April 27, 2015

Naples Food Tours "Chocolate School"

One of the best ways to experience Naples is through our best industry; food! A great way to do this is with Naples Food Tours. This is a local tour that will take you through the best and well known restaurants in Downtown Naples and includes tastings! During the month of May Naples Food Tours will be Partnering with Olde Naples Chocolate in order to enhance the food tour experience. Now included with this partnership will be a trip to Olde Naples Chocolate to visit their "Chocolate School" make chocolate. To add to the excitement the tour includes over a pound of chocolate bring back to your Hilton Naples Hotel room. You cannot beat that! For more information or to purchase tickets, call   239-404-7884.  Happy vacationing!

April 24, 2015

Tate of Collier 2015

Taste of Collier is coming to town April 26th! This Naples Tradition features live entertainment including performances by local musicians, ice carving, cooking competitions between local chefs and food samples from various local restaurants. Taste of Collier is perfect for visitors to come out and see whats our county does best! 

Taste of Collier is a not-for-profit event that supports many local charities. Admission is $5 for ages five and up, parking is $5 and food tickets are $1 each. The event will be hosted at Bayfront in Naples starting at 11am. Bayfront is located just 4 miles from the Hilton Naples. Don't miss this spectacular local event! 

April 22, 2015

Naples Spring Sidewalk Sale 2015

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As a Naples visitor or resident, one of the most common and easily accessible things to do is shop. There is shopping everywhere. Shopping in our many strip malls, shopping in Coastland Center, shopping in Downtown Naples, shopping in Venetian Village and shopping in Waterside shops. Why not shop for a sale? From April 23rd to April 26th The Village on Venetian Bay will be hosting their annual Spring Sidewalk Sale. This event will feature many vendors all setting up tables of discounted merchandise all along the sidewalks of Venetian Village. With the amazing scenery of Venetian Bay and the many shopping and dining options The Village offers, it is a must for any shopper!

April 20, 2015

ArtsNaples World Festival 2015

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Looking for a reason to get away? The ArtsNaples World Festival hosted in Naples, FL is April 27th until May 10th. The festival includes a lineup of artists from around the globe aimed to provide an insight to the various aspects of culture seen in other parts of the world. There are a variety of events including dance, cinema, opera, fashion, culinary and music specials. Tickets are sold individually per event. Each day of the festival has a schedule of events, some days including one event and others have multiple events scheduled. The venues will be changing based on the event, so be sure to check where your events are scheduled. 

This festival gives great opportunities to those visiting Naples; the festival will ensure visitors see the sites of Naples as well as the unique events our city hosts year round. When planning your getaway, remember Hilton Naples! The Hilton Naples offers a convenient location being in the heart of Naples, with easy access to shopping, dining, the beach and historic Downtown Naples. See you soon! For more information on the ArtsNaples World Festival, click here

April 18, 2015

Free Movie Screening!

One of the biggest struggles for travelers is finding entertainment on their vacations. The beach is beautiful and a fun getaway, but evening activities can sometimes be difficult to find. Naples is just the place to find a large variety of nightlife activities, and for the kids too! One of Naples specials is free movie screenings on the lawn. If you keep your eye out, you are most likely to find one every time you visit.

This week, Mercato is hosting a movie on the lawn. They will be screening Wall-E at 8 p.m. on the 21st. Visitors and locals are welcome to come and join in the fun! Filled with shops, restaurants and various events, Mercato is a great place to enjoy night life for any type of traveler. Mercato is located just 10 miles from the Hilton Naples

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.

April 1, 2015

Sunset Yoga in Naples

Are you on vacation but looking for some way to stay active? We have your solution! Every Wednesday at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park there is sunset yoga class. This class is at a gentle level, so it is open for any levels of yoga. The combination of beach, sunset and gentle yoga is a must for any vacation goers. Get the most out of your Naples experience! Wiggins Pass is located just 7 miles form the Hilton Naples. The class is hosted from 6:45-7:45pm and costs $5 plus park entry fee.