From beaches and islands to waterfront dining and outdoor shopping, this southwest Florida destination is made for fun in the sun.
The scenic destination of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades is that rare place which blends beachfront resort luxury with access to real adventures in the Florida sunshine. Swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, explore the Ten Thousand Islands, go on an eco-tour of the Everglades, dine on fresh seafood and browse scenic shopping districts. These are just some of the outdoor experiences that await you on this southwest Florida getaway.
Rest and Relaxation on the Beach
Calm blue waves meet more than 48 kilometers of white-sand beachfront in this tropical paradise. Spend some time in the sun at one of the many relaxing resorts on Vanderbilt Beach, or discover a more natural and secluded shoreline at Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park. Families will enjoy picnicking and sports in Fleischmann Park, or sightseeing and fishing at the Naples Pier and Beach. No matter which beach you pick, there’s plenty of sand for everyone and stunning views everywhere you go, especially at sunset.
Stand-up paddleboarding, a fun family activity perfect for the calm waters of Naples area beaches
When you’re ready for more of an adventure, rent a kayak or charter a boat and explore the seemingly endless Ten Thousand Islands. Bring your camera to grab shots of the local wildlife and habitats of this iconic chain of coastal islands. For a true natural immersion, board the Sea Excursions’ Dolphin Explorer. A naturalist will guide you through the barrier islands while teaching you about the magnificent and intelligent dolphins that call this area home. You’ll also get the opportunity to participate in dolphin research.