Get up-close to local birds and wildlife or feed giraffes at the award-winning Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Arranged in a botanical garden setting, zoo admission includes interactive ranger-led shows and boat trips around the primate-inhabited islands. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Naples, Florida

Nature lovers, historians, shoppers, boaters, gardeners, shell collectors, and fishing enthusiasts will all find ample things to do in Naples, Florida. This upscale modern city has developed over the last 60 years from... Read more
South Marco Island Beach Access is one of two public beach access points on Marco Island – and the less busy of the two. This is a terrific beach for families to go shelling, beach fishing, or to watch dolphins playing in the surf. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Things to Do in Marco Island

Situated 17 miles due south of Naples, and a stone’s throw from the Everglades National Park, Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. Connected to the mainland by Collier Boulevard,... Read more
Everglades Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs Florida family fun attraction. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Renovated Everglades Wonder Gardens Starts a New Chapter in Bonita Springs History

The Everglades Wonder Gardens is a unique Naples attraction, newly renovated to cater for 21st century visitors yet having a history that dates back longer than most Naples’ landmarks. Located on what is... Read more | Naples Pier and beach Naples, Florida

The Historic Naples Pier

Just down the street from Palm Cottage, Naples Oldest House, is an even older structure – Naples Pier. Built in 1888 at the end of 12th Avenue South, the pier was an essential... Read more | Conservancy of Southwest Nature Center Naples, Florida is a 21-acre nature preserve that features more than 150 species of local wildlife and a 500-gallon touch tank. Photo by Dennis Goodman.

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

The Naples Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center offers a delightful contrast to the quaint shops and sandy beaches that Naples is famous for. Tucked away along Smith Preserve Way, this unspoiled preserve... Read more | Calusa Indian artifacts and exhibit at Marco Island Historical Museum Marco Island, FL. Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Something for Everyone at the Marco Island Historical Museum

Marco Island Historical Society made history itself when it opened its very own Marco Island Historical Museum in 2010. The campus now welcomes thousands of visitors to the museum, auditorium and cultural center... Read more
View meaningful exhibits of over 1,000 donated artifacts, documents, and original photographs from the Holocaust and World War II at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SW Florida in Naples, FL.

Encounter World War II History at The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL

An important part of 20th century history is contained in The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. Conveniently located on US 41 in Naples, Florida, the Museum has a fascinating collection... Read more
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C’mon Down to the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

Located on Livingston Road in Naples, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is a great place to enjoy a day of interactive fun. Designed to encourage children and adults to learn through... Read more | Gallery at The von Liebig Art Center Naples, Florida Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey

The Naples von Liebig Art Center is a Hub for Art Lovers in southwest Florida

Naples, Florida is extremely fortunate to boast The von Liebig Art Center which is a prestigious 16,000 square-foot center on Park Street. Home to the active Naples Art Association, the center is the... Read more
Naples Historical Society's Historic Palm Cottage Naples, Florida attractions

Historic Palm Cottage is Naples’ Oldest House

Located on the corner of Gulfshore Blvd and 12th Avenue South, Naples Historical Society’s delightful Historic Palm Cottage house museum perfectly encapsulates Naples history. This charming historic landmark is well deserving of its... Read more
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