Need ideas for your Naples Florida vacation? We have you covered!
Naples is a beautiful beach town on the Gulf of Mexico. It boasts white sandy beaches, top-rated hotels and resorts, and plenty of activities.
Keep reading for the 5 best ways to enjoy this beautiful beach town.
1. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Spend at least one beach day at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park during your Naples Florida vacation.
The 199-acre barrier island paradise is home to many birds, turtles, and wildlife. The white sand beach is one mile long. If you like to collect seashells, this is the place.
Boardwalks provide easy access to the beach and trails from five parking lots. There are restrooms, showers, picnic tables, grills, and a concession stand.
Park visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, SUP and beach gear from Naples Beach Adventures.
If you have at least 3 people, opt for the guided kayak tour. You’ll glide through the Mangrove tunnels to the Cocohatchee River. The 2-3 hour tour offers a closer look at dolphins, stingrays, fish, and birds.
There are areas for fishing, hiking, and swimming.
You can snorkel or scuba dive in swimming areas. There’s a hard bottom reef along the beach.
2. 5th Avenue South
This historic district has been the unofficial Main Street since the 1920s.
5th Avenue South has award-winning restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. The neighborhood hosts many art shows and festivals each year.
Visitors can window shop and people-watch while strolling the pedestrian-friendly streets. Stop into a clothing or art boutique. Dine and drink at one of the 30 restaurants ranging from casual to upscale.
Most shops are locally owned and operated. You’ll find everything from apparel to jewelry to unique home furnishings.
3. Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Botanical Garden is a wonderland. There are plants from around the world in this special 1700-acre garden.
This place appeals to all ages.
There is a hands-on Children’s Garden, natural habitats, walking trails, and Butterfly Garden. Plants are from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Brazil and Florida.
The colorful, serene garden is the perfect place to spend a day. There are ten themed gardens representing various habitats. You’ll find meditative spaces, swings, hammocks, and chairs.
You can rest and reflect on the beautiful surroundings.
4. The Revs Institute
The Revs Institute is a fascinating automotive museum. It’s not an obvious choice for a Naples Florida vacation, but it’s a good one.
It’s easy to spend a day viewing over 100 automobiles from the Collier Collection. The cars, built between 1896 and 1995, are important examples of automotive history.
If you aren’t a car fanatic, enjoy the history, technology, challenges, and triumphs the autos represent.
They changed the industry.
There is a staff of restoration technicians who take care of the cars. This collection of exotic and unique automobiles still run!
The Revs Institute has many historical documents and photos.
5. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
The Naples Zoo is a historic tropical garden and a nationally accredited zoo.
Viewing windows let you see animals up close. You’ll see lions and tigers and bears, plus rare species like Malagasy fosas and striped hyenas.
Take a primate expedition cruise to see monkeys, lemurs, and apes in natural habitats. Watch the zoo staff hand-feed American alligators. Attend a Safari Canyon Feature Show.
As you visit the animals, you’ll realize the zoo is in the historic Carribean Gardens. The gardens, built in 1919, feature many fascinating botanical specimens.
Your Naples Florida Vacation
You and your family will make wonderful memories at these local treasures. Don’t forget to call Naples Beach Adventures to reserve your kayak tour.
Now that you have your top 5 list, get out there and enjoy your vacation!
Naples Beach Adventures
11135 GulfShore Drive
Naples, FL 34108
Parking Lot #4