Here in Naples, it's said that life in this subtropical coastal city is perpetually sunny and sophisticated, making it one of the hottest places on the planet to relocate to and even retire. If you like the beach, golfing, fishing, boating — or any outdoor activity — every season is the perfect season in Naples.
The winter tends to be the busiest time of year, when snowbirds escape to Naples to soak in the southwest Florida sunshine. Fishing is fabulous this time of year, particularly for reeling in big game fish. With temperatures approaching 80 degrees F in the daytime and only dropping to just under 70 degrees F at night, it's ideal for that romantic walk on the beach or dinner at an outdoor café. Summer tends to be less crowded and with temperatures sometimes creeping into the 90s F during the day, a dip in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico provides welcome relief from the heat.
Even though it's humid in the summer, the average temperature is only 82 degrees F, so Naples remains an ideal summer vacation getaway. During the warmer months, Naples takes on a quieter, more cosmopolitan feel with many Europeans taking advantage of discounted hotel rates and package deals. Yet in the summer, it's like everyone is on holiday here, cooling off in the gentle waves while soaking in the gorgeous afternoon sun. When it's time for a break from the beach, there's plenty to do in the way Naples attractions — all of which are conveniently and comfortably air-conditioned.
Spring and fall feature perfectly divine temperatures and weather, and so during both seasons, the festivals abound. Spring brings the annual Seafood Festival, Orchid Festival, Rose Festival, and even a Swamp Buggy Festival. In the fall, the fun continues with a Sand Sculpting Festival, the Annual Folk and Blues Festival and the Hibiscus Festival.
Naples retailers offering everything from antiques to the latest fashions, making shopping a "must" no matter the season you choose to visit. Interested in buying a waterfront condo in the millions? House-hunting is another favorite, year-round Naples activity, considering this city by the sea is renown for its luxury listings and high-end housing market. Whether you're planning to plant roots and relocate, or simply catch a flight through some last-minute travel deal, a sunny, sophisticated Naples awaits.
Naples City Information
Average Yearly Temperature: 77° F
Average Temperature - Winter: 67.2° F
Average Temperature - Summer: 80.6 ° F
Location: Naples is located on the west coast of Florida in Collier County, approximately 100 miles west of Miami. It is the southernmost major city on the west coast.
It is said that life in this subtropical coastal city is perpetually sunny and sophisticated. If you like the beach, golf, fishing, boating, or any outdoor activity, every season is the perfect season in Naples. The winter tends to be the most crowded as people from the northern states like to get out of those snowy, bitter days and enjoy the sunshine of southwest Florida. Fishing is fabulous this time of year, particularly for big game fish. With temperatures approaching 80 degrees F in the daytime and only dropping to just under 70 degrees F at night, it’s perfect for that romantic walk on the beach or dinner at an outdoor café. Summer is less crowded and with temperatures in the 90’s F during the day, the beautiful Gulf of Mexico is a welcome relief. Even though it’s humid in the summer, the average temperature is only 82 degrees F, making it enjoyable. Summer is a great time to enjoy some of the many attractions of Naples, all of which are air-conditioned. Shopping is a must with everything from antiques to the latest in fashion. Spring and fall have the perfect temperature and temperament for anyone. During both seasons, festivals abound. Spring brings the annual Seafood festival, Orchid festival, Rose festival, and even a Swamp Buggy Festival. In the fall, things continue with a Sand Sculpting festival, the annual Folk and Blues festival and the Hibiscus festival. With temperatures so pleasant, these special events can make your visit even more enjoyable. No matter what your reason for visiting or the time of year you come, Naples is waiting with a “sunny” smile.
Main access to the area is via I-75, known as Alligator Alley. From I-75, three exits offer drivers entry into the area. Exit 101 to SR 84 leads visitors to downtown Naples. This is the best exit for visiting Fifth Avenue South, Third Street South, the Naples Pier and the many shops, galleries and restaurants in Old Naples. Exit 101 is also the exit for Marco Island - just follow Collier Boulevard (SR 951) west to the island. Exit 107 (Pine Ridge Road) leads you directly to U.S. 41 and the heart of Naples. This is the best exit to reach Clam Pass and Vanderbilt Beach parks, as well as the area's leading beach and golf resorts. Exit 111 (Immokalee Road) leads to North Naples to the west and the National Audubon Society's renowned Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, just 15 miles east.
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and Immokalee can also be reached from Miami via U.S. Highway 41, also known as the Tamiami Trail. This road, designated as a National Scenic Byway and Florida Scenic Highway, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2003. This two-hour drive takes you through the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve. There are numerous scenic stops along the way. Drivers passing at sunrise and sunset are often rewarded with stunningly beautiful imagery. Anytime of the day you may also spot many species of birds and wildlife.
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
16000 Chamberlin Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33913
The region's largest airport, is just 40 minutes to the north in Fort Myers. Most major domestic airlines serve the airport.
The Naples Municipal Airport
160 Aviation Drive North, Naples, FL 34104
Offers commuter and direct flights to and from nearby international airports, as well as private charters and regularly scheduled flights to Miami and the Florida Keys.
The Collier County Airport Authority
Operates three airports in the region: Marco Executive Airport, which can accommodate jet traffic; Immokalee Regional Airport and Everglades Airpark in Everglades City.
Offers service as far as the Fort Myers station, located just north of Naples.
Ft. Myers Travel Plaza
6050 Plaza Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33903
Greyhound Bus Line
Offers regular service into Naples.
2540 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104-4331
A private trolley tour service operating in Naples.
Once in Naples Florida, there are plenty of ways to get around town. The Collier County Bus System (CAT) offers convenient transportation for visitors and residents. All day Collier Area Transit bus passes are available with reduced rates for seniors, students and people with disabilities.
Collier County Traffic Operations and Alternative Transportation Modes
2705 Horseshoe Drive South, Naples, Florida 34104
A Trolley Tour is the best way to see all that Naples has to offer. The narrated tour covers over 100 points of interest, including a synopsis of Naples' rich history. You can board on and off, as often as you like, and catch the next trolley once you've finished eating, shopping or discovering all the wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants Naples has to offer. Daily fares are reasonable and discounts are available for children. Schedules are available in brochure racks in the lobbies of most hotels and motels.
For a romantic ride through Old Naples, go back in time with a ride on a handsome cab. Naples Horse & Carriage Co. offers horse-drawn carriage rides through the center of town. Experience the ambience of Naples from a different vantage point. What a wonderful way to end your evening!