At The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, the best of the city’s culture, shopping, entertainment and beaches is never far away. Explore Florida’s stunning landscape at nearby North Collier Regional Park, or watch your favorite MLB team in action during spring training. Unwind on the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach, or spend an evening at Artis—Naples for a performance. Whatever tops your itinerary, your perfect getaway awaits.
Formerly the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, the center hosts over 400 events a year including world-class theater, dance, comedy, classical and popular music, and is home to the Naples Museum of Art, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet.
Contact: (239) 597-1900 | Distance: 4.7 miles | Website
C’mon- Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
The C’mon- Golisano museum is an educational dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. The museum focuses on kids ages 1-14 with interactive galleries and small classes that center around having fun while learning. Activities include movie nights, chemistry classes, archeology digs, printmaking classes and much, much more. Contact the museum for an up to date calendar of classes offered for the current week.
With an emphasis on Florida art and contemporary American art, the von Liebig Art Center is a facility that caters to both locals and tourists. Admission is free and the center is open to the public 7 days a week with art courses, lectures and workshops offered. The center is well known for its excellent festivals presented every year. Please visit the website for festival schedules.
The Naples Historic District pledges to preserve Naples history and heritage for the community and future generations. Home of the Historic Palm Cottage, Naples’ oldest house built in 1895; the Cottage serves as a portal for children, residents and visitors to learn about Naples history.
Allow dogs to roam free in a beautiful beach setting. Open sunrise to sunset.
Distance: 16 miles/30 minutes
Naples Botanical Garden
Escape from the typical park experience with a trip to the Naples Botanical Gardens, an extraordinary 170-acre site with seven different habitats just south of Old Naples. Explore all the Lea Asian Garden, Scott Florida Garden, Kapnick Caribbean Garden, Water Garden and Brazilian Garden in the morning. After a delightful lunch, become a kid again in the Smith Children's Garden. Spend a day exploring the grounds with the family. Tours offered November through April.
Guided tours by water or land of the beautiful Naples area. Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning is the exclusive owner and operator of local and legendary AAA-Approved attractions. Trained tour guides show you the mystery and ecology of the Everglades. Segway Tours zip through Old Naples picking up a bit of history and local charm along the way.
The Conservancy of SW Florida Naples Nature Center
For over 43 years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has focused on the critical environmental issues of the region: our lands, water, growth management, Everglades restoration and native wildlife. We educate the public, rehabilitate native wildlife and foster conservation partnerships.
Visit the Discovery Center, walk along two nature trails, see native wildlife at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, shop in the Nature Store, take a boat trip to the Gordon River or rent a canoe or kayak.
Contact: (239) 263-0717 | Distance: 9.7 miles | Website
Located on Tamiami Trail, anchored by Macy's Department Store on one end and Dillards on the other. There are more than 100 stores and restaurants.
The new Mercato combines the best of city chic residential living with upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in one choice location just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Experience the state-of-the-art Silverspot Cinema and shop at Jos. A. Banks, Sur La Table, Z Gallerie and Whole Foods.
The magnificent Mediterranean architecture of The Village was inspired by Venetian Villas and is a Naples landmark on Venetian Bay. It's an exciting shopping and dining experience where the architecture and views alone are worth the trip. The Village on Venetian Bay offers over 50 waterfront boutique shops and waterside restaurants in beautiful Naples. Watch boats glide through the Venetian Bay while you enjoy a cocktail at one of the 6 fine dining restaurants. Plenty of family options for eating as well!
A collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world, combines with elegant dining options to create a memorable shopping experience. Just head down to 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South and you’ll be in the heart of the Naples shopping district, where you’ll find a variety of retailers, antique shops and Gallery Row.
Contact: (239) 598-1605 | Distance: 3.2 miles | Website
Everglades Day Safari
The Everglades Day Safari provides an adventurous Everglades safari! As a true ecotour, the safaris follow The International Ecotourism Society's belief of promoting responsible travel to natural areas, conserving the environment and improving the well-being of local people.
Your tour is designed to explore all four ecosystems that make up the ‘glades including: the sawgrass prairie, mangrove estuary, cypress swamps and pine savannah.
Convenient pick-up locations are offered for the West Coast (Fort Myers / Naples / Sanibel area) and the East Coast (Fort Lauderdale area). See the map for pick-up locations.
At the Everglades Day Safari, kids of all ages can experience the wilderness and understand the ecology of the Everglades. Because a full day tour may be a long day for some small children, a shorter tour is available with kids in mind. Kids of all ages can be immersed in the Everglades on Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure, which includes an airboat tour and an interactive reptile show!
Contact: (800) 472-3069 | Distance: 15.6 miles to pick-up location | Website
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Two attractions in one! The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nationally accredited zoo and historic garden.
The impressive exhibits include Leopard Rock, Primate Pavilion, African Oasis and Alligator Bay just to name a few. Exciting shows, such as Planet Predator, Serpents: Fangs & Fiction, and the Primate Expedition Cruise are sure to entertain visitors of all ages.
Collier County's newest park, North Collier Regional Park, offers not only a fun outing at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, but it also encompasses walk trails, a Wetland Preserve boardwalk, numerous programs and RecPlex.
RecPlex is a state-of-the-art fitness complex with dozens of strength building machines and more! Plus this center is able to provide a fun, work out atmosphere for both able bodied and special needs individuals.
Fill your day with baseball and spend the rest of the time relaxing. JetBlue Park at Fenway South located on the outskirts of Fort Myers, seats up to 11,000 and is designed to simulate Fenway Park in both overt some subtle ways that make this new experience one you do not want to miss!
Join the Twins in sunny Fort Myers, as they embark on another memorable season. They will play 19 Spring Training games at Hammond Stadium. At Hammond Stadium your seats are close to the action in a fun family environment that provides the perfect opportunity to see the players up close and personal. Whether you are an avid baseball fan, a new fan or just introducing America's Pastime to friends and family, there is no better place to catch all the action than Hammond Stadium.
The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre
Named five times as the best live theatre in Southwest Florida, The Naples Players have been presenting productions of the highest quality for more than 54 years, with musicals, comedies, dramas and children’s shows in a beautiful theatre in downtown Naples. The players also regularly offer young people’s theatre courses and adult theatre workshops.