NAPLES, FLORIDAThe Naples area is brimming with high end stores, luxury resorts and spas and the homes of the affluent yet in its back yard lies the wild heart of Florida - the Everglades. Naples has a distinct European flavor but the beach is still all Florida with soft white sand and shimmering turquoise water. Don't let Naples' small size fool you the place is home to rich cultural and social resources from the Naples Philharmonic to the Miami city ballet all find a home in Naples. The downtown area of Old Naples has a plethora of shops that will tempt the most discerning customers.. Fifth Avenue South with its hip shops, cafes and electric atmosphere is perfect for a Florida Beach vacation.
Once you are done with the shopping head over to the beach for a leisurely swim or just to bask in the sun. If you are interested in fishing you can head to the Naples pier or take one of the deep sea fishing charters. Lowdermilk Beach is perfect for a family outing with volleyball facilities, restrooms and more. In the Sea turtle nesting season you must pay a visit to the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State park which also has an observation tower to see the extensive indigenous vegetation. The other tourist attractions include Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Nature Centre and Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Centre which gives an insight into the eco system of the Everglades and has some beautiful trails and aquariums. Shelling is a popular beach activity in the region along with surfing, jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and more. Once the sun goes down you can head to one of the many fashionable bars and night clubs in the area for a night to remember.
Naples is the prefect combination of Florida's natural splendor and its elegant present day glory which makes it one of the best destinations for an enjoyable Florida beach vacation experience.
If you want to find the best restaurants, head to the historic Downtown Naples area or Collier County. In downtown the best restaurants for American cuisine are Pier 141 and The Dock at Crayton Cove. Cafe Europa and Napoli on the Bay serve dandy sandwiches and desserts and have a casual atmosphere. For international cuisine the best places are Le Comptoir des Gourmet that is known for its classic French cuisine and Stellar service. The Pazzo is famous for its Italian food while The Ridgway Bar &Grill serve juicy steaks and gourmet sea food. For Asian food lovers Fujiyama and Da Ru Ma offer authentic Asian food and an inviting atmosphere. El Morro serves delicious Latin American Food at affordable rates.
Naples offers accommodation options to suit people with fat wallets and those on a shoe string budget alike. The Vanderbilt Beach home is a luxurious Villa which is available for $225 per weeknight or $5500 per week. The Marco Island Lakeside Inn offers affordable 2 bedroom accommodation. The place is perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing Florida Beach vacation.