Coastal Living Awards Naples as a Best Beach Town for Christmas


Shopping, Boat Parades and Festivities Earn Naples Praise this Holiday Season

NAPLES, FLA., December 9, 2016:Coastal Living, the magazine established for those who live or vacation along the Gulf, West and East Coasts, lists Naples, Florida as one of “America’s 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas.” Selected by the magazine’s travel editors, the list recognizes 10 destinations that celebrate the Christmas season with extra sparkle.

The magazine’s editors noted the “truly beautiful window displays” around the Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South areas along with the holiday décor and lights at Naples Botanical Garden. Naples is also acknowledged for celebrating with several festive boat parades, each offering a truly coastal holiday experience.

“The relaxed vibe and local cheer of Naples offer truly wonderful memories for anyone in search of a holiday escape,” said Jack Wert, executive director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are delighted to have been recognized for our tropical take on the holidays and invite visitors to come and enjoy the lights and festivities along with some great shopping.”

The Coastal Living “America’s 10 Best Beach Towns for Christmas” list is available online at


About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades — has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, family attractions and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the Paradise Coast is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 45 destinations on 14 different air carriers.

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