It’s that time of year where millions of brackets are busted and work productivity takes a nosedive. That’s right: March Madness is about to commence! If you live in the Fort Myers area, grab a chair, fixate on the TVs, and take long lunches at any of these local sports bars.
Get Your March Madness Fix Around Naples, FL
Photo: The Lodge (thelodgefl.com)
If you’re near Downtown Fort Myers, head to The Lodge, one of the area’s newest original pubs. The Lodge features the area’s biggest LED TV, among many others for you to get your b-ball fix. Take in all the half-court heaves from the comfort of the Lodge’s log cabin-like atmosphere.
For a great mix of basketball and food in Naples, take a seat at Pelican Larry’s Raw Bar & Grille. This pub will be casting all the action on its dozens of televisions, so you won’t have to crane your neck to bask in the glory that is March Madness. Share a few orders of shucked oysters with your coworkers, and enjoy an extended lunch. Continue Reading →
What began as a typical Detroit Auto Show ended with Honda bringing life to the stage. After the announcement of a new Odyssey minivan for 2018 and some additional hybrid options being in the works, Honda sparked a great deal of interest from the NAIAS audience. Here are the major Honda highlights that came out of Detroit.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Wins North American Truck of the Year Award
Being neck and neck in sales with the Civic wasn’t enough for Honda’s CR-V—with the newest 2017 redesign, the CR-V is ready to claim the manufacturer’s top spot. Available in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, the 2017 Honda CR-V crossover is as refined on the inside as it is bold on the outside, sporting more of what we loved in past models, like space, tech, safety features, and a sophisticated style. With this fifth-generation redesign, it’s quite clear that the CR-V is here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s now available for sale at Germain Honda of Naples, FL.
Want to learn more about this best-in-class crossover? Continue reading to see how much love we’re giving the 2017 Honda CR-V, then visit our Honda dealer near Estero, FL, to take one for aGermain Honda Welcomes the New 2017 Honda CR-V test drive.
The CR-V Ups the Ante in Roominess & Features
The new CR-V is built on a Civic-derivative platform, allowing it to expand slightly inside and out. It’s now over an inch longer and wider than last year’s best-in-class model; these added dimensions have opened up the cabin significantly. Legroom feels abundant in both the front and rear, and cargo volume is up to 39.2 cubic feet. Continue Reading →
We all know the year is winding down and a new one is about to begin. Do you know how you’re going to celebrate the beginning of 2017? For those whose New Year’s Eve plans aren’t set in stone, build your night around these exquisite and fun-filled NYE and winter events in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples.
A Viennese New Year’s Eve with the Naples Philharmonic
Photo credit: artisnaples.org
Dance the year away as the dynamic Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, led by world-famous conductor Andrey Boreyko, rings in 2017 from the Artis-Naples stage. Count down from ten as the ball drops, have a celebratory toast (or two) of bottomless champagne and live in the moment.
The concert and post-performance reception begins at 9:00 p.m. on the Hayes Hall stage at the Artis-Naples (5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL). Get your tickets and learn more at artisnaples.org.
Sunset Celebration at Time Square in Ft. Myers
With live music, delectable food, and enough people-watching opportunities to make up a novel, the Sunset Celebration at Time Square on Fort Myers Beach should be full of fun. Grab a beach towel and lawn chair for this evening New Year’s Eve celebration.
The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. and go through the evening along Fort Myers Beach. Check fortmyersbeach.org for details and to set a reminder.
NYE Celebration with Comedian Owen Benjamin
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Laugh till your abs cramp (hey, it’s a great start to your New Year’s weight-loss resolution!) when famed comic Owen Benjamin takes the mic at Off the Hook Comedy Club this December 31st. Known for his roles in several hit films and TV shows, Owen Benjamin blends traditional comedy with music, creating his unique take on stand-up. This New Year’s Eve show features a four-course meal and a free champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight. Continue Reading →
“Not a whole lot,” the best-selling subcompact said, grinding dirt into the ground with the sole of its…tire.
While it may feel like we’re knocking the 2017 Honda HR-V, we promise we’re not. What can be misconstrued as a negative—no enormously game-changing additions to this, the HR-V’s sophomore-year model—is really a positive. Instead of adding superfluous gizmos and unnecessary accessories to its fan-favorite SUV, Honda engineers created a more refined, sophisticated, and mature crossover. And it’s all the better for it.
With each year comes new Honda commercials, ads, and promo videos. Some are incredibly funny, endearing, or lighthearted; some may not speak to everyone. But most do a great job extolling the virtues of driving a Honda vehicle. In this list you’ll find some of our favorite Honda videos from the last few years.
