Top Attractions in and Around Naples, FL

Beautiful Naples Florida in the southwest part of the state is a popular destination for two all American pastimes - shopping and golf. No matter how long you’re here, you’ll never tire of these top Naples Florida attractions we’re going to share with you. In fact, you might even plan to move here and live where you vacation. Let’s look at the top things to do in Naples.


Naples, FL Attractions

#1 Naples Pier

You can’t talk about this area without describing the beautiful beaches around Naples. You can walk for miles and miles and feel the super fine sand run between your toes. Locals and visitors never tire of this white sugar sand nor the vast amount of fishing there is to do in the area. And if you're lucky you'll be able to see some dolphins dancing and playing in the water. One of the most popular attractions is the Naples Pier that was built back in 1888. And although many things have changed over the last 130 years plus, one thing hasn't - man's love of the beach, fresh air, and the incredible sunsets.


Besides the lovely ocean, you’ll be delighted with the dining and shopping nearby. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Mediterrano for Mediterranean cuisine, delicious wines, and tasty desserts. This restaurant is always busy, so it's a good idea to make reservations.
  • Caffe dell'Amore - if you love Italian cuisine, this is a must stop. Some of the favorite dishes are gnocchi, lasagna, lobster ravioli, and baked ziti. Make sure to save room for dessert.
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Store - is another local favorite for lunch and dinner. Tommy’s is a great restaurant to have a birthday party or a large gathering with friends. Some of the specialties include coconut shrimp and pecan-crusted snapper. Leave room for the Key Lime pie.


#2 Naples Shopping Attractions

Whether you’re living in Naples or just vacationing, you have to check out the shopping! Our top choice is Waterside Shops - you’ll find every designer you desire. This mall rivals Beverly Hills with its incredible selection of stores and boutiques. Here are our top picks:

  • Ann Taylor
  • Anthropologie
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Ch Carolina Herrera
  • Chico’s
  • Free People
  • Gucci
  • Johnny Was
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Michael Kors
  • Nordstrom
  • Orlebar Brown
  • Papyrus
  • Pottery Barn
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Rolex
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • St. John
  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Tumi
  • Vineyard Vines
  • White House Black Market
  • Williams-Sonoma


#3 Golfing in Naples, FL

Besides shopping, another major Naples, FL attraction is the world-class golf available. The three most renown courses to play and stay are:


The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

This breathtaking resort offers two courses designed by the renowned Greg Norman. If you're a discerning player, who's visited some of the most magnificent courses in the world, you'll appreciate this resort. Besides the greens, you can stay in luxury in one of the 295 rooms and suites. Other amenities include seven five-star restaurants and a world-class spa for pampering. After dinner, enjoy a walk on the beach and a warm sunset. 


The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

This golf course was redesigned and renovated by course architect John Sanford in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus. Besides golfing, this is a beautiful family-friendly resort perfect for weddings and group gatherings. There are 319 guest rooms with incredible views of the ocean. Besides the sun and surf, you can take advantage of tennis, extensive spa services, and an Olympic multi-pool swimming complex perfect for family fun. You'll also find world-class dining, incredible sunsets, and live entertainment at Sunset Beach Bar & Grill and HB's on the Gulf.  


Tiburon Golf Club

What’s so great about the Tiburon Golf Club? Let’s see what the experts say:

  • #1 Golf Resort in Florida - Golf Digest
  • Best in Florida - Florida Golf Magazine
  • World’s Best List - Travel & Leisure


Located in beautiful Naples, Florida, the Tiburon Golf Club offers two 18-hole  golf courses designed by Greg Norman. Home to the PGA TOUR's QB and LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship. 


Accommodations include experiencing luxury at the Ritz-Carlton and enjoying family-stay packages. The Tiburon Golf Club is also the perfect venue for a destination wedding or family reunion. Dining consists of the Bella Vista Lounge, where you can enjoy cocktails and a golf-course view, relaxed American bistro-style dining at Lemonía, or private dining at Mezzo. There's something for everyone.


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Contributed to Your Home blog by Carol Youmans

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Published 2.12.2020

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