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Top Choice Gardens in Naples

Naples Botanical Gardens

This outstanding botanical garden styles itself as ‘a place of bliss, a region of supreme delight.’ And after spending some time wandering its 2.5-mile trail through six cultivated gardens you’ll rapidly find your i…
Top Choice Museum in Naples

Baker Museum

The pride of Naples, this engaging, sophisticated art museum is part of the Artis–Naples campus, which includes the fabulous Philharmonic Center next door. Devoted to 20th-century modernism, particularly American ab…
Top Choice Cafe in Naples

The Café

You could easily walk past this unassuming cafe, but then you'd be missing out on a superlative breakfast of fluffy, organic eggs, grilled Canadian bacon and perfectly toasted artisan bread. And that's just the stan…
Top Choice Seafood in Naples

Turtle Club

How do you compete with the show-stopping sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico? The Turtle Club at the Vanderbilt Resort tries hard with kickass cocktails and a short, sharp seafood menu rocking Pine Island lump crab, shri…
Top Choice Classical Music in Naples

Naples Philharmonic

Naples' 85-piece Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as one of the country's best young orchestras. Adrey Boreyko was named as music director in 2013. The season runs from June to September, but the Ar…
Museum in Naples

Golisano Children's Museum of Naples

Designed by kids (and child psychologists) for kids, it's hardly surprising that this interactive children's museum is a big hit. At its center a trolley takes kids to different exhibits, including a virtual pond, w…
Beach in Naples

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

This lovely state park and beach extends for a mile from the mouth of the Cocohatchee River. It boasts gorgeous white sands, which are protected during turtle-nesting season (from May to October). There's an observa…
Historic Building in Naples

Palm Cottage

One of the last tabby-mortar cottages in Collier County, this quaint cottage was built in 1895 for Henry Watterson, the editor of the Louisville Courier Journal. It then offered overflow accommodation for the Old Na…
Beach in Naples

Naples Municipal Beach

Naples city beach is a long, dreamy white strand that succeeds in feeling lively but rarely overcrowded. At the end of 12th Ave S, the 1000ft pier is a symbol of civic pride, having been destroyed by fire and hurric…
Modern American in Naples

Mereday's Fine Dining

Probably the finest dining experience in Naples is Charles Mereday’s restaurant hidden in the Naples Bay Resort. Choose two, three or four courses from the prix-fixe menu. Sit back and enjoy superlative classics wit…