2008

Beach Impressions

For 15 miles, Fort Myers’ McGregor Boulevard is lined on both sides with statuesque royal palm trees, the first 200 of which were imported from Cuba and planted by Thomas Edison.
The first tourist to visit Southwest Florida was Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, who visited Pine Island in 1513 and was later mortally wounded in these same waters by a Calusa Indian arrow.

Zoo in Naples

Rooted in nearly a century of conservation, today's Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with a rich history. In 2014, we celebrated four anniversaries: 95 years as a botanical garden; 60 years being open to the public; 45 years as a zoo; and 10 years since the vote to purchase the land. It's been a wild 95 years with an even more exciting future ahead!

Sandsculpting Festival

Fort Myers Beach sand sculpting event enjoys 22nd successful year.

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.

The 22nd annual American Sandsculpting Championship Festival wrapped up on Fort Myers Beach on Sunday as thousands of spectators gathered to "ooh" and "aah" at the intricate works of art fashioned together by some of the world's foremost sand sculptors.

Everglades Safari Tour

Everglades Safari Park has been in business for over 40 years, helping to showcase South Florida and its attractions to guests from all over the world. Over the years, we have grown into one of the largest and most complete attractions in the heart of the Florida Everglades National Park. We are members of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and are the preferred providers of daily Everglades tours for countless American and European tour operators and cruise lines.