Naples Travel Guide

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  • Naples
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    Boardwalk leads up to the beach
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Naples Highlights

  • Pro
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     Long luscious stretch of sand, gorgeous gardens everywhere 

  • Con
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     price, old men in speedos, and lack of nightlife 

  • In a nutshell
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     Relaxing. 

Naples Things to Do

  • The Beach

    We have been to Naples four times and on each vacation the beach beckons for a variety of reasons. Naples Beach is impressive, but others are equally enjoyable. Choose from Lowdermilk Beach Park, Naples Beach, or Keewaydin Island.

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  • Tin City

    The owner is a lazy scam artist. My dad and my husband went for my dad's birthday. They caught a very large trout, over 2' long. The owner made them release it. We were later told by the former owner of the business that the new owner was simply too lazy to clean it. Everyone left the fishing trip empty-handed after having paid $100 per person.

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  • Fifth Avenue South

    5th Avenue South is a great shopping district in central Old Naples. This area include unique stores, sidewalk cafes, hotels, galleries, and fine dining along palm-lined streets just a few blocks from the water. Perhaps the only problem here is the lack of convenient parking. Also nearby is Third Street South, an area of of some 100 fine clothing...

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Naples Hotels

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Naples Restaurants

  • Tommy Bahama's

    Tommy Bahama Cafe was introduced to us via our friends, Patti and Rick, who live in Naples. We spent an afternoon with them a few days after we arrived in Naples. They suggested that we eat lunch here. What a great idea, as we soon discovered. Of course, I was aware of the Tommy Bahama brand name from their line of clothing. However, I did not...

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  • Riverwalk Fish & Ale House

    Considered by most to be the best restaurant in Tin City, the Riverwalk Restaurant offers dockside dining, with choices ranging from fresh catch of the day, to a raw bar, to more casual selections such as Gulf Coast Grouper Tacos or Barbecue Pulled-Pork Sandwich. Order cold beers or tropical blended drinks from the full bar to stave off the heat of...

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  • Cheeburger Cheeburger

    Cheeburger Cheeburger is famous for its cheeburgers. They range in size from the "famous pounder" down to the 5.5 "classic" with the delirious (3/4 pound), the serious (1/2 pound), and the semi-serious (1/3 pound) in between. The one pound burger is $11.50, the classic quarter pounder is $6.50, and the prices for the other burgers are somewhere in...

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Naples Nightlife

  • Live Theater

    On a sunny Sunday afternnon, Allan and I were walking along 5th Avenue South in Naples when I spied the Sugden Community Theatre/The Naples Players. I was attracted to the very modern architecture. We walked up to investigate. We discovered That there were two stages:1. The Tobye Studio, a 99-seat black box theatre. The productions here sometimes...

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  • Frequently Visited the Movies

    Allan and I love going to the movies, and while we are back in Libertyville, we try to go each Wednesday and Friday, which are senior days where we have to pay only $4.00 each. So, when we went to Naples, Florida, and started going to the movies, we were shocked that the senior price here is $7.00!!Even though it was not close to our condo, we...

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  • irish pub

    mc cabe's is a very nice replica irish pub on 5th ave in downtown naples. good food and good beer selection. casual.

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Naples Transportation

  • Fort Myers Airport

    Best Car Service to Naples! We travel to our vacation home in Naples quite often throughout the year. Unlike most of the other car services, Ambassador Transportation Town Cars are always clean and none of their drivers smoke. The drivers are really friendly, are dressed professionally and make us feel like VIPs. With Ambassador Transportation, our...

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  • Trolley

    When you first get to Naples take a Naples Trolley Tour. They can be picked up at about 25 different places and you can get on and off as you like. This is a very good way to see all of Naples so that you can get a better idea of where to go when you're on your own. *CAUTION* If they say they're at a stop at a certain time, and its the last stop...

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  • Automobile

    When we made our plans to spend a month in Naples, Florida, we knew that we needed to rent a car for the month. We had stayed in Bonita Beach and in Bonita Springs [very near to Naples] in other winters; thus, we knew a car was a MUST. We checked prices for a month by going to several different rental companies. Because we received a 10% discount...

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Naples Shopping

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  • Malls and shopping areas

    We stopped outside a home furnishings store so that Doreen could pet the guardian lion. Using the Village at Venetian Bay directory, can you identify the location of this home interiors boutique? Look for Danieli's. Doree purchased a French porcelain coustume mask to place on the wall in our dining room at home. More than $100.

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  • A Day on the Bay

    We stopped outside a home furnishings store so that Doreen could pet the guardian lion.Using the Village at Venetian Bay directory, can you identify the location of this home interiors boutique? Look for Danieli's. Doree purchased a French porcelain coustume mask to place on the wall in our dining room at home. More than $100.

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  • outdoor boutique mall

    The Village on Venetian Bay is a fine shopping and dining experience. Located on Venetian Bay, this boutique mall features nearly 60 shops, galleries and restaurants in a beautiful waterfront setting.

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Naples Local Customs

  • Word to the wise

    Neapolitans are justifiably more snazzy in their culture and dress than other parts of the Gulf Coast. With upscale nightlife and an arts scene, plus some of the richest beah places outside of Palm Beach, it's not hard to see why. Generally, there's no dress code or demeanour needed for the more traditional Floridian places along the Tamiami Trail...

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  • CURRENCY

    Everyone knows the US Dollar! Just thought I would put a pic of it here seems as I collect foreign money.As a traveller I have to admit I found the US currency one of the hardest to work with. The notes are all the same colour (although they are different sizes!) and the coins have funny names like pennies and quarters! To find out how much the US...

