Begin your Naples day trip to Ave Maria with a stop at Ave Maria’s New Home & Welcome Center for a town map. 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, and an eco-tour with Orange Jeep Tours. 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 Map. Read 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 and Thursday. Reservations are encouraged but not required and can be made by calling 239.352.3903.
Artisan Market – Shop a variety of homemade merchandise from local artisans in the Town Center each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 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.
Fun and Exciting Orange Jeep Eco-Tours
Be sure to take an Orange Jeep Tour to experience “Old Florida” nature and wildlife. An engaging 90-minute narrated off-road tour through wetlands and uplands include local history and an opportunity to see native Southwest Florida wildlife including alligator, deer, bear, and birds. A variety of tour options is offered including, sunrise, sunset, birding, and wildlife photography. Each custom-outfitted, open-air Jeep can accommodate up to six passengers, and all ages are welcome making this a completely family-friendly experience! Tours are offered year-round and depart from Ave Maria’s New Home and Welcome Center. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 239.434.5337. Read the featured blog article about Orange Jeep Tours here! PLEASE NOTE TOURS ARE NOT OFFERED AUGUST – OCTOBER 2018.
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Championship Panther Run Golf Club
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.