Located on the western Florida coast, Naples is a beautiful place festooned with golf courses and with a huge beach. Day guests have a variety of top notch restaurants to try, and can enjoy nature at the Botanical Garden, or the more vigorous appeal of alligator feeding at the zoo.
Your Naples Day Stay Guide
Range of Restaurants – There’s a great selection of dining options, with upscale Mediterranean fare available (as you may’ve guessed) from Mediterrano, plenty of seafood establishments, including Ocean Prime, and other culinary styles such as Persian, Italian, Polish, French and more to sample.
Beach and Pier – With miles of sand upon which to soak in the rays, Naples’ beach is an ideal spot to relax. Or you can take a refreshing swim and participate in beach sports, if that’s more your speed. And if you’re interested in fishing, bird-watching or even want to catch sight of dolphins frolicking, the city’s historic pier is the place to go.
Golfing Glory – Keen golfers will have plenty of opportunities to brush up their game, with a selection of courses from which to choose. There’s Windstar On Naples Bay, Bear’s Paw Country Club, and Wilderness Country Club, with a dozen more within a short driving distance.
Fauna and Flora – Visitors can walk on the wild side at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, where boat tours take guests through islands of monkeys and lemurs, and there’s even alligator feeding. If you prefer flora to fauna, check out the Botanical Garden, which features cultivated gardens and a nature preserve.
A Quintet Of Quintessential Naples Facts
Naples is amongst the wealthiest cities in the USA, with recent statistics indicating it has the second highest proportion of millionaires per capita in the country.
The Calusa Indians dwelt in the land for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans.
Juan Ponce de León’s arrival in 1513 kicked off centuries of conflict between the Europeans and Calusa Indians.
John Stuart Williams and Walter Haldeman founded the city of Naples in the late 19th century.
The tourist sector is Naples’ main economic engine, with the city popular with ecotourists, amongst others.