Soft white dunes line the shores, half-hiding opulent mansions and smartly-dressed natives from the beautiful beaches on the Gulf.

If you’re looking for a Gulf Coast city that rivals Palm Beach, you just found it. While Naples is smaller and quieter than its rival across the state, many of the locals say it’s just as beautiful, if not more. When it comes to what to do in Naples, let the balmy tropical weather and turquoise waters be your guide—straight to the beach. The warm Gulf waters mean it’s beach season year-round, so anytime is the best time to visit Naples. While you may be ready to travel off the beaten path in search for the perfect beach, the Naples city beach is serene and pretty enough to fit the bill.

If you can bear to peel yourself away from the beach, there’s never a shortage of other things to do in Naples. You could easily blend in with locals who turn out in their finest couture after getting their shop on along 5th Avenue, or you could pick up some souvenirs at the fisherman’s wharf at Tin City to take back home with you.

Speaking of fishermen, the angler in you won’t need to charter a boat for a good catch. Throw a line in right from the beach or dangle one from the Naples City Pier while taking in one of the Sunshine State’s world-famous sunsets. Of course, whatever you choose to do on your getaway to Naples, the city is best enjoyed outdoors in that famous just-right weather.

Are your feet itching to shed their shoes and slide into some sun-toasted sand instead? Book one of our Naples vacation packages and you’ll be beachside in no time. You could save enough to fit flaunting your own designer swimsuit into your travel budget.

Frequently Asked Questions about Naples

What to see in Naples, Florida?

There's more to do than just sunbathing on beaches. Cast a line off Naples Pier and see what you can come up with. If you want to spend an afternoon shopping, check out the shops in Tin City downtown.

How far is Disney World from Naples, Florida?

Naples is in Collier County and is a major city in the Naples-Marco Island, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is 175 miles southeast of Disney World, which is located in Orlando.

Who settled Naples, Florida?

The area in and around Naples was inhabited by Native American tribes for hundreds of years. However, it wasn't until the 1880s when former Kentucky Senator John Stuart William and his friend Walter N. Haldeman officially founded it as a designated town.