Being the hub of artistic expression in Southwest Florida, it's only natural that Naples has a world-renowned art museum. Constructed by famous metal artist Albert Paley and glass artist Dale Chihuly, the Naples Museum of Art is a three-story, 30,000 square foot building that spans 15 galleries. The museum covers all mediums of art, including sculpture, and of course painting, while also providing educational programs and learning activities for the little ones. Check the calendar on their website for times and events. The January 23-May 3 season prices admission at $12 for adults and $6 for students. Free parking is available on the grounds.
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts Naples, FL 34108 +1 239 597 1900
The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts offers a passel of events all year round. The Frances Pew Hayes Hall is one of the venues located inside the center that is used for its various events, ranging from operas and classical concerts, to contemporary concerts and dance shows. The hall itself can accommodate about 1,425 spectators in a theater-style seating, plus 24 boxes. For more information on the upcoming events and other details please see the website.
26100 Old US 41 Road Bonita Springs, FL 34135 +1 239 495 8989
As the name clearly alludes, the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs is a center that is dedicated to presenting art in its various facets through numerous programs, performances, and other events. Located in the northern part of Bonita Springs, this multi-faceted venue boasts an impressive campus spread over 10 acres (4 hectares), which comprises art studios, art galleries, dance studios, and much more. So, if the arts interest you, then a stop at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs is a must! See the website to plan your visit.
Livingston Road North Collier Regional Park Naples, FL 34109 +1 239 514 0084
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples is located inside the North Collier Regional Park, and is dedicated to children with emphasis on a fun-filled environment for both children and their families. The museum comprises of a working art studio, re-creation of beaches and various other facilities that create a fun educational curriculum.
Developed in the year 2008, the TPC Treviso Bay is a state-of-the-art 18 hole golf course. The course is elaborately designed by Arthur Hills, a renowned golf course designer. Major events held here include The ACE GROUP CLASSIC, a PGA Tour Championship and other regular tournaments. The course is a member of the Tournament Players Club network. Call ahead to know more.
Climb aboard the Sweet Liberty, the largest, fastest sailing catamaran in Naples Bay. This is a comfortable, smooth sailing, 53 ft, 49 passenger wooden boat built by Gold Coast Yachts in St. Croix. The friendly, knowledgeable crew will take you on a sailing adventure in Naples Bay and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters to enjoy the marvel of curious frolicking dolphins, local birds and coastal wildlife. Most of the fun is searching for dolphins, some of whom the crew know by name. This narrated, nature-oriented cruise will help you learn the history of the area and wildlife. Master naturalists are also available for private tours. You can choose an ecotour that includes a stop at Keywadin Wildlife Refuge, or choose a shelling trip to Key Island and gather an abundance of beautiful seashells. Port Royal offers views of a different kind, while cruising past the palatial beach front homes. Cocktail and sunset cruises add more variety to the list and make choosing just one more difficult! Three cruises are held daily, and reservations are required.
18100 Royal Tree Parkway Naples, FL 34114 +1 239 732 0034
Eagle Lakes Golf Course is specifically designed to eliminate handicaps. That means less Mulligans and postage stamps, and more hits on the nut. The wildlife will soothe you into a groveful pace of play as American Bald Eagles soar overhead to warn of bunkers. The Old Florida traditional design provides a unique experience to this new golf course. The Pro Shop is open daily, Monday-Sunday, from 7a-5p.
901 Seventh Street South Naples, FL 34102 +1 239 403 4487
Part museum, part gallery, there is no shortage to the amount of items you will find here, but you'll find a hefty price tag attached. From tea sets to toy cars in resin set on display, Alan Brown represents a wide variety of artists. However, if you can't find it here, chances are the gallery staff will point you in the right direction. The helpful staff will assist you with anything ranging from appraisal to sale, to locating that precious work of art that is so dear to your heart. So if you've got the money, you are more than likely to find that piece to perfect your collection. However, the gallery does not have regular hours. Instead, appointments are necessary.
850 Central Avenue Naples, FL 34102 +1 239 877 4073
The Nold Gallery, located in Naples, Florida, showcases the artistic works of the renowned painter, Fred Nold. As a former resident of New York, Nold was well-known for capturing the essence of the Hudson River in his riveting paintings. He has recently relocated to the Marco Island area and has brought his idiosyncratic style to his interpretations of the Everglades and modern South Florida. Some pieces to look forward to include "Poisonous Beauty Oleander" and "Corkscrew Sanctuary." Don't miss your chance to take in what Fred Nold has to offer before he decides to up and move again!
This natural intersection where the mangrove swamp meets the Big Cyprus swamp combines fresh and salt water, temperate and tropical plants, land and ocean. With an abundance of outdoor activities, from biking and boating to canoeing and camping, this state park's wilderness is rare and refreshing. When hunger strikes, instead of reverting to picnic basket thievery, unsuccessful fishers and tired hikers can drop by the concession stand for snacks and drinks or prepare your own meal on one of many available grills in the picnic area. The campsite boasts a lengthy list of facilities available, but more primitive campsites are available to those who prefer a more rugged experience. Licenses and permits may be necessary for certain activities, and some equipment rentals, including canoes, are available. The Collier Seminole State Park opens at 8a daily.
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