Small Town Feel - World Class Amenities
Naples is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, this sophisticated, cultured city is a popular tourist destination and the place where you can sometimes spot playful dolphins. Naples, with its mild climate and calm seas, is also known for its spectacular nature, great restaurants, and world class shopping.
Artis—Naples is the premier center for the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. Fulfilling our mission to create and present world-class visual and performing arts, Artis—Naples hosts more than 800 concerts, performances, exhibitions and educational events for children and adults from all backgrounds each year. With the help of generous donors, patrons and volunteers, Artis—Naples’ commitment to enrichment and education provides an inspirational resource for our diverse community.
You cannot come to Naples without taking a stroll along the iconic Naples Pier. Built in 1888 to serve as a dock for freight and passengers, the Naples Pier had a narrow-gauge train rails along its length that served the train that transported baggage and freight in the 1900s.
The old pier has been destroyed by fire and wrecked by several hurricanes, but it has always been rebuilt as the symbol of Naples’ history and resilience. Stretching from the end of 12th Avenue, the pier is a popular spot for fishing, sunset watching, dolphin spotting, and enjoying the view of the Gulf of Mexico.
Situated along the sun-drenched shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples, Florida is uniquely located between pristine white sand beaches and the untamed wilderness of the Everglades. When the city was founded in the 1880s, the mild climate and abundant fish drew comparisons to the Italian peninsula from which it gets its name. Beyond the sunny skies and clear blue waters, Naples is one of Florida's most popular golf destinations, seeing thousands of golfers every year who are either there to play or watch one of the many state, national, and professional tournaments hosted in Naples. With more than 80 championship courses in the area, there are more holes per capita here than any other area in the world. Many well known designers have left their mark in Naples, including Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and Robert Trent Jones, just to name a few. TPC Treviso Bay and Tiburon Golf Club are popular choices as well as the challenging Pelican's Nest. Long hitters will enjoy the Lely Flamingo Course, which stretches to 7,171 yards from the back tees. It's rumored that shortly after the course opened, a single-engine plane would often land on one of the fairways so that it's pilot, Charles Lindbergh, could play a round.
Additional Area Attractions
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
- Lowdermilk Beach Park, Naples, FL
- The Revs Institute, Naples, FL
- Bird Gardens of Naples
- Conservancy of Southwest Florida
- The Baker Museum, Naples, FL
- Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida
- Bird Rookery Swamp
- Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Clam Pass Park, Naples, Florida
- The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples, FL
- Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
- Tin City, Naples, FL
- Naples Depot Museum
- Naples Historical Society’s Historic Palm Cottage
- Collier County Museum, Naples, FL
- Crayton Cove
- Sun-N-Fun Lagoon
- The von Liebig Art Center – Naples Art Association
- The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre
- Naples Beach Brewery
- Naples Chocolate Stroll
- Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge