Heading to Naples, Florida soon? You are in for a delightful treat. Naples, Florida has plenty of coastline and beaches to last for days. You can keep the family busy with visiting all the nature preserves, piers, and trails. Here are several free things to do in Naples, Florida.
24 Free Things to do in Naples, Florida
Big Cypress National Preserve – You have probably heard of the Everglades, but have you ever visited? While you’re in Naples, Florida, you will want to check out the beauty that awaits for you in the Everglades. From wildlife watching to boat riding, there isn’t a shortage of free and paid things to do in the Everglades.
Marco Beach – Want to visit a beach in Naples, Florida? You’re going to love Marco Beach. This is one of the top beaches to visit in Naples. Enjoying a beach day with the family, while in Naples, is always a good idea!
Otter Mound Preserve – Located on Marco Island, Otter Mound Preserve is a natural preserve everyone should check out while in Naples.
Naples Depot Museum – An interesting, yet historic adventure to embark on, while in Naples is the Naples Depot Museum. This museum takes visitors back to the railroad booming days.
Naples City Pier – Want to get your hands on something free and fun, while in Naples? You need to head to the Naples City Pier. Not only is this pier beautiful, but the activities along the pier is also notably fun. Just make sure you bring quarters for parking, which is about $2.50 an hour. Visiting the pier is free otherwise.
Paradise Coast Blueway – Kayakers and canoers seem to enjoy the Paradise Coast Blueway! Not only is it free, but the natural beauty is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.
Collier Museum at Government Center – This museum highlights some important history of the Naples area. While visiting the Collier Museum at Government Center, you will discover prehistoric animals and people, pioneer settlement, and more.
Lowdermilk Park – Finding a free park is always special in Naples! Lowdermilk Park is a well-maintained park right in Naples that you’ll want to visit. Not only is this a public beach, but they also have a park your kiddos can play at.
The Naples Preserve – Lot of information and animals in a protective environment. Lots of nice boardwalks to walk on while animal hunting. Everything from birds, turtles, and even snakes.
Marsh Trail – This is a 3.5-mile trail near US 41 that gets great reviews and is quite peaceful!
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Marco Island Historical Museum – Lots of local history, mostly about the first people to inhabit Maro Island.
Marco Island Center for the Arts – A lot of fun art both inside and outside to take in.
Free Concerts at Cambier Park – Head to the park and take in one of their many evening concerts, weather permitting.
Free Movie Nights at Cambier Park – The same park that does the concerts also does movie nights on the lawn, again weather permitting.
View Multimillion Dollar Homes – Take a drive down Gulfshore Boulevard and Gordon Drive to take in the beautiful multimillion-dollar homes and see how the other half lives!
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Flamingo Island Flea Market – I always love visiting flea markets when I travel. Many times I find free sample but being able to take in the local good and talk to the locals is priceless. Many time it's how I find little off the wall locations!
Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park – This is another great way to take in the local plant and animal life. I will admit there is something about walking the local boardwalk trails here that I love.
Ochopee Post Office – This is the nation's smallest post office so of course, it makes the list of must-see places!
Visit Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center – This is the only one of the official National Park entrances with no admission fee. So you kids can go get their Junior Ranger Badges and take in part of the park.
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch – Many historical buildings with a lot of Florida history.
Naples Museum of Military History – There is so much military history in the area that you probably have no idea about. This museum is a great place to learn about it.
Vanderbilt Beach – This beach is located in North Naples near the Ritz Carlton and one of the visitor favorites.
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