The Sarasota, Sanibel Island and Naples Book: Great Destinations: A Complete Guide by Chelle Koster-Walton
Great Destinations™ puts the guide back in "guidebook." With more than 40,000 copies in print, this best-selling guide in the Great Destinations series dominates the competition in both sales and coverage of these enchanting locales on the Gulf Coast. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include: Chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more!A section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information.Maps of regions and locales.
Chelle Koster Walton, author of the award-winning Caribbean Ways: A Cultural Guide, has penned more than a hundred articles on the region for publications ranging from the Miami Herald to Caribbean Travel & Life. A diver and boater, she has also won the Bahamas’ Cacique Award for international travel writing.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments 9 Introduction 10 The Way This Book Works 11 History: Mangroves, Man, and Magnates 13 Transportation: Blazing the Trail 36 Sarasota Bay Coast: Seashore Sophisticate 47 Charlotte Harbor Coast: Wild and Watery 131 Sanibel Island & the Fort Myers Coast: Sand, Shells, and Serenity 169 Naples & The South Coast: Precious Commodities 253 Information: Practical Matters 317 If Time Is Short 332 Chelle's High Fives 334 Index 341 Lodging Index 362 Restaurant Index 364