Naples, Florida is a destination for artistic exploration.
Famous author John Villani introduced Naples to the world as the number one Small Art Town in America in the fourth edition of The 100 Best Art Towns in America released in 2005. This is a ranking the city won for its “amazing range of natural splendor.”
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Naples outstrips many popular destinations with its quantity of awards and accolades. Soon after Villani’s assessment of Naples, the oldest travel newsletter TravelSmart appraised the world of the Naples Museum of Art as one of the ten best museums in Florida.
Besides this, in Naples you may find more than 100 art galleries scattered throughout Fifth Avenue South and there is also a concentration of galleries in the Bayfront Center.
Other attractions include;
- Tin City, a former fisherman's wharf. But today has a large collection of shops and outdoor opportunities
- Naples Pier, the most beautiful beach on the Gulf
- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens offers a dose of natural fun with animals from alligators to zebras
- Ft Myers Beach, a beautiful place for sightseeing and shopping
Naples is not only an award-wining destination, but its residents are very famous too. For instance, Clyde Butcher is known as the best artist in Florida thanks to a ranking in Florida Monthly in 2005. It was his sixth award from the Florida Monthly, so you should consider visiting Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery, especially famous for black and white photography.
If you prefer to spend a day out, than you should check out the calendar of events in Naples. The city is teeming with activities and festivals. For example, Naples National Art Show became a world famous event usually held in February, while November brings Arts Month celebrations in Collier County.
Numerous events and sunny skies have converted February through April into the high season for visiting Naples. This is the time when prices on hotels rise dramatically, while in May the hotel rates drop extremely with reductions of up to 20 percent. Whenever you prefer to go to Naples, Booked.net has all hotels at the lowest possible prices.