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Naples is a city in Collier County in southwest Florida.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW IATA), often known as Regional Southwest Florida International, is approximately 30 miles to the north of Naples, in Fort Myers. Several commercial and charter airlines operate flights to RSW, including United Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, United Express, Spirit Airlines, Jet Blue, Frontier, Delta, Southwest, and AirTran Airways. From there, you can rent rent a car and drive to Naples, which takes approximately 45-60 minutes via I-75 South. There is an airport in Naples, however there are no commercial flights scheduled there, focusing on private and general aviation instead.

Private aviation[edit]

There are two smaller airports available within 15 miles of Naples, and residents of Southwest Florida's affluent communities often use charter planes to fly directly to/from Naples, Marco Island, and other areas of the Gulf Coast.

  • 2 Naples Airport (APF IATA, formerly known as Naples Municipal Airport) (2 nautical miles (4 km) northeast of the central business district). offers the most direct flights Naples Municipal Airport (Q3565912) on Wikidata Naples Municipal Airport on Wikipedia

Marco Island Executive Airport (FAA LID: MKY), known as Marco Island Airport, is 15 miles south of Naples, and just southwest of the Tamiami Trail.

Air charter and jet rental companies including Naples Air Inc. and Naples Jet Charter offer access to a variety of planes based across SW Florida, with aircraft ranging from small single and twin-engine planes to luxury business jets.

Get around[edit]

Map of Naples (Florida)

The best way to get around Naples is to rent a car. Alternatively, you can rent a bike, and there are bike lanes on many of the major roads (though they are seldom used). If you stay in "Old Naples" (the historic district), then it is very easy to get to shopping centers, the pier, and the beach.

See[edit]

  • 1 'Tin City'. On the river in 'Downtown Naples': A Naples tradition. Built as a fisherman's wharf (it is still used as such), it is now a large collection of shops (all indoor and air-conditioned) offering a huge array of trinkets, clothing, art, and miscellaneous.
  • 2 Naples City Pier. One of the most popular Naples Florida attractions. No fishing license is required to cast a line from the pier. Watch the dolphins, and take amazing photos of the sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

Do[edit]

The Naples Pier offers beautiful sight-seeing, fishing, and concessions
  • 1 Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette Rd, +1 239 262-5409. Daily 9AM-5PM. Rediscover natural fun in the heart of Naples. Explore this nationally accredited zoo with animals from alligators to zebras blended into a historic botanical garden - two attractions in one. See Tiger Forest, Panther Glade, and African Oasis. Enjoy exciting wildlife presentations all day and a cruise past islands of monkeys. Naples Zoo (Q6964984) on Wikidata Naples Zoo on Wikipedia
  • Everglades Tours There are many companies that offer all varieties of excursions to the everglades. This is a great day trip.
  • Fishing Naples has many experienced guides to help you catch that trophy. But if you want to explore on your own, there also are plenty of marinas and tackle shops for boat rentals, tackle and advice. And, if you would prefer, there are places where you can fish without a boat. Some of the more popular spots are our rivers and the Naples Pier. Many people also fish the canals , especially where and when the tidal currents are relatively strong. The beaches can also be productive, especially at dawn and at dusk. Whether your preferred technique is fly, spin, plug or bait, you will enjoy fine fishing in a great environment.
  • Shopping the shops around 5th avenue would be considered exclusive by some, pretentious by others. Third Avenues is also a great place to shop the many art galleries and shops.Downtown Naples, Tin City, Fifth Avenue South, 3rd Street South, Mercato, Bayfront, Venetian Village, Coastland Mall, and the Waterside Shops are Naples Shopping venues not to be missed! Naples Florida has beautiful boutique style shopping! Very upscale, world-class shopping! Very enjoyable time to be had window shopping, dining at sidewalk bistros and browsing the many chic boutiques!
  • Ft Myers Beach Take a day trip to Fort Myers Beach pier, for slightly more kitschy shopping and sightseeing.
  • Dolphin and Manatee tours There is a wide variety of tours to take to go check out the dolphins and manatees. Check out the tourist information in Naples for different listing of these tours.
The Palm Cottage, in Historic Old Naples, is the oldest house in the city, built in 1895. Tours are $10
  • Historic Old Naples The oldest parts of Naples include many older houses, a museum, and shopping centers. It is near the Naples pier.
  • 2 Vanderbilt Beach, Starting in North Naples at Vanderbilt Drive on the South, to Delnor Wiggins State Park at the North, +1 239-597-6196. Facilities include: freshwater showers, lifeguards, grills, picnic tables, boat ramp, observation tower, restrooms, bath house. Additional public parking in lot next to the Ritz Carlton. Vanderbilt Beach (Q7914433) on Wikidata Vanderbilt Beach on Wikipedia
  • Clam Pass Park/ Beach, Seagate Drive & Crayton Road, +1 239 252-4000. 8AM to sundown. Clam Pass boasts 35 acres of coastal habitat and preserves that habitat by providing beach access from a three-quarter-mile boardwalk to the sandy beach. The boardwalk runs through a mangrove forest of salt-tolerant red, white and black mangroves. It also has a tidal bay area that acts as a breeding ground and nusery for marine life, wildlife, specifically many species of birds. board-walk through the Mangrove trees for those who love a nature walk, or if you prefer to take the tram car that is also available. Upon arrival to the beach there is a full snack bar/ Lunch Restaurant and bar on a deck overlooking the beach.
  • Mercato, 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 (at the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tamiami Trail North), +1 239 594-9400. M-Sa 10AM-9PM; Su noon-6PM. It combines the best of city chic residential living with upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Tiburon Golf Club, 2620 Tiburon Dr (in North Naples on the corner of Airport Pulling Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road; from I-75, go west on Immokalee Road, turn left on Airport Pulling Road and travel about 2 miles; the entrance will be on your left; from the entrance, follow signs for the Golf Club), +1 239 594-2040. Daily 7AM-6PM. If you're not a golfer and are just looking to see what a PGA Tour Golf Course looks like, just take a ride through the complex and view the course and beautiful homes. Tiburón Golf Club (Q7800554) on Wikidata Tiburón Golf Club on Wikipedia
  • 3 Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 11135 Gulfshore Dr, +1 239 597-6196. 8AM to sunset. A popular beach destination with limited parking. Get there early, as the wait to get in can take an hour or more. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park (Q5254299) on Wikidata Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

