Did you know that Naples, Florida, has repeatedly been ranked one of the best places to live in the United States? In fact, according to a recent Gallup study, Naples is the “healthiest and happiest city in America.” These great accolades are one reason by so many people flock to our great city after they’ve called it a career. If you are planning on spending your retirement here, there are plenty of senior-friendly activities in Naples to keep you busy.
In addition to its beautiful, white, sandy beaches, Naples
has a variety of outdoor activities to help you spend time with nature. The
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers guided tours like bird watches. Or, you can
head to Naples Preserve and pack a barbecue lunch. Many local find the Barefoot
Beach Preserve an ideal spot for fishing.
Naples has no shortage of golfing opportunities. In fact,
with nearly 80 golf courses within the area, there is always a place to
practice your swing. Tiburon Golf Club and TPC Treviso are two of the more
If you are looking for ways to expand your horizons, join
the book club at the Collier County Public Library. You can also sign up for
educational classes there, too. There are also a variety of local dance schools
that offer lessons for seniors.
Whether you’re young or old, the current Buick and GMC lineups have something to offer for your needs. Stop into DeVoe Buick GMC to see just what we’ve got in store.
Finding the right place to take kids and grandkids for a day out isn’t difficult in Naples, Florida, but how do you narrow down your options? Fortunately, Naples is full of fun and educational places to take the kids so you don’t have to compromise. Check out these activities for kids in Naples!
Naples Zoo at
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a great place to
spend a day with the grandkids. Notable wildlife exhibits include a Florida
panther, giraffes, and lions. Dozens of bird and reptile exhibits create a fun,
educational experience that children will enjoy.
Summer isn’t here just yet, but it’s never too early to
schedule a water-filled vacation with the kids. The Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is home to
water slides, a lazy river, and a lap pool. A toddler’s play area is perfect
for younger children too.
Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples gives children the
opportunity to learn through hands-on exhibits. A water play station and banyan
tree allows children to expend their energy and gain knowledge about the world
Located in East Naples, the Naples Botanical Garden is a
quiet, beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The Smith Children’s Gardena
allow kids to work out their energy with a treehouse, chalk artwork, and a
river grass crawl. The educational garden allows kids to learn about Florida’s
various ecosystems first-hand.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly new ride, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and check out our selection.
As the New Year begins, many people set resolutions or goals to help make their life better. However, usually within a month or two, most people have already given up. If you want to find a way to keep your New Year’s resolutions, read the following tips.
1. Set a Realistic Goal
If you make a pie-in-the-sky goal to lose 100 pounds, you are probably going to fail. Instead, make your goal more reasonable, like being more active and eating healthier foods.
2. Make Your Goals Automatic
If you want to save money for a new car, set up a direct deposit from your paycheck to put a certain dollar or percentage amount into savings. Or, if you want to eat healthier, put sliced veggies into your lunchbox for snacks at work so that you aren’t tempted to hit the vending machine.
3. Get Some Help
Almost all of us work better when we have a team to support us. Tell your friends and family about your goals so they can encourage you. You might even find someone with the same resolution, creating a two-way support system.
4. Reward Your Success
When you meet one of your smaller goals, celebrate with something that doesn’t hurt your resolution. For example, don’t go on a spending spree if you are trying to save money or eat a box of chocolates if you are trying to eat healthier.
If your New Year’s resolution is to get behind the wheel of a new luxury vehicle, you can do just that at DeVoe Buick GMC.
Our hometown of Naples is well-known for its sunny beaches in the summertime, but it is often overlooked for its beauty after Labor Day. Fall in Naples is a beautiful thing that you won’t want to miss; here are just a few of our favorite autumnal to-dos:
Visit the zoo
Folks usually think of a trip to the zoo as a summer activity, but the best time to go is arguably autumn. It’s a bit cooler, and the animals are more active and playful. Plus, the crowds of tourists have diminished drastically. Pack your family into your trusty Buick or GMC and head to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Garden this weekend.
