I’ve been going to Naples, Florida pretty regularly for about the past 20 years. My parents had friends who owned a vacation home there, so we would go and stay there at least once a year. Since then, Naples has changed drastically from a sort of sleepy, retirees-only area with no nightlife to speak of, to a bustling and busy (but still really enjoyable) city. There are plenty of beautiful beaches, tons of spectacular restaurants and lots of activities for people of all ages.
I recently spent a few days in Naples for a quick getaway. Although we were only there for a short time, we packed in a lot of activities and I’m going to share four of my all-time favorites with you.
While it is still a relatively wealthy city, there are also many affordable areas for those that are not zillionaires…they’re just located further inland. That turned out to be a blessing for me, because about 15 years ago, my parents got a vacation home of their own in Naples, which is pretty sweet, but unfortunately it’s not either one of these:
These cozy little shacks are located on the waterfront at Gordon Pass in the Port Royal community, and probably cost the owners somewhere around $20,000,000 (no, I didn’t accidentally put any extra zeroes in there). There’s another house currently for sale in that area for $68,000,000 – so the ones above are positively cheap by comparison. Embarrassing, really.
Anyway, I snapped this pic while we were doing one of my very favorite things and something that I highly recommend you do if you visit Naples:
Go For a Boat Ride