5 Things to do in Naples
August 14, 2019
Are you traveling to Naples and unsure of what to do? The city is so packed with a rich and vibrant cultural history that finding the best things to do can seem daunting. As the center of Naples’ historic downtown shopping district, Fifth Avenue South is in touch with what makes Naples the cultural gem of Florida. If you are planning a trip to Naples, check out these delightful historic sights.
The Naples Pier is the centerpiece of Naples. Construction on the pier finished in 1889, and ever since it has stood strong. Extending 600 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, the Naples Pier is the perfect place to observe wildlife and enjoy the Florida sun. We recommend coming out in the evening to watch a gorgeous sunset!
Historic Palm Cottage
Constructed in 1895, the Historic Palm Cottage is the oldest house in Naples. This gorgeous two-story home was built by one of Naples’ founding residents, Walter N. Halderman, and hosts a bevy of original and donated artwork, furnishing, and tools spanning the last century. Experience the rustic charm as you tour the house museum and get a glimpse of life in historic Old Naples.
Although the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens might be a modernized, nationally accredited zoo, it has a rich history and connection to Naples. In the early twentieth century, it was originally a private collection of tropical plants that by 1954 contained a wide collection of tropical plants and birds. More animals were added with each year until 2001 when it was recognized and accredited by the National Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Naples Zoo is great for families with young kids who still want to experience historic Naples!
The Atlantic Coastline Depot
Located on Fifth Avenue South, the Atlantic Coastline Depot is one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city. Its history is rich and fascinating! Fun fact: the building was first used in 1927, some time before construction had finished! Now called the Naples Depot Museum, this is one of the best ways to experience the boom of the Roaring Twenties!
Fifth Avenue South Shopping District
What trip to Naples is complete without experiencing the sophisticated blend of historic and modern architecture that is Fifth Avenue South? Home to upscale fashion and jewelry, spas, one-of-a-kind gifts, artwork, fine dining, and entertainment, Fifth Avenue South has everything you need to cap off you trips to Naples!
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