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Guides | 01.10.2022

Best Things To Do In Naples, FL – Shopping, Museums, & Beaches

Visiting Naples, FL? Here are some of the best things to do, including museums, beaches, shopping, and more.

There’s a reason why Naples, Florida, is one of the best vacation and tourism destinations in the United States, simply because you can do and see just about anything. If you’re new to Naples, this guide lists out the top five must-sees in the city. Feel welcomed by the friendly residents that live healthy lifestyles, and keep that smile on your face with help from these top destinations.

Marco Island

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The first thing on your must-see list in Naples is by far Marco Island. The largest of 10,000 islands lies just south of Naples, with beaches and surrounding sandbars that offer some of the best shelling worldwide. You can also see the renowned Florida Domes and learn about Marco Island’s rich history during a visit to the Marco Island Historical Museum.

Naples Botanical Gardens

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The Naples Botanical Gardens hold 170 acres of flora and fauna from destinations worldwide. The gardens conserve collections and habitats meant to evoke tranquility and well-being among those who stroll through. The gardens here are cornered into different categories: The Water Gardens that highlight the beauty and mystery of water lilies, the Caribbean Gardens that hold over 500 types of plumeria, and the Brazilian Gardens with South American palms, aroids, and bromeliads.

Naples, Florida Pier

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Some of the best sunsets in the eastern U.S. are seen from the pier in Naples, Florida. Head down to the beach and experience this historic pier for yourself, which lies at the end of 12th Avenue South. The pier stretches over 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. We encourage you to stroll to the pier’s end and grab a seat to experience the breathtaking sunsets.

Baker Museum

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Also known as Artis Naples, the Baker Museum is one of the hottest tourist attractions in the city. It opened in 2000 with over 30,000 square feet and three stories. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on works that use diverse media across artistic movements. Some notable artists whose pieces sit here are Roy Lichtenstein, Diego Rivera, and Alexander Calder. Many come here to learn more about Mexican and American art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Tin City

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Tin City is your place if you’re looking for a different kind of shopping experience. Instead of carrying big names and boujee brands, Tin City is known for its waterfront shops that carry fine food, crafts, antiques, seashells, wine, mood rings, and more. It’s easy to spend an entire day strolling through the open-air specialty shopping district. Most importantly, Tin City is home to the most unique and memorable souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

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