Florida is well known for its hot and humid weather, and the city of Naples is no exception. The months of June, July, August and September bring the peak heat and humidity to Naples, as well as heavy rains. The plus side is that fewer tourists during these months means cheaper flights and hotel rooms can be found – as long as visitors are willing to bear the heat and humidity. May is another good option for discounts, as the temperatures and humidity just begin to rise but are still tolerable. However, visitors should keep in mind that thunderstorms are a possibility when visiting in May.
From October through April, Naples enjoys dry weather and mild temperatures, making it the peak time to visit Naples. In December and January, the temperatures can run cold – even below freezing – but tourists still flock to the area to enjoy all that Naples has to offer.
The upscale city of Naples sits on Florida’s Paradise Coast, and it’s easy to see how the coast got its nickname. Nestled in Southwest Florida, Naples lures visitors with elegant beaches, green golf courses, endless fishing opportunities and exclusive shopping destinations.
No matter what draws you to the city, visitors won’t want to miss Naples Pier. Perfect for spending a day at one of the city’s most beautiful beaches, Naples Pier is also one of the best spots for snapping sunset photos over the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing is also allowed at the pier, and lucky visitors can even spot dolphins swimming in the water.
Beyond the pier, sandy beaches tempt tourists to spend their days in Naples. Ft. Myers Beach, Vanderbilt Beach and Lowdermilk Park and Beach are some of the most remarkable along the coast. Clam Pass Beach is another must-see, thanks to its boardwalk that showcases Naples’ natural beauty and marine life as visitors make their way to the beach.
Another reason to visit the city is to stop at the Naples Zoo at the Caribbean Gardens. Rare wildlife species and a whimsical botanical garden make this a true wonder to behold while visiting Naples.
While there is a public bus service in Naples, it is far from the easiest or most popular ways to get around the city. Limited routes and scheduling make it difficult to travel at one’s leisure. A rental car is the most convenient option for making your way across the city. The city is well-paved and easy to drive around. If staying in Old Naples, it’s also easy to get to restaurants and shopping areas on foot.
Two airports serve the city of Naples: Naples Municipal Airport (APF) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Naples Municipal Airport is about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the city centre and offers service for charter carriers. Most travellers will reach Naples via Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, about 34 miles (55 km) north of the city. There are plenty of ways to reach Naples from the airport, including a public bus system, shuttles, taxis and car rentals.