Editor's Note: This article was written before the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian in September 2022. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this storm. We know Southwest Florida will be back better and stronger than ever, and we can't wait to write about their next chapter.
With its reputation as one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Gulf Coast, there is no shortage of great places to eat, stay, and play in and around Naples. From first-class resorts and fabulous restaurants to high-end shopping and championship level golf, there is something for everyone to see, do, and eat in this Florida community.
No matter what you are looking for, you can find it in Naples. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at some of our absolute favorite spots that you won’t want to miss!
The Naples restaurant scene offers an amazing combination of the old and the new from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
When you are looking for a great lunch, you’ll want to check out Taqueria San Julian 2 for some really creative and flavorful tacos. Another great option for lunch that can satisfy your craving for Cuban pulled pork is Rumba Cuban Cafe.
If you are looking for a full resort atmosphere during your stay in Naples, the Doubletree Suites by Hilton is where you are going to find it. The pool here is wonderful and the service is always top notch.
Another resort-style hotel to consider is the Bellasera Hotel. Accommodations here are all suites, and other amenities include golf and spa packages. It’s location right near 5th Avenue means this hotel is right next to all of the great shopping and restaurants of downtown Naples.
If you are more interested in being in the center of the action, the extremely trendy Inn on 5th is also a great place to stay. This hotel contains it’s own collection of shoppes, great views of the town, fabulous suites, and an amazing pool in the center of its courtyard.
While Naples is definitely known for its beaches, golf, and shopping. It also features a number of attractions that are perfect for nature lovers. Between the Naples Botanical Garden, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and the Naples Pier you can spend an entire day outside exploring various plants and wildlife.
But if you are looking for the tourist hot spots, then Lowdermilk Beach is where you should start. This is the white-sand beach that all the other white-sand beaches try to emulate and is one of the biggest reasons that Naples is such a popular tourist destination.
If you are looking for an indoor activity to get out of the afternoon heat, you might want to check out the newly reopened Revs Institute. This museum contains an impressive collection of classic cars including some really rare finds.
Fifth Avenue gets a lot of well-deserved publicity from the Naples shopping crowd, but smart shoppers know that Third Street South is also a great place for boutique shopping.
Whether you are lounging on the beach or hitting the links, getting close to nature or running up the credit card bill, there is a nearly endless amount of options for all kinds of people here in Naples. And the best part is that no matter what your passion, you can always end the day with an outstanding meal!
Looking for a Great Naples Area Community?
Valencia Trails in Naples, FL offers the best resort lifestyle with a magnificent 42,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse where every day new events, clubs, and entertainment abound. Relax by the pool, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch a show in the social hall, or take a relaxing stroll or jog along the community’s iconic trails. The options are endless!
Designed for 55+ living, the gorgeous contemporary style single-family homes at Valencia Trails offer the ultimate in style, convenience, and luxury with spacious living areas, impressive gourmet kitchens, and screened and covered patios to make the most of Florida’s beautiful weather year-round. Come home to luxurious standard features including tile roof, brick pavers, stainless steel and gas appliances, designer tile flooring throughout main areas, rich stone exterior finishes and so much more.