Naples Makes List of Top 10 Most Adventurous Destinations in U.S.

The U.S. Tourism Quality Index Ranks Naples as a Top Outdoor Adventure Destination

Naples, Fla., August 11, 2017 – The U.S. Tourism Quality Index has released the 2017 list of top U.S. Sports & Adventure Vacation Destinations and Naples is No. 9 on the list. The survey was conducted by Resonance, which reviewed the performance of destinations on travel website TripAdvisor.

Resonance's methodology was based on the number of "very good" or "excellent" reviews a destination received on TripAdvisor in the Outdoor Activities and Boat Tours & Water Sports categories when calculating the rankings for Sports & Adventure destinations.

“The white sand beaches and clear, calm waters in Naples serve as an outstanding backdrop for adventure activities, from stand-up paddle boarding and jet skiing to classic coastal favorites like boating and fishing” said Jack Wert, executive director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. “And with Naples’ proximity to Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and the Ten Thousand Islands, visitors and locals have the flexibility to experience more off-the-grid adventures like multi-day kayak expeditions, wilderness hikes or exploration of the pristine cypress swamps in pole boats or on giant swamp buggies.”

The Hawaiian island of Oahu topped the list at No. 1. Other Florida cities to make the Top 10 include No. 5 Destin and No. 6 Miami. The full report can be downloaded at

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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 area 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 48 destinations on 16 different air carriers. For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit Follow the destination on Instagram and Twitter @ParadiseCoast or #ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at

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