Naples Destination Area
Nearly all of Naples destination areas, including beach access points, are located within a 3 by 8 mile section of Naples bordering the beach. These are the popular areas where residents go for shopping, dinning, entertainment and for fulfilling their daily needs. This area is a big part of what makes Naples such an enjoyable place to live, or spend the winter. Those living within this area rarely would need to leave it. Those outside the area visit it often.
At the north end of the destination area is the Mercato (see discussion below). While some residents in North Naples are within 7 miles to the Mercato, they are a long ways from Olde Naples. And those living with 7 miles to Olde Naples on the south side, have a longer drive to the other main destinations.
The closer a Naples resident lives to these areas, the more they will be utilizing the convenience of these locations. This is in addition to the abundant beach access points within.
Because of the appeal and desirability of the area, it contains Naples most expensive housing.
Destination Areas from North to South
A brief discussion on a few of Naples major destination areas.
Naples Mercato Area
This is Naples newest destination area. the Mercato is a very popular shopping and nightlife area. Upscale shopping and restaurants. Also within or nearby:
- Whole Foods Market
- Capital Grille
- Flemings Steakhouse
- Movie theatres
- Blue Martini
Naples Waterside Shops has the higher-end national retailers such as:
- Saks Fifth Ave
- Pottery Barn
- Ralph Lauren
Waterside also has several nice dining options.
Naples Big Box Store Area
This area by the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Airport-Pulling Road is the location for national mass merchandisers and other services:
- Dick's Sporting Good
- Home Depot
- Movie Theatres
- Bed Bath and Beyond
- Best Buy
- Office Max
- Pier One
Coastland Center Area
Coastland Center is an enclosed mall with dozens of large, small and independent retailers. Anchor stores are:
- JC Penny
Grocery shopping, the PGA Super Store and other retailers are nearby.
Independent higher end shops and restaurants on the Venetian Village.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Naples nationally accredited non-profit zoo.
At the southern end of this area is Olde Naples, one of Naples main destination spots and has many destination spots within.
- Naples charming residential area.
- City of Naples Beaches and Parks
- Fifth Avenue – shopping, bars, dining and nightlife district. Regular special events and attractions.
- Third St – shopping, bars, dining and nightlife district. Saturday farmers market. Regular weekly events
- Naples Pier
- City Dock – charter fishing, boating activities, shopping and dining on Naples Bay
- Cambier Park – playground, tennis leagues, band-shell and Art Gallery
- Gulfshore Playhouse – Live Professional Theatre
- Tin City – 100 eclectic shops on the Naples Bay