Places to Visit in Naples FL

Places to Visit in Naples FL
If you’re wondering about attractions in Naples FL besides spending time at the beach and golfing, you’ll be glad to know there are loads of interesting places to visit in Naples FL and fun things to do to with kids. They include:

Naples Depot Museum

The Naples Depot Museum (pictured) is located in the heart of the city and it’s an excellent kid-friendly attraction where you can check out cool artifacts and learn more about Naples railroads.

The artifacts on display at the Naples Depot  Museum include vintage train carriages, a logging locomotive, a Sherman tank, an antique swamp buggy, and a large model railroad with miniature train for the kids.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

If you enjoy wildlife spotting, or are looking for fun places to visit with kids, be sure to add Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to the top of your list of places to visit in Naples FL.

The Sanctuary is located northeast of Bonita Springs, and even though it's a 50 minute-drive from downtown Naples, this attractions is well worth the trip.

Once there, you’ll be able to marvel at all kinds of wildlife and flora such as iguanas, gators and wild orchids along a raised 2-mile long boardwalk which runs through the sanctuary.

Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is another nice place where the whole can spend a fun day close to nature and without having to travel far from Naples center.

The Botanical Garden is located 10 minutes drive southeast of Naples, just past Sugden Regional Park, and features a butterfly garden, many walking trails and kid’s play area.

Children's Museum of Naples

Visiting the Children's Museum of Naples, in Lake Park district, is definitely one of the top places to visit in Naples FL with kids. This children’s museum boasts lots of hands on activities and interactive exhibits such as the popular Banyan Tree, which is a cool 2-storey tree house.

Conservancy Of Southwest Florida

The Museum of Natural History is located a short walk from Naples Zoo and it’s another of the top family attractions to visit in Naples FL.

The conservancy is both an educational nature center and museum which offers cool daily programs such as daily feeding sessions and nature talks; as well as nature excursions such as boat tours, beach combing and bird spotting.

At the museum part, you’ll be able to see many interesting life-like replicas of wild animals such as bears and deer.

Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South

Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are not only two of the most popular places to visit in Naples FL, but also two of the most exclusive places to stay in Naples since they're located in the heart of the city.

These two streets are, without a doubt, two of the most upscale districts in Naples boasting charming jewellery and gift shops, chic boutiques, as well as fine dining restaurants, side-walk cafes and art galleries.

If you’re traveling to Naples over the weekend, don’t miss the farmer’s market on Third Street South. You’ll be able to buy and sample yummy cheeses and tasty pastries, and enjoy the charming market atmosphere.

Von Liebig Art Center

Von Liebig Art Center is located a short walk from Fifth Avenue South and it’s one of the best places in Naples where you can see a variety of art works like photographs, painting and sculptures in one place!

If you’re an art buff, you’ll definitely enjoy spending time at the Von Liebig Art Center since it is one of the biggest art galleries in Naples offering free docent-guide tours of the center and exhibitions.

Holocaust Museum of SW Florida

The Holocaust Museum of SW Florida is located a short walk from Park Shore shopping center, and it’s another attraction worth passing by if you’re interested to know more about the Holocaust.

The museum features lots visual of displays and personal testimonies, as well as Holocaust artefacts on display such as prisoner’s coats.

Naples Museum of Natural History

The Collier County Museum is located 2 miles from downtown Naples in the Collier County Government Center, and it’s one of the best places in Naples where you can learn about the natural history and heritage of Naples.

You’ll be able to learn about pioneer life through interesting demonstrations and reenactments, as well as seeing interesting artifacts on display belonging to the Native American tribe that inhabited the area of Naples.

Palm Cottage House/ Norris Gardens

If you fancy learning and getting a glimpse of life in the1900’s in Naples, you wouldn’t want to miss a visit to the Palm Cottage House, located on historic Third Street South.

Palm Cottage is the oldest and best preserved house in Naples, and it’s open to visitors for guided tours, which also include a visit to the Norris Gardens.

By the way, Palm Cottage is run by Naples Historical Society who also organize walking tours of Naples historic districts.

Naples Museum of Art

The Naples Museum of Art is located next door to the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, and it's one of the top cultural attractions to visit in Naples because of the interesting artworks housed in over 10 galleries, which include amazing glass and metal sculpture works.

Besides seeing the exhibits at the Naples Museum of Art, you'll also be able to gain free access to the Philharmonic Galleries own exhibits.

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