Naples Area Attractions


Naples zoo    Naples is a city on the Gulf of Mexico in sunny Southwest Florida that is known for high-end shopping and fabulous golf courses. However, there is so much more to do in Naples! The Naples Pier is the city’s symbol and a popular fishing and dolphin-spotting destination. Besides going to the white sandy beaches, residents and visitors can enjoy some of the below area attractions:

Baker Museum which is part of the Artis-Naples cultural center in North Naples. The Baker Museum boasts 15 engaging galleries filled with paintings, sculpture and drawings. Learn More

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve shows the habitat of the estuary in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. There is wildlife art, interactive exhibits, touch tank and a bridge to a short nature trail on the other side of Henderson Creek. The center also hosts guided walks, kayak tours and other education programming. Learn More

Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo that is a 52-acre park featuring exotic creatures such as panthers, alligators, leopards, bears and lions. The Black Bear Hammock is the largest accredited exhibit east of the Mississippi. The grounds are attractively maintained with lush vegetation and there is a play area for toddlers. Learn More

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida comprises an indoor and outdoor complex with many facets. The Dalton Discovery Center is an interactive museum where visitors can explore Southwest Florida the eco system. Situated on the Gordon River, the Nature Center offers interpretive boat cruises and kayak rentals. Enjoy a walk on the nature trails and see some amazing birds and creatures. Learn More

Golisano Children's Museum of Naples(C’MON) opened in 2012 in a park like setting in North Naples. The Naples Trolley is the centerpiece as you enter the 30,000 square foot hall of the colorful ship-shaped building. Kid’s will have a blast in the 12 different galleries and there is even a space for teens. Learn More

Naples fishing pier     Pier is a staple of the community for more than 100 years. The Naples Fishing Pier is a must-see attraction close to the ever popular Third Street South. Six (6) miles of white sandy beaches that lull beach lovers into peace and relaxation. Bring a rod to fish off the pier or just watch others reel in their catches. The pier and beach never close and provide the perfect spot to watch Naples sunsets. Many have seen the beautiful dolphins passing by as the take in the ambiance. See the History of it.

Botanical Garden a beautifully designed 170 acres area that includes a Caribbean Garden with a traditional re-created chattel house, a dramatic waterfall feature with giant lily pads in the Brazilian Garden and preserved natural wetlands with a birding tower. There is so much to do at the Naples Botanical Garden so be prepared to stay for the day and enjoy what you can see and learn. Learn More

Swamp Sanctuary is known for its ancient cypress forest and colony of nesting American wood storks. The Audubon facility is also the gateway for the South Florida Birding Trail, part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Enjoy an afternoon meandering down the park’s 2.25-mile boardwalk. Learn More