This community was first developed in the 1950s and was thought to be a ‘blue-collar neighborhood’. While Vanderbilt beach is a draw for many, other vacationers appreciate the close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and recreational activities. Naples Park stands alone as the only neighborhood of its kind west of 41. Many argue there is no better value in all of Naples.
Close to Vanderbilt Beach
Restaurants & Markets
The Mercato, just across the street from Naples Park, was first established around 2009, as a luxury shopping center with great dining. Unlike Fifth Avenue South and Third Street, which are celebrated for their small boutique shops and intimate, yet well-acclaimed restaurants, and the Waterside Shops, Mercato has more of the feel of a downtown district rather than a shopping center.
In regards to shopping, you have a variety of high-end boutiques to larger retail shops that sell items great for the entire family. These include Sur la Table, Paper Source, Bio New York, Charming Charlie, Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom Rack, Z Gallerie, and ULTA Beauty. This variety also extends to the restaurants available at the Mercato.
These include the innovative Mexican restaurant MASA, the Asian-fusion cuisine of AZN Azian Cuisine, the fantastic steaks and upscale American cuisine at the Capital Grille, great Italian restaurants like BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and Naples Flatbread Company and Wine Bar, the fabulous seafood at McCormick and Schmick’s, and the creative dining experiences at The Counter Burger and the Stage 62 Deli.
CLUBS, BARS & ENTERTAINMENT
What really helps the Mercato stand out are its unique yet edgy clubs filled with great nightlife and cocktail menus that make you forget your in Naples, but for a moment, make you feel like you are in a hip bar in New York City or Boston. Perfect examples of this are the Cavo Lounge, the Blue Martini, BURN By Rocky Patel, The Wine Cellar of Naples, The Wine Loft, and TAPS Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Not your scene? The Mercato also has wonderful family-friendly bars and pubs, like The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, The Pub Naples, and the bar at Whole Foods.
Outdoor Festivals at Mercato
In addition to the great shopping, sophisticated night life, and fine dining choices at the Mercato, it is also a location for major festivals throughout the year. These events include the Sidewalk Music Series, The Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival, The Hallowine Walk, Mercato Goes Purple, the Naples International Film Festival, Strutt your Mutt, the Halloween Extravaganza, and their Outdoor Movie series.
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