HOME
General Naples Questions and Answers

Question:
My husband, myself and my 3 kids are coming to Naples.  They would like to snorkel, see dolphins, and find
shells. Any suggestions? Also, what other fun stuff and nice sights are there in Naples?

Answer:
While I have never personally gone snorkeling, I suggest Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park for activities such
as snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming, beachcombing,  and picnicking. The park is located six miles west of  
exit 111,  on I-75. For more info you can call 239-597-6196.  Some other fun stuff the kids might enjoy
doing is taking an Airboat tour into the  Everglades and seeing the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens (1590
Goodlette Rd)
-----------------
Question:
hi and how are you today? great i hope..my fiancee and i were planning a 4 or 5 day stay in naples and
wondered when the off season is and when everything is at its lowest rates i:e, hotels dining etc. also the best
deal closest to the beach. i have been to naples before but he hasnt and i thought it was so awesome and
everything was so clean and well taken care of . the people were so very friendly. thanx for your trouble
hope to be there soon.

Answer:
off season is usually from June through Sept./Oct. Here are some  hotels to check out on the beach. All very
nice!!! AND on the beach!!!!
www.laplayaresort.com (239-597-3123) , www.ritzcarlton.com (239-598-3300 ),
www.vanderbiltinn.com (239) 597-3151)
--------------------------------------
Question
Where is the best antique shopping in Naples?

Answer
Downtown is lovely, but on the northern end of town (Shirley & Pine Ridge) is a wonderful antique mall that
should not be missed!  I have spent hours wandering there on a rainy afternoon - it's the perfect rainy day
destination!  I stumbled upon it quite by accident several years ago and have been back many times since.  
Great place for treasure hunters, and the staff is super friendly.  It's in bit of an out-of-the-way area (not near
downtown Naples) and might not be discovered if someone didn't mention it.  I seek out the antique shops
everywhere I go, so just wanted to share information on this hidden gem with fellow antique addicts.  (For all
you gals into the shabby chic / Paris apartment style, check out The Vintage Plum at this mall - it is my
favorite!!!)
-------------------------------------------------
Question:
I'm considering Ft. Myers/Naples area.
How would you, as a resident, compare Ft. Myers to Naples.  Thank you so much for your response

Answer:
The Naples/Ft myers area is, simply put, PARADISE!
As far as a comparison of Naples to FtMyers....I liken it to beer to champagne!!!  Naples being the
champagne!! I have heard people refer to Naples as the "Beverly Hills" of SW Florida!
I will give you the web addresses for the local TV and newspaper....great sources of info!!!
www.abc7.com , www.nbc2.com , www.naplesnews.com , www.winktv.com  are a few.
-------------------------------------
Question:
I'm looking for a great hair cut (female)? Can you recommend a salon and possibly even a stylist in the
Naples - Bonita Springs area?

Answer:
I can tell you where my wife goes and she is completely happy with the salon and the staff!! Her hair always
looks beautiful!! The salon  is Roberts of Philadelphia in the Village on Venetian Bay in Naples. Her stylist's
name is Dawn. (ph 239-434-2211).  I also believe there is a salon in Bonita..I will give you the web address
of the salon www.ropsalons.com for more info.
For other Destinations, go to www.askaresident.com