Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Naples
A nationally accredited zoo & historic garden, the Naples Zoo is open daily at 9:00 a.m. and the last ticket is sold at 4:00 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 5:00 p.m. Arrive early and allow four to five hours to enjoy all of the shows, the cruise, gardens, and
animal exhibits. Voted "Best Place to Take Kids" in the Naples Daily News Choice Awards and "Best Tourist Attraction" by Gulfshore Life Magazine.
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, Naples
This state-of-the-art water park features a family pool, Tadpole pool for children 6 and under, Turtle Cove pool for kids 5 to 12, a lap/diving pool and Sunny's River, a lazy river attraction with five water slides. This is the perfect local destination
that is sure to entertain all members of the family. Sun-N-Fun is located at North Collier Regional Park. Contact their office at (239) 252-4021 for park hours. Visit
www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=2599 for information on other local parks
Naples Philharmonic Centerfor the Arts
The Philharmonic Center Cultural Complex combines the best of the performing and the visual arts. It has a 1,425-seat main hall, a 200-seat black box theater and four museum-quality art galleries. For information contact (239) 597-1900 or visit
Walt Disney World, Orlando
Just an afternoon’s drive North from Naples, Walt Disney World of Orlando is a magical place with four theme parks and two water parks. Whether young or young at heart, Walt Disney World will be an exciting experience to share with your family and friends.
Operating hours vary greatly from park to park at different times of the year. Visit the Disney calendar to obtain current information.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo
A short 3 1/2 hours drive across Florida from Naples, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was established to protect and preserve the only living coral reef in the continental United States. The Park has snorkeling & scuba tours, glassbottom boat tours,
as well as rental boats, camping, and a 30,000 gallon saltwater aquarium. The Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. All visitors are required to pay an entrance fee. Reservations are highly recommended, especially during holidays. For more information,
call (305) 451-6300 or visit
The Florida Everglades
Naples is located on the Western edge of the Florida Everglades. Explore the beautiful, rugged, subtropical landscape found in the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands. Bird watching, boat tours, alligator viewing, and fishing are just a few of the exciting
activities available. Visit famous Everglades photographer Clyde Butchers’ photo gallery, take a tram tour through Shark Valley, or stop at Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk for an easy walk deep into the Everglades, as all three of these attractions are located
on US 41 heading East from Naples.
Rookery Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands, Naples
The Rookey Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is where you can enjoy nature at its finest! Kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, nature photography, fishing, and boating are all popular activities at Rookery Bay. The Reserve monitors environmental conditions,
restores native habitats, raises awareness of estuaries, and trains local officials, land use planners and other professionals to help with decision making when dealing with estuary lands.