Naples is famous for its high-end designer shopping, world-class culture, and sophisticated 5-star dining.

You may be surprised to know that  Naples is also an affordable family destination that attracts everyone from nature lovers to beach aficionados. We know your Florida vacation time is limited, which is why seeing and experiencing the best things to do on your trip to the Naples and Marco Island area is so important! Your Two Selling Sisters have rounded up 3 top Naples Florida attractions that are musts for your Florida vacation!

 

Naples Botanical Gardens

The Naples Botanical Gardens is a 170-acre world-class garden utopia displaying plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics. Along with stunning floral displays, there is a hands-on interactive Children’s Garden with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden.  You’ll also find educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages at one of the top Naples Florida attractions. Botanical gardens devote their resources to the study and conservation of plants, as well as making the world’s plant species diversity known to the public. In observance of current safety protocols and to ensure social distancing, timed ticketing is now a part of the safety enhanced Garden experience for all guests. The Garden is open 9am to 5pm.

 

The Naples Princess

Experience the breathtaking views and exquisite cuisine on a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on the calm waters of Naples Bay. View attractions such as the spectacular waterfront homes of Port Royal. Watch the colors of sunset on the Gulf of Mexico dance into the ocean, and splashing southwest Florida dolphins frolic in their natural habitat. Sounds amazing, right? For over 28 years, The Naples Princess has been one of the top Naples Florida attractions celebrating the breathtaking beauty of Southwest Florida as a top Naples attraction. The boat is always maintained and even recently underwent a million-dollar renovation. Today, Naples Princess Cruises is Southwest Florida’s largest dining cruise company, host to boat fulls of satisfied passengers throughout the years.

Key West Express From Marco Island

During the winter months (Air quotes around “winter” in Florida), the Key West Express offers trips from Marco Island to Key West and back, departing from Rose Marina. The 155-foot catamaran will transport you in style as you soak in the sun on the top sundeck, or relax in the air-conditioned cabin bellied up to the bar. Whether you’re traveling to Key West just for the day, or you plan on staying multiple days, the journey will be surprisingly fast and comfortable. They make traveling to Key West half the fun and rank in at number 3 of top Naples Florida attractions!

While Naples may be closest to two of Florida’s largest natural attractions, we think you’ll agree that the slower-paced, quaint and historic town is an attraction in and of itself.