Things To Do In Naples


Things To Do In Naples Located on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is a popular tourist destination. Naples, with its mild weather and quite seas, is also known for its nature.

The city’s main landmark is the historic Naples Pier, a great fishing destination and the place where you can sometimes see Manatees.

Besides the many amazing beaches, golf courses and restaurants, Naples has a lot of amazing gardens, parks, sanctuaries and preserves for families and travelers alike.

Below are a few of our favorite things to do in Naples, Florida. Also with Interstate 75, cutting through Naples, many of the area attractions listed below are a short drive from anywhere in Naples.


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Activities & Things to Do in Naples

1. Naples Botanical Garden

A 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North & South…continue reading


2. Naples Pier

The historic Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South. On-street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block East, with additional parking at beach ends on the avenues to the north and south…continue reading


3. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

will find a gentle, pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. A 2.25-mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwood, wet prairie, around a marsh and finally into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest in North America…continue reading


4. Lowdermilk Beach

Lowdermilk Park is one of those Naples Florida Beaches that is a hot spot for tourists, and locals alike. The beach park offers 1,000 feet of pristine beachfront, plenty of picnic tables for a lunch with your family and friends, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, and a wonderful duck pond…continue reading


5. Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc.

The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc. in Naples, Florida is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Revs presents the Collier Collection of over one hundred significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. The automobiles on display at Revs are some of the rarest and most important cars ever built at anytime, anywhere…continue reading


6. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Waterfront space known for its beach snorkeling & swimming is a serene beach on the Gulf with a relaxed vibe. This popular destination boasts one of the most pristine stretch of beach in the world. Every day, this tropical beach paradise beckons visitors to partake in vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico, and experience the many shorebirds and wildlife that gather here every year…continue reading


7. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Combining conservation and recreation, Naples Zoo offers fun for every generation. You’ll also discover a number of ways to get involved in helping animals. The zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is an institutional member of the American Association of Zoo Keepers…continue reading


8. Clam Pass Park

Clam Pass Park is located in the North Naples area, one of the most populated sections of Collier County. This park is also one of the most popular beach access points much like Vanderbilt Beach. Clam Pass boasts 35 acres of coastal habitat and preserves that habitat by providing beach access from a three-quarter-mile boardwalk to the sandy beach…continue reading


9. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

The Museum’s education programs focus on middle and high school students in Southwest Florida and the community at large. Student groups visit the Museum, or attend programs at their schools conducted by our Education Department, often accompanied by Holocaust survivors and liberators telling their personal stories…continue reading


10. Cambier Park

Cambier Park sits on a lovely 12.84 acres, and was named after William Cambier, a town engineer instrumental in development of the City of Naples in 1926. This lovely park is located right in the heart of downtown Naples, just South of the prestigious 5th Avenue South…continue reading


11. Bird Gardens of Naples

The Bird Gardens of Naples is located in Corkscrew Swamp with a variety of flora, fauna, bees and butterflies. Tours last approximately two hours with several miles of walking trails. You will have the opportunity to see, learn, and interact with 300+ birds from origins around the world. If weather allows, groups can enter our large macaw aviary with opportunities to take photos and hold birds…continue reading


12. Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Conservancy of Southwest Florida is located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, Florida. If you haven’t visited us in the last few years, our headquarters, Nature Center and the von Arx Wildlife Hospital are in the same location; but we have a new address and a new entrance! Now you can enter our campus from Goodlette-Frank Road and 14th Avenue North, just south of the Naples Zoo…continue reading


13. CREW Land & Water Trust – Bird Rookery Swamp Trails

The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. Birders will delight in the abundance of songbirds that frequent the cypress trees along the boardwalk, as well as the many raptors and wading birds found along the trails. Barred owls are common and swallow-tailed kites frequent the area in summer…continue reading


14. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

An amazing world exists within the 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters of Rookery Bay. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve…continue reading


15. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

One million gallons of water fun will thrill children, parents and grandparents alike at Collier County’s premier water park, Sun-N-Fun Lagoon! Fun always starts at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, a key destination by all. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, five exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities such as restrooms and lockers…continue reading


16. Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage

At the corner of 12th Avenue South and Gulfshore Boulevard sits an exquisite example of Naples authentic charm, Historic Palm Cottage™. Under the preservation of the Naples Historical Society, the Palm Cottage™ house museum lets visitors experience the rustic, hand-crafted charm of Old Naples through guided tours where trained docents share unique insights, historic facts and colorful tales about this local architectural gem and the community surrounding it…continue reading


17. Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a two-story 30,000 square foot cultural institution including permanent and temporary interactive exhibits galleries, Backyardville, a Family Resource Library, exploration rooms, Garden Cafe and Museum Store as well as space for staff, volunteers and ongoing operations. All facilities are designed to be fully accessible…continue reading


18. The Baker Museum

Our three-story, 30,000 square-foot museum houses 15 galleries, a glass dome conservatory, an educational resource room, entrance gates designed by Albert Paley and three Dale Chihuly installations…continue reading


19. Tin City

In the 1920s Tin City’s tin roofed buildings were the hub of economic development and transport which was made possible by the construction of the Seaboard Airline Railroad. As a result, this stretch of the Gordon River became the heart of Naples’ fishing industry, including clam shelling, oyster processing, boat construction and maintenance operations.

In the 1970s, seven of Tin City’s sturdy old buildings were transformed to become “The Old Marine Marketplace at Tin City” – a colorful maritime-mix of shops and eateries…continue reading


20. Naples Depot Museum

Set in Naples’ restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier…continue reading


21. The Village on Venetian Bay

Set on the waterfront of Venetian Bay, The Village is known for its great shops and personalized customer service. For ladies and men, choose from superb styling from the casual to the elegant. The Village on Venetian Bay is also the place for children’s apparel, dazzling jewels, exquisite art galleries, and gifts for the home…continue reading


22. Coastland Center

Coastland Center is a shopping and dining destination in an area that offers a vibrant mix of cultural and entertainment attractions. Make the most of your visit and explore a variety of nearby activities and entertainment…continue reading


23. Dog Parks

The following parks were known to allow dogs as of the time of this posting. *Parks that provide leash-free areas are specially noted. Please call in advance to confirm their policies….continue reading


24. Sport Fishing

Southwest Florida offers many different varieties of fishing depending on the time of year. A local Naples Fishing Charter, will know at which times we have great fishing like tarpon, snook and redfish in the backcountry, grouper and snapper offshore, and a large variety of different pelagic species that inhabit the gulf….continue reading


25. Watching the Sunset

Sunsets in Naples are a special experience, and not just because of their beauty. Sunsets and sunrises are some of the most incredible and beautiful natural occurrences a person can see every day of their life. They are evening shows that happen on key, glowing ends to activity-filled days, unique experiences that are different each night and free for all to see….continue reading


26. Spa Day

On your next vacation to Naples make sure to plan a spa day. Why? Because you deserve some you-time. That’s why you go on vacation, right? When you come to visit the Paradise Coast, make sure you make the most of your precious time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life….continue reading

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