The city of Naples, Florida is a beautiful place. There are gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants, and fun things to do. I’m starting to dip my toes into the blogging world of travel and hope to include more of these “quick guides” and possibly some travel video diaries in the future. Don’t get me wrong though, I love DIY and style and it will always be my main content, but I thought it would be fun to include the occasional travel post since I love reading them myself! These posts will probably be more on the rare side but think of them as an added bonus! So with that, my first quick travel guide is to a city I’m a local in. These are my quickly rounded recommendations of where to eat (and what to eat), what to do, where to stay, and where to shop. Do it all in sunny Naples, Florida and a few close surrounding cities.
Trackside Donuts – For breakfast try the honey glazed donuts, I love them.
Mino’s – Grab some pizza cooked in an authentic Italian oven. I love the margarita pizza. Go around 4:00pm before the dinner rush and sit outside if it’s not too hot. It’s a cool little spot to just relax and eat. And don’t forget to try the homemade chocolate gelato! It tastes like cold brownie batter and is so delicious!
Freddo – Try some authentic gelato in an assortment of flavors or a milkshake. This place is kind of hidden and if the door is closed when you go, just open it and there is a counter where someone will help you.
Whisky Park – This place is pretty new and it’s such a cool hangout spot. On Wednesdays they have a band that plays songs by Sublime, 311, Bob Marley, The Expendables, and all the rest of my favorites. The chicken tenders with BBQ sauce are delicious as well. Plus, they have brunch on Sundays.
Royal Scoop – Homemade ice cream. Seriously good. They have a few stores between Bonita Springs and Naples and are also in Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes (there is one on 5th ave). My favorite Royal Scoop store though is the one in East Naples, it has the prettiest blue floors and is inta-worthy. My FAVORITE flavor is the cherry vanilla and I like to get it in a freshly dipped chocolate waffle cone with nuts.
Miller’s Ale House – Burgers, seafood, fajitas, drinks.
Sushi Thai – Sushi!!
I always get the margarita pizza at Mino’s and break apart the fresh basil to spread around on all of the slices.
There is a garden bordering the outside patio at Mino’s.
Cherry vanilla ice cream at Royal Scoop.
Royal Scoop at Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes.
Off The Hook Comedy Club – Dinner and a comedy show. I love this place and if you sign up for their newsletter you can snag free tickets (there is a 2 item minimum per person though). For dinner, get the garganelli pasta with crab!
Naples Pier – Catch the sunset or go fishing.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon – Naples’ very own water park.
Riverside Park – Visit the tiny art houses in Bonita or rent a kayak. *photo opps!
Bonita Jetski & Parasail – Rent a jetski or paddle board or even go parasailing! If you’re lucky you might see some dolphins too. It’s located right behind Doc’s Beach House, a restaurant.
Hyatt House Naples/5th Avenue – Walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants on 5th Ave.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa – About 25 minutes from North Naples but worth the stay. It has a few different pools and a lazy river. I’ve been here a good amount of times and love it.
Cheaper options – Check Airbnb or you could always stay in a budget hotel like a La Quinta Inn or Holiday Inn, they are scattered throughout the area.
5th Ave South -High end shopping and restaurants. Even if you can’t afford it, it’s still nice to walk down.
Coconut Point Mall – Located in Estero, about 25 minutes from North Naples. Target, Michael’s, Tj Maxx, all the essentials.
Thrifting – Try the scattered thrift and consignment shops located along 41/Tamiami Trail. And don’t forget the Goodwills.
One of the cute alleyways on 5th Avenue.
Have you ever been to Naples, Florida?