With 10 miles of sandy beaches, award-winning golf courses, the Naples Museum of Art, botanical gardens and a zoo, Naples, Florida beckons visitors 12 months a year. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and the Everglades, Naples offers opportunities for those who seek activities or relaxation.
Southwest Regional International Airport (RSW), located in Fort Meyers, is a 20-minute drive from Naples. In 1888, when Naples was first established, the Gulf was the primary access point for visitors. Today, the Naples Pier, a historic landmark, is a gathering place for visitors and locals who want to enjoy the gulf waters. A block away, Palm Cottage, another historic landmark, continues to attract guests. Fifth Avenue, once the main thoroughfare for Naples, now houses outdoor cafes, restaurants, art galleries, Sugden Theater and various shops. With rooms available throughout the Naples area, travelers can find venues for entertainment, shopping and dining in areas such Pelican Bay, Venetian Village, Tin City, Bayfront and North Naples.
Season in Naples begins around October and usually lasts until April when the evenings are cool and the day temperatures average 78 degrees. During season, reservations are a must at most restaurants, but art festivals, farmers’ markets and specialty events are weekly events. Summer months, although hotter, also attract guests.