As part of Florida’s fittingly named Paradise Coast, Naples is popular for its white sandy beaches and unspoiled waters. Apart from the sand and surf that has mostly become popular among tourists, the proximity of the city to various outdoor adventure options and rustic fishing villages makes the city a must for any bucket list that will last longer than any spring break trip.
Ideally located in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is also known for its world- class shopping districts and state of the art golf courses. For those who do not know it, the Naples Pier is the symbol of the city which has been erected in 1888 and has become a popular dolphin watching and fishing destination. The city is bordered by miles of beaches with pristine waters and fine white sand, including those at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Clam Pass Park. But this is not all. There are tons of things to do and places to visit in Naples.
Fine Dining in Naples
In the last two decades, part of Naples’ revival has put an emphasis on local food hubs and restaurants. Well-off residents that dine out several times a week have also promoted a dining scene known as one of the best in southwest Florida. Campiello is one of the original part of Naples’ food revival with its Tuscany-inspired restaurant that characterizes luxury in cuisine and setting. With its unique and beautiful interiors and a glass atrium ceiling, the restaurant also boasts two outdoor courtyards that are often used for after dinner drinks with massive lively crowds. The restaurant even has an open kitchen where wood fired pizzas are prepared including homemade pasta and the most deliciously grilled veal chops in the city.
Enjoy the Local Art Scene
Naples is not all about beaches and white sugary sands. The city boasts more than a hundred art museums and galleries that make it one of the best small-town art destinations in the country. The art world here is very alive and it can be seen at the Gallery Row in downtown Naples along Third Street South. This houses a wide array of art shops that feature everything from modern European art to traditional Naples landscapes.
Visiting Naples is a good visual and sensual therapy not
only because of its fine white sandy beaches but because of the diversity of
the things you can do here. Make sure to check this out when you are here.