Naples, FL

Travel Guide
Naples Pier featuring a sandy beach and landscape views as well as a large group of people
Enjoy beautiful southwest Florida in Naples, a city brimming with glorious beach landscapes and a proud art culture.

Welcome to Naples, the tropical delight that offers clear coastal waters and a dynamic city life. Since its rapid growth in the 1960s, this city in Collier County has been popular with visitors who come to enjoy nature, explore rich cultural landmarks and witness brilliant sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.

Spend early mornings along the city’s 7-mile (11-kilometer) stretch of beach-lined coastland. Enjoy a picnic in the shady areas of the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park or cool off with a dip in the temperate ocean waters. Venture farther north to find Barefoot Beach, a perfect location for snorkeling, collecting shells or fishing in the nearby mangroves.

See the best of nature at the Naples Botanical Garden, which features the sabal palm, Florida’s state tree. For a rejuvenating daytrip, explore the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and investigate 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) of bald cypress forest.

After seeing some of the region’s flora, engage with the animals at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. On lazy afternoons, play a round of golf at one of the city’s numerous courses or explore shopping districts downtown along 3rd Street South and 5th Avenue South.Learn about the history of Naples with a visit to Palm Cottage and its 19th-century relics or the Collier County Museum, which features intriguing inventions and informative exhibits. Don’t miss the incredible sunset views as you relax or fish at the century-old Naples Pier.

Experience the artistic side of Naples with an expressive dance or musical show at the Artis—Naples cultural center. Browse the extensive exhibition halls and the spectacular architectural design of The Baker Museum and then enjoy a lighter moment with stand-up comedy in Daniel’s Pavilion.

Naples is about a two-hour drive west of Miami. Move quickly around this spread-out city by car and utilize affordable parking wherever you go. On a pleasant Naples evening, find a trendy bar by the beach and plan another exciting day.

Where to stay in Naples

Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue
Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue
3.5 out of 5
1221 5th Ave S, Naples, FL, 34102
The price is $169 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Naples. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (973 reviews)
"Good value for money"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Bayfront Inn Fifth Avenue
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL, 34103
The price is $322 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Naples. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,284 reviews)
"Everything was beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Amazing Vacation!!"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Naples Grande Beach Resort
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue
3.5 out of 5
1345 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL, 34102
The price is $179 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Naples. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a marina. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,046 reviews)
"Everything was great"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Charter Club of Naples Bay by Diamond Resorts
Charter Club of Naples Bay by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
1000 10th Ave S, Naples, FL, 34102
The price is $204 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Naples. Enjoy free WiFi, a marina, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (424 reviews)
"I love how quiet and peaceful is here. The view is lovely, the condo is spacious and equiped with all we need.The office check in staff was welcoming and professional. Great location!"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Charter Club of Naples Bay by Diamond Resorts
Bellasera Resort
Bellasera Resort
4 out of 5
221 9th St S, Naples, FL, 34102
The price is $269 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly condo in Naples. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,815 reviews)
"Bellasera Resort is an excellent choice in Naples close to fifth Ave and one mile to the beach, the apartments are incredible spacious, clean and with everything that u You need inside. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Bellasera Resort
GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort
GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort
3 out of 5
7995 Mahogany Run Lane, Naples, FL, 34113
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Naples. Enjoy free parking, a golf course, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (532 reviews)
"Adorable"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Naples

For an atmospheric and informative introduction to Naples, jump on the Naples Trolley Tour, a vintage streetcar which runs from downtown to Vanderbilt Beach and includes commentary on the attractions you pass. Downtown is also easy navigable on foot, while there is a bus network, but it isn’t that extensive in its routes or hours of operation. Rent a car if you’re planning on exploring further afield. Visit the Florida Department of Transport website.Browse Naples rental cars.

Best time to visit

Spring is the best time to visit Naples, as the city enjoys warm, sunny weather without the oppressive heat and thunderstorms which summer brings. Despite the heat and humidity, summer can bring crowds, meaning you’ll be jostling for space on the beach. It never normally gets cold in Naples; the midwinter may be a bit chilly for the beach, but it’s a great time to enjoy the city’s arts, culture and golf.

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