

January 22, 2015

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary World Wetlands Day Festival

Photo Credit: corkscrew.audubon.org
    Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is once again hosting the festival of learning and fun to celebrate World Wetlands Day. This festival will last from January 31st- February 2nd and includes live music, artwork, and many family friendly activities. The festival will be hosting many special events including all 
day guided walks,
photography opportunitieshikes, and discovery stations. The kids can also join in the fun with special discovery stations made just for them! To begin each day of the festival, a farmers market will be hosted at 9 a.m. 

    Don't forget to get scheduled for any special events before they are all full! The sanctuary is located 25 miles from the Hilton Naples. For more information on special events and directions, visit: http://www.corkscrewwetlandsday.com/home.html

January 19, 2015

Goodland Mullet Festival

photo credit: stansidlehour.net
The Goodland Mullet Festival, Florida from January 23-25th 2015. The festival features the Buzzard Lope Queen contest, Buzzard Lope Princess Day along with fried and smoked mullet.
The festival is held yearly at Stan's Idle Hour Seafood Restaurant just 28 miles from Hilton Naples

photo credit: stansidlehour.net

The Goodland Mullet Festival is  a great place where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the food, the activities, and of course the sun. For more information on select dates and directions, please visit: http://goodland.com/buzzard.htm 

January 17, 2015

Events in Naples for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Photocredit: naplesnews.com
Don't forget to plan your special events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015!

Check out the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in beautiful historic downtown Naples just 5 miles from the Hilton Naples. The parade will take place on January 19th, 2015. It will start at 11:00 a.m. on Broad Ave, be taken through 3rd Street S and ends at 3:00 p.m. on 5th Ave. 

January 16, 2015

Hilton Naples Named WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2015

    Hilton Naples has once again been awarded the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award! This award recognizes our hotel among the top five percent of wedding venues worldwide.
Ashley Sarlo, Hilton Naples Wedding Coordinator, has continued to amaze our newlyweds by surpassing each couples expectations of their dream wedding.

   Read a few excerpts from what our brides rave about their experiences:
"I could not have picked a better place to have our wedding! Ashley is absolutely wonderful and made everything stress free for my husband and I!"..."We couldn't have been happier with our decision to have our wedding at the Hilton Naples. They went above and beyond our expectations and our guests had the time of our/their lives."..."Everything looked spectacular and was done perfectly. The amount on inclusions on their wedding package has to be the best and the best value in the area. No complaints at all!"

Our Always and Forever Package accommodates more intimate weddings of 2-24 people and our Beautiful Beginnings Package includes up to 240 people. Both of our wedding packages accommodate any transportation needs as well as an onsite coordinator. 

January 12, 2015

SWFL Nature Festival in Naples


 The Southwest Florida Nature Festival will be held the weekend of January 16th and includes both field trips around Southwest Florida and lectures at the Rookery Bay Learning Center. Location just 13miles from Hilton Naples. Be sure to register for keynote lectures and field trips ASAP!
Photo to the left is from the 2014 Festival.  Captain Randy, Rookery Bay Reserve’s naturalist guide, holding up two large mollusks locked in a battle to the death during one of his kayak tours on Henderson Creek. The orange one is a horse conch, which makes meals out of other mollusks such as lightning whelks. Kayak tours are available on Friday morning as well as Saturday morning and afternoon. 
For more info check out https://rookerybay.org/learn/swfl-nature-festival.html

January 7, 2015

Naples Nature Walks

photo credit: www.colliergov.net   
                                                                            Come join the locals in a scenic walking tour of Naples' truly beautiful natural attractions. Free nature walks are available year round for Naples visitors and locals. These tours can be either self-guided or led by the park guides and show the untouched scenic view of Southwest Florida. Don't forget to check out these parks on your next stay with us at Hilton Naples!
For more information and directions to your chosen park, visit www.conservancy.org/nature-center/nature-walks

January 5, 2015

Naples Evening on 5th

Don't miss a true Naples special, Evening on Fifth, this Thursday the 8th of January! The event includes shopping, dining and live music.

Photo Credit: Fifth Avenue South Website
Held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on 5th Ave. S. in downtown Naples. Located 5 miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel.

January 4, 2015

Green Market at The Village on Venetian Bay

A new Green Market at The Village on Venetian Bay begins today, January 4, 2015 from 8am - 2pm.

Browse Naples newest farmers market for fresh produce, handmade and homemade specialties, fine foods, and more! More than 20 vendors will gather at the South side of The Village, offering the best of local produce and special food items. 
Guests of the Hilton Naples Hotel can use one of our complimentary bicycles for the easy 2 mile ride to The Village on Venetian Bay.

January 1, 2015

Naples Botanical Garden 'Night Lights' Show

Naples Botanical Gardens Night Luights
Photo credit: Naples Botanical Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Naples Botanical Garden is now presenting the sparkling 'Night Lights' show complete with lights, glowing orbs and sparkling decor that highlights the garden. Performances going on for select nights. Admission $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-14. January 2, 2014-January 4, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. is the last showing. The event will be hosted at the botanical gardens, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112, 8 miles from the Hilton Naples Hotel.