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  • Ave Maria Water Park, kids activities water slides, swimming pools and more Ave Maria, Florida.

Day Trips & Things To Do in Ave Maria

Begin your Naples day trip to Ave Maria with a stop at Ave Maria’s New Home & Welcome Center for a town map.

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

Your itinerary should include a visit to the award-winning Oratory architecture, the first major U.S. Catholic university built in 40 years; Ave Maria University.

There are also places to shop as well as some great restaurants for a snack, lunch, or dinner. View Ave Maria’s listing of shops and restaurants here Town MapRead Ave Maria’s featured blog article – click here

Free 45-minute trolley tours of Ave Maria depart from the Town Center every 45 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday in January, Tuesday and Thursday in February and March, and Tuesdays in early April only. Please call for the exact schedule. Reservations are encouraged but not required and can be made by calling 239.352.3903.

Farmers Market – Shop a variety of homemade merchandise from local artisans in the Town Center each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy listening to a variety of live musical entertainment in Ave Maria’s Town Center each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. Bands rotate weekly.

Championship Golf Courses

Naples visitors can also get in a round of golf at Ave Maria’s 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 skill levels. Book a tee time at Panther Run Golf Club 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 or visit www.thenationalgcc.com.