You already know Florida to be a paradise, right? But, did you know that it can more accurately be considered a shopper’s paradise? While our beautiful beaches and sandy shores definitely provide the definitive elements required for paradise designation - it's the Sunshine State's shopping options that make it a destination like none other.
And, no place in Florida offers as many upscale options as Collier County. Known affectionately to locals as Gulfshore, this multi-city area -- tied by main driving route U.S. 41 -- is full of fantastic shops of every kind. Naples leads the way.
A few key shopping districts in Naples include the North Naples Corridor, the antique district and Third Street South. You'll love the Old Naples charm that you'll find in the Third Street District. With about 100 shops and restaurants specializing in everything from children's boutique wear to beach essentials, all you are looking for can be found in this five-block square.
Your Naples shopping only starts here. You must make a run through the antique district near downtown, where many items from the elite estates that make Naples known as a posh place for retreat can be found. Be sure to check out the Shirley Street Antique Mall.
A jaunt through the North Naples Corridor completes the excursion. Upscale stores at the Waterside Shops never disappoint, and while you're in the area, swing by Fort Myers' Tanger Outlets in neighboring Lee County, where the Coach and Ralph Lauren inventory is among the best I've seen anywhere all season.