When you think of paradise, what comes to mind — palm trees, beaches and seafood galore? It sounds like you just described a traveler’s ideal location, also known as Naples, Florida. As a travel destination, Naples includes something for everyone, whether traveling alone, with girlfriends or family! The amenities in Naples range from the beaches, of course, to fine dining, but also include other indoor and outdoor activities. With a long list of things to do while there, you’ll never wonder what to do next or where to eat.
Let’s look at what makes Naples a traveler’s true dream location.
Food, Food, Food
You will never face a lack of restaurants or food option in Naples — if you crave it, you can find it. The variety ranges from fine dining to trendy food trucks. You can dine on the water or cook your own catch ensuring you eat the freshest fish of the day.
The variety of food places allows you to indulge in several cuisines without traveling too far — once you arrive in Naples, you’ll never want to leave anyway. After a day at the beach, you could pick a different restaurant every night to experiment with the international cuisine options available.
Basking at the Beach From any viewpoint, you’ll see nothing but endless beaches in Naples — a proud boast for what makes Naples one of the happiest places in the US. With its ten miles of beaches, you can spend an entire week testing out new beaches. Your beach bum self will thank you. The North Gulf Shore Beach offers a quieter space, or for a livelier beach environment you can check out the Naples Pier.
Barefoot Beach Preserve and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park make for great family beaches as they offer several different family amenities and activities. Barefoot Beach Preserve is a great area for younger children with its shallow and calm waters. On the other hand, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park opens up an opportunity for your family to fish, swim and boat in one general area. Although, going to the beach isn’t the only thing to do in Naples.
Shop ‘til You Drop
Whether souvenir hunting or itching for some good shopping, Naples contains great shopping areas. Tin City Shops, Waterside Shops or the Village Shops on Venetian Bay are popular shopping areas to check out. They house a wide range of trinket and novelty shops to more upscale stores making for great souvenir finds. You can also check out Alvin’s Island and The Blue Muscle.
Art “Galore” Galleries
If hiding out from icky weather or seeking some shade after too many days in the sun, Naples contains a surprisingly large art scene varying from galleries to performing arts centers and museums. You can art hop on that rainy or sunny day when feeling a bit beached out.
Explore different galleries like the Shaw Gallery or the Gardner Colby Gallery, or see a show at The Philharmonic Center for the Arts.
Putt Around the Course If there’s one thing Naples does not lack in, it’s their golf courses. With a total of 90-plus area golf courses to choose from, you can enjoy the sunny scenery as you golf and travel from hole to hole. The diversity of golf courses gives you the ability to select from preferred landscape or difficulty level.
A Line in the Water
For those looking to cast a line, Naples has a ton of places for fishing on either boat or land. There are several piers to
fish off of including the Naples Fishing Pier. You could also opt to set sail on a fishing charter or launch your own boat or rental boat from a designated launch area. Charters offer a range from coastal bay fishing to deep sea fishing depending on the experience you seek. You could choose a relaxing sunset fishing cruise or adrenaline pumping fishing trip of a lifetime.
Get Ready to Pack Your Bags
Naples contains something of interest to all travelers, from rest and beach relaxation to an active day out golfing or shopping. The array of amenities empowers any traveler to explore a bit out of their everyday routine. Join some of the healthiest and happiest