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Free Things to Do in Naples Florida

Despite being an expensive city to live in, Naples, Florida offers many free activities, events and attractions all year round, letting you pinch pennies when you are on vacation. From free lectures at the Conservancy to free bird watching, there are tons of activities that don’t cost a dime.

To help Naples visitors and natives alike, we’ve put together a guide of wallet-friendly things to do on the Paradise Coast.

Here are fun things to do in Naples without spending a dime:


The Revs Institute

2500 Horseshoe Dr S, Naples

The Collier Collection and The Revs Institute for Automotive Research opened its doors and allowed the public to come. This world-class effort first began back in 1996 when collection of Cunningham Museum was acquired by Miles Collier from Briggs S. Cunningham, a long time friend. Since then, he’s carefully added a few of the most significant vehicles in the world and has assembled one of the best libraries for automotive research anywhere in the world.

The Naples Preserve

1690 Tamiami Trail N, Naples

The Naples Preserve is a simple place, but when you go you’ll see why the citizens of Naples created an entire movement to save it. The preserve can provide hours of pleasure, especially for the avid nature enthusiast. It’s easily one of the best free things to do in Naples, FL.

Follow a raised boardwalk out into the lush greenery on a 0.4-mile self-guided tour. Learn something new at one of the Naples Preserve’s sponsored Nature Talks, or take an eco-tour with an experienced guide.

Naples Beach

List of Naples Best Beaches

The beach is one of the best parts of any visit to the Paradise Coast. Naples has miles of beaches that is completely free to access.

Walk or ride a bike to find your preferred access point – they are located throughout downtown Naples. (If you drive, be prepared to use a parking meter.)  Relax on the sand or play a leisurely game of frisbee as you soak up the sun. The waters are warm, and perfect for swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, and more!

Naples City Pier

12th Avenue South, Naples

When you’re looking for free things to do in Naples, FL, a visit to the Naples City Pier should definitely be near the top of your list. The pier is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s a great place to fish, people watch or catch an amazing Florida sunset. There is a concession stand with snacks and refreshments if you get hungry. To keep it completely cost-free, pack a picnic!

If you are going to Naples and you are looking for free things to do while you’re visiting, the good news is that there are things that you can do without spending a cent… Below are five things that you can do for free.

Go Shelling

List of the Best Shelling Beaches

There are a lot of beaches in the Naples area, and that’s why it’s a great option for looking for something free to do, like shells. Marco Island and Naples’ beaches are both great places to go. You want to make sure that you aren’t keeping the shells that still have animals living in them or the still living sand dollars.

Art in the Park

Cambier Park, Naples

There are a variety of art shows that you can attend for free. One of the most popular ones is the one called Art in the Park which features crafts as well as art. This runs from November to April on the month’s first Saturday.

Concert Series at Cambier Park

755 8th Ave S, Naples

There are concerts in Cambier Park, which includes movie nights, Naples Concert band and a lot more. There are free concerts during the year. You’re able to listen to free concerts from a variety of bands and performing groups.

Collier County Museums

3331 Tamiami Trail E

It’s free to get into all of these museums. These museums are great ways to get out of the heat and learn about the history, heritage, and culture of Marco Island, the area of Everglades City and Naples

These are some of the things that you can do in Naples that are going to be completely free. Have some fun in Naples and keep your money at home or in your hotel room!

Clam Pass Nature Walk

Seagate Dr &, Crayton Rd, Naples
December – April

Join a Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer Naturalist for a free guided walk of Clam Pass on the boardwalk, beach, and back bay areas of this beautiful Collier County park to learn about the secret lives of the flora and fauna of this captivating and biologically-rich area.

Learn about our shells and see what shells and other treasures such as sharks’ teeth the Gulf may have delivered to the shore. The walk is approximately two hours. Bringing a hat, water, and sunscreen is advised. Meet at the tram stop Gazebo near the parking lot.

Bird Watching at Clam Pass

Seagate Dr &, Crayton Rd, Naples
Sunday Birding: Anytime from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Join a Conservancy volunteer Naturalist on the beach near the pass to view birds through a scope and ask questions. Look for your guide in the orange vest near the pass on Sundays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Find out what birds are resting at Clam Pass and why they are there–maybe even see nesting osprey.

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If you’re planning a trip to the Paradise Coast to check out these free things to do in Naples, FL, don’t forget to book your stay in a Naples Florida Vacation Home. Overflowing with amenities and ideally located for access to all of the great beaches and waterways, restaurants, and outdoor activities in town, our beautiful homes offer an air of luxury while remaining affordable. With all the money you’ll save on activities, you may even be able to extend your stay! Contact us today! We’ll be happy to help you plan a beach vacation that your whole family will love!

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