Brunch First. Weekend getaways call for indulgent brunch menus, and that’s just what EJ’s Bayfront Café specializes in. The banana-stuffed French toast is their signature dish, but for those looking for more savory options, they offer a selection of eggs Benedict combinations, skillets, omelets and more. There might be a little wait on the weekends, but the line moves quickly.
Beach Walk. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers not only a stretch of pristine beach and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, but activities ranging from strolling to canoeing to fishing are available, as well. For a short but beautiful walk, take the shady Observation Tower Trail through a coastal hammock.
Art Break. Head out of the sun and into the cool rooms of the Baker Museum. Housed within the Artis–Naples complex, which also includes the Naples Philharmonic, the museum mixes pieces from its permanent collection with traveling and curated exhibitions. On top for the coming year are impressionist masterworks and contemporary artists.
Shopping Break. Luxury shopping gets a view at Waterside Shops, where Gucci and Louis Vuitton mingle with other household names in a unique outdoor location. The upscale shopping area offers a mix of well-known designer boutiques for men, women and the home alongside dining options if a snack break is needed.
Dine Outdoors. Eating outside year-round is one of the highlights of visiting southern Florida. Campiello takes full advantage with its scenic courtyards and balconies off the historic Naples Mercantile Building. Order one of the critically acclaimed homemade pastas and rotisserie-grilled meats, or stay simple by splitting a pizza and a bottle of wine.