Are you ready for a beach vacation? It's time to pack your bags for a trip to the Coconut Point area near Naples, Florida. In addition to time spent on the beach, you can fill your vacation days with shopping, outdoor adventures, dining, and other fun activities.
Browse the Shops
You're sure to find many of your favorite stores at the Coconut Point shopping mall in the town of Estero. The many shops at Coconut Point have great options clothing, electronics, books, souvenirs, and more.
Estero is also home to the Miromar Outlets. This shopping center has over 100 stores, including a large Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th shop.
Explore the Outdoors
There are many outdoor adventures to be had in the Naples area, including Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park. At this oceanfront park, you can enjoy the beauty of an undeveloped beach that's just right for swimming or sunbathing. There are also walking paths, a nature center, a butterfly garden, and a cactus garden to enjoy there.
Take in a Game
If you’re a sports lover but have only ever been to a major league event, you should try something quirkier for a change. Hertz Arena in Estero is home to the Florida Everblades, a minor-league hockey team. You can also cheer on the Gulf Coast Fire, an arena football team, at this venue. The Hertz Arena also hosts a variety of shows and concerts, so even non-sports-fans can have a great time here.
If you visit during the right time of year, be sure to check out spring training for the Boston Red Sox or the Minnesota Twins in Fort Meyers.
Enjoy the Arts
The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at Florida SouthWestern State College hosts an annual series of Broadway shows and has a full concert calendar.
At Artis — Naples, you can visit the Baker Museum, which houses many fine-arts exhibits. The Naples Philharmonic performs there, and the facility hosts an annual film festival.
Eat Delicious Food
You'll find plenty of great eats in the Coconut Point area. In Bonita Springs, try C Level Wine Bar & Bistro for French food or Figs Grille for Mediterranean cuisine.
The Coconut Point shopping mall in Estero has a wide variety of eateries, including Divieto Ristorante, Burgerim, and Rodizio Grill.
In Naples, try Sails Restaurant for seafood or Alberto's on Fifth for Italian.
Take a Day Trip
Do you have a whole day that you can dedicate to an adventure? If so, you'll be rewarded with rich experiences and great memories in the Everglades National Park. Panthers, crocodiles, and manatees live in this protected area. You can hike, take a canoe trail, watch birds or take a tour.
A visit to the Naples Zoo is another fun way to spend the day. This zoo has bears, big cats, huge snakes, giraffes, and many other animals.
Play at Your Hotel
Many of the hotels near Naples Florida are designed for fun and relaxation, so you could easily spend an entire day playing there. For example, the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs has a lazy river, five waterslides, and multiple pools. The property also includes a climbing wall, a boardwalk stroll, giant lawn games and a relaxing spa. Take a look at their website to see what else they offer.
The Coconut Point area boasts fun for all ages. From shopping to exploring, you can easily fill a week or more in this part of Florida.