The Beach: Ahhh. Lay down the beach towel, smooth on the SPF, pick up a juicy read and get ready for a day at the newly-expanded beaches in Naples. Our favorite spots are Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass, and Seagate. Dig your toes into the white sand, splash in the Gulf, and float your day away. We l-o-v-e everything about the beach during the day AND we have a tip for the evening – head to the beach to watch the sunset. It’s the best show in town and so so (so!) romantic. Insider Tip: Rent a boat to get yourself to Keewayden Island…the local, secret beach where you can still have your own campfire.
Shop: We love whoever said shopping is their cardio. Zip up your shift, slide into your McKims, and grab your cutie’s credit card…we’re going shopping. The first stop is The Waterside Shops, home to the newest Lilly Pulitzer store! Say hi to our gorgeous team, browse our latest delivery, and spend time in our must-see dressing rooms. Waterside is a gorgeous open-air mall filled with great stores, including a Nordstrom which also has Lilly. Let’s keep up the shopping fun and head to Downtown Naples. Scope out Naples Pier, visit with the girls at C. Orrico, and tweet your pictures to us – we love selfies.
Collier Seminole State Park: Run, bike, stroll, explore your way through this 7,200+ acre park. Also, head over to Delanor Wiggins Park (with a Lilly bathing suit in your tote!) and take in the pristine, jaw-dropping view of the Gulf of Mexico. Snorkel the reef, gaze at the birds, and keep an eye on the shoreline for playful dolphins. We’re convinced that spotting them is good luck.
The Everglades National Park: Step away from the beach chair for an afternoon and visit the largest subtropical wilderness in the US. You might spy rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and…the elusive Florida panther. Tag us in your Insta if you see one! Visiting the Everglades is a Florida tradition and something everyone should see at least once in their life.
Naples Botanical Garden: Take a beautiful afternoon stroll through the gardens and fountains while learning a little history along the way. Stop at Del’s, a Naples icon, for tamales or at the new Three60 Market for great gourmet sandwiches and soup.
Ridgway Bar & Grill: Stop here for lunch while shopping in the charming and historic Old Naples neighborhood. The fish tacos are a must!
Tommy Bahama: For a fun atmosphere, visit our friends at Tommy Bahama in Downtown Naples for a delicious lunch and plentiful drinks.
Campiello: Our favorite for dinner in Naples! Reserve an outdoor table and dine under the white-bulb lit tree canopy to truly make it an unforgettable time. As far as the menu goes, we recommend EVERYTHING.
The Bay House: One of Naples’s best-hidden surprises, the quaint house is tucked away from the rest of the city and perched over the Cocohatchee River. Enjoy great food and live music with a view of the water surrounded by mangroves. Dine outside even during the colder months of the year as the fireplaces are going.
La Playa Beach Resort: You’ll never want to leave. That’s all we need to say. Ok, we’ll give the full scoop. The gorgeous oceanfront rooms with stunning views and chic décor details (and a big fluffy bed). The beautiful pools and lunch on the beach served by cute beach butlers. The firepit at night with your toes in the sand. Dreamy meals at Baleen (still thinking about that lobster cobb salad…). Ahh. It’s the perfect spot for a well-deserved vacation along the Gulf. Also, from May 1 – October 31 is sea turtle nesting season so you’ll have the privilege of sharing the beach with these endangered friends.
The Ritz Carlton- Naples: A stay at the Ritz is always an excellent choice and the Naples property is no exception. Enjoy the ocean views from your private balcony, stroll along three miles of white sand beaches, indulge in a spa treatment, and make sure you try the seaside dining at Gumbo Limbo.
The Inn on Fifth: This charming boutique hotel is in the heart of Downtown Naples. Although not on the water, you’re surrounded by the best restaurants, shopping and bars in Naples. Look over Downtown Naples from the rooftop pool. Plus, it’s just a short walk to the beach.
Pack your suitcase with our newest Resort Collection! In Naples, you wear white year round and embrace our bright resort style.