Spending time with your grandchildren gives you an opportunity to enrich their lives, foster values, and pass on important family and cultural knowledge. Naples, Florida may be known more for its adult-friendly amenities, but it’s also home to many favorites for families and especially grandchildren.
Here are a few fun, socially distanced activities you can do with your grandchildren on their next visit to Naples, Florida.
1. Take a Nature Walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a national Audubon Society sanctuary located in Naples, Florida. A boardwalk of more than two miles takes you through pine flatwood, wet prairie, and a marsh, ultimately to the largest old-growth Bald Cypress forest in North America. Here you’ll find hundreds of alligators, otters, white-tailed deer and red-bellied turtles. Numerous wading birds, songbirds, raptors and the famed Painted Bunting can be seen throughout the year.
Naples offers a wide variety of nature for your viewing pleasure but nothing is more Florida than taking a walk through the swamp. Take your grandchildren – and your camera -- on an educational tour of natural Florida on the easy-to-navigate boardwalks of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
2. Walk Along Naples’ World-Famous Beaches
For a fun, relaxing walk on the beach, there’s no better place than in Naples, Florida with its dozens of world-class beaches. But, for a walk on the beach with your grandchildren, consider taking them to Naples Beach which boasts sandy beaches, the Naples Pier, and a short walk to some food and shopping.
Naples Beach makes a great day trip to catch a few rays and experience the beach lifestyle of Naples, Florida.
3. Visit C’MON Children’s Museum
For a day of exciting learning opportunities, visit the ‘brain building powerhouse’ of Southwest Florida, also known as the C’MON Children’s Museum of Naples.
The Children’s Museum of Naples offers hundreds of fun activities you can do with your grandchildren that entertain, stimulates their brains, and provides opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and creativity. C’MON is a great place to spend a day as a family in Naples.
4. Find Some Family Friendly Dining Spots
Though Naples, Florida is well known for its fine dining scene, there are many fun and tasty family friendly restaurants to enjoy as well. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, with a little bit of online research, you’ll find many places for you and your grandchildren to try new tastes and old favorites along Fifth Avenue South, as well as Third Street South. Shopping centers such as Mercato, Waterside Shops and Venetian Village include many family friendly eateries as well.
5. Explore and Learn About Nature at Rookery Bay
Take your grandchildren to Rookery Bay National Estuary Research Reservation for a chance to learn more about Florida many natural elements and the lengths we’ve gone to protect it. Rookery Bay is committed to protecting Florida’s coastline and offers numerous trails, kayak launches, fishing, camping, geocaching, boating, and so much more in an effort to learn more about Florida’s conservation efforts.
The opportunity to continue connecting with family and friends is just one benefit of living in Naples, Florida. And for retirees, there is no better place to call home than Moorings Park Communities. Three campuses all located in the heart of Naples are within an easy drive of Naples’ many attractions for your visiting grandchildren. For more information on our communities and lifestyle found within, contact us today.