When I was eight years old, my family left snowy New Jersey for sunny Florida. While I vaguely remember some of my time in the cold, those memories fade more and more every day. In fact, fourteen years later I’ve become a true, warm-blooded Floridian. Said differently, each winter I tend to forget about family and friends back home who are freezing and longing for the warmth I take for granted. For whatever reason I simply assume everyone enjoys the same pleasures I do year round – sun-filled days; amazing beaches nearby; a plethora of lakes just a stone’s throw away; friends with boats who hit the open sea every time they have a moment or two; that every restaurant serves the fresh catch of the day, no matter what the cuisine is; or that beach weddings are more popular than church weddings.
Can you relate?
Well, truth be told, my misguided beliefs are shattered every fall and winter when the phone begins to ring. It doesn’t matter if the call is from New York or Minneapolis, St. Louis or Pittsburgh – if it’s wintertime, they’ll be saying the same thing – I wish I was there.
Are you that caller?
Are you the one that “wishes you were here”?
If it is, quit wishing and do something about your “cold” situation. Today is the perfect time to make plans for that Florida trip you’ve been dreaming of – plus, I can quit feeling guilty. And yes, if I have room, you are more than welcome to stay at my place. But to be honest, I think you can do better; like finding the perfect beach destination that will mean everything to you and your family. So many great beach destinations, but one of my favorites that you might want to consider is The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Naples, Florida is an incredible vacation destination.
So, don’t be that “I wish I was there” person.
Whether you’re with your family, your best friends, the love of your life, or traveling solo, there’s something about the sunshine and the sound of the crashing waves that renews the soul. I know, because I get to live it every day.
It’s time to leave the cold behind. The sunshine is waiting.
See you soon.
There’s summer vacation — and then there’s summer vacations you can’t explain with a postcard. While plenty of travelers have their go-to spots for each season, there are some annual trips that ignite excitement, force you to think differently and have you telling the stories of your experiences for years to come. Regardless of how many passport stamps you’ve collected or countries you’ve checked off your must-go list, there’s always that one place you go back to over and over again because, well, it’s special!
That one place is SummerJazz at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, where drink in hand, breeze in hair, and jazz in the air is the call of the day, all summer long.
This Year Marks the 34th Consecutive Year of the Fun, Free Concert Series in Naples, Florida, and with the historic hotel closing in 2021, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss one of the final two concerts. The “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series combines a diverse array of musical entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf, breathtaking sunsets, refreshing breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is the perfect backdrop by which to book you family vacation.
Each concert is held on the AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. Each concert goes from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Pocket Change
This talented 6-piece band will perform at SummerJazz for the seventh time. The high-energy band, known for its showmanship, superb vocals and hard-driving rhythms, performs Motown, Funk, R&B, Soul, and Dance/Party music. The band has opened for Sean Paul, Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
- Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Ari & The Alibis
Another new addition that will conclude the SummerJazz series. The gifted 5-piece band has been receiving impressive accolades since it formed in 2013, which includes being nominated for “Best Local Band” in the Tampa Bay area, and powerhouse vocalist Arielleh “Ari” McManus for “Best Jazz Vocalist” in the Tampa Bay area. Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues, Soul and Rock, the band has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For so many, summer is a time when their family feels most alive. Do you feel that way? It’s a time when we are inspired to seek out new adventures, to explore, to make memories at the beach, and perhaps, to enjoy the amazing SummerJazz series on the Gulf. What’s not to like? SummerJazz by night, and by day, families and couples alike walking our beaches when the world is quiet and still – at least for a brief moment; when you get to hear the whispers of the soft ocean breeze and the call of the sea.
If you’re interested in staying at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club during SummerJazz weekends, contact the resort for best available rates and packages by calling (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or online at NaplesBeachHotel.com.
Hope to see you at SummerJazz 2019.
It’s hard to imagine a destination that has better beach access than The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which of course also makes it the perfect location for family vacations, retreats, reunions and everything in between. This amazing historic property not only sits oceanside, but the gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico beckon visitors daily to enjoy the sun, sand and sea that only Naples, Florida can offer. Couple this with the balmy gentle sea breezes and some of the most amazing soft white sand beaches, and you’ll wonder what took you so long to visit.