5th Avenue South is a great shopping district in central Old Naples. This area include unique stores, sidewalk cafes, hotels, galleries, and fine dining along palm-lined streets just a few blocks from the water. Perhaps the only problem here is the lack of convenient parking.

Also nearby is Third Street South, an area of some 100 fine clothing stores, gift boutiques, restaurants and galleries.. All along 3rd Ave, parallel to the beach, and starting at the cross section of 8th Street is an area known as Old Naples. This is a cool area with beautiful artwork, sculptures and fountains everywhere you turn. Mainly there are galleries here, as well as some restaurants. An excellent visual treat so bring your camera and some walking shoes

  • 1 Miromar Outlets, -75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road / Miromar Outlets Blvd, +1 239 948-3766. Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Shop for essentials while soaking up the Florida Sun walking around the outside mall. Includes many big name outlet stores.
  • 2 Waterside Shops, 5415 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34108, +1 239-598-1605. Su noon-6PM; M-Sa 10AM-7PM. Luxury retail and fashionable lifestyle stores are set amid a lush landscape of 30,000 tropical plants and flowering shrubs, a 550-foot-long, hand-laid rock wall punctuated by cascading water, and dramatic lightning features. More than 60 shops and restaurants, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.

Eat[edit]

  • H.B.'s On The Gulf, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd (at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; from the north, take Rt 41 to Golf Drive, turn right to Gulf Shore Blvd), +1 239-261-2222, toll-free: +1-800-237-7600. Naples' only beachfront restaurant serves fresh regional seafood and creative daily specials for lunch and dinner, indoors or out.
  • Joe's Diner, on US40. For breakfast.
  • McCabe's Irish Pub & Grill, 699 5th Avenue South, +1 239 403-7170. Authentic Irish pub featuring great food and lively music.
  • Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House, 698 4th Ave. South, +1 239-530-3131. Semi-casual restaurant that offers fresh, high-quality stone crab claws.
  • Take a ride out to Marco Island and eat at the Snooks Inn. It is right on the water.
  • Shula's Steak House, 5111 Tamiami Trail North (from Southwest Florida International Airport: follow signs from Airport to I-75 South to Naples; Exit # 107 Pine Ridge road; turn right, going west approximately 3.5 miles; turn left, south on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and the hotel is immediately on the right), +1 239-430-4999. 6:30AM. Upscale steak house honoring the 1972 Miami Dolphins Perfect Season. Open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located off the lobby of the Hilton Naples. 10PM.
  • Cafe and Bar Lurcat, 494 Fifth Avenue, +1 239-213-3384. Experience serious food and voguish designs are served up in equal measure. From the Chagall-inspired ceiling mural in the cafe to the Italian silk pillows and leather banquettes in the bar, Lurcat is an urban hang out that is modern, cool and loungey for Naples. The food is excellent. In the bar you can order small plates for $7-15. The cafe menu is a la carte and a little pricier but good. Mid-high.
  • Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar, 1220 3rd Street, +1 239-643-6889. 11AM for lunch, dinner daily. Eclectic with a tropical twist, they offer a relaxed, elegant island ambience. They recommend their coconut shrimp, San Juan shrimp and scallops and pina colada cake and their cocktails. Live entertainment nightly. expensive.
  • Mel's Diner - Naples, 3650 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103, +1 239 643-9898. Su–Th 6:30AM-9PM; F Sa 6:30AM-9:30PM.

