From more enjoyable weather to an increase in bustling communities, here are five reasons why the busiest part of the year is the best part of the year. Taylor Crehan/Naples Daily News
There are many upsides to the hustle and bustle of season, the few months where thousands of seasonal residents temporarily increase the area's populatio in Southwest Florida. From more opportunities to enjoy breezier beach days to a chance to meet and mingle with new people wherever you go, here are five reasons why season is the best:
1. Dining options increase
From deals to new menu items, season in Southwest Florida brings more restaurant options. Both full-time and seasonal residents can enjoy an array of food options, from high-end French cuisine to fresh-caught seafood.
2. There are more ways to meet new people
With an influx of residents in Southwest Florida during season, there are plenty of opportunities to mingle and meet new people. From walking around shopping centers to attending local events, there are several ways to strike up a conversation with someone new.
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3. The weather is perfect
While northern states start feeling the effects of colder weather come November, Floridians instead can hit the beach. Season in Southwest Florida sees a small drop in temperature, causing perfect weather for lying in the sand and dipping your toes in the water, without sweating or burning.
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4. There are more things to do
From movie nights in Mercato to BaconFest at the Naples Airport, season in Southwest Florida always brings more things to do. Both year-long and seasonal residents can enjoy an array of performances, festivals and events during season.
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5. Empty communities come alive
Around Easter time next year, season residents will begin to pack up their bags and return to their homes up north. But for now, neighborhoods and gated communities throughout Naples will remain full. What once were empty neighborhoods now come alive with activity.
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