If you’re powerless over flip flops, sunshine, balmy breezes, 7-miles of pristine white sand beach, and an umbrella thingy in your glass, it’s time for you to think about your next getaway – Summer vacations are is just around the corner, so you may want to think about the historic AAA-Four-Diamond Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.
Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and our own championship golf course, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will be at the heart of your Naples, Florida vacation experience. From signature palm trees that sway effortlessly in the calm Florida breezes to high-end shopping, sophisticated dining, and world-class culture nearby, there’s nothing quite like the laidback elegance of our resort.
Plus, you’ll be delighted with all the wonderful amenities just outside your front door including beachfront pools, whirlpool, spa, salon, fitness Center, tennis, and of course dining and entertainment at HB’s on the Gulf and our Sunset Beach Bar & Grill.
What are you waiting for? Book your summer getaway today. You won’t regret it. No doubt, if you are looking for a relaxing break and the chance to have fun and pamper yourself at the same time, Naples, Florida is the place to be. The natural beauty of Naples is world-renowned, and there are countless opportunities to enjoy it up close and personal.
Whether it’s parks, museums, beach, spa, incredible time or simply down time with family or significant other, Naples and The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is the place to relax, unwind and indulge.
Connecting with family and friends is what life’s all about, right? Reunions, mini-getaways, anniversary celebrations, 50th birthday, engagement parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, and everything in between. We also know however, it can be hard to gather the troops, find the right Naples Event Venue, and get the ball rolling.
Our advice. Just do it.
For many, vacation means lounging by the pool, taking a refreshing swim in the the Gulf of Mexico, walking with the family on the most beautiful white sand beach, playing 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, or just hanging out at the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill. Well at least if you’re staying at this Florida Beach Resort…The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club that’s how you might view vacation…and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, there is everything right about that!
But if you’re one of those people who want all of that, and then some, know that there are a lot of options and adventure to be had in Naples, Florida. Everything from major attractions to awe-inspiring tours or family activities are a stone’s throw away. If you’re planning to stay at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, consider some of the great vacation options right at your doorstep.
Did you begin the new year talking about health and wellness?
Yes, there is the diet, the weight room, running 5 miles a day, vitamins, etc., etc., etc. But we have an inside source that says the best way to get off to the perfect “wellness” start is to take a vacation; and more specifically, a beach vacation.
OK, sounds self-serving for The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, not to mention that you might wonder why you’d take a vacation now when we can still see the holidays in our rear-view mirror. But think about it. Really turning the page on “being well” takes a clear mind…a stress-free mind, and nothing can set the table better than a beach vacation. You know we’re right.
Growing up, Memorial Day pretty much marked the beginning of summer season for many around the country. It was the day when the public pools opened, summer baseball was in full swing and when most families gave serious thought about where they were going for vacation. But as Labor Day approaches, we all know that this is the time of year to put a little fire in your romance – to find time to connect again.
How many states in our amazing country can match the mythology of Florida? Go ahead; we’ll wait for an answer. That’s right, none! Not one. I know, perhaps we are a bit jaded, but as locals who have spent a lot of years living in Paradise – Naples, Florida – we can heartily attest to the fact. Sure, you’ll occasionally be trapped in the fast lane behind a Buick going 35 miles per hour under the speed limit with the left blinker eternally flashing, but you’ll also reap the benefits of an absolutely incredible state. To appreciate what Florida offers, you gotta veer off the beaten path. Consider Naples – just a beach destination, right? Of course not, although we will admit the beaches are beyond awesome! But this destination is also packed with so many other exciting things to do.
According to TripAdvisor, Florida is the state with the most things to see and do; we would heartedly agree. And one of the most popular things to do each summer in Naples is to get your beach chairs ready for an amazing Southwest Florida tradition…SummerJazz on the Gulf!
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will kick off its 33rd annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series on Saturday, June 23, 2018, with a free concert by Show Biz Kids, and then will continue with a concert one Saturday per month (June through September) throughout the summer.
Do you remember when spending a beautiful day playing a round of golf was one of the most productive business meeting tools you could use. I have fond memories of not only getting some pretty significant business accomplished on the golf course, but building relationships that remain strong to this day. These recollections made me think about how busy we all are, and how we seem to come up with every conceivable excuse for why we can’t put one or two days aside to MEET, away from the noise and stress of it all. AND WELL, a corporate golf event is a great way to do just that!