I lived in Naples Florida for several years, and could dedicate an entire website to nothing but the town and its delights.
Maybe I will at some time in the future.
The focus of present day life in Naples are the two historic business districts: Fifth Avenue South and Third Street.
The Naples Pier is in the Third Street District.
Great restaurants and shops abound in both districts, which are in the heart of what is known as Old Naples.
Downtown Naples and Old Naples feature many art shows and classic car shows in the season.
Cambier Park is a local treasure in the heart of the city that has free movies every Saturday evening in season, and free band concerts every Sunday afternoon.
Free concerts are also held in the summers at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.
Downtown Naples also features the Sugden Theater, a community showcase for live plays, and the Norris Center, a smaller venue at Cambier Park for plays and small musical events.
Von Liebig Art Center is on the northwest corner of Cambier Park.
It features wonderful art exhibits all year long.
The fountain and waterfall above is at the Naples Botanical Garden.
The Pelican Bay development just north of town features the Philharmonic Center For The Arts completed in 1989 at a cost of almost $20 million.
The "Phil", as locals call it, has a full program of music, dance and theater. Many traveling art exhibits also stop at the adjacent art museum.
Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Everglades, whose nearest entrance is at Everglades City. You can explore the Everglades on foot or by canoe or airboat.
You can even ride in a swamp buggy. Guided tours in these uniquely Naples machines are offered by Everglades Island Airboat Tours.
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is also a favorite Naples attraction.
The Naples area also has dozens of parks and wildlife preserves, and a world class botanical garden.
The town has done a great job of preserving its historic residences and commercial buildings. Check out Palm Cottage, maybe the oldest building in Naples.
HOW TO FIND NAPLES FLORIDA
Naples Fla is in the far southwestern corner of the state at the intersection of US-41 and SR-84. These were once the main north-south and east-west routes, but have now been supplemented and replaced to some degree by I-75.
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