WELCOME TO NAPLES
This portal was created to help you plan your visit to Naples by introducing you to some of the fabulous places to visit during your stay. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all options, but recommendations of some of my favorites. As you encounter things you love to do that are not on this list, please let me know so I can add them.
Enjoy your stay!
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PLACES TO STAY
THINGS TO DO
DINE & SHOP
This is one of my favorites. The Edgewater is a boutique hotel that sits right on the white sand beaches. There are some rooms that accept pets.
Address: 955 7th Ave S
Phone: (239) 435-9600
This is a newer hotel that overlooks the internal waterways. There is a nice pool area overlooking the docks. It is very convenient to Downtown Naples and Tin City. They accept pets.
Address: 1345 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 775-1000
INN ON FIFTH
This boutique hotel is right downtown providing ideal proximity to shops, dining, entertainment and beaches.
Address: 699 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 403-8777
RITZ CARLTON - BEACH
This luxury hotel sits right on the white sand beaches and may be a nice treat if you want to splurge.
Address: 280 Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL 34108
Phone: (239) 598-3300
Naples Grande is not one of my personal favorites but it is popular. It is near the water but separated from the beach by mangroves. You can take a tram to the beach. Naples Grande has an offsite golf course available so you can enjoy the beach and golf during your stay.
Address: 475 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (239) 227-2182
RITZ CARLTON - GOLF
If you want to get some golf in, the Ritz allows play on the beautiful Tiburon golf course.
Address: 2600 Tiburon Dr, Naples, FL 34109
Phone: (239) 593-2000
Bellasera provides a sophisticated, tropical retreat with a Tuscan twist. The onsite Claw Bar and close proximity to everything make this a great option.
Address: 221 9th St, S, Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (855) 923-8196
The Escalante is a boutique hotel in the historic downtown area of Naples with a cozy poo with lush surrounds. Use of bicycles and shuttle service.
Address: 290 5th Ave S.
Phone: (239) 659-3466
The Trianon Old Naples offers a refined style and a truly superb location, just a short stroll from all the excitement of downtown Naples.
Address: 290 5th Ave S.
Phone: (239) 659-3466
THE LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT
Step onto the beach from your private oceanfront guest room at this beach resort with golf privileges at the course that is a short 15-minutes away.
Address: 9891 Gulf Shore Dr N.
Phone: (239) 597-3123
JW MARRIOTT - MARCO ISLAND
If you don't mind a bit of a drive to Naples and you want to enjoy beautiful wide white sand beaches and a newly updated JW Marriott, you may want to check this one out.
Address: 400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: (239) 394-2511
The Naples Zoo was opened in September 1969 in Naples, Florida, in what was once the gardens for botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling's collection of plants. The gardens were neglected after Nehrling's death, but reopened in 1954 by Julius Fleischmann.
Address: 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34102
This is the golf capital so there are many... a good number are private courses but here are some public options
2021 Topgolf Way, Ft. Myers
5531 Six Mile Commercial Ct, Ft. Myers
Arrow Head Golf
2205 Heritage Greens Drive.
7335 Premier Drive
Tiburón Golf Club
2620 Tiburon Dr
1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples, FL 34120
8004 Lely Resort Blvd.
5375 Hibiscus Drive
Old Corkscrew Golf Club
17320 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Raptor Bay Golf Club
23001 Coconut Point Resort Dr,Bonita Springs
16161 Tamiami Trail E
NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDENS
Naples Botanical Garden is 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that features plants from around the world. We are also the youngest garden in history to receive the American Public Gardens Association’s prestigious Award for Garden Excellence.
Address: 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
Home of the Naples Philharmonic and The Baker Museum. Artis—Naples is the premier center for the arts in Southwest Florida. The Baker Museum is part of the Artis—It houses a diverse collection of art in a three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility. Over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts
Address: 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34108
Phone: (239) 597-1111
Sweet Liberty is a Catamaran offering water cruises.
Address: 880 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 793-3525
Island Sailing Naples - Experienced sailors can bareboat Island Dreams, our 31' Catalina.
Address: 800 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 398-1483
In addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venue offers a wide variety of choice entertainment.
Address: 1000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero, Florida 33928
Rehearsal & performance venue for a professional theater troupe producing their own plays.
Address: 755 8th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 261-7529
GOLISANO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF NAPLES
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a museum for children in Naples, Florida, United States, with the mission "To provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together"
Address: 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL 34109
Phone: (239) 514-0084
SUN AND FUN LAGOON
This kid-friendly park features waterslides, a lazy river, a kids' water play area & diving pools. The water park is part of a much larger Collier County Park with soccer fields, baseball/softball fields and other outdoor activities.
Address: North Collier Park 15000 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL 34109
NAPLES PARKS & BEACHES
Naples has some beautiful parks, some of which are on the beach.
CAMBIER PARK: 755 8th Ave S, Naples, FL 34104
BAKER PARK: 50 Riverside Cir, Naples, FL 34102
FLEISCHMANN PARK: 1600 Fleischmann Blvd, Naples, FL 34102
LOWDERMILK BEACH/PARK: 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34102
CLAM PASS BEACH: Seagate Drive & Crayton Road, Naples, FL 34108
VANDERBILT BEACH: At the far West end of Vanderbilt Road 34109
WIGGINS PASS BEACH/PARK: 11135 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108
CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY: 375 Sanctuary Rd W, Naples, FL 34120
GORDON RIVER GREENWAY PARK
The 140-acre Gordon River Greenway Park provides an ecological corridor in the heart of urban Naples that offers visitors the opportunity to view wildlife and gain an appreciation for Southwest Florida’s natural beauty. The 2.5 miles of asphalt, mulch, and boardwalk trails meander through six different native plant communities and are designed for passive recreational activities such as: walking, jogging, biking, roller-blading and skateboarding. The park is leashed-dog friendly and contains: fishing and look-out piers, a kayak/canoe laugh with storage rack, bike racks, restrooms with water fountains, a playground with a tree-house, and picnic pavilions.
