Naples is considered one of the best places to visit in the Sunshine State; the city of Naples and Southwest Florida incredibly interesting culture, history and ecology. As you begin your Naples vacation planning, here are 10 fun and interesting facts, to boost your travel knowledge, about the state of Florida and the city of Naples.
1. BEST BEACHES
Naples was named America’s Best Beach by the Travel Channel. In fact, the beaches of Naples have been mentioned in several top travel magazines as some of the best destination beaches in the country.
2. ART GALLERIES
There are over 100 art galleries in Naples. The town has been cited as the #1 Small Art Town in America in John Villani’s book The 100 Best Art Towns in America.
3. MONEY MONEY MONEY
As one of the wealthiest cities in the United States it’s believed that Naples has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Florida.
Naples has the most golf holes per capita than any other city in the US. In fact, it’s known as the, “Golf Capitol of the World.”
5. A RESIDENT FOSSA
The Naples Zoo is the only zoo in the southeastern United States to feature the rare Madagascar predator known as the Fossa. Your kids will know the Fossa as the lemur-eating villains in the DreamWorks movie, Madagascar.
6. SWAMP BUGGIES
Like Swamp Buggy Races? Naples is the only place that has them.
7. ANGLERS PARADISE
Naples and the surrounding areas have been recognized worldwide as an angler’s paradise. It boasts over 37 miles of barrier island coastline extending from Naples south to Marco Island with some of the best fishing in the states.
8. CULTURAL DESTINATION
Artis-Naples is home to the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baker Museum of Art. Both of which have helped put Naples on the map as a cultural destination location.
9. WATER SHUTTLES
The Naples Bay Water Shuttle is a great way to traverse the popular shopping/dining districts of Tin City, Bayfront, Naples Bay Resort and Naples City Dock. It only costs 5 bucks to ride and you can get on and off at any point of the ride.
10. CHARITY WINE FESTIVALS
Since 2004 Wine Spectator has ranked the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival as the most successful charity wine festival in the nation.
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