Located south of Lee County on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Naples Florida is a paradise of sun, shore and nature perfectly blended with cosmopolitan and cultural amenities.

Naples Florida is renowned for gorgeous beach sunsets, upscale waterfront homes, the finest restaurants, world-class shopping, a vibrant arts scene and abundant nature-based activities.

Because of its affluence, Naples Florida is one of America's most desirable visitor destinations. This is where you find Southwest Florida’s finest four and five star resorts like the Ritz Carlton, the Registry and the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Naples is a superb vacation destination, especially for the well to do.

For generations a visit to Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens has been a visitor's highlight. This lush setting was founded in 1919 by conservationist Dr. Henry Nehrling and attracted the likes of President Theodore Roosevelt, inventor Thomas Edison, and botanist David Fairchild. In 1954, Julius Fleischmann’s vision for Naples Florida became reality and included the restoration of the gardens and an attraction featuring rare birds. In 1969, zoo operators Lawrence and Nancy Jane Tetzlaff (Jungle Larry and Safari Jane) introduced exotic animals from their attraction at the Cedar Point theme park in Ohio. Today, Naples Zoo is one of the top 10% of the nation’s zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In 2004, Collier County residents voted to purchase the Zoo from the Tetzlafs, and it became a non-profit municipal faility.

Other outdoor attractions abound in Naples. Naples Botanical Garden has just undergone extensive renovations and is home to six themed gardens. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. Visitors can also tour Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a quiet solace where walkers wind through pinelands, wet prairies and cypress grounds on an elevated boardwalk. Delnor-Wiggins State Recreation Area in North Naples offers a wonderful natural setting for a day at the beach or picnic. Other great beach locations are found surrounding the City Pier near downtown Naples Florida, at Clam Pass and Lowdermilk Parks, and at smaller beach accesses along Gulf Shore Blvd to the north.

One of the best ways to explore Naples is aboard Naples Trolley Tours. Their fully narrated tour covers over 100 points of interest in and around the heart of Naples. You can board the trolley at dozens of locations, hop off to shop or dine along the route, and hop on the next trolley to complete your circle tour. Naples Florida shopping is another treat in store, with a spectacular selection of retail options to choose from. Coastland Center is the major regional mall, but the selection doesn’t stop there.

If you want to see Naples from the water, your best bets are Pure Florida - Naples which operates a variety of excursions from Tin City and the Naples Princess for delightful lunch and dinner cruises.

Tin City, one of the most unique shopping centers in the world, is a must visit attraction. Previously a center of commerce for Naples’ boating, fishing and seafood industries, Tin City's a quaint collection of boutique shopping along the waterfront downtown.

Naples offers hundreds of small boutiques and with shops in the downtown district along Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South, you can find just about anything you desire in Naples Florida. If you're looking for nautical gifts for yourself or friends, a visit to Naples Ships Store will delight you.

Dining around Naples is a delicious experience. Whether it's at favored seafood restaurants, like Pinchers at Tin City overlooking the water in the heart of Naples, or in north Naples at a family restaurant like the Watermark Grill, you'll find just what you are looking for. Don't forget the area favorites Rib City, with 12 Southwest Florida locations.

With more than 35 golf courses, Naples has the highest ratio of golf courses to golfers in the US. Click here for the Golf Course Directory.

Fishing is great, too – take your pick of seasoned fishing guides like Dalis at the City Docks, or Pure Florida - Naples at Tin City or just go to the Pier, Naples' classic landmark right next to the downtown district.

The Artis-Naples is the premiere performance hall in the region and is home to the Naples Philharmonic. With over 130 galleries in Greater Naples, the region is definitely on the map as a cultural destination.

Naples Florida is a high amenity town with a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy. Call on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for full visitor information about Naples Florida.

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Don't miss the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, founded in 1919, and one of the top 10% of the nation's zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Featured are exotic animals and botanical gardens.
The Naples Pier is the perfect spot to gather and appreciate the beauty of a Gulf of Mexico sunset.
Catch a ride aboard the Naples Trolley for a fully-narrated tour of more than 100 points of interest in and around the heart of Naples Florida.
Come see all that Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has to offer!