Address: Entrances at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road & 1596 Golden Gate Parkway
CONSERVANCY OF NAPLES
At the Nature Center, guests get connected to conservation through hands-on interactive experiences in the Dalton Discover Center, on our famous electric boat tours and in our Little Explorer Play Zone.
Address: 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
EVERGLADES WONDER GARDENS
Established in 1936, this attraction features botanical gardens & wildlife enclosures. Today, the Gardens are home to rescued birds and reptiles nestled among the old growth plants.
Address: 27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
NAPLES PRINCESS CRUISES
Naples Princess offers sunset cruisers, dinner cruises and other excursions.
Address: 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 649-2275
EVERGLADE AIRBOAT RIDES
A cool experience to jump on a fast moving airboat to take in the natural beauty around. There are several different companies to provide air boat rides. Here is a short list to start with.
Whether you want to go deep sea fishing or fishing on the internal waterways, there are plenty of options. There are several different companies to provide air boat rides. Here is some to consider.
NAPLES TROLLEY TOURS
See the very best of Naples on board a vintage Trolley and enjoy our fully-narrated Trolley Tour covering over 100 points of interest.
1010 6th Avenue South, Naples, FL | 34102
NAPLES SEGWAY TOURS
The Segway tour will offer a fantastic orientation and give you a great opportunity to see all of the sites. For the locals, we’re sure you will learn new facts and stories about Naples that you’ve never heard.
1010 6th Avenue South | Naples, FL | 34102
What better way to see all the beautiful surroundings and sea life than by kayak?
Address: 13535 Vanderbilt Dr, Naples, FL 34110
Address: 951 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Their large or small group tours are able to accommodate all cycling levels and they personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island or the Natural Everglades.
GROUP PEDALING TOURS
Looking for a fun way to spend time with your friends and family while seeing some of the Naples surroundings? You may want to given these fun alternative a try.
NAPLES PEDAL PUB
8957 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34108
NAPLES CYCLE BOATS
2880 Becca Ave, Naples, FL 34112
OTHER KIDS ACTIVITIES
Not necessarily looking to explore Naples, but rather let the kids spend some extra energy.
Coral Cay Adventure Golf
2205 Tamiami Trail E., Naples
8525 Radio Lane, Naples
10037 Gulf Center Drive, Ft. Myers
THIRD STREET - DOWNTOWN NAPLES
Third Street South, the birthplace of Naples, lies two blocks from the 19th Century Naples Pier, the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and is surrounded by the colorful original beach cottages and lovely houses of Old Naples. The sophisticated and delightful shops, the renowned fine restaurants and bistros, and the courtyards and antique fountains all await—amidst the lush colorful cascading flowers and green landscaping of historic Third Street South.
Tin City is a specialty shopping district in Naples, Florida. It is open-air, specializing in antiques and local handmade novelties. There are four separate buildings.
Address: 1200 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 262-4200
VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY
The Village on Venetian Bay is an upscale, waterside open-air shopping district in Naples, Florida. The mall contains myriad upscale shops, mostly specializing in home decor.
Address: 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (239) 261-6100
GALLERIA SHOPPES OF VANDERBILT
This North Naples shopping area offers restaurants, boutique shopping and a weekend, year-round farmer's market.
Address: 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34109
Phone: (239) 594-5000
Strategically located on Naples Bay where Goodlette Frank meets 41 in downtown Naples, there is nothing modest about this upscale oasis. Bayfront’s colorful European architecture is an eye catching and memorable landmark in Old Naples. Strolling on brick-laden pathways lead to rare finds in the galleries and shops coupled with the impeccable cuisine of the restaurants take the Bayfront experience to a new level.
Address: 465 Bayfront Place, Naples, FL 34102
Features more than 140 top designer and brand name outlets with savings of up to 70% off retail prices. Find great savings on top names including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, and more.
Address: 10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928
Coconut Point is an outdoor mall located in Estero, Florida. On top of featuring over 140 shops, it is includes of condominiums, restaurants, a movie theater, and other forms of entertainment such as live music and annual festivals.
Address: 23106 Fashion Dr, Estero, FL 33928
Phone: (239) 992-9966
Coastland Center is a shopping mall located in Naples, Florida. Opened in 1976, it features Sears, Macy's, JCPenney, and Dillard's as its anchors. It hosts a food court and many other specialty stores.
1900 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102
GULF COAST TOWN CENTER
Gulf Coast Town Center is an outdoor shopping mall in Fort Myers, Florida. Opened in phases between 2005 and 2007, the center features Bass Pro Shops, Belk, Best Buy, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, etc
Address: 9903 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Oakes is all about “Seed to Table.” They grow many of the vegetables that you will see in their stores.
Address: 2205 Davis Blvd, Naples, FL 34104
Address: 4835 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34110
Phone: (239) 732-0144
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine).
Located in: Mercato
Address: 9101 Strada Pl, Naples, FL 34108
Phone: (239) 552-5100
Upscale grocery store chain with an old-world vibe offers local produce, prepared eats, wine & more. Fresh Market stocks many organic and locally grown items.
Located in: Park Shore Plaza
Address: 4129 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34103 & 12628 Tamiami Trail E.
Phone: (239) 430-2444
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Located in: Granada Shoppes
Address: 10600 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34108
Phone: (239) 596-5631
Sprouts has everything you need for a happy and healthy holiday! Order fully prepared meals, centerpiece meats, including natural and organic turkeys, and artfully arranged catering trays.
2224 Logan Blvd N, Naples, FL 34119