See amazing fall colors at Naples Botanical Garden
Florida may not get the same sort of fiery, explosive fall colors as New England, but only a fool would believe you can’t find all your favorite fall reds, yellows, oranges, and more right here in the Sunshine State. One of the best places to check out for autumn hues is Naples Botanical Gardens.
Celebrate the arts during Celebrate the Arts Month
November is “Celebrate the Arts Month,” put on by the United Arts Council of Collier County. All month long, you can participate in your favorite arts and culture in the form of live music, pop-up galleries, student art shows, and a variety of entertainers.
If you need a reliable ride to get around Naples this fall — or any other beautiful season for that matter — stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and check out what we’ve got on the lot.
The pickup truck segment seems to only get more and more competitive by the year, and that’s why the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is more advanced and intelligent than ever before. 2019 GMC Sierra innovations don’t just make it the most cutting-edge Sierra ever built, but arguably the most innovative truck ever put to the road.
Standard on the Denali, SLT, and AT4 trims, the MultiPro™ Tailgate offers six unique functions that makes it smarter and more useful than any other tailgate on the market. Along with opening in the traditional fashion, it has a load-stop panel, can be transformed into a standing workstation, and can fold down for easier access to the cargo box.
The 2019 GMC Sierra boasts its largest truck bed ever, helping it beat out the competition in terms of total volume. In addition, all three bed sizes come with 12 fixed cargo tie-downs that are rated at 500 pounds per corner, making it the industry leader. Later in the model year, the Sierra Denali will be offered with CarbonPro, the first-ever carbon-fiber truck bed, which will boast best-in-class dent and scratch resistance.
The innovative and stylish 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is just one of the star attractions at the DeVoe Buick GMC showroom. Stop in and see more of what we have in store.
Gathering together to catch your favorite team on television is about more than just the actual game. It’s about spending time with fellow fans and, of course, throwing an awesome party. Here are some helpful tips to make your next game day party one you won’t soon forget.
Turn your table into the field with a themed tablecloth! You can follow suit with paper plates, dinnerware for dips and snacks, cups — the whole nine yards. Make it all football themed and make your party more festive.
Show Team Pride
Make it clear who you’re rooting for by decking out the exterior and interior of your home with your team’s colors. You can purchase balloons, hang banners, even decorate your car with your team’s name or favorite player’s number.
Challenge Each Other with Predictions
If you and your friends are competitive, then doing some pregame predictions is a perfect way to kick off your party. Before kickoff, pass out a sheet of open-ended questions that require players to make predictions about the day’s events. What will be the final score? Who will be the fantasy football points leader? Will it rain? Decide on a desirable prize and get your whole team in on the fun.
Stock Up on Team Gear
When you’re cheering for your favorite team, you’ll need some tools to express your fandom. While you can do plenty of clapping and shouting, it’s fun to incorporate cheer gear, like cowbells, mini bullhorns, pom-poms, and more. Set all of this gear out on a table for your guests and let them rip — just be sure to give your neighbors a heads up.
You’ve been waiting all year for the return of football, so kick the season off the right way by getting a new Buick or GMC for your next tailgate party. Stop by DeVoe Buick GMC and check out all the latest vehicles we have in our showroom.
If you love your car and your state, then summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy both to the fullest. Take a ride in your vehicle and make these awesome day trips that are just a short drive away from Naples.
While Fort Myers is a great beach town, there’s more than just the water here. What makes it different is its historical homes, like Thomas Edison’s Botanic Research Laboratory, and Henry Ford’s winter homes (perfect for car lovers).
Even those who don’t live in the Sunshine State are familiar with the Florida Everglades. If you do live here, you have no excuse not to take some time to appreciate its majesty. Everglades National Park as well as the Big Cypress National Preserve both give you a glimpse of the natural beauty that will stick with you.
Matlacha is packed with small-town charm and a great getaway from city life. It’s an old fishing village rich with color and history, as well as antique stores, art galleries, and all kinds of shops. If you enjoy fishing, the famous “World’s Fishing-est Bridge” is a quaint wooden bridge that lives up to its name.
