Travel + Leisure Readers Award Naples #3 Favorite



Naples Also Places #27 on List of “America’s Favorite Towns”

NAPLES, FLA., August 31, 2016: Travel Leisure, one of the world’s leading travel publications, lists Naples, Florida at No. 3 on its list of “Favorite Beach Towns In America”  and No. 27 on the list of “America’s Favorite Towns” within its 2016 America’s Favorite Places survey. The six-month survey asked respondents to submit their favorite place and rate it in over 65 categories including affordability, notable restaurants, and public parks.

The magazine’s editors noted in the beach towns ranking that the “tiny resort town on the Gulf Coast has long been a favorite destination for the jetsetters that prefer quiet relaxation over the glitzy see-and-be-seen parties of Miami.” Naples was the highest rated Florida city on the beach towns list, beating out other popular beach spots including Sarasota (#8) and Sanibel Island (#4).

On the list of America’s Favorite Towns, editors noted that Naples ranked for “being quiet, safe, and relaxing. Plus, it scored perfectly for two non-stressful activities – boutique shopping (like the galleries and shops along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South) and spas.”

The world’s most influential travel brand, Travel Leisure, offers insider access to destinations around the globe with a signature mix of smart advice, immersive photography, expert reporting, and award-winning coverage of hotels, food, design, style, culture, and trends.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by such a travel-savvy readership  as one of the country’s best beach towns and as one of the best towns overall” said Jack Wert, Executive Director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. “Not only do travelers appreciate our world-class beaches and diverse array of cultural offerings, but also the overall relaxing vibes that only Naples can offer.”

Travel Leisure’s America’s Favorite Places survey opened on 10/8/2015 and closed on 04/15/2016. It was open to everyone, and ran alongside a sweepstakes. The open-response survey asked respondents to submit their favorite place and rate it in over 65 categories, including affordability, notable restaurants, and public parks. After discarding incomplete ballots and cities that received less than 20 votes, each entry was ranked according to an average score.


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 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 (RSW), which provides nonstop service to 45 destinations on 14 different air carriers. J.D. Power’s 2015 North American Airport Satisfaction Study shows RSW ranks as the #1 medium size airport in the country.

For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit Follow the destination on Twitter and Instagram @ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at

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