Naples is one beautiful and enticing venue which gets even better during the summers. A hotspot for tourists, this region has a variety of activities that will keep you occupied all summer long.
Summers hold fewer tourists so all the local attractions, beaches, and restaurants are free for you to lounge in. The locals often offer a lot of summer deals for you to enjoy a multitude of activities at amazing prices.
There is an extensive tourist life in Naples which you need to know about at once.
Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park
This amazing beach is recognized to be one of the best beaches in the United States. The all-natural beach has a beautiful nature trail that ends at an observation tower; don’t miss the gorgeous view. It even has a picnic area with grills for the perfect BBQ with an amazing view of the beach as a backdrop. The Cocohatchee River also joins into the beach where the fishermen can be seen working.
Naples Municipal Beach and Pier
The Naples Fishing Pier has been there for almost a century and is a truly must see location. The pristine, aquamarine water lazily rolls onto the white, flawless sand which makes for the perfect spot for relaxation. A quiet fishing session or a warm sunbathing session on a Naples beach is something you really can’t miss out on. Since the pier never closes, stay for the sunset to see what will be one of the most beautiful moments of your life.
Naples Botanical Gardens
The botanical garden in Naples has some of the most beautiful scenes with a waterfall surrounded by giant lily pads, natural wetlands preserved meticulously by the locals, a wonderful birding tower, a traditional chattel house, and a must-see Caribbean Garden.
This botanical garden is a tribute to the subtropical flowers and plants in the region. A section of the gardens is also reserved for the exotic Asian vegetation with a rice paddy. A replica for a 15th Hindu temple also serves as an attraction in the garden.
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Wetlands have always been part of the region of Naples and the locals have made sure to protect this feature. The American wood strokes and the ancient cypress forest prove to be the perfect gateway for the Florida Birding Trail. The beautiful trail is designed to be a self-guided tour through pine uplands, the cypress forests, wet prairie, marshes, and the local wildlife.
Big Cypress National Preserve
The land and water trails in this national preserve prove to be the perfect attraction for anyone who loves nature. The preserve is home to some of the most beautiful and rare species in the world such as Florida Manatee, Florida Panthers, anhinga and several types of alligators. The amazing sounds of rain, thunder, limpkins and pig frogs will accompany you while you spy on the amazing wild life.
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
This is the perfect place for your kids to enjoy while also having a great educational experience. The attraction is a huge building designed to be a colorful venue built to look like a ship. The museum has 12 galleries with different exhibitions for the kids to enjoy.
The huge banyan tree is the centerpiece to the museum and leads to the other exhibits for the children to experience. A virtual pond is there where kids can step into and watch water plants grow and the fish swim away. The Beach exhibit allows kids to fish and then identify the fish they are catching. The Journey exhibit lets the children explore the Everglades and the mangrove maze.
This doesn’t mean that teenagers and adults will get bored either as the location holds activities and attractions for them as well.
This must-see attraction has 15 galleries that showcase the fine arts of the local artists. It starts from the doorway, which was designed by the famous metal artist Albert Paley, and leads to the striking Persian ceiling and chandeliers created by the acclaimed glass artist known as Dale Chihuly. The museum has special exhibitions throughout the season so every time you visit there is something new to see.
This is one of the best attractions in the city, being a nationally accredited zoo. It is home to a wonderful selection of creatures including, but not limited to, lions, leopards, panthers, bears, and alligators. The zoo also has plenty of animal shows to keep you entertained, as well as a boat cruise to a private island to look at local wildlife like monkeys and lemurs.
Naples is a beautiful place with a lot to experience and see. It is a region that you shouldn’t miss out on as it has a lot to offer to keep you busy all summer.