Located on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast at the edge of the Everglades, Naples is consistently rated as one of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. and a Top Florida Vacation Spot. It is known for high-end shopping, world-class arts and culture, sophisticated dining, family fun, and interesting eco-systems to explore.
The laid-back tropical lifestyle invites residents and visitors alike to enjoy year-round activities, gorgeous beaches, and – of course – golf. With over 90 golf courses in the greater Naples area, it is no surprise that it is referred to by many as the Golf Capital of the World. And with an average of 264 days of sunshine each year, there is plenty of time to hit the links!
New to the Naples market, Venture Title Services and its team are loving life in this ‘jewel’ of southwest Florida’s Paradise Coast. But, according to President Ryan Marrie, it wasn’t just the beauty of the area that attracted the company to the market. “Southwest Florida is obviously beautiful but the main reason we are expanding is because of the amazing business opportunities this new market will bring.”
From walkable streets to proximity to the many waterways and canals of the Everglades National Park, Naples isn’t lacking in things to do any day of the week. The VTS team has already found a number of favorite activities in the city, so here are some of our tips for ways to enjoy all that Naples has to offer – other than on the golf course!
Enjoy the Beaches
From Tigertail Beach on Marco Island to Delnor-Wiggins State Park to the Naples Pier, the beaches with soft, white, velvet sand draw visitors and residents alike to reconnect with nature. From sunrise to sunset, the beaches are bustling with guests of all ages.
Hit the Trails
Yes, Naples has great beaches and amazing shopping, but it also has a lot to offer those who want to escape and unwind in the great outdoors. The Everglades ecosystem offers nature lovers the chance to see the local flora, experience some of the best hiking trails in Florida, and maybe even spot some of the incredible wildlife native to southwest Florida. For nature lovers, hiking these swampy and scrubby trails are one of the best things to do in Naples.
Check Out the Food Scene
Are you ready for this? Naples has over 700 restaurants in the city alone! These places get as fancy as the Ritz-Carlton, but also as kicked-back as diners and Mexican holes-in-the-wall. Once named among the “Top 20 U.S. Small Towns for Dining” by Travel & Leisure, Naples, has a reputation for fresh seafood, a preponderance of fine Italian restaurants, and all of the diversity that defines the Naples experience.
Visit the Museums
If you’re a history lover or culture hound, there’s certainly a Naples museum for you. From showcasing the local native Seminole and Calusa history and the intrepid early Naples settlers, the artistry and engineering of fine automobiles, world-class works of art, locomotive history, or tragic and moving Holocaust history, there is something for everyone.
Explore by Kayak
Naples is the western gateway to the 10,000 islands and the Florida Everglades, though you don’t have to go far to see the subtropical ecosystem that surrounds you. One of the best ways to experience and appreciate the delicate environment here is to kayak and explore the calm waters, mangroves, and backwater estuaries around Naples, Bonita Springs, and Marco Island.
Appreciate the Arts
With passionate local gallery owners and fine art galore, art lovers in search of something “uniquely Naples” are in for a treat. The city offers a blend of visual and performing arts to enjoy, proving there’s more to Naples than pristine beaches, emerald green fairways, and relaxing resort spas.
This is just the start of the activities and attractions that Naples has to offer. Whether you wish to spend your time shopping, dining, golfing, or lounging on the beach, Naples has it all.
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