Naples, Florida is located in Southwest Florida on the sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Naples is known for world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. It is also, only steps away from island seclusion or the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades.
Naples is a tropical paradise with its amazing amenities such as world-class shopping, fine dining, championship golf, beautiful beaches, boating and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Picture perfect is one way
to describe this subtropical and sophisticated southwestern Florida city. With
unbelievable sunsets, warm, light Gulf breezes, beautiful sandy beaches, and
gentle waves just large enough to make that soft, slapping sound when they hit
the beach, Naples awaits the discerning traveler.
Naples is the perfect beach
destination, with over 10 miles of picturesque public beaches and miles of
nature preserves bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you prefer a quiet and
secluded stretch of sand where you can immerse yourself in a good book, or a
park at which to play a game of volleyball and enjoy a barbeque with friends,
you're sure to find a Naples beach that puts a smile on your face. Other
activities include sailing and windsurfing, and many boats are
available for charter or day cruises.
Did you know that Naples
Florida has more golf courses per capita than any other spot in the world?
Thanks to world-renowned designers such as P.B. Dye, Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus,
and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Naples is home to some of the highest-rated golf
courses in the country. Near-perfect year round weather combines with panoramic
vistas to make this a golfer’s paradise.
If you like the beach, golf, fishing, boating, or
any other outdoor activity, you will find that, every season is the perfect
season in Naples. If you happen to be visiting during the popular winter
months, the fishing is fabulous, particularly the quest for big game fish. With
temperatures approaching 80 degrees during the day and just under 70 degrees at
night, it’s ideal weather for that romantic walk on the beach or dinner at an
outdoor café. Summer is less crowded. With temperatures in the 90s during the
day, the tranquil Gulf of Mexico is warm and soothing.
In Naples the time is
always right for shopping: a major local activity in every season. The Avenues
is a large retail area in town. Third Street and Fifth Avenue, in particular,
have a selection that rivals Palm Beach's Worth Avenue. The Mediterranean-styled
Village at Venetian Bay overlooks the water and offers 50 boutiques in which to
shop. Tin City is a renovated section of Old Naples with a collection of 40
stores selling everything from anklets to toy zebras. A variety of merchandise
can also be found at the Coastland Center on the Tamiami Trail and the Waterside
Shops at Pelican Bay.
If, by chance, you are
tired from carrying all of those packages and still want to see more of this
charming city, you can take a trolley tour. The narrated tour covers over 100
points of interest, and includes a synopsis of Naples' rich history. You can
board on and off, as often as you like, and catch the next trolley once you've
finished eating, shopping or discovering all the wonderful shops, galleries and
restaurants Naples has to offer.
Summer is a great time to enjoy some of the
indoor attractions of Naples, in air-conditioned comfort. The Teddy Bear
Museum displays more than 4,000 toy bears as well as a replica of the Three
Bears' house and other bruin-related items. The Collier Automotive Museum has a
sparkling collection of 75 classic sports cars from every decade of the 20th
century. The Collier County Museum is devoted to the history of the local area
and includes restored houses, a logging locomotive, and a 1920s swamp buggy, as
well as botanical and archaeological exhibits.
Because Naples sits near
the western edge of the Everglades, it makes a good base for exploring some of
this vast wetland. Also in the vicinity is the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a
huge preserve of virgin bald-cypress swamp where you can observe water birds
from a boardwalk.
You can also take in a day at the Zoo followed by
dinner and a show at the Naples Dinner Theater. At night, how about a
romantic carriage ride through Old Naples? What a wonderful way to end the
Sun, fun, shopping, world
class golf and a host of activities await you in this sunny, sophisticated
Florida city. Come on down!
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