Five Places Not To Miss When You Vacation in Naples, Florida
Any list can tell you about the amazing things that you can find in the historical and historically fun city of Naples, Florida.
With boutique shopping and dining, a local ecology like no other, and all the sun and sand that you can enjoy, it’s hard to turn down a vacation in Naples! Next time that you’re in town, consider one of these five fun things to do!
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Boasting one truly amazing beach, this is one of the best places to experience the Gulf of Mexico. Birdwatch for some of the amazing avians that live here, spend some time sunbathing on the sugar white sands or try your luck casting off at Turkey Bay. Coastal Living magazine named this beach to its “10 Best Beaches in Florida” list, because of its shelling, snorkeling, and wildlife. Manatees and sea turtles hang out here too.
Naples Botanical Garden
Florida has a wide diversity of flowers, trees, and bushes, and the botanists at this classic garden show them off elegantly! Gardening classes, different sections showing off different plants that grow in different climates, and a kids garden make this the perfect place to spend a sunny day. The water garden and butterfly garden are not to be missed.
Who can resist a fun day at the shops? Or a fabulous dining experience? Naples’ luxury atmosphere draws in both artists and designer brands from all over. Enjoy a fun day of making purchases, and afterward relax in the cool of the shade, sipping watermelon mojitos at True Food Kitchen. The shops are set amid a lush landscape of 30,000 tropical plants and flowering shrubs, cascading water and dramatic lighting features. A shopping and dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
This sanctuary holds amazing flora and fauna. Visitors will find a gentle, pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years. The boardwalk meanders through two and a half miles of prairie, marsh, and swamp, where you can catch glimpses of songbirds, wading birds, alligators, otters, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles all in their natural habitats.
Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Naples
This full-service marina boasts not just a docking service with thorough and responsive staff, but the yacht club amenities that make this place feel like home. Events such as holiday dinners, live music by local acts, and wine tastings serve to entertain members. Wahoo’s River Bar & Grill and Flying Bridge both serve delicious dishes with fresh flavor ingredients, making it the perfect place for a night out. And here’s some great news for new homeowners at Naples Reserve in South Naples – they receive a complimentary social membership the first year of ownership. Now that’s an awesome perk!
Created amongst 22 lakes and sweeping open water views, Naples Reserve is a 688-acre community that emphasizes lakefront living. Lakes provide prime opportunities for using the community’s Hydrobikes, kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding, and scenic vistas. The community’s centerpiece 125-acre Eagle Lake features a large tiki hut on destination Kontiki Island and also offers a mile-long stretch of lakefront nestled against the Picayune Strand State Forest, a 76,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife
Don’t just take our word for it on how good it is here – flip through a copy of NaplesUnplugged magazine and learn just how good you can have it. Or schedule a visit with our Welcome Center to see our models and see what makes life here so Casually Awesome. Call (239)732-1414 for more information.