Drink[edit]

  • Sunset Beach Bar, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. (in the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; from the north, take Rt #41 to Golf Drive, turn right and continue to Gulf Shore Blvd), +1 239-261-2222. Good place to catch a sunset. It was once awarded the title of Naples' "Best Beach Bar" by Travel Channel. Live entertainment is available each evening.
  • Food and Thought, Gateway Plaza, +1 239 213-2222. 9AM-8PM. Southwest Florida's only 100% organic market and restaurant. Good service, nice people, great food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. $6-14.
  • Blue Martini, 9114 Strada Place Suite 12105, +1 239 591-2583. Daily 4PM - 2AM. Blue Martini features over 25 martinis. Listen or dance to live entertainment while enjoying a tapas menu.
  • The Turtle Club at Vanderbilt Beach / Restaurant and Bar, 9225 Gulf Shore Drive (on Vanderbilt Beach in Naples at 9225 Gulfshore Drive North on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort between the Ritz Carlton Hotel and the La Playa Resort). Daily 11AM to 2:45PM (reservations not accepted for lunch), Su-Th 5-9PM, F Sa 5-10PM. Focusing on fresh seafood and fine steaks and chops served in a beachfront setting. Casually elegant fine dining, hospitable staff.

Sleep[edit]

  • Bellasera Resort Luxury Hotel, 221 Ninth Street South, toll-free: +1-888-627-1595. A four-diamond luxury hotel featuring studio and three-room suites with full kitchens, business meeting facilities, and onsite Zizi Restaurant.
  • Doubletree Suites. This all-suites hotel is set on a peninsula overlooking the Cocohatchee River and Wildlife Preserve. 101 suites, an outdoor heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center and an on-site restaurant which serves lunch and dinner.
  • Hilton Naples Hotel, 5111 Tamiami Trail North (from Southwest Florida Airport, follow signs from Airport to I-75 South to Naples; exit # 107 Pine Ridge road turn right, going west approximately 3½ miles; turn left, south on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and the hotel is immediately on the right), +1 239-430-4900. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. See listing for Shula's Steak House in "Eat".
  • The Inn on Fifth, 699 5th Avenue South, toll-free: +1-888-403-8778. This resort-style hotel with 87 rooms is in the heart of the city. Has Wi-Fi, two restaurants: McCabe's Irish Pub & Grill and Truluck's Seafood, Steak, and Crab House.
  • The Inn at Pelican Bay, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Rd (Toll Free: 800-597-8770), +1 239-597-8777. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Part of the Florida Green Lodging Program. Complimentary breakfast, business center, fitness center, heated swimming pool, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
  • Hawthorn Suites Naples, 3557 Pine Ridge Road, +1 239 593-1300, .
  • Lemon Tree Inn, 250 Ninth Street, +1 239-262-1414, fax: +1 239-262-2638. Designed with the architectural influence of Old Florida and set against a backdrop of landscaped tropical foliage. Two blocks from Fifth Avenue South and eight blocks from the beach, features a heated swimming pool, courtyard garden, and 34 guest rooms. Complimentary lemonade and continental breakfast daily. $89-200.
  • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, 400 South Collier Boulevard, +1 239 394-2511. Clean beaches, fine dining, golf, and the spa.
  • Naples Bay Resort, 1500 5th Avenue South (in Old Naples). Along with the resort Naples Bay has cottage accommodations and a private club. Both facilities also include a Euro-style spa, fitness center/aerobics studio, 6 tennis courts, 97-slip marina, yacht club, and kids club activities.
  • The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North, Naples, FL 34102 (from the north, take Tamiami Trail, Rt. #41 to Golf Drive, turn right, continue to Gulf Shore Blvd. N), toll-free: +1-800-237-7600. 318 rooms and suites, a spa and fitness center, championship golf course, six Har-Tru tennis courts, beach, variety of water sports and complimentary Beach Klub 4 Kids.
  • Park Shore Resort, 600 Neapolitan Way, toll-free: +1-888-627-1595. One- and two-bedroom suites with natural surroundings like lush gardens, waterways and serene, botanical walkways. Onsite restaurant and provides online reservations and special packages.
  • Quality Inn Naples, Gulf Coast Hotel, 2555 9th Street North (U.S. 41 North), +1 239 261-6046.
  • 1 The Ritz Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., +1 239 598-3300. Featuring good views of the Gulf of Mexico, three miles of pristine beaches on the Paradise Coast, good restaurants and good service. About $600 per night.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Naples, 3808 White Lake Blvd, +1 239-530-3355.
  • Springhill Suites Naples, 3798 White Lake Blvd, +1 239-352-2234.

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