Gulfshore Life
Best of the Gulfshore 2016

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Image owned by Gulfshore Life

Not only is it the holiday season, a time to spend with family and friends lazing away on the beach while you remember why you moved to Naples to escape the cold, harsh winter. It is also the Best of the Gulfshore season! Gulfshore Life, one of the area’s premier lifestyle magazines, comes out with their contest each year. This contest allows residents of Lee and Collier Counties to vote for their favorite businesses, restaurants, services, and places. It could be your favorite marina, that coffee shop you spend hours in, or that golf course you spend your days off at.

The list of categories is long and varied with ones like Historical Site, Cleaning Service, Specialty Market, Wine Store, Date Night (restaurant), Art Gallery, Hair Salon, Caterer, and many more. There are so many categories you may have trouble coming up with a nomination for each one. In the poll (vote here!) you can only pick one place for both Lee and Cbest of 2016ollier Counties for each category. For example, you want to nominate Fresh Catch Bistro¬†for best seafood in Lee County, but you also want to nominate Sunset Beach Tropical Grill as well. You can only pick one for the Lee County slot. But you can nominate a Collier County restaurant as well like Pincher’s Crab Shack or The Riverwalk at Tin City. So one Lee and one Collier County spot per category.

Don’t worry if the list looks daunting, you can just vote on one place if you like. If you are a huge fan of Tin City, and want to pick them for best shopping district, you can just nominate them and finish your voting.

You can get an idea of how voting went down last year by checking out Best of the Gulfshore 2015 winners. There are tons of creative category names like “Best trip to Valencia in a pan”, “Best news for night owls”, “Best forgotten spot”, and “Best place to feel rebellious”.