• Aerial view of the town of Ave Maria near Naples, Florida.
  • Shops and restaurants in the town center of Ave Maria, Florida.
  • Enjoy a free 45-minute sightseeing trolley tour of Ave Maria, near Naples., Florida.
  • Children playing in kids water park in Ave Maria, Florida.
  • Man teeing off at golf course in Ave Maria, Florida

Ave Maria

Things to do in Ave Maria, Florida

Ave Maria is a short drive (approximately 1 hour) from Fort Myers. When you arrive at the town center, stop by the New Home & Welcome Center for a town map.

Tour one of 20 designer model homes in this master-planned community.

Visit the award-winning Oratory architecture and the first major U.S. Catholic university built in 40 years; Ave Maria University. On the facade of the Ave Maria Oratory Church building is a 30-foot high Annunciation sculpture depicting the Archangel Gabriel greeting Mary with the words “Ave Marie.”

Ave Maria also offers places to shop and dine. Read Ave Maria’s featured blog article – click here

Sightseeing Trolley Tours

Free 45-minute trolley tours of Ave Maria depart from the Town Center every Tuesday from mid-January through April. Reservations are encouraged but not required and can be made by calling 239.352.3903.

Farmers Market

Ave Maria’s Farmers Market – Shop a variety of homemade merchandise from local artisans in the Town Center every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through April.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy listening to a variety of live musical entertainment in Ave Maria’s Town Center each Tuesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. January through April.

Visit Ave Maria’s Events Calendar on their website for more details and a complete list of scheduled of events.

Championship Golf Course

Play a round of golf at Panther Run Golf Club. This 18-hole championship Gorden Lewis course was nominated as a Golf Digest Top 10 place to play. Six sets of tees, 63 sand bunkers, water on 13 holes and a beautiful natural setting ensure a great golf experience for players of all levels. Panther Run Golf Club tee times can be made by calling 239.304.2835.

The National Golf & Country Club at Ave Maria is an 18-hole championship course designed by Gordon Lewis that offers a fun challenge for all ages and skill levels. To book a tee-time call 239.867.9090.

Ave Maria is located in Collier County east of I-75.