Of the tourist-friendly locales in Florida, Naples offers many of the most popular outdoor activities with high-end shopping and a variety of dining and nightlife options.

With a city population of 19,500 and 322,000 residents within the Naples-Marco Island area, Naples is perfectly situated along the southwest coast of Florida to take advantage of year-round favorable weather and a variety of outdoor activities.

The Naples and Marco Island area is a rapidly growing real estate market with stories such as CEO Aubrey Ferrao. Home sales remain strong and deals by Aubrey Ferrao for undeveloped parcels are moving ahead.

Zoo

Animal lovers will find much to see and do at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, located just minutes from downtown. Founded as a botanical garden in 1919 and expanded into a zoo 50 years later, the 43-acre facility holds more than 70 species of animals, although not all are display all the time.

Golf

For golfers, Naples has 92 courses within 20 miles of downtown. Naples boasts more golf holes per capita than any other area in the world.

The oldest is the Country Club of Naples, a private club founded in 1966 and completely remodeled in 2009. From the longest layout, 7634 yards at Twin Eagles, to the highest rated, Bonita Bay East – Sabal Course, golfers will find an abundance of scenic and challenging courses just a short drive away.

Fishing

Visitors and residents alike can enjoy some of the best fishing anywhere in the waters around Naples. Whether its saltwater fishing in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or backwater fishing in the tidal creeks, coves or the mangrove swamps found up and down the coast, opportunities abound.

From the dozens of restaurants around the city to the famous nightlife scene on Fifth Avenue South, Naples offers something for everyone.