What’s the best way to describe this surreal ad? Our favorite YouTube comment says it best: “I didn’t wanna sleep tonight anyway.” Don’t adjust your monitor when watching this video for the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. Continue Reading →
Across the board, the 2017 Honda Accord cannot be ignored. Available in five trims (the base LX, Sport, Sport SE, EX, and EX-L) and as a two-door coupe, it remains Honda’s most polished package thanks to impressive fuel-efficiency numbers, a spacious interior, and incomparable ride quality. Still, everyone has their rivals, and the Accord is no different.
Camry Photo Credit: motortrend.com
Inarguably the most-sold midsize sedan on the market, the Toyota Camry has been looking down on the rest in its segment for years. But the times are a-changin’, and with the 2017 Accord, Honda is setting their sights on number-one.
Who will win? Let’s compare the 2017 Accord and Camry to find out, once and for all, which mid-size sedan is the vehicle to purchase when shopping for a new car in Naples, FL, or beyond. Continue Reading →
Labor Day is coming up, and we all know this means a well-deserved and long-awaited break from work is almost here! Yes, the perfect long weekend to take an enjoyable and relaxing vacation – that is, if you planned ahead. But who says staying in the comfort of your own home in the Naples/Ft. Myers are can’t be just as nice?
Planning and taking a vacation isn’t always as relaxing as it is made out to be. Between the scheduling of activities, travel costs, and stress of trying to keep everyone happy, vacations can take a lot out of you!
For this reason, at Germain Honda of Naples, your preferred Honda dealership in Naples, Florida, we recommend taking what we call a “staycation.” Save money on vacation costs and stay in the beautiful city of Naples this Labor Day Weekend! There is so much to do right in your backyard, which is why we are sharing our top 7 ideas on how to make your staycation in Naples, Florida the best one yet!
1. Creative Cooking Your Way
Part of going away for a vacation is experiencing new foods and delectable meals at nights out for dinner. Why not become the chef on your staycation and cook up your own delicious meal? Whether you are feeling an Italian night with linguini carbonara or a Mexican dinner with shrimp tacos, there are tons of unique recipes online that you can try! Have some fun with it by putting on some corresponding background music, making some themed decorations, and inviting your friends over to experience your creative cooking. Before you know it, your kitchen table will be turned into the restaurant of your choice for a night! Continue Reading →
Like Michael Jordan in 1993, the Honda Accord Hybrid unlaced its shoes after its 2015 model year and exited the arena, disappointing many of us at Germain Honda of Naples. Now, just a year removed from the hybrid game, the Accord Hybrid is ready to make its glorious return to the court. Boasting a more compact battery, upgraded styling, and improved fuel efficiency, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly looks capable of mirroring His Airness’s post-retirement (and un-retirement) success by setting a new benchmark for eco-friendly vehicles in its segment.
Slotted to be one of the first 2017 Honda models to hit the market here in the Fort Myers area, the four-door hybrid will be available for purchase from Germain Honda of Naples later this season. Continue reading below for more information about the updated midsize sedan, or call our sales team at 877-813-2502 to discuss availability, prices, and set up a test drive at our Honda dealership near Ft. Myers.
The Accord Hybrid Proves that Two Heads are Better than One
Most noticeable on this new Accord Hybrid is the integration of a lighter, more compact lithium-ion battery pack and an updated two-motor hybrid system.
Let’s begin with the battery. Slightly less bulky than previous models—Honda’s claims that the packs are 33% smaller and 13% lighter appear legit—the new battery frees up a considerable amount of space. The sedan’s engineers took full advantage of this newly found roominess by bumping trunk capacity up to a best-in-segment 13.5 cubic feet. The additional space also leads us to the car’s impressive two-motor system, effectively called the “Sport Hybrid i-MMD.” Continue Reading →
Ever since Honda stopped production of the Ridgeline in 2014, fans have been clamoring for a taste of what’s to come. Earlier this year, Honda satiated its fans’ hunger by announcing that the once-beloved truck would make a comeback in the form of its 2017 Honda Ridgeline model.
The newly redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline has officially made its debut, and you can find it now at Germain Honda of Naples. Check back in for more details about its release date, and schedule a test drive at our Honda dealership near Fort Myers by calling us at 877-813-2502.
What’s New with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline?
Postponing production in 2014, Honda engineers went back to the drawing board with the Ridgeline, keeping in mind both Ridgeline fans’ pros and its detractors’ cons.
The 2017 model now boasts a slimmer silhouette, more versatile truck bed and seating arrangements, and a modernized unibody frame. By refining the vehicle from scratch, the company’s engineers crafted a Honda pickup with all the modern flourishes one could ask for. In doing so, the Ridgeline is primed to stand toe-to-toe with its light-duty and mid-size competitors. Continue Reading →