Are you looking for the right place to retire? When your career has come to a close and you’re ready to relax somewhere for the rest of your retirement, nothing sounds better than surf, sun and stunning scenery. Luckily for you, Florida has all three — and as one of the best places to retire in Florida, Naples has even more.
Looking for more reasons to add this location to your list? Here’s why you should retire to Naples, Florida.
The Most Beautiful Beaches in Florida
Florida is full of beautiful beaches, but nothing quite beats the white sand, vast expanses and endless sunsets of the beaches in and around Naples. When you want to get away from the rush of tourist traffic and admire the horizon from a peaceful corner of the world, this city offers a protected natural habitat and emerald waters along the Gulf Coast. Naples’ 10-plus miles of beaches include:
- Naples Pier
- Parkshore/Horizon Way Beach
- Hideaway and Tigertail Beach
- Residents Beach
- Vanderbilt Beach
Flourishing Arts and Culture
As well as beautiful scenery and unspoiled beaches, Naples offers a lively cultural scene for those looking for a little more stimulation.
If you’re interested in visual arts, stop by the Baker Museum for an inspiring look at avant-garde artists from around the world. In addition to breathtaking displays, the museum offers free community events, lectures and youth workshops for the grandkids.
Want some musical enjoyment? A variety of performing arts opportunities are also available. See your favorite Broadway musical on the weekend or treat yourself to a show at the Naples Philharmonic. You’ll never find a lack of excitement in this Florida city.
Festivals and Activities
Art, culture, and excitement extend to the various local festivals, events, and activities Naples offers year-round. Festive annual events in Naples include a historical art event each February and holiday events from winter to summer. Third Street South is the place to stop by for a weekly rotation of new happenings — like the Saturday Farmer’s Market and the Third Thursday “Dancing in the Street” event.
If you’re more interested in solo activities, Naples also offers a host of outdoor activities like premier golfing among signature golf courses. Try your hand at sports fishing along the Everglades — you can even enter local competitions to show off your skill.
Parks and Wilderness
If you’re a nature-lover, Naples has more than 30 miles of trails and beautiful parks well-suited for birdwatching, kayaking, walking and enjoying family time. Located along the Everglades, it also offers miles of untouched wilderness — home to endangered species, diverse ecosystems, and incredible views. When you want to get back to nature, Naples always has something to explore.
Shopping and Fresh Seafood
From outlets and boutiques to malls, galleries and more modest destinations, Naples is full of diverse shopping opportunities on the bayfront and in town.
When you work up an appetite from all that shopping, outdoor exploration and in-town activities, the city also offers some of the freshest, most delicious dining experiences around. Naples is home to top-rated restaurants for any tastes in cuisine — but nothing makes as memorable an experience as its seafood scene.
Stop by USS Nemo for an incredibly fresh, unique meal while you’re in town — when you’ve cleaned your plate, you’ll know Naples has just the right flavor to make you stay.