Live the island life for a day at Marco Island — just half an hour from Naples. A day at this island means there are multiple beach fronts and plenty of relaxation ahead of you.
Living in Naples is a blessing in and of itself, and the ability to get to so many breathtaking destinations around the state in just a day’s drive makes it all the more worthwhile. If you need a new ride to explore Florida in, look no further than DeVoe Buick GMC.
Even the best things can get better, which is evidenced with the impending launch of the all-new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali. The high-luxury trim at the top of the GMC Sierra 1500 range will add a number of exciting, segment-first features that make it even more appealing to those who demand luxury.
“GMC ignited the premium truck segment 17 years ago with the original launch of the Sierra Denali,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “The next generation 2019 Sierra Denali establishes a new benchmark in capability and refinement. It exemplifies precision in every detail.”
Because the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali is a full-size pickup, it must be useful on a worksite. Fortunately, the new Sierra Denali is maybe the most functional truck GMC has ever made — it boasts an industry-first MultiPro™ Tailgate with six functions and positions; CarbonPro, the first-ever carbon fiber pickup box with best-in-class dent, scratch, and corrosion resistance; and segment-first features like Rear Camera Mirror and Multi-Color Head-Up Display.
As the Denali name implies, this will also be an exceptionally stylish truck. It will feature 22-inch Ultra Bright aluminum wheels, a larger and bolder face, and more a prominent DENALI nameplate on the tailgate that lets everyone know that you won’t settle for less.
The new 2019 GMC Sierra Denali is set to arrive this fall. For more information, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC around the time the leaves start turning and we’ll tell you how to get yours.
Looking for something fun to do with your four-legged friend? Head to the beautiful Naples Botanical Garden on designated days for their special “Dogs in the Garden” events. Your pooch will have a blast socializing with the other pets while you and your whole family delights in watching them frolic.
Love jazz music and chilling on the beach? Then you can’t miss SummerJazz on the Gulf at the Naples Beach Hotel. Bring a lawn chair and lean back for the 32nd annual festival of jazz. Opening festivities take place on Saturday, June 23rd, but Naples Beach Hotel hosts one SummerJazz event each month through September, so there’s no excuse not to catch a show!
Of all the summer events in Naples, here’s one you can really feel good about participating in. Clean Beaches Week is your chance to give back to the Naples community and beautify our neighborhood. Head to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center on July 5th for buy-one, get-one entry to the exhibits.
There’s plenty to see and do around Naples in the summertime, and there’s no better or more stylish way to do it than from the wheel of a brand-new Buick or GMC vehicle. To get behind the wheel of one, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and we’ll put you one step closer to the ultimate summer.
As the school year comes to close, many families are making plans to celebrate their new graduates. If you have a graduating high school senior in your family this year, here are some great ideas for gifts for graduates that will help send them off to college with the things they need.
In today’s mobile world, everything has a battery that needs to be charged. A portable charger can help give them a boost when there isn’t an available outlet.
If your graduate is taking a car to college, they are going to need money for gas. Give them a gift card for their gas station of choice to help keep them fueled up.
If a car isn’t an option, a bicycle can be the next best thing. Not only will they get to class faster, it is easier and cheaper to park than a car.
A laptop is basically a necessity for modern students—it might even be the most important tool they have at their disposal. By getting your student a laptop that allows them to take notes, look up information, and, sure, enjoy YouTube in their free time, you’re enabling them to get the most out of their education.
A pair of quality headphones can help block out the noise of a loud dorm room while studying. These headphones are more affordable than they’ve ever been, and they come in a variety of styles to help your student stand out.
Encourage your student to do some real-life bonding with the gift of a board game or two. Fun games like Apples to Apples are a perfect way to spend a rainy day with a new roommate or study buddy.
Of course, there may be no greater gift for a college-bound teen than a new vehicle to help get them to class on time. If you’re on the market for a stylish new or used ride for your student, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and peruse our selection.
Richard DeVoe is a proud member of the DeVoe Automotive team. Being the grandson of the DeVoe Automotive founder, Rich has spent much of his time at DeVoe and would love to help you find your next car!