Naples, Florida 

Attractions & Things To Do

Southwest Florida offers the perfect blend of warm sandy beaches, sunny weather and gorgeous natural wonders that satisfy your cravings for the great outdoors. Explore stunning natural habitats and fascinating ecosystems teeming with rare and beautiful flora and fauna at Everglades National Park, Naples Botanical Gardens and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Long stretches of shimmering Gulf of Mexico beaches are just two miles from the hotel. Naples is more than just an unforgettable expanse of scenic splendor. World-class golf, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions are sure to entertain.

Naples, Florida Area Attractions

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park - Explore 166 acres of pristine Southwest Florida coastline. At Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, outdoor enthusiasts can spend the day sunbathing, picnicking and building sand castles along the sugary white beaches. Delnor-Wiggins is consistently ranked one of the best beaches in the nation. Launch your boat in Water Turkey Bay, then cruise the Cocohatchee River and Gulf of Mexico. Saltwater and freshwater fishing, kayaking, snorkeling and canoeing are just a few of the other activities available to park goers.

Everglades National Park - Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, a breathtaking 2,400 square mile expanse of canals, ponds, sloughs and sawgrass marshes. Everglades National Park is home to an abundance of plants and animals including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and a large mangrove and cypress ecosystem. Outdoor adventurists will enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing within this unique subtropical wilderness.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Head a few miles northeast of Naples to this 11,000 acre scenic wonder. At the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, nature lovers can wind through a 2.25 mile raised boardwalk and pass beautiful pine uplands, marshes, prairies, cypress forest and other distinct local habitats. Along the way spot red-bellied woodpeckers, painted buntings, wild orchids, mammals, reptiles and other native flora and fauna.

North Collier Regional Park - Enjoy family friendly sports and entertainment at this popular Naples gathering spot. The park boasts 8 tournament soccer fields, 5 softball fields and a children's playground. Kids love the interactive and educational activities at the Exhibit Hall and the fossil dig play area. Stay fit at the RecPlex Fitness Complex or get soaked at the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon water park. Make a splash at the lazy river and Turtle Cove, or zoom down adrenaline-pumping water slides and chutes.

Clam Pass State Park & Beach - Clam Pass State Park & Beach is located in the north part of Naples. Access to the beach is through a wooden boardwalk, perfect for a reflecting and relaxing .7 mile nature walk through dense mangrove trees. Once your reach the beach, admire shimmering turquoise waters, picture perfect beaches and impressive coastal sand dunes. A concession stand offers beach equipment rental and snacks.

Naples Botanical Garden - Vibrant, sweet smelling flowers, impressive bamboos, pine flatwoods and oak scrubs. The Naples Botanical Garden features 170 acres of diverse ecosystems from around the world. Admire the floating watering lilies, papyrus, and lotuses in the water garden or snap a photo of exotic flora at the Brazil, Caribbean and Asia gardens. Visitors can participate in several adult and youth education programs, lectures and workshops that explore what it means to be environmentally conscious.

Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier -The Naples Fishing Pier is the city's proud centerpiece and is situated at the west end of 12th Avenue South. Play beach volleyball, splash in the refreshing Gulf of Mexico waves or watch a brilliant Southwest Florida sunset cast in fiery oranges and reds. The Naples Fishing Pier is perfect for spending a lazy afternoon of sea fishing. No fishing license is required.

Naples Zoo -  The Naples Zoo is the spot to explore the engrossing world of the animal kingdom. Come face to face with playful lemurs of Madagascar, African lions, fierce alligators and elegant gazelles. There are plenty of captivating exhibits to stop at while strolling along the mile long paved path. Don't miss one of the zoo's exciting animal shows, interactive activities and educational programs for all ages.

Barefoot Beach -Feel the warm sand between your toes at Barefoot Beach, a barrier sand island also known as Little Hickory Island. Discover 342 acres of some of the most untouched coastline in Southwest Florida. Breathtaking tidal creeks, sand dunes, mangrove swamps abound, as do snow white beaches surrounded by lightly swaying sea oats. Grab your reel and rod and spend the day fishing its pristine coastal waters. This narrow strip of land teems with a unique abundance of wildlife and natural habitats.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida - The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is dedicated to preserving the rich habitat of Southwest Florida. A visit to the Nature Center means taking a stroll along the Great Florida Birding Trail to catch colorful butterflies and birds in action. Visitors can also participate in interactive nature programs, plan nature excursions on water and land, or rent kayaks and cruise the Gordon River.

Brenda Burke
Brenda Burke
7950 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Ste. 2 Fort Myers FL 33907