• Ave Maria town center shops and restaurants in Ave Maria, Florida.
  • Enjoy a free 45-minute sightseeing trolley tour of Ave Maria, near Naples., Florida.
  • Aerial view of Ave Maria, Florida.
  • Kids splashing in Ave Maria waterpark in Ave Maria, Florida.
  • Man teeing off on golf course in 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. Visit Ave Maria’s website for more info on shops and restaurants. Read Ave Maria’s featured blog article – click here

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.

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.

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 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.