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Naples FL Vacation  
by Jennifer Weiss

If you have set your compass to Florida for your next vacation getaway, consider the beauty and opportunities for adventure that Naples has to offer. Located in the southern portion of the state, Naples is an ideal year round destination with its warm and mild winter temperatures and hot and sunny summer heat. Make your way to Naples for your next Florida vacation and experience one of the most gorgeous places in the Sunshine State.

The Naples area abounds with six beautiful beaches, from Barefoot Beach in the northern part to the Municipal Beach and Pier just south of downtown. One common thread that runs through all these beaches is their boundless beauty and unscathed nature that harks back to before large masses crowded these white sandy treasures. Locating a white sand retreat is easy here as almost every east-west street off of Gulfshore Blvd. leads visitors to a public access point.

While each beach has something different to offer visitors, Lowdermilk Park Beach is the catch-all of the six since it can meet the needs of even the most discerning guest. The nice sand and play area are perfect for younger children while the volleyball courts, gazebos, and concessions can keep older visitors content during a long day in the warm Florida sunshine. For sparkling white sand and crystal green water, make your way to the Municipal Beach and Pier. During the day, fishing is popular off of the long pier that stretches quite far into the Gulf and at night, a romantic stroll is calling as the subdued lights make way for a spectacular setting.

For those who prefer to get out on the water, swimming is popular at almost all of the beaches. The Clam Pass County Park, however, is rarely crowded and is the perfect place for a refreshing dip in the water or an outbound excursion. For an offshore adventure, rent a kayak, canoe, or sailboard from the concessionaire and explore the stunning waters and gorgeous terrain of the area. If you are not comfortable in the water, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is ideal for land lovers with its nature trails and observation tower that allow for a birds-eye view of the area.

A must-see on any trip the Naples area is the Caribbean Gardens, one of the oldest tropical gardens on the continent and featuring an array of exotic plants and animals. Hop aboard a catamaran for a cruise through the islands that contain primates living in their natural habitats or take a stroll through the botanical gardens on a guided tour to learn more about the extraordinary greenery. The Gardens allow you to get extremely close to exotic and endangered animals so take advantage of this rare opportunity with a day of learning and excitement.

Naples is an area known for upscale boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, making it an ideal place for retail therapy during the day and delicious cuisine at night. Shopaholics will want to head to 5th Avenue South for fine shopping near the beach or Tin City for waterfront boutiques that offer unique and one-of-a-kind pieces. After popping in and out of the stores, stop by one of the numerous cafes or restaurants that line the streets that call out to you with fragrant aromas for the perfect end to an enjoyable day.

Whether you need to escape from the winter cold or simply getaway to a destination that offers breathtaking beauty and a supremely relaxing environment, Naples is the perfect place to rejuvenate your senses and enjoy lush natural surroundings. To get the most out of your retreat without missing out on any of the excitement near the water or in the city, consider a vacation home rental for your accommodations needs. Naples vacation rentals can be found along the beach and throughout the region, so you can find the one that is located near everything you love about this breathtaking area with all the amenities you need for a memorable trip.

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