Off The Beach – Non-Beach Things to do In Naples

Every year, visitors come to Naples, Florida to play and relax on the white, sugar sand beaches found on the Paradise Coast of Southwest Florida. Though the beaches are the main draw to the Paradise Coast, there are so many things to do in Naples that keeps guests coming back year after year.

Known for great shopping, a fabulous art scene, and incredible restaurants, Naples also has many activities and sites beyond the beach. We have put together a fun list of things to add to your Naples’ Bucket List. Have fun checking them all off!

Get Out On the Water

1200 5th Ave S
Naples, Florida
If you are looking for a relaxing day on the water, set off on a sightseeing, river, or sunset cruises offered by Pure Florida. For more adventure, book a Jet Ski tour, fishing trip, eco-tour,  or even a jet boat thrill-ride! All tours are guided by Coast Guard certified captains to guarantee safe family-fun. Pure Florida also offers rentals where you can take the helm on your own Jet Ski or fishing boat.
550 Port O Call Way
Naples, Florida
Experience views of spectacular homes, breathtaking sites, and the relaxation of sun-and-sea aboard an elegant yacht. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks while they relax in the air-conditioned salons or soak up the sun in the outdoor seating. Dinner cruise or lunch cruises provide a fresh, delicious meal, while cruising along the calm waters of Naples Bay.
15000 Livingston Rd
Naples, Florida
Get off the beach and in the lagoon! The Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is a water-park that includes four pools, a long lazy river, a lit splash playground or interactive water feature, five exciting water slides, a concession stand other typical amenities such as restrooms and lockers. Everyone in the whole family can have fun in the water, splashing, sliding, all day long!

Nature Up Close

Capri Paddlecraft Park
1295 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34114
Shell Island Road Launch
10 Shell Island Rd, Naples, FL 34113
Rent a kayak or take a guided tour to explore the habitats, wildlife, and ecosystems of Southwest Florida. Glide through mangrove tunnels, spend an evening in the estuary at the famous bird rookery island and gain a new appreciation for the extraordinary wildlife and ecology of the region. It’s a unique and memorable way to experience the region!
525 Newport Drive, Port of Islands Mariana
Naples, Florida
Get up close and personal with these amazing, gentle creatures, aka Sea Cows, on a Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure. These educational tours are offered twice a day for six passengers at a time. If you don’t see a manatee, you don’t pay for the trip!
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd N   
Naples, Florida
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a walk-thru zoo filled with wildlife experiences! Visit the residents and take part in the many daily presentations the zoo has to offer. Take the Primate Expedition Cruise through islands inhabited by monkeys, lemurs, and apes. This 43-acre park offers a safe peek at animal life, including Malayan tigers, clouded leopards, black bears, and the Florida panther. There are so many things to do and see you might need to come back for a second visit to do it all!
4820 Bayshore Dr
Naples, Florida
Naples Botanical Garden is a world-class garden paradise featuring the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics across 170 picturesque acres. Guests will enjoy admiring the beautiful natural habitats, strolling on walking trails, plus seeing the unique colors and patterns found in the Butterfly Garden. Younger visitors will have fun playing and learning in the interactive Children’s Garden.
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, Florida
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is primarily composed of wetlands and occupies roughly 13,000 acres in the heart of the Corkscrew Watershed—part of the Western Everglades. Take a guided walk on Corkscrew’s famous boardwalk or through the remote Sanctuary backcountry to view a variety of birds and wildlife indigenous to the area, including the Florida Panther, American Alligator, Gopher Tortoise, Florida Sandhill Crane, Snowy Egret, to name a few. 

Indoor Family Fun

2500 S. Horseshoe Drive 
Naples, FL
The Revs Institute is an excellent destination to learn about automobiles— past, present, and future of the car. The Revs exhibits the Miles Collier Collections of more than one hundred significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995 on display, including some of the rarest and most important cars ever built. Please note that reservations are required.
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, Florida
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples—commonly referred to as C’ mon—is a vast museum that provides tons of interactive, indoor fun. Children can check out the swamps of the Everglades (in comfort), explore a maze, or climb a two-story banyan tree. There are many opportunities for imaginary play. Children can pretend to be farmers, veterinarians or store clerks, build things or go to the beach indoors. C’ mon has a toddler area specially designed for ages kids 0-3. Warning: once the kids start playing, it will be challenging to get them to leave!
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, Florida
Guests can stroll through the Dalton Discovery Center and view a variety of native habitats from dry uplands to beaches. Kids will enjoy experiencing the touch-tank and watching the baby alligators, a large aquarium tank, and more—there is even a toddler play area. With lots of hands-on activities, kids of all ages will have a fun trip to this center!
401 10th St. S.
Naples, Florida
This impressive museum features 10 model trains that often operate simultaneously. It’s a great place to take the kiddos that includes an interactive display that lets children load blocks of ice, saw logs, run a mini train, turn on lights and sirens at a firehouse, sound a diesel horn, move an airplane, a tree swing and more. There’s even a mini train ride! The trains run around a variety of scenes, including an amusement park, mountains, villages, and more. It’s definitely a fun time for the whole family!

Discover Naples

1010 6th Avenue South
Naples, Florida
Hop on off the Trolley from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, every day of the week. Pick up the Trolley at any of its stops or at the starting point at the Experience Naples Location. Stop off at one of the many stops all around Naples with the next Trolley coming back around in approximately one hour. Or, stay on the Trolley and enjoy an almost two-hour tour of Naples!
1051 Fifth Ave. S.
Naples, Florida
This free museum is a great place to learn about the Naples train service that ended in 1971. Visitors can find out more about how residents in Naples/Collier County traveled around and features a caboose from 1909 and a restored 1947 Budd Tavern observation car that people can climb into and explore.