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Best things to do in Naples

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo Exhibit
“Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch the professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.”
68 locals recommend
Beach
“Shops, restaurants, coffee, ice cream. Great area to walk around plenty of stores and restaurants. Go eat, shop or just walk around and stop for coffee or ice cream. ”
73 locals recommend
Pier
“You can't come to Naples and stop by the pier. Great place to go fishing and take in the ocean.”
40 locals recommend
Pier
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“A must see beach in Naples. It is in Olde Naples so the drive there is very pleasant with 5th Ave S close and all of the nice houses. The pier is great for sight seeing and fishing. Great beach for walking or just relaxing. ”
56 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. Great place to spend a day. ”
46 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Touristy shops and restaurants but a good place to sit on the harbor, enjoy food truck days, watch and rent boats.”
45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Coast Land Center is a large shopping mall located within walking distance. It is home to 122 stores and services. Macy's, JC Penny and Dillard's are the anchor stores. ”
22 locals recommend
Route
“The 3rd street area is home to more beautiful shops for men, women, children & home”
21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A hidden gem of a section of the beach/Gulf in Naples. Ask me where it is, and I'll give you instructions. Good place for shelling during low tide.”
26 locals recommend
Park
“Great beach with a park, volleyball court, a food stand, grassy areas, pavilions with tables. Plenty of parking usually, but can get busy. It is a very nice beach in South Naples.”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great stores and multiple restaurants all with great views. Good people watching and a must visit place.”
21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“USS Nemo is consistently voted one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in Naples. It has underwater submarine decor and it is casually elegant. Not cheap, but definitely worth it. Reservations recommended.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Known for gopher tortoises, this environmental reserve has a wooden walkway for human visitors.”
5 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Fresh and inspired cuisine...located on Third Avenue South where there are high end boutiques and located within walking distance of the Naples City Pier. ”
24 locals recommend
Spa
“Great beach in South Naples. There is a restaurant and fun bar right on the beach. Great place for having some drinks and watching the sunset. Sunday evenings they will do live bands and a lot of people will dance. Great place to mix the beach and happy hour. ”
26 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“This is an organic grocery store and cafe. Lots of vegan options and excellent juices.”
17 locals recommend