The Southwest Florida city of Naples is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. It is one of the most visited cities on the Paradise Coast. Read on for reasons to visit Naples this summer.
Naples is the main metropolitan area on Florida’s Paradise Coast, a sophisticated city with an exclusive yet welcoming small-town sensibility among community members. The weather and general climate are inviting: it is similar to the Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and warm, sunny summers. Visiting Naples in the summer is a treat with average temperatures in the mid-80s and cooling tropical breezes.
Naples offers opportunities to have countless outdoor adventures, especially for beach lovers. The city is well-known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, popular for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. There are other fun beach activities, too, including all manner of watersports, fishing, and sailing. And when the day is done, taking in stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico at the beach–especially at the end of a stroll down the historic Naples Pier–is always a thrilling experience.
Naples is chock full of other activities that also can be enjoyed during a summer visit. Outdoor adventures can be found at every turn, whether the interest is in the city’s 90+ top-grade golf courses or outstanding nature preserves, such as the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. There are also a lot of great state parks and national parks to go camping, hiking, and birding, including the Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Collier-Seminole State Park (which is home to one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world), and just under an hour from Naples city center, the famous Everglades National Park (which encompasses 1.5 million acres of subtropical wilderness and is one of the largest wetlands in the world).
Naples also offers an impressive selection of luxury hotels, exclusive shops and boutiques, and fine dining restaurants for times when there is a desire for more metropolitan activities. And the arts and culture scene in Naples is attractive for people interested in spending time in the city experiencing exceptional performing arts productions, interesting museum exhibitions, and amazing art in world-class galleries.
A visit to Florida would not be complete without spending some time in the Naples area. There is something for everyone in Naples, which makes it an appealing destination for all. There are so many reasons to visit Naples this summer, or at any time of the year!
The Naples Art District boasts the largest concentration of working artists in the Southwest Florida area. Many of the Naples Art District members offer classes and workshops to the public, and the organization hosts other events regularly. The fine artists in the District share their talents (which range across a wide variety of mediums and methods) with community members and tourists who stop in during events like open studio days, special symposiums, and more. If you are planning a trip to visit the Naples, Florida area and are interested in finding out more about the Naples Art District and its member artists, feel free to contact the organization any time online or by phone at 239-249-1977.