Naples Florida really knows how to celebrate holidays. All the major shopping domains deck the halls with lights and ribbons and throw a series of special events from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Go to the Village Shops on Venetian Bay and Naples Bay for a reliably Florida holiday culture – annual lighted nighttime boat parades. On Fifth Avenue South, a tree lighting celebration, Tuba Christmas performance and holiday parade keep customers, diners and strollers happy throughout the winter. Many of the area’s attractions paint magically for the holidays, including the historic Palm Cottage and Naples Botanical Garden. Local hotels get in the feeling, of course. This listing covers one stand-out, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, where a Teddy Bear Teas and life-size Gingerbread House with Santa Claus thrill the kids. So never worry that the absence of snowdrifts detracts from a Naples holiday period.
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LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
LaPlaya’s gracious, Southern-style lobby, Exercise room, rocky waterfall pool, Thai spa, pool bar, and favorite restaurant menu put it on a level with Miami Beach’s boutique hotels. Rooms show careful attention to detail; some have Jacuzzi tubs, and all are comfortable with four-poster beds, nice linens, goose-down pillows, marble baths, and private balconies. Of its 189 rooms, 141 are beachfront with separate balconies. The “golf” section of the name relates to privileges on a course 15 minutes away. The “beach” part is a bright, rich slice of sands that provides the property’s lush tropical lake and garden.
The Palm Cottage displays a unique part of Naples history. Built in 1895, this famous home is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum that has been renovated to show its previous 19th-century beauty. If the walls could speak at Palm Cottage, they would tell of native parties with the matches of Gary Cooper and Hedy Lamarr in a crowd. A theater displays oral history films telling more stories about Naples Florida. See unusual furniture pieces, antique kitchen devices and heirloom pictures of Naples natives from more than 100 years ago. Visits to the cottage by escorted tour only.
It is dedicated to both performing and visual arts in one architecturally first location. The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra set the center home as appears the Miami Ballet. Its list of events makes a wide swath of entertainment. A Broadway line runs throughout the winter season when the snowbirds gather in. The Artis entertains audiences of up to 1,425 during the year for traveling orchestras, comedians, opera, modern dance, and more than 400 performances yearly. It also holds a 200-seat black-box theater.
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
The Ritz-Carlton altered the face of the Naples resort picture when it came to town a few decades ago. Now there are actually two Ritz-Carlton in Naples. The listing of facilities ranges high and wins the resort all the kudos and prizes the industry provides. Excellent restaurants are open to the public. An inlet boardwalk points to its white-sand beach. Its spa is terrific, with its individual juice bar/good cafe.