Southwest Florida is in many ways the crowning jewel of the Sunshine State. The subtropical weather means 365 days of boating, golfing, fishing, paddling, hiking, and Everglades activities, not to mention a wealth of great restaurants, cultural activities, shopping, and the Arts. The beaches here are consistently top-rated among the best in the nation, offering great swimming, family fun, and some of the best shelling in the entire world. There is so much to see and do from Charlotte Harbor to the Ten Thousand Islands!