Travel information about the southwest region of Florida

From Peace River Valley’s early colonial settlements and the sophisticated offerings of the “Cultural Coast” around Sarasota and Bradenton to the Gulf Islands and the fun of canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing and boating, South West Florida has something for every taste.

The region includes the areas of Charlotte Harbor, Fort Myers/Sanibel, and Naples/Marco Island as well as the Florida Keys.

Naples Florida Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly Hotels Naples Florida

Ocean Front Lodging in Dog-Friendly Naples FloridaContentsOcean Front Lodging in Dog-Friendly Naples FloridaRadisson Beach Resort on Marco IslandHawthorn Suites of NaplesHoliday InnResidence InnStaybridge SuitesLa Quinta Inn Naples DowntownLa Quinta Inn…

Clearwater Dog Friendly Hotels

Dog Friendly Hotels Clearwater

Gulf Front Lodging in Dog-Friendly ClearwaterContentsGulf Front Lodging in Dog-Friendly ClearwaterIs Clearwater Beach Dog-Friendly?Clearwater Pet-friendly hotelsClearwater Dog Parks Clearwater, Florida, is located in the Tampa Bay area, on the Gulf…

Cape Coral Attractions

Cape Coral Attractions For Teens

Attractions in Cape Coral – Especially For TeensContentsAttractions in Cape Coral – Especially For TeensFt. Myers BeachMike Greenwell’s, Cape CoralEdison Mall, Ft. MyersMoviesFossil ExpeditionDing Darling preserveSunSplash Water ParkBoat Rental Cape…

Cape Coral Florida

Things to Do in Cape Coral FL

Why Visit Cape Coral, Florida?ContentsWhy Visit Cape Coral, Florida?Water AccessArea BeachesBurrowing Owls, Manatees, DolphinsAffordable rental homes with private swimming pools on the waterSafeCape Coral Yacht Club BeachCape Coral ShoppingCape Coral…

Gulf Coast Birds Florida

Birds of the Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast BirdsContentsFlorida Gulf Coast BirdsAnhingaBrown PelicanGreat Blue HeronRoseate SpoonbillSnowy EgretWhite Ibis Gorgeous seabirds can be found on any beach or bay coastline, as well as in and around…

Suncoast Beaches Florida

Florida Suncoast Beaches & Parks

Beaches of the Florida SuncoastContentsBeaches of the Florida SuncoastAnna Maria IslandBean PointHolmes BeachManatee County BeachBradenton/Cortez BeachCoquina BeachPalma Sola Causeway ParkLongboat KeyWhitney BeachLido KeyNorth Lido Beach ParkLido BeachSouth Lido Beach and…

Matlacha Park

Matlacha Park Florida

There are swarms of tourists strolling up and down Matlacha‘s main drag this time of year. They check out the shops and eat at places like Great Licks. They also…

Cayo Costa Florida

Cayo Costa

Cayo Costa is a barrier Island off the Southwest coast of Florida near Cape Coral. You can only get there by boat. It’s worth the trip. Cayo Costa State ParkContentsCayo…

Beach Resorts Ft. Myers

Top Ft. Myers Beach Resorts

You’re planning that perfect getaway to Ft. Myers Beach on Estero Island. Now comes the moment of truth. Which resort on this slice of paradise should you book? You have…

Charlotte Harbor Area

Charlotte Harbor The Gulf Islands is located halfway between Sarasota and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf coast. Activity choices range from canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, sailing, fishing and boating to strolls on the beach, shelling, exploring historic communities, shopping and dining.

Fort Myers & Sanibel Area

Fort Myers, on the Gulf Coast between Naples and Sarasota, serves as a gateway to a stretch of islands known for their white-sand beaches, bird life, lush subtropical foliage and recreational opportunities. Known as Florida’s tropical getaway, the area consists of 590 miles of shoreline and 50 miles of shell-filled beaches.

Naples & Marco Island Area

Florida’s Paradise Coast brings together the natural wonder and wildlife of the Everglades with the spectacular white sand beaches of Naples and Marco Island at the southwestern tip of Florida’s Gulf Coast. You don’t have to wander far from Naples’ storied streets to plunge into the wildest and rawest of Florida nature in the Everglades.

Florida Keys – Key West Area

The Florida Keys, spanning some 110 miles and connected by bridges and causeways, are a popular destination for Americans looking for a tropical vacation without leaving their own country. The islands of the Florida Keys run south west from Miami and are a favorite destination for families, couples, watersports enthusiasts and escapees of all kinds. Fishing is one of the Keys’ greatest attractions.