Known for its fantastic tropical climate, golfing, beaches and natural beauty, Naples draws thousands of vacation goers and winter snowbirds to its Gulf Coast shores each year. Here are a few ideas to help inspire you when you're planning your next trip to this sensational vacation destination!
Historic downtown Naples offers a fantastic variety of shopping and dining options to choose from during your vacation. When it comes to shopping, there are options for everyone from high-end shopping at the Waterside Shops to everyday casual at hot spots like Tin City and Coconut Point.
Tantalize your taste buds with local flavor and cultural delights from a seemingly endless array of restaurants, eaters, bistros and sidewalk cafes.
Take a walk on the wild side at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens! Convenient paved pathways lead you through this gorgeous zoo with a tropical setting past favorite animals like lions, giraffes, pythons, bears and monkeys!
The historic botanical gardens here have a great variety of exotic foliage for you to enjoy like the swiss cheese plant and monkey puzzle tree! Plan your trip around events like the upcoming Elephant Fest and Veterans Day in November and International Cheetah Day in December.
Home to the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest and one of the last remaining stands of pond cypress, this sanctuary is under the protection of the National Audubon Society and preserves wilderness that dates back more than 500 years! Over two miles of boardwalk winds through this preserve with an abundance of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles, so be on the lookout! There is also a variety of song birds and raptors that can be seen throughout the year as well.
The landscape at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary includes pine flatwoods, wet prairies and marsh lands that foster the perfect environment for a number of plant species as well. Some rare finds would include the "Super Ghost" orchid and native Florida vegetation such as mosses, lichens, bromeliads and ferns.
Explore six miles of crescent-shaped beaches on the largest barrier island within southwest Florida's Ten Thousand Islands! Linked to the mainland by bridges just south of Naples, visitors can enjoy fishing and an abundance of wildlife, great restaurants, golfing and sun-drenched beaches to soak up that fabulous Florida sunshine.
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