Things To Do in Naples

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Naples, Florida is a beautiful destination for the sophisticated traveler. Known as the Crown Jewel of Florida, Naples is located on beautiful beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico. If you enjoy shopping, tours, boating, dining, or challenging golf courses, you will find them here in sunny Naples!

Boating, Fishing and Sightseeing

Looking for an out of the ordinary boating experience? There are many fishing and boating charters in the Naples area. You can fish the backwaters for freshwater fish like Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Pompano, and Triple Tail.  Head offshore for bigger fish like Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Giant Jewfish, and shark.

If you’re not a fisherman, try a sightseeing cruise. Many charters offer relaxing 2, 4, or 6 hour cruises along the coast that will relax and recharge you. Some offer champagne cruises, lunch or dinner cruises, or even full day trips. Often, the charter will stop off at secluded beaches where you can swim, hunt for shells, or just relax on the white sand and get a tan.

For the ultimate boating experience, try one of the many sailing charters this lovely city has to offer. On these, you are on a working sailboat, and can even help with sailing the boat. These ultimate adventures can range from a 2 hour afternoon sail, to a weeklong trip or longer!

Shopping and Dining

Naples, Fl. has a unique shopping district is perfect for the discerning visitor. Set among courtyards, fountains, and plazas, The Third Street South Historic area is filled with an incredible variety of shops, all flavored with Old World Charm. Don’t miss Venetian Village and Park Shore Bay (Pictured above in the main photo) for some of the best waterfront dining and shopping Naples has to offer.

Start your day with a browse through the many art galleries and antique shops. Most represent both domestic and international artists, and feature still life, landscape, and figurative paintings.

If you are looking for a new look, the Naples, FL area has many different clothing and boutique shops that cater to all types of clothing preferences. You can find that perfect casual or chic resort outfit, and then top it off with matching accessories for the perfect look.

Looking to relax in luxury? Spend a few hours getting pampered in one of the many spas in Naples. These spas offer luxurious salon services that will relax and sooth you. Their expert staff will help you decide what services fit your needs, and they all deliver exceptional service, so you leave refreshed and rejuvenated.

For the wine connoisseur, there is a wide variety of wine shops and boutiques to delight your senses. Most have bakeries inside the store, allowing you to sample their baked goods, gourmet foods, or delicious cheeses before perusing some of the best quality wines in Naples.

Wrap up your day at one of the many fine restaurants in the area. Available cuisines cover all tastes, but seafood is prevalent due to the coastal influences and availability of fresh seafood. You can choose a bistro with a more casual atmosphere, or dress to the hilt for an exquisite dining experience.

Beaches

Naples offers 7 exquisite beaches for you to enjoy. The glistening white sand is perfect for sunbathing or hunting seashells. The clear, blue water offers a refreshing swim, and opportunities to glimpse sea life. Many beaches have concession stands, kayak rentals, pavilions and picnic areas. No matter which beach you decide to try, you will come away feeling like you’ve spent the day on a resort island paradise.

Arts and Entertainment

If you enjoy the arts, Naples is sure to have something for you. With over a dozen fine art studios and galleries, there is something for everyone’s tastes. There are galleries that feature 19th and early 20th century art, while others offer fine art photography from local artists. Local playhouses and theatres showcase the talent that can be found in the Naples area as well.

Historical buffs will enjoy visiting the many museums. The area is rich in historical architecture and features many buildings that were built during a time when homes were elegantly hand crafted for the wealthy.

If your interest is live theatre, Naples offers a number of live theatre groups that perform throughout the year. Live music performances abound as well.

Nature and Ecological

From Conservatories to Rookeries to State Parks, the nature enthusiast will always find something to enjoy. There are a number of fine State Parks close by that feature hiking trails, boat and kayak launches, and pristine beaches. Bird rookeries are great places to view the many species of year round and migratory birds that make southwest Florida their home. Naples also features a botanical garden that showcases a number of different eco systems, all accessible by comfortable and well maintained walking paths.

Golfing

If you love to golf, you can’t pick a better place than Naples, Florida. Many of the golf courses have been designed by world renowned pro golfers. Most feature beautiful layouts, with courses winding among oak trees and natural waterways, for a challenging game. Clubhouses feature pro shops and casual fare to fine dining, with many overlooking the course.

Summary

Whether you’re shopping for a vacation home, or simply want to vacation in a luxury lifestyle, you can find it all in Naples, Florida. From wet and wild outdoor activities to sophisticated and elegant dining, you will find your niche here on the south west coast of Florida.