Live Like a Tourist in Naples FL

12/21/12

 
For those of you with days off during the holidays, this is a great time to kick back and enjoy this incredible city we live in. Go ahead, live like a tourist for the next week. Here are seven Naples adventures to get you inspired:

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

Every Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm at The Village on Venetian Bay transforms into a bundle of holiday cheer with live entertainment, stories with Mrs. Claus and free photos with the big guy himself. At 7 pm the "Snow Show" begins by the fountain. The event is free, but don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for charity.

Wine & Food Tasting at the Old World Market

If you've never checked out the specialty gourmet Old World Market, Friday's from 4-7 pm is a great time to start. Enjoy a free sampling of a variety of European and domestic wines, cheeses and other scrumptious treats. For more details, call 239-692-3020 or go to OldWorldMarket.info.

Walking Tour: Naples Historic District

Get the real stories behind the origins of those old Naples buildings that you pass by every day. Be sure to stop at Handsome Harry's when you're done - they have great outdoor seating for lunch. For tour details, call 239-261-8164

Guided Kayak Trip

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers trips for all levels exploring Rookery Bay, Henerson Creek and mangrove tunnels. If you've never tried kayaking, you owe it to yourself to experience this activity. Call 239-417-6310 for more information.

Naples Zoo

If you've never been, now is the perfect time to visit and check out the Serpents: Fangs & Fiction exhibit at the Naples Zoo.

Go Paddleboarding

Ever watched the paddleboarders while you lounged on the beach, and thought "hmm, that would be nice to try." Now is your chance. Combine paddling with a core-strengthening yoga class on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 10 am. For details, email: jill@wellfitinstitute.com.

Captain CJ's Jet Pack Adventures

Remember those old 007 movies where James Bond escapes using a jet pack strapped to his back? Well, this technology is alive and well at Captain CJ's Jet Pack Adventures. Maybe not for the faint of heart, but what the heck, this is an adventure you'll be telling your grandchildren about. For details, call 239-389-9538.

Enjoy your time exploring Naples. If you have any questions about the area, recommendations for restaurants, or favorite spots, please don't hesitate to send us your questions, or call (239) 434-2558 - we'd love 


 

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