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Readers' Choice Best of the Gulfshore 2018: Attractions

Our readers pick their favorites in Southwest Florida.

 

Winners were determined by hundreds of ballots from Gulfshore Life readers. The top winner is listed first in each category, followed by the  finalists.

FUN FAMILY ACTIVITY

COLLIER

Winner

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

 

Finalists

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

Rising Tide Explorers

 

LEE

Winner

Board and Brush

 

Finalists

HeadPinz Entertainment Center

Lakes Regional Park

Zoomers Amusement Park

 

 

GAME & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

COLLIER

Winner

Chuck E. Cheese’s

 

Finalists

Bounce Naples

Seminole Casino Immokalee

 

LEE

Winner

HeadPinz Entertainment Center

 

Finalists

Gametime Entertainment

Zoomers Amusement Park

 

 

GOLF COURSE

COLLIER

Winner

Bear’s Paw Country Club

 

Finalists

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

Tiburón Golf Club

 

LEE

Winner

The Forest Country Club 

 

Finalists

Bonita Bay

Cypress Lake Country Club

 

 

HISTORICAL SITE

COLLIER

Winner

Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage

 

Finalists

Everglades City

Naples Pier

 

LEE

Winner

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 

Finalists

Koreshan State Park

Shangri-La Springs

 

 

HOTEL/RESORT (CHAIN)

COLLIER

Winner

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

 

Finalists

Hilton Naples

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

 

LEE

Winner

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

 

Finalists

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village

 

 

HOTEL/RESORT (NON-CHAIN)

COLLIER

Winner

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort

 

Finalists

The Inn on 5th

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

 

LEE

Winner

Pink Shell Beach Resort

 

Finalists

Tarpon Lodge

’Tween Waters Inn Island Resort

 

 

NATURE/WILDLIFE

COLLIER

Winner

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

 

Finalists

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Naples Botanical Garden

 

LEE

Winner

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

 

Finalists

Manatee Park

Six Mile Cypress Slough

 

OVERALL ATTRACTION

COLLIER

Winner

The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens 

 

Finalists

Naples beaches

Naples Botanical Garden

 

LEE

Winner

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 

Finalists

Lee County beaches

Pink Shell Beach Resort

 

 

SHOPPING DISTRICT

COLLIER

Winner

Waterside Shops

 

Finalists

Fifth Avenue South

Mercato

 

LEE

Winner

Coconut Point 

 

Finalists

Gulf Coast Town Center

Miromar Outlets

 

 

SIGHTSEEING TOUR

COLLIER

Winner

Rising Tide Explorers

 

Finalists

Naples Princess

Naples Trolley Tours

 

LEE

Winner

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

 

Finalists

Captiva Cruises

Tropic Star of Pine Island Inc.

 

 

SPORTS COMPLEX

COLLIER

Winner

North Collier Regional Park 

 

Finalist

Greater Naples YMCA

 

LEE

Winner

Germain Arena

 

Finalists

CenturyLink Sports Complex-Hammond Stadium

JetBlue Park

 

 

STATE PARK/TOURS

COLLIER

Winner

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

 

Finalists

Everglades City

Rising Tide Explorers

 

LEE

Winner

Lovers Key State Park

 

Finalists

Cayo Costa State Park

Koreshan State Park

 

 

TENNIS FACILITY

COLLIER

Winner

Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center

Finalists

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

Pelican Bay Tennis Center

 

LEE

Winner

The Forest Country Club

 

Finalist

Cypress Lake Country Club

 

 

WATERPARK

COLLIER

Winner

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

 

LEE

Winner

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

 

Finalist

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

 

 

WEEKEND GETAWAY (HOTEL/RESORT)

COLLIER

Winner

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

 

Finalists

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort

 

LEE

Winner

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

 

Finalists

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Tarpon Lodge