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You're Going to Love Naples

Naples is Southwest Florida's cornucopia of socialites, glitterati, and wealth. Located between Miami and Fort Myers, this affluent city is known for its opulent hidden mansions, resplendent sandy beaches, and restaurants.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Naples

1. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Take a 15-20 minute catamaran Primate Expedition Cruise on Lake Victoria and get a personal close look at the endangered wild species on each island.

2. Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Hike Audubon's boardwalk, a 2.5-mile expedition through Pine Flatwoods, the Everglades' ecosystem, and the oldest bald cypress forest in North America.

3. Collier County Museum

Transport yourself back to a time when rapacious, sprawling saber cats ruled the Everglades' grasslands and discover ancient archaeological artifacts and civilizations detailing Florida's past.

4. Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

Discover the mangrove habitats of Florida's hidden species as you paddle down the Gordon River on a kayak expedition.

5. See Manatees - Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Adventure

Take a boat ride on the Faka Union Canal for a 90-minute manatee tour and welcome these gentle sea cows as they surface the water to greet you.

Where to Eat in Naples

Known for its spectacular regional food and inventive daily specials, HB's On the Gulf draws tourists who love to spend a romantic dinner facing the waterfront. For a $35 tantalizing filet mignon medallions dinner served with béarnaise sauce and grilled asparagus, visit Shula's Steak House.

Most popular restaurants in Naples

Contemporary American
Excellent (1486 reviews)
American
Excellent (1391 reviews)
American
Excellent (1063 reviews)
American
Excellent (977 reviews)
Italian
Excellent (908 reviews)
American
Excellent (846 reviews)

When to visit Naples

Naples in March
Estimated hotel price
$236
1 night at 3-star hotel
Naples in March
Estimated hotel price
$236
1 night at 3-star hotel

From March to May, Naples' pleasant weather makes for sun-filled beach days. Winter temperatures average in the mid-70s, making it the perfect weather for travel but it is also inundated with tourists and exorbitant prices.

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How to Get to Naples

Plane

Take United Airlines, American Airlines, or any of the major domestic airlines into Fort Myers' Regional Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). From there, drive for 42 miles to Downtown Naples.

Train

Amtrak stops at Naples Municipal Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport. Prices vary depending upon which destination you are arriving from.

Car

From RSW, private car services are highly recommended instead of taxis. Fifth Avenue Transportation and Naples Transportation average about a $70 ride to Naples.

Bus

Greyhound takes you from Fort Myers to Naples for $15. However, prices vary depending on the departure location.

Airlines serving Naples

United Airlines
Good (69,486 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (47,665 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (28,401 reviews)
KLM
Good (3,806 reviews)
Delta
Good (30,738 reviews)
Air France
Good (4,361 reviews)
British Airways
Good (23,345 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (23,610 reviews)
SWISS
Excellent (9,188 reviews)
Iberia
Good (6,162 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Excellent (11,532 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (4,859 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (25,044 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (15,776 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (2,481 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (5,449 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (5,579 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (30,310 reviews)
Finnair
Good (3,876 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Okay (63,084 reviews)
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Where to stay in Naples

The Doubletree Suites Naples dwells on the Cocohatchee Creek Preserve two miles from Naples' beaches. Rates start at $140 a night and amenities include laundry/valet service, pool, and a coffee maker. The Park Shore Resort offers a private heated pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Popular neighborhoods in Naples

Coquina Sands - Coquina Sands overlooks magnificent homes, an alluring landscape, and is a hub for shopping centers.

Old Naples - when you visit Old Naples, you enter a world comprised of traditional architecture and modern real estate surrounded by tropical landscaping and shops.

Aqualane Shores - defined by its lavish stores, restaurants, and sunken canals, this waterfront community overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.

Where to stay in popular areas of Naples

Most booked hotels in Naples

Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromso
Excellent (8.3, 3116 reviews)
$120+
Clarion Collection Hotel With
Excellent (8.2, 1257 reviews)
$127+
Enter Amalie Hotel
Excellent (8, 2414 reviews)
$104+
Smarthotel Tromso
Good (7.8, 3730 reviews)
$94+
Enter Backpack Hotel
Excellent (8.5, 1 review)
$839+
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How to Get Around Naples

Public Transportation

Buses are run by Collier Area Transit (CAT) Monday through Saturday from 6 am to 7 pm. Bus fair is $1 but seniors, students, and the disabled pay half fare. Daily passes are available for $3.

Taxi

Arkway Taxi provides door-to-door service 24 hours a day for $55 and up. Licensed cabs start their normal tariff at $5 with $3 for every mile.

Car

Enterprise has several facilities throughout Naples and rentals start at $35 a day.

Car rental agencies in Naples

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The Cost of Living in Naples

Shopping Streets

Located in the Old Naples district, 5th Avenue is a cynosure of stores, cafes, hotels, and amazing restaurants that run alongside its sidewalk. Downtown Naples is a fisherman's wharf enveloped by a plethora of retail stores. Naples Fashion House and the Village Shops on Venetian Bay sell stylish women's clothing, handbags, and necklaces that average from $20 to $500.

Groceries and Other

Naples has a variety of products inspired by its Latin American communities. Oakes Farms Market delivers daily fresh produce with a great selection of dry goods, dairy items, fresh meats, and seafood. A gallon of milk costs $3.63, a loaf of white bread is $2.53, and one pound of rice starts at $2.08.

Cheap meal
$14.00
A pair of jeans
$42.60
Single public transport ticket
$2.00
Cappuccino
$4.05