The city of Naples, perched on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, is famous for its high-end shopping, world-class arts and culture, and sophisticated dining, family fun, and wild outdoors.
Within an hour of Naples and Marco Island are millions of acres of federal and state parks, preserves and wildlife refuges. At one, a special orchid’s every bloom is recorded by caretakers. At another, endangered Florida panthers wear tracking devices. This corner of Florida is both a destination for ecotourism and a base for exploration of the vast Florida Everglades.
Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are the focal points for Naples shopping in the historic downtown area, with numerous art galleries, chic clothing boutiques and home decor shops.
When it comes time for lunch or drinks and dinner, enjoy your meal with a water view, whether you choose a Naples beachfront resort or a funky bayside bar.
Plan your trip to Naples:
See America's only subtropical wilderness by airboat, explore the Ten Thousand Islands, claim a remote piece of paradise on Cape Romano Shoals.
Beaches and water parks emphasize wet and wonderful. The zoo and gardens educate and enlighten with flora and fauna.
ARTS and CULTURE
The Calusa and Seminole Indians were the original Floridians here. Everglades City and Chokoloskee reflect pioneer Florida.
Upscale is a serious vibe here. Outlet centers offer affordable alternatives.
This is the birthplace of the stone crab industry. Catch of the day can mean many delicious choices.
PLACES TO STAY
Marriott and Ritz Carlton are here, as is the Everglades Rod & Gun Club.