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  • Fresh Fruits and Other Produce

    We were so pleased to see a Citrus Fruit shop and a Produce Shop side-by-side along North Airport Pulling Road. We are great lovers of Honeybell oranges, so when we saw a sign advertising them, we pulled into the parking lot. The Temple Citrus Grove had such oranges in a bag for a reasonable price. Now, honeybells are only available in January and...

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Naples Warnings and Dangers

  • Florida Panthers Endangered

    From the moment that we arrived in Naples, we were always be told about the endangered Florida Panther. When one thinks of panthers, they usually think of the black panther; however, the Florida Panther is a tawny golden color.The Florida panther roams through the National Panther Wildlife Refuge, Everglades National Park, The Fakahatchee Strand...

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  • General Warnings

    Just a few warnings:For people who go to the Naples' beaches to swim:Be aware of jelly fish, stingrays, and sharks.For fishermen who fish at Naples City Pier or in any of the bays or inlets:Be very careful when removing hooks from any catfish you catch.For those who drive in the Naples' area:Be aware of the frequent turn around places. While there,...

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  • Beware of RED TIDE

    Red Tide -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is a Florida red tide?A red tide is a higher-than-normal concentration of a microscopic alga (plant-like organisms). In Florida, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis. This organism produces a toxin that can affect the central nervous...

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Naples Tourist Traps

  • Wednesdays

    Lots of police on the road this day. Beware. They'll pull over cars 3 and 4 at a time. Don't speed - seriously.

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  • Tin City is a waste of time in...

    Tin City is a waste of time in my opinion. Unless you're in the market for a refrigerator magnet or one of those 'They went to Naples and all I got was this lousy T-shirt' T-shirts, then skip it. Why spend a precious vacation day inside what is basically a strip mall when you have miles of beautiful beaches to enjoy!

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  • Naples Hotels

    66 Hotels in Naples

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Naples What to Pack

  • Difficult to Pack for One Month's Stay

    Because of the new regulations that you pay for 1st bag checked, you need to be economical in what you take with you. We each had to check two bags because we had our golf clubs. On AMERICAN AIRLINES, we paid $15.00 for first bag, and $25.00 for 2nd bag [out golf clubs]; thus, it cost us $80.00 x 2= $160.00 for checked bags, and we were being quite...

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  • Packing

    There are very expensive and dressy places to go here, so pack accordingly if you like to do that type of thing.I prefer casual, so bring shorts, a skirt/sundress if you like. T-shirts, tank tops, pants. (I live in jeans) Have a sweater, light jacket, or sweatshirt handy . Winters can get cool, and the air-conditioning is running year-round. When...

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  • Packing List

    Bathing suits, shorts and summer tops unless it is winter. I had a wool sports blazer at Thanksgiving/Christmas one year. Suntan lotion is most important. The Florida sun is potent.

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Naples Off The Beaten Path

  • Palm Cottage

    This is Naples' oldest house, built in 1890. It sits in the historic district on 12th Avenue near the pier. Inside, the Naples Histrical Soeicty has restored its 19th century atmosphere to show how some of Naples' first summer tourists lived. It's amazing how many people pass by this place to go by the pier and never give it a second look. I guess...

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  • Water Sports

    Hey, this is worth seeing, especially if you have kids. Even if you don't. At the marina they have pet fish. Big ones!!! If you can find this marina, buy a few shrimp (sometimes they'll give you the dead ones) and walk down the dock. The fish (Snook and Sheepshead) are there in the bay waiting to be fed! Just don't put your fingers in the water....

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  • collier-seminole state park

    the collier-seminole state park is located about 15 miles south of naples on US 41. this interesting state park has both mangrove and salt marsh ecosystems. the park offers camping, nature trails, and canoe rental. near the entrance to the park are a couple of airboat ride operators. a very worth while side trip from naples for those interested in...

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Naples Sports & Outdoors

  • Golf in Naples

    On the east side of the road from the Naples Beach Hotel is the Golf Club, with its championship par 72 course. Inside the clubhouse are Broadwell’s Restaurant & Totch Brown’s Bar. The bar serves a delicious assortment of tapas, with full wine bar and an excellent beer selection as well. (You can tell I’m not a golfer, my tip for the course is...

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  • The Beach

    Any activity to do with water can be done here. Boating, fishing (deep-sea, inland waterway, Gulf of Mexico, and beach), swimming, scuba-diving (murky water though), kayaking, bird watching - you name it.

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  • Golfin' On The Gulf

    On the east side of the road from the Naples Beach Hotel is the Golf Club, with its championship par 72 course. Inside the clubhouse are Broadwell’s Restaurant & Totch Brown’s Bar. The bar serves a delicious assortment of tapas, with full wine bar and an excellent beer selection as well. (You can tell I’m not a golfer, my tip for the course is...

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Naples Favorites

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  • The Beach

    I only lived here for about 3 months with my father. While I was down there however there was one thing i noticed. It rained, everyday. Not just a little dirzzle but huge thunderstorm kind of rain. Now this was during the summer, the perfect season for them. I can't say I disliked it. Take the morning to go out and do something, meanwhile the...

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  • Shopping on Fifth Avenue

    Shop on Fifth Avenue. This street has really transformed, and continues to be. By 2005 I estimate its entire length will be filled with 4 story retail and condominium buildings with a Spanish design. In any event, the quality of shops and services on 5th Avenue has also picked up, with several very high end designer stores. Mixed with the theatre...

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  • Shopping on Third Street

    See Third Street, which is another shopping hotspot. With stores on a smaller scale but far more upmarket than those on Fifth Avenue, some very trendy and stylish people visit here. Indeed, after a day on the beach I felt very out of place among the Versace-donning divas strolling the sidewalks. Along Third Street is the Naples Mercantile...

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