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.
There’s no better place to be in the summertime than sunny Naples, Florida. This season, be sure to check out these fun summer events in Naples and make the most of all our lovely sunshine.
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.
There is no truck on the market today that more deftly combines capability and refinement than the GMC Sierra 1500. That fact stands to become even clearer with the impending launch of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, which was revealed in March and has been dubbed by GMC “the most premium Sierra ever.”
“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.”
GMC Sierra Denali Updates
In fact, the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali will offer numerous exclusive, industry- and segment-first technologies that only further separate it from other so-called luxury trucks. This includes the first-ever MultiPro Tailgate, which offers six functions and positions for more versatility at work and at play; the industry’s first carbon fiber pickup box—the Carbon Pro, which offers best-in-class dent-, scratch-, and corrosion-resistance; and the segment’s first-ever application of a multi-color head-up display and Rear Camera Mirror.
These features bolster refined exterior and interior styling, enhanced versions of Sierra’s 6.2-liter V8 and 5.3-liter V8 engines, and an all-new 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine. From the jump, it’s evident that there’s a lot to love about the new 2019 GMC Sierra 1500; stay tuned to this space for more information on this incredible pickup truck as we get closer to seeing it in the DeVoe Buick GMC showroom later this fall.
The month of March is the best month for basketball fans, which means that it’s also the best month for basketball fans to get together and watch all the action over food and drinks. If you want your March basketball party to go from a layup to a rim-shaking slam dunk, you might want to consider these fantastic recipes.
March basketball is better with hot wings, and what better way to enjoy wings than with a delicious, homemade blue cheese dip?
Impress your guests by baking your own pizza rather than phoning it in from the local pizza joint. Smoked ham and fresh mozzarella add a homemade touch to this gameday fave.
Add some yummy seafood to your menu by coating shrimp in a delicious mixture of spices and coconut, then baking for just 10-12 minutes. Not a fan of shrimp? Experiment with chicken tenders instead.
You only need 30 minutes to make this indulgent dip, which includes jalapenos and pepper jack cheese to turn up the heat a little bit.
It’s good to have a non-alcoholic option for beverages at your March basketball party, so have this fresh iced tea with a bit of summery citrus handy to wash it all down.
You don’t want to wait until the buzzer before you start putting together your March basketball party plans. If you need more groceries than your old ride can handle, stop into DeVoe Buick GMC and get a homecourt advantage with a new Buick or GMC.
Having the perfect day in Naples is easy. Here’s some ideas.
Pick the Perfect Place to Stay
Naples is the only place to have two Ritz-Carltons, which make the hotel the perfect place to stay. Get a beach view at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, sitting on three miles of sand and sun.
Start your day off ride by opting for locally-made coffees at Kunjani Craft Coffee & Gallery.
Make your way through the mangroves on Cocohatchee River to experience brunch at the Bay House. Its hidden location makes it a great spot for a relaxing brunch.
Stroll the Pier
Head to the Naples Pier to enjoy its nostalgic vibe, look at the ocean, and then head down to the beach for some much-needed relaxation.
One of the most beautiful sights in Naples is that of Gordon Drive, where sightseers can rent a bike or scooter to view the stunning Mediterranean-style houses and mansions.
Grab Gourmet Pizza
Have a dinner that’s both atmospheric and beautiful at Timeless – An MHK Eatery, a new food marketplace that features traditional coal-fired pizzas as its centerpiece, as well as stunning design and architecture.
Make sure to fill your day with great food and a fun atmosphere as you’re having the perfect day in Naples, Florida.