Day Trip Destinations from Naples
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Day Trip Destinations from Naples

Posted on February 15, 2019

When you live in paradise, where are you supposed to vacation? That’s what everyone who gets a chance to ask a Floridian anything will wonder. Any good Floridian will just smile and say that there are all kinds of day trip destinations from Naples – all that you need is a day and a car! The next time that you’re looking to get out, check out one of these amazing places!



As a day trip destination from Naples, Sarasota can’t be beat. It’s the kind of city where art meets the city, and combines to make something amazing. You’ll recognize it when you spend some time touring Ca’ d’Zan, the former winter mansion of circus star John Ringling (of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!) to witness its fusion of Art Nouveau and eclectic designs. You’ll witness it when you take the time to watch nature go by at Sarasota Bay. Rent a kayak and see how many cormorants and manatees that you can spot! You’ll feel it when you experience the hottest contemporary music acts from EnsembleNewSRQ at many of Sarasota’s stages.



It’s clear that Matlacha has its own personality, as identified by the brightly colored buildings and consistent nature preservation efforts. As one of five communities on Pine Island, it does have an image to maintain! See why the locals love it here when you stop by the Leoma Lovegood Gallery & Gardens. The colorful art and cheery décor make this an Instagram-worthy stop! If you’re looking to connect with nature on this day trip destination from Naples, be sure to visit the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve, and keep an eye out for exotic birds!


Everglades City

If you’ve ever wanted to see man and nature live side by side, then you need to visit Everglades City. One of the last towns before you reach Everglades National Park, the locals work and play by the nearby wildlife’s bounty. When you’re here, make a visit to Ten Thousand Islands to hang out on the white sand beaches, or explore the town to find The Museum of the Everglades, which explains how this amazing park came to be. It’s the perfect end to your day trip destination from Naples!


Captiva Island

This little harbor town has a big reputation for a hidden treasure underneath its sands. It’s not gold or jewels – it’s shells! The city’s location and gentle waterfront currents ensure that beachcombers can find hundreds of unblemished shark eyes, baby’s ears, cone snails, and other shore side gems. Captiva Island also has a quirky atmosphere due to the locals’ laidback sense of humor, which makes this day trip destination from Naples stand out! When you’re done picking shells off of the waterfront, head to the Bubble Room for a dinner that you’ll never forget!

With so many fantastic destinations within reach, there’s so much to do in South Florida! However, home is the place to be, no matter how far you travel. Make sure that you live somewhere where the vacation never ends!


Other than Naples’ Arts & Culture Scene, which stacks up against any big city, one of the main things that makes Naples so great is Naples Reserve, one of the premier residences in the area. A 688-acre residential community that’s tucked aside the Picayune Strand State Forest, residents are invited to find their happy amongst the recreational lakes, on-site club, and amenity center that features a sand volleyball court and a pool.

A best-selling South Naples community, Naples Reserve offers 18 fully decorated models available for viewing, built by Southwest Florida’s premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Homes are priced from the low-$300,000s to over $1 million.

Don’t just take our word for it on how good it is here – schedule a visit with our Welcome Center, located at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle in Naples Florida, to see our models and see what makes life here so Casually Awesome. Call (239)732-1414 for more information.


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