Top Rainy Day Activities in Naples, Florida

Is it raining right now in Naples? Looking for an indoor activity? It’s normal to have rain every day, for the greatest part in the afternoons during August and September becoming more scarce at the end of September. Storm clouds typically gather in the afternoon, darkening the sky, then dumping their rain upon the parks,
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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
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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.
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The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida

The Museum houses over 1,000 World War II and Holocaust artifacts and original photographs displayed chronologically from the rise of Nazism to Allied Liberation and the Nuremberg Trials. Many of the artifacts have been donated or permanently loaned by local survivors, liberators and other dedicated people. Both self-guided and docent-led tours are available to visitors
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The Baker Museum

The Baker Museum is the foremost fine arts museum in Southwest Florida. Emphasizing modern and contemporary art, the museum hosts several traveling exhibitions annually to complement installations of works from its permanent collections. Dedicated to stewardship and scholarship, The Baker Museum provides world-class exhibitions and educational opportunities for Southwest Florida’s diverse community. Our three-story, 30,000
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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is located at 15000 Livingston Road in Naples, FL 20 minutes north of downtown Naples and 30 minutes from Ft. Myers International Airport. Click here for location and directions information. Click here for Operating Schedule. One million gallons of water fun will thrill children, parents and grandparents alike at Collier County’s premier water
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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Office in cooperation
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Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc.

The Revs Institute founder Miles Collier was born into an American automotive dynasty. Both his father and uncle, Miles and Sam, respectively, are credited with introducing sports car racing to the United States during the 1930’s. Together, the pair were early members of the Sports Car Club of America fostering Mr. Collier’s early passion for
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Nature & Wildlife

Naples, on Florida’s Paradise Coast, is the perfect place to get close to nature. Imagine planning your next nature vacation exploring all that Southwest Florida has to offer. Cruise and sail through bays and estuaries, take nature walks and go birding along beaches and wetlands, see the Everglades, and more. All of these adventures are
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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet much more than a walk-through zoo. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable institution also features a full day of fun activities. The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a
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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
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Naples Fishing Report

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. Below are a
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Naples Depot Museum

Let’s face it: Naples is a very attractive destination. It has beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife and nature with great opportunities for various water sports and outdoor activities; additionally, there is a beautiful urban city that is very tourist friendly that combines a love for nature, luxury and urbanization in one. Maybe while you sit in
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Naples Botanical Garden

Vacationing in Naples Florida is such a happy and blissful time. While staying in your vacation home you have lots of attractions to choose from. Of these, Naples Botanical Garden is a must see! Once home to a strip mall and parking lot, Naples Botanical Garden has gone above and beyond in creating a superbly
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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water
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Family Fun

Want to enjoy family time at a slower pace? How about a few days at the beach? Named “America’s Best All-Around Beach” by The Travel Channel, Naples offers a relaxed pace, wide, sandy beaches lapped by the playful waves of Gulf of Mexico, and plenty of recreational opportunities. Naples is informal, family-friendly, and boasts an
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Dog Parks in Naples, FL

The following parks were known to allow dogs as of the time of this posting. *Parks that provide leash-free (off-leash) areas are specially noted. Please call in advance to confirm their policies. Click here for dog friendly beaches. Visiting Naples? Check out our pet friendly accommodations. Collier-Seminole State Park Dog-Friendly Parks 20200 E Tamiami Trail/H
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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

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. Visitors arrive to this park to sunbathe, snorkel the
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CREW Land & Water Trust – Bird Rookery Swamp Trails

For most people who come to visit Naples, they think about the lovely beaches, the luxurious opportunities for the traveler and local alike, the great fishing, and the fact that it is becoming a great urban escape destination. However, they seem to forget one of the most significant aspects about Naples’ location: that it is
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Officially established in the 1950s by the Audubon Society, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is one of the most unique, arguably the most unique place related to the Audubon Society in the United States. What makes it unique is the fact that it is the only privately owned park that belongs to the Audubon Society, and that
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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a leading environmental conservation organization dedicated to protecting the water, land and wildlife which make our home such a special place. As the population in Southwest Florida grows, so do the demands we place on our unique, natural resources. For more than 50 years the Conservancy has worked with
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Cambier Park

12-acre park with softball, tennis & bocce courts, plus a playground & bandshell for music & movies. Address: 755 8th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 Hours: 9AM–6PM Phone: (239) 213-3058 Map and Directions
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Bird Gardens of Naples

The Bird Gardens of Naples is a nonprofit organization whose sole concern is parrot welfare in captivity and conservation of wild parrots. We are an outreach and placement program which places into safe custody, parrots which are abandoned, abused, or in need of a home for any reason. Parrots are intelligent, highly social and complex
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Arts & Culture Events

Naples, Florida, is rated as one of the “10 great places for big-city art, with a small town feel.” It must be the aura of this tropical paradise that attracts artists and those who love art. The breathtaking natural beauty of Naples is enhanced by more than 100 galleries containing a wide variety of exceptional
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