YOUR Family Guide to Naples, Florida! ALL of the Coolest Things to See, Do, Eat, and Drink Along the Paradise Coast!

NAPLES, FLORIDA
QUIKLIST


The city of Naples, Florida, located in the Southwestern part of the Sunshine State, boasts some of the most gorgeous Gulf Coast beaches. Fishing, golfing, and wildlife opportunities are all abundant! Naples also serves as the Western Gateway to the Everglades National Park.

Nearby areas to consider also include:

Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers along the coast.

Everglades City and Ochopee, and maybe even to Miami and Homestead to the East, for exploring the Everglades National Park.


FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale
Jacksonville Miami Orlando
Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa West Palm Beach


ATTRACTIONS

GREAT FOR KIDS!

Naples Pier

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples


NATIONAL PARKS

Everglades National Park

Everglades Gulf Coast Visitor Center (Everglades City, FL)

Big Cypress National Preserve (Ochopee, FL)

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

ALL Florida National Parks


STATE PARKS

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park / Beach

Collier-Seminole State Park

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Picayune Strand State Forest

ALL Florida State Parks


AMUSEMENT PARKS

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, AND HISTORIC HOMES

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

Revs Institute for Automotive Research

Artis Naples: The Baker Museum

Naples Depot Museum

Naples Train Museum

Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage

Collier Museum at Government Center

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Collier County Library

Museum of the Everglades (Everglades City, FL)

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch (Immokalee, FL)


HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS

Naples City Dock & Waterfront


PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, GREENSPACES, AND BEACHES

City of Naples Public Beach Access Parking

  • Seagate Drive Beach Access
  • Horizon Way
  • Vedado Way
  • Via Miramar
  • Lowdermilk Park
  • 8th Avenue North
  • 5th Avenue South *
  • 8th Avenue South *
  • Broad Avenue South – 100 Block
  • Broad Avenue South – 200 Block
  • Pier / 12th Avenue South * -HR
  • 13th Avenue South
  • 13th Avenue South – 100 Block
  • 14th Avenue South

* shower
HR handicap ramp

Naples City Parks

Collier County Beaches

Collier County Beach Parking Information

Collier County Regional Parks

Collier County Preserves


SPORTING VENUES AND EVENTS

Paradise Coast Sports Complex

River Park Aquatic Center

Golden Gate Aquatic Facility

Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center

Swamp Buggy Races


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail

CREW Flint Pen Strand Trails

CREW Cypress Dome Trails & Caracara Prairie Preserve

CREW Marsh Trails

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Naples Kayak Company

Sweet Liberty Catamaran Sailing & Boat Tours

Naples Boat Tour

Naples Water Tours

Seas the Day Pure Naples Tours

Naples Princess Cruises

Rookery Bay Reserve Boat Tours

Rookery Bay Reserve Kayak Tours

Naples CycleBoat Company

Good Fortune II Naples Eco Cruise by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Dolphin Explorer Eco Tour (Marco Island, FL)


ZOOS AND ANIMAL EXPERIENCES

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Garden

The Bird Gardens of Naples

NGALA Wildlife Preserve Exotic Animal Encounters & Wildlife Tours

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve


BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE CENTERS

Naples Preserve

Naples Botanical Garden

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center


PERFORMING ARTS

Naples Philharmonic

The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre

Opera Naples

Theatrezone


CREATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Glassblowing in the Garden with Conrad Williams

The von Liebig Art Center – Naples Art Association


COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCES

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FACTORY TOURS, PRODUCT EXPERIENCES, AND TASTINGS

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AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCES

Oakes Farms Seed to Table Market


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS

Tin City of Naples

The Village Shops on Venetian Bay

Crayton Cove

Naples City Dock & Waterfront

Bayfront Naples

Third Street South

Fifth Avenue South


INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

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RELIGIOUS SITES, SHRINES, AND MONUMENTS

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HISTORIC MEMORIALS AND CEMETERIES

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GROWN UP FUN!

Naples Beach Brewery

Ankrolab Brewing Company

The Naples Winery


SPECIAL EVENTS!

Naples Downtown Art Show


OTHER GREAT IDEAS!

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NEARBY CITES TO EXPLORE

Marco Island, FL

Bonita Springs, FL

Sanibel Island, FL

Captiva Island, FL

Cape Coral, FL

Fort Myers, FL

Everglades City, FL

Ochopee, FL

Immokalee, FL

Miami, FL

Homestead, FL


PLANNING RESOURCES

Naples Beach Parking Rules

Collier County Beach Parking Information


RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Read Around America: Florida Book List

Books and Resources for Naples, Florida


SHOPPING

Oakes Farms Seed to Table Market

St Paul’s Farmer’s Market

Coastland Center

Waterside Shops

Vanderbilt Farmers Market

Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

Third Street South Farmers Market

Food and Thought Organic General Store


DINING

LOCAL FLAVOR

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ASIAN CUISINE

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MEXICAN CUISINE

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LATIN CUISINE

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ITALIAN CUISINE

BiCE Ristorante


OTHER GREAT MEAL IDEAS

Green Apron Cafe

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe

Turco Taco

The Cafe on 5th

Community Table Restaurant & Learning Kitchen


FRUITS, JUICES, BOWLS, & SHAKES

The Bowl

The Cafe on 5th

Food and Thought Juice Bar


VEGAN & VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY

True Food Kitchen

Vegan Kitchen

Cafe Nutrients


COFFEE SHOPS

Divine Naples Coffee & Wine

Kunjani Craft Coffee & Gallery

Bad Ass Coffee of Naples

Cafe on the Bay at Naples Bay Resort & Marina


BUBBLE TEA

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SWEET TREATS

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LODGING

HOTELS / MOTELS

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CONDOS / APARTMENTS

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PRIVATE HOMES / CABINS

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BED & BREAKFASTS

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RV PARKS / CAMPGROUNDS

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OTHER IDEAS

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