Naples, FL is one of the most visited destinations in the U.S; revered for its beautiful beaches, 5-star restaurants, and exciting outdoor activities. I am fortunate enough to live in this pristine paradise and experience the charming aspect of Naples year round. It also enables me to provide you with a list of the best things to do in Naples, Florida to enhance your visit.
Follow my list of the best things to do in Naples, Florida to make the most out of your vacation!
1. Tin City
Tin City is a historic waterfront property turned open-air market. With over 30 shops and two restaurants on the water, it is a great place to stroll or catch a sunset boat ride. If you are looking for places to eat, Riverwalk Restaurant has excellent food and outdoor seating where you can enjoy a view of the bay.
2. Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Botanical Garden is a must see in Naples! The themed gardens are shockingly beautiful. You will see meticulous landscaping, rare flowers, and much more! There is also a play area for children and a butterfly greenhouse. The gardens also provide a cafe and dining area. You can easily spend several serene hours in the botanical gardens.
Naples has some of the most fantastic shopping centers. From luxury to affordable stores and one of a kind boutiques. Waterside Shops, Venetian Shops, Mercato and 5th Ave South are just a few of the shopping centers in Naples. Click here for a complete guide to shops in Naples.
4. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Naples Zoo is located on a 44-acre historic garden. Filled with tropical trees and exotic animals. It’s fun for both adults and children. Naples has great weather year round so that you can appreciate the beautiful paradise plants and flowers adorning the zoo.
5. Visit the beach
You can’t visit Naples without hitting one of the impeccable beaches. You have many to choose from, but my favorites are Vanderbilt and Lowdermilk. Vanderbilt beach has clean facilities and some great places nearby to grab coffee or lunch. Lowdermilk Park is a family-friendly beach equipped with a playground and volleyball court.
6. 5th Avenue South
5th Ave South is where all the fun in Naples happens. Here you will find over 30 restaurants to choose from, shop for just about anything, and likely catch a delightful Naples event taking place. If you are looking for a day of pampering on your vacation, this is the place to do it! There are spas, salons, and unique boutiques. Looking for entertainment? Check the website for plays, musicals, or art exhibits.
7. Water Sports
Naples is the best place to go kayaking, boating, fishing, and any other water sport you could think of. Read this post to see a complete guide to outdoor activities and locations in Naples. http://thelittlegreenjournal.com/best-naples-water-sports/
8. Collier County Museums
Naples isn’t just a vacation spot. The area has a history that dates back to Spanish explorers and Native Americans. Want to know more about civilizations long ago or fascinating archeological discoveries? Stop by Collier county museums and acquire new knowledge. https://www.colliermuseums.com/
9. Delnor-Wiggins State Park
Delnor-Wiggins State Park is a great place to take the entire family. The park has grills, a playground, restrooms, and outdoor showers. Have fun biking the nature trails to the observation deck. Or enjoy the beautiful beach where you can collect shells or go fishing.
10. Naples Pier
The pier is a staple in Naples and the best place to catch a beautiful sunset. The Naples Pier is also a fantastic place for sightseeing and fishing. Be sure to end your evening in Naples catching the iconic Florida sunset.
Want to add a few more exciting things to do on your list for Naples? Then check out 5 things to do in Naples by Epicurean Traveler Blog.
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