Nestled in the Southwest corner of Florida, Paradise Coast encapsulates the stunning cities and towns of Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades City. The county stretches far, with miles of protected, scenic land making up the Everglades National Park. In Naples, immerse yourself in the luxury beachfront aesthetic by strolling between the quaint streets and beach. On top of it all, with its incredible sports venues, Paradise Coast is the perfect place to play while soaking up a world-class vacation.
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In recent years, Paradise Coast has focused on expanding sports with the building of the premier Paradise Coast Sports Complex & Entertainment Center. This massive complex is being built in phases. Phase 1 is complete and features 4 professional grade multipurpose turf fields and a 3,500-seat championship stadium with a jumbotron. Currently, 4 additional turf fields are being added and are expected to be complete in 2022. At its completion, teams can expect 21 multi-purpose fields that are perfect for lacrosse, soccer, football, etc., as well as baseball/softball diamonds.
This outdoor venue covers every touchpoint of a sporting event experience, both before and after the game. Players and families are immediately greeted with a beautiful welcome center and a merchandise shop where clothing can be created and printed right there. Further, The Market, an onsite food truck pavilion, and The Cove Beer & Wine Bar, an outdoor upscale concession area, provide the perfect spaces to unwind and refuel. There is also an outdoor fitness center onsite called The Factory. To top it all off, the venue features a 32-acre lake beach area and the Great Lawn Entertainment Center for a larger crowd.
“Paradise Coast is home to a variety of venues that are high in class. We have the ability to bring in multiple sports here. Moving forward, it’s going to be our new sports complex that will be the biggest factor in setting us apart,” Paul Beirnes, Executive Director Naples, Marco Island & Everglades CVB, shares.
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Enjoy the water – With 30 miles of white sand beaches, carving out time to enjoy some time in the sand or the water is a no brainer here. Whether you’d like to experience boating, fishing, and paddle boarding or enjoy a relaxing beach day on the white sand, Paradise Coast has it all.
Explore the Everglades – A trip to Paradise Coast would be incomplete without a tour of the Everglades. A 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem on the Southern tip of Florida, Everglades National Park is a truly one-of-a-kind natural wonder. Try out a 90-minute boat tour with Everglades Florida Adventures. This charter group heads out four times daily from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in beautiful Everglades City, Florida.
Fine dining and shopping – Head to Naples for an array of fine dining and shopping options. Its stunning downtown maintains a quaint, small-town feel dotted with boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and art galleries. At the end of the day, stroll over to Naples Beach and Naples Pier for an incredible Gulf sunset.
Of course, a trip to Paradise Coast means a plethora of beach resort options to call home. The area is lined with beachside resorts as well as mid-range inland hotels. “We have two Ritz Carltons here and a range of beachside resorts for those looking to indulge. We also have plenty of mid-range hotels more inland that are very sports-friendly,” Beirnes says. For folks flying in, Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers is only a 25-minute drive from Paradise Coast. This destination is a wonderful getaway any time of year to play your sport and enjoy the sunshine. For more travel suggestions, head to Paradise Coast’s site here.
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