Elevation: 9 Feet Above Sea Level
Area: 12.0 Square Miles
Location: Naples is located on the west coast of Florida in Collier
County, approximately 100 miles west of Miami. It is the southernmost
major city on the west coast.
is said that life in this subtropical coastal city is perpetually
sunny and sophisticated. If you like the beach, golf, fishing,
boating, or any outdoor activity, every season is the perfect
season in Naples. The winter tends to be the most crowded
as people from the northern states like to get out of those
snowy, bitter days and enjoy the sunshine of southwest Florida.
Fishing is fabulous this time of year, particularly for big
game fish. With temperatures approaching 80 degrees F in the
daytime and only dropping to just under 70 degrees F at night,
it’s perfect for that romantic walk on the beach or
dinner at an outdoor café. Summer is less crowded and
with temperatures in the 90’s F during the day, the
beautiful Gulf of Mexico is a welcome relief. Even though
it’s humid in the summer, the average temperature is
only 82 degrees F, making it enjoyable. Summer is a great
time to enjoy some of the many attractions of Naples, all
of which are air-conditioned. Shopping is a must with everything
from antiques to the latest in fashion. Spring and fall have
the perfect temperature and temperament for anyone. During
both seasons, festivals abound. Spring brings the annual Seafood
festival, Orchid festival, Rose festival, and even a Swamp
Buggy Festival. In the fall, things continue with a Sand Sculpting
festival, the annual Folk and Blues festival and the Hibiscus
festival. With temperatures so pleasant, these special events
can make your visit even more enjoyable. No matter what your
reason for visiting or the time of year you come, Naples is
waiting with a “sunny” smile.
access to the area is via I-75, known as Alligator Alley.
From I-75, three exits offer drivers entry into the area.
Exit 101 to SR 84 leads visitors to downtown Naples. This
is the best exit for visiting Fifth Avenue South, Third Street
South, the Naples Pier and the many shops, galleries and restaurants
in Old Naples. Exit 101 is also the exit for Marco Island
- just follow Collier Boulevard (SR 951) west to the island.
Exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road) leads you directly to U.S. 41 and
the heart of Naples. This is the best exit to reach Clam Pass
and Vanderbilt Beach parks, as well as the area's leading
beach and golf resorts. Exit 111 (Immokalee Road) leads to
North Naples to the west and the National Audubon Society's
renowned Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, just 15 miles east.
Marco Island, Everglades City and Immokalee can also be reached
from Miami via U.S. Highway 41, also known as the Tamiami
Trail. This road, designated as a National Scenic Byway and
Florida Scenic Highway, celebrated its 75th anniversary in
2003. This two-hour drive takes you through the Everglades
and Big Cypress National Preserve. There are numerous scenic
stops along the way. Drivers passing at sunrise and sunset
are often rewarded with stunningly beautiful imagery. Anytime
of the day you may also spot many species of birds and wildlife.
Florida International Airport (RSW)
Chamberlin Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
region's largest airport, is just 40 minutes to the north
in Fort Myers. Most major domestic airlines serve the airport.
Naples Municipal Airport
Aviation Drive North, Naples, FL 34104
Offers commuter and direct flights to and from nearby international
airports, as well as private charters and regularly scheduled
flights to Miami and the Florida Keys.
Collier County Airport Authority
three airports in the region: Marco Executive Airport, which
can accommodate jet traffic; Immokalee Regional Airport and
Everglades Airpark in Everglades City.
Offers service as far as the Fort Myers station, located just
north of Naples.
Ft. Myers Travel Plaza
6050 Plaza Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33903
Offers regular service into Naples.
2540 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104-4331
A private trolley tour service operating in Naples.
in Naples Florida, there are plenty of ways to get around
town. The Collier County Bus System (CAT) offers convenient
transportation for visitors and residents. All day Collier
Area Transit bus passes are available with reduced rates for
seniors, students and people with disabilities.
County Traffic Operations and Alternative Transportation Modes
Horseshoe Drive South, Naples, Florida 34104
A Trolley Tour is the best way to see all that Naples has
to offer. The narrated tour covers over 100 points of interest,
including a synopsis of Naples' rich history. You can board
on and off, as often as you like, and catch the next trolley
once you've finished eating, shopping or discovering all the
wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants Naples has to offer.
Daily fares are reasonable and discounts are available for
children. Schedules are available in brochure racks in the
lobbies of most hotels and motels.
a romantic ride through Old Naples, go back in time with a
ride on a handsome cab. Naples Horse & Carriage Co. offers
horse-drawn carriage rides through the center of town. Experience
the ambience of Naples from a different vantage point. What
a wonderful way to end your evening!