Naples is No. 2 in "Best Florida Beaches" (U.S. News and World Report: Travel)
Naples is in No. 3 in "Top 10 Beaches in Florida" (Travel Channel)
Naples is No.9 on "100 Best Places to Retire for 2014" (topretirements.com)
Naples is No. 7 on "12 Best Golf Vacations" (U.S. News and World Report) This is #7 in the WORLD! We are ranked right in the middle of such legiondary golf meccas as the Scottish Highlands, Hilton Head, Bermuda and Kauai.
Naples is No. 6 of "12 Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA" (U.S. News and World Report: Travel) This list includes, in order, the big island of Hawaii, the U.S. Virgina Islands, Yellowstone, Sedona, the Outer Banks, Naples, Napa Valley, Lanai, Maui, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, and Martha's Vinyard, rather illustrious company by any standard.
Four Naples golf communities are in "America's Top 100 Golf Communities" (Travel+Liesure Golf) Of the 17 communities in Florida on this list, Naples has four! (Grey Oakes, Mediterra, Fiddlers Creek, and Twin Eagles)
No. 1 in "Best Hotels in Florida" (U.S. News and World Report: Travel) goes to the Ritz-Carlton on the beach in Naples, and No.3 is the the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Not too bad, also considering that we are the only city in the world with TWO Ritz-Carltons!
Bill Van Arsdale