Should You Visit Naples?

Is Naples worth visiting?

Yes, you'll find numerous reasons to visit Naples, and it's a beach town that everyone should see. We had an amazing time here.

Whether you're a traveling as a family, a couple, or a backpacker, this beach town has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the terrific beaches and great food.

Naples is a beach town on the Gulf of Mexico that was once a peaceful, undiscovered retreat. Today it's well-established as a resort and golf destination with miles of white sand beach and calm waters. There are many parks and nature centers in the area as well as great restaurants and fun activities.

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8 Reasons to Visit Naples

1. Beaches

White sand beaches and calm Gulf waters make this an ideal beach destination. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a favorite beach spot in the area, but you should also check out Naples Municipal Beach which is where you'll find the Naples Pier. If you want a more natural setting, head to Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park.

2. Food

Seafood is a favorite around town, but you'll also find plenty of Italian food. Everything from casual to fine dining is available with many local favorites to choose from.

3. Resorts

There are luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and a range of prices to choose from. Most have pools and many have oceanfront views with golf facilities available. Many of the major brands such as Marriott are found here.

4. Museums

While most visitors spend most of their time at the beach, on a rainy day you can check out the town's art museums, history museums, or local spots such as the Palm Cottage.

5. Nightlife

There are live music venues, cocktail bars, and dance clubs around town.

6. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Snorkeling and scuba diving are both available in the area, in part because of the impressive artificial reefs that have been constructed. Snorkeling is available at Tigertail Beach, Clam Pass, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.

7. Hiking

The area is filled with state parks and nature reserves where you can explore and enjoy a scenic hike. There are also greenways and coastal paths nearby.

8. Shopping

You'll find shopping centers, outlet malls, and plenty of retail space around town. Some of the favorite shopping spots are the Mercato, Coastland Center, and Waterside Shops. For souvenirs and beach items head to Tin City Waterfront Shops.

Things to Consider Before Visiting Naples

Getting Around
The area is not very walkable, and public transit is not great here, so it might be difficult to get around without arranging your own transportation.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Naples might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Naples here or see if Naples is expensive here.


What is Naples most famous for?

Naples is most famous for its white sand, blue water, water sports, and golf resorts. People visit this impressive beach town for its great beaches. Also, it's known for food and resorts. Many people love the museums, nightlife, scuba diving & snorkeling, hiking, and shopping, too. It is often described as relaxing, peaceful, and nature-filled.

What is the most famous sight in Naples?

The most popular sight in Naples is Naples Pier and the miles of sandy beach. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Naples on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for Naples Pier and the miles of sandy beach and other attractions here.

How touristy is Naples? Is it a popular beach town to visit?

Naples is a popular beach town for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

    • 3 Hour Hobie Kayak Adventure In Bonita Springs: $70
    • Naples Florida Electric Trike Tour - Fun For The Entire Family!: $63
    • 2Hour Everglades Kayak Safari Adventure Through Mangrove Tunnels: $89
    • Sand Bar Shelling Guided Tour: $125
    • Naples Electric Moped Tour: $69
    • Small Group Historic Old Naples Guided Bicycle Tour: $79
    • Everglades 3 Hour Kayak Eco Tour: $166
    • Naples Florida Guided Electric Mix and Match Tour: $60

    How long should I spend in Naples?

    The ideal length of time for a trip to Naples is two to five days. Since Naples has a variety of activities such as beaches, most people need this much time to see and do everything here.

    If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Naples?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Naples?, and Should I spend 1 or 2 weeks in Naples?.