Top picks for what to do in Naples and Marco Island, Florida when the weather just won’t cooperate with your family beach vacation plans. | Must Do Visitor Guides,

Rainy Day Naples & Marco Island Activities

By Laurén Ettinger You’ve spent months planning for your perfect Southwest Florida beach vacation and have finally arrived in Naples or Marco Island the only problem, is it’s raining. As much as we... Read more
Jet ski rentals and tours, water sport activities on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Sanibel, Sarasota, Siesta Key. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. | Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Southwest Florida

The beautiful region of Southwest Florida runs from the south end of Tampa Bay down the barrier islands and estuaries of Sarasota, Fort Myers,  and Naples to the vast uninhabited acres of the Everglades... Read more
Glittering earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces are offered at the DanaTyler jewelry shop Tin City Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Shop Quality Travel Jewelry at DanaTyler

If you like beautifully designed, sparkly jewelry, you’ll love DanaTyler. Founded by Dana Klein and Tyler Smith over 10 years ago, these beautiful costume jewelry stores can be found throughout Southwest Florida as... Read more
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
Nora Butler Designs art gallery and gift shop, Crayton Cove Naples, Florida shopping. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Discover a New Way to Appreciate Florida at the Nora Butler Gallery

You don’t have to be an art critic to appreciate Nora Butler’s artworks, but you do need to have an appreciative eye for detail. Her beautiful drawings and paintings always hold more than... 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 | Charming Crayton Cove Naples, Florida offers shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald.

Naples’ Charming Crayton Cove

Crayton Cove is located on Naples Bay between 12th Ave South and 8th Street South and it incorporates the Naples Yacht Club and Naples City Dock. Shops and businesses of note include Naples... Read more | Oakes Farms Market in south Naples is a full-service market offering locally grown, organic and all natural products. Fresh fruits & vegetables, seafood, prime meat, cheese, wine and bakery.

Get Fresh and Fruity at Oakes Farms Market Naples!

By Gillian Birch There’s something very satisfying about shopping for produce direct from the producer. Research shows that supermarket salad items, fruit and vegetables can be stored for several weeks before being delivered... Read more
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Dine, Shop, Stroll and People-Watch on Naples’ Third Street South

Third Street South is a delightful experience in the heart of Old Naples. With the laidback social atmosphere of an old town center, the street runs parallel to the beach and extends from... Read more
Must Do Visitor Guides Riverwalk waterfront dining, activites at Tin City Naples, FL. Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

Visit the Colorful and Historic Tin City in Old Naples

In addition to Fifth Avenue, Naples has another attractive district for boutique shopping and dining – Tin City. Located right on the waterfront, this charming historic area is home to over 30 independent... Read more