What's Hot: Marco Island and Naples

October 18, 2018 Cassie Uecker

Florida has always been an ideal location for meetings and events—beach, sun, sand, warm ocean, golf—what’s not to love. But one particular area in the Sunshine State is really making a name for itself as a hot MICE location: Marco Island and Naples. Located along what’s known as the Paradise Coast, Marco Island and Naples offer visitors tropical beauty with unparalleled beaches. Easily accessible from Southwest Florida International Airport with many non-stop flight options, Marco Island and Naples provide groups a luxurious retreat with a touch of elegance.

Planners will appreciate the many resort, hotel and off-site venue options in the area. Area resorts and hotels offer spacious meeting space with ample breakout space. To truly make your event unique, there are plenty of distinctive off-site options as well—surround your guests with lush nature on a white sand beach or at the Naples Botanical Garden, take a walk on the wild side at the Naples Zoo or NGALA Wildlife Reserve, or rev up your engines at the Revs Institute, home to an expansive vintage car collection.

In addition to the array of beautiful backdrops for off-site events, the area has abundant options for group activities. With the world renowned Everglades close by, treat attendees to an airboat ride, and a chance to spot a gator, through the subtropical “River of Grass.” This World Heritage Site offers canoeing through mangroves, hiking, fishing and backcountry excursions. But if your attendees aren’t much of the outdoorsy type, Marco Island and Naples have the outstanding restaurants, shopping, beaches, spa and golf that Florida is known for.

Considering Florida for your next meeting or event? Be sure to check out Marco Island and Naples, a true paradise combining natural beauty and adventure.




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