Quick Tour of Naples, Florida
Welcome to Naples, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, a paradise of
sun, shore and nature harmoniously blended with the cosmopolitan
and cultural center this city has become. Despite its metropolitan population
and myriad housing developments, Naples remembers its
Indian and early pioneering heritage. This diversity
combined with its host of attractions, amenities and
activities make Naples a great place to live and visit.
With over 35 golf courses, Naples
has the highest ratio of golf courses to golfers in the USA.
But tennis enthusiasts find equally high standards of
play here, while water lovers discover pristine white
beaches of unsurpassed tropical beauty, complete with
splendid shells and a full array of sea sports.
The fishing is great, even
at The Pier, Naples' classic landmark, where fish abound
in the translucent water for the pleasure of dolphins,
pelicans and humans alike. Or simply come stroll along
the beach or pier for a panoramic view of the sunset.
Canoes can be rented for a
tranquil exploration of the mangrove waterways, while boat
charters are readily available for deep-sea fishing. Taking
advantage of local sea fare are many casual waterfront
and award-winning restaurants. The best cuisine from all
over the world can be sampled in and around Naples, home
also to many exceptional resorts such as the Ritz Carlton and Waldorf Astoria Naples.
Shopping in Naples is another
treat in store, with a spectacular selection of
fashionable centers and plazas to choose from. From small
boutiques and shops at Bayfront, Crayton Cove, Third Street, Fifth Avenue South, Tin City, and Venetian
Village to the large chain and department stores at Coastland
Center Mall and Waterside Shops, you can find just about
anything in Naples.
But if it's culture you're
after, spend an evening at the Philharmonic Center for
the Arts or the popular Dinner Theater. Take in a couple
of art galleries while you're about it, or a movie, and
visit some historic sites around the city.
Special attractions include the
picturesque Naples Trolley Tours, Historic Palm CottageTM:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Norris Gardens,
and a luxurious display of mansions along Port Royal.
But don't overlook the natural attractions
of our West Florida Coast. Sensitively preserved at the Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary, Conservancy, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens,
Wiggins State Park Beach and so many other Florida parks, trails and centers,
are rare species of flora and fauna indigenous to the
For a real Florida thrill -
swamp buggy and air boat rides, island tours and
all - head south to the Everglades, perhaps stopping on the
way at Collier Seminole State Park for a true commune with
nature. It's all here for your pleasure and leisure. And
do not forget the beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of
Only a limited sampling of the Naples environment can be accommodated
within the scope of this QuickTour. But you will find a complete
list under the appropriate headings in our Naples City Guide.