My Top Travel Secrets About
Off the beaten path of the droves of Florida sun-seekers, lies one the best kept travel secrets, Naples Florida.
Relatively few travelers have ever heard of Naples! This wealthy Florida beach vacation spot is more laid-back and casual than many other ‘luxury’ vacation spots!
When I first tripped across Naples, FL, with all it’s charm and grace, I had a dilemma. Do I share this best kept secret with the world, or do I keep it a secret? I decided that it really wouldn’t be fair not to share these travel secrets about Naples, a top beach vacation destination, with the rest of the world!
After all, what good is a secret if it isn’t shared!!!!!
Naples Florida is an incredibly beautiful Florida beach vacation spot!
The main reason for it’s lustrous charisma.....the ten mile stretch of soft, pristine, sugar sand beaches!
To walk and play on these uncrowded beaches, is truly a treat to all the senses!
The Breathtaking Sunsets
Due to it’s west coast Florida location on the Gulf of Mexico, the sunset views are spectacular!
It’s not unusual to see groups of people gather along the beaches in the early evening to take in one of these stellar sunsets!
The Element of Nature
The Naples Florida area has several wildlife preserves and parks. Few other beach vacation areas can boast this ‘eco-friendly’ attitude. The Corkscrew Swamp, Big Cypress , Ding Darling(nearby Sanibel Island), the Everglades, are just a few of the sanctuaries, that protect and showcase the native Florida wildlife, birds and vegetation species.
The Arts & Entertainment
The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts is a cultural destination in Naples, hosting a myriad of productions, concerts, and shows, as well as home to the nationally recognized Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. There are several art galleries displaying a plethora of works, particularly works inspired by the natural beauty of Florida.
Historical museums and displays are most interesting with their stories, displays and exhibits of life in Florida, the way it was in years gone by.
The Fishing and Boating
Another one of the guarded travel secrets of the Naples area is the excellent year round fishing! No fishing license is needed to cast a line from the Naples Pier!
This area is also a boater’s paradise! There’s plenty of marinas, boat sales/rentals, boat storage, tours and private charters available.
The Golf Courses
As the ‘ Golf Capital of the World’, Naples welcomes both beginners and pros, to a haven of public and private world-class courses.
There are more golf courses per capita in Naples than anywhere else in the world!
Shopping in Naples is but another best kept secret! Naples shopping boasts a fine collection of world-class shops and boutiques! Downtown Naples, Fifth Avenue South, Third Street South, Waterside Shops, Venetian Village, Coastland Center Mall , Mercato, and Bayfront are some great Naples shopping hot spots!
There are upscale, world-class restaurants , well-priced eateries, perfect for family dining and everything in between in Naples!
No matter what your cuisine style or your budget, you’ll find a restaurant to please you in Naples!
The beaches of the Naples and the surrounding area have some of THE best ‘shelling’ in the country!
Sanibel Island, the shelling capital of the U.S., is located only about an hour north of Naples. There’s tons of these aquatic treasures that wash up on the shores daily.
Grab a sturdy bucket and scan the shores until your heart’s content!
It’s NOT a secret there are a lot of seniors who retire in this area and the rest of Florida! The weather is THE #1 reason.
This southwest Florida town ‘consistently’ experiences pretty decent weather, with an annual temperature average of around 76F+, with lots of sunshine hours!
Romance is in the air in Naples! The secluded beaches, gourmet eateries, luxury hotels and spas, add up to a custom made setting for a romantic getaway for two!
It’s a perfect location to host a
fairy-tale beach wedding!
An affordable Naples beach vacation is within reach for those looking for a more economical vacation. There’s lots of choice of modest, middle-of-the-road priced restaurants and hotels.
Many of Naples attractions are free or very inexpensive. The beaches, the Naples Pier, the nature preserves for example, are some of the best the area has to offer, and at no charge!
On the other hand, if you have lots of money to spend on a luxury beach vacation, you’ve certainly come to the right place!
The dining, the resorts, the spas, the shopping, golf and the cultural experiences are world-class!
Budget? Or Luxury? It's YOUR Choice!
Another of the best kept travel secrets about Naples!
The #1 secret of all travel secrets about Naples.....the best kept secret of all Florida beach vacation spots.......no Spring Breakers!!!!
Yes, that’s right! The best of ALL travel secrets!
If you’d rather avoid the partiers, there’s no Florida Spring Break crowds in Naples!
Travel about a half hour, further north up the Gulf Coast, to Fort Myers Beach, and the difference in the atmosphere is surprising! The beaches are packed, the beer is flowing from fountains, the neon signs are flashing! During the mid-winter school breaks, the college kids flock to this area and other party havens in Florida, but NOT to Naples!
Ok, so Naples doesn’t appeal to the Spring Break crowd! You can’t be everything to everyone! The '24/7 party atmosphere' is non-existent here! This makes for a wonderfully quiet, safe and relaxed atmosphere for the residents and visitors! Certainly one of the best Florida travel secrets worth knowing!
So now the enchanting beauty and charm of Naples, is no longer one of the best kept travel secrets!
Only when you live in or visit Naples, will you have true appreciation for it’s stunning natural elegance and all it has to offer.
And when you visit, you’ll be busy planning for your return visit!
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