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Water Sports

Family Activities

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet much more.  Discover a full day of wild fun from apes and alligators to zebras featuring shows and cruises in historic botanical garden.  It is much more than a walk through the zoo.

Sun ‘n Fun Lagoon Waterpark
Full service water park featuring 5 water slides, a lazy river, activity pool for children, interactive water fountain and more.  Open weekends during the school year and 7 days a week in the summer.

King Richards Fun Park
King Richard’s features the always popular go cart track and video games along with exciting new attractions and features like climbing wall, laser tag, dance machine and interactive video games.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
A 2.25 mile raised boardwalk takes visitors through four distinct environments:  a pine upland, a wet prairie, a cypress forest and a marsh.  Interpretive signs along the boardwalk and a field guide allow each visitor to take the self-guided tour.

Museums
Naples offers several fine museums including the Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center, The Von Liebig Museum, Collier County Historical Museum and the Holocaust Museum.

Theater and Music
Live music, great regional theater, a world-class Philharmonic orchestra can all be found in Naples.  Outdoor music concerts and art shows are held frequently.  Check with your Concierge for what’s playing and happening while you are here.

Everglades
The Florida Everglades, located in southern Florida, is one of the largest wetlands in the world. The Everglades consist of a shallow sheet of fresh water that rolls slowly over the lowlands and through billions of blades of Saw Grass. As water moves through the Everglades, it causes the sawgrass to ripple like green waves; this is why the Everglades received the nickname "River of Grass."  The closest Everglades experience to Naples is Everglades City, which is also home to Everglades National Park.  We can help you plan your Everglades adventure which can include a trip to the National Park, an airboat tour, a swamp buggy tour or just a visit to historic Everglades City.

Marco Island
Just to the south of Naples, Marco Island offers visitors a beautiful crescent beach, water sports on the Gulf and the Marco River and many nice restaurants.  It is only a 45 minute drive from Naples.
 
Thomas Edison-Henry Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Step back into “Tropical Old Florida” and discover two of the greatest American inventors through unique historical, scientific, botanical and cultural experiences.  Visitors will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings and tropical gardens as well as Edison’s Botanic Lab and the Estates Museum.  

Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Enjoy the old Florida ambiance on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, to the north of Naples.  They offer 15 miles of unspoiled beaches with some of the best shelling in the world and many other outdoor activities including biking, fishing, bird-watching and boating.  Visits to the Sanibel Lighthouse and Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve are top attractions.

For more information about family activities in the area, please contact our Concierge at extension 5600.