Fun Activities for Spring Break in Naples

March 13, 2023

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Naples, Florida is an exciting Spring Break destination for people of all ages. Whether you’re visiting with family or friends or vacationing solo, here are the Naples destinations you don’t want to miss:

1. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

The gateway to the western Everglades, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is comprised of approximately 13,000 pine flatwoods, wetlands, a wet prairie, and a marsh. It also features the most extensive and old-growth Bald cypress forest in North America. You'll enjoy taking photos of the glorious giants with 25-foot-thick trunks. The trees soar more than 130 feet into the beautiful Florida sky.

As you walk along the meandering boardwalk, you'll be thrilled to meet white-tailed deer, alligators, red-bellied turtles, otters, and a range of wading and songbirds. If you decide to go on a guided tour, there's a lot to learn about this rare habitat. You may also choose to attend a nature photography course to sharpen your skills.

2. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

The Naples Zoo is located in a magnificent tropical garden dating back to 1919.  As you stroll along a paved path, you’ll catch a glimpse of more than 70 species of beautiful exotic animals, including monkeys, bears, giraffes, and lions. The Naples Zoo is even home to a rare Asian meat-eating deer.

Other highlights include a catamaran trip through islands of primates living in natural habitats, including moneys, lemurs, and apes.  A host of shows and gorgeous, rare fauna will round up what it sure to be an unforgettable visit.  

3. Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

The Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is the place to splash away all your cares and worries. Located on Livingston Road, it offers a child and adult-friendly water park where everyone will have a blast in the swimming pools and the numerous water slides. Don't leave without exploring the safe water play areas, the long lazy river, and the splash playground.

4. Salt Island Seaplanes

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush and a memorable adventure, you might want to pay Salt Island Seaplanes a visit. Take an aerial tour of Naples or have a water landing at Cape Romano and White Horse Key. 

Private dock landing and other Southern Florida destinations are available depending on your travel wishes. Whatever air adventure you choose, it’s bound to be a beautiful one. 

5. Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that feature plants from around the world. The garden is open from 9 am - 5 pm daily and features fun education programs for children and families with different themes every month. W.O.N.D.E.R. encourages families to Walk, Observe, Navigate, Draw, Explore, and Read as explore the different gardens. In the month of March, the theme is Fabulous Flowers where you can learn fascinating flower facts with a dissection activity, dream garden design challenge, flower pounding prints, and much more!

6. Golisano Children's Museum of Naples

Golisano Children's Museum of Naples or CMON is another great option for spring break activities. The museum is packed with 38,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. These hands-on exhibits provide plenty of fun and learning. The museum also has daily and weekly programs so there is always something new to do! Their hours are 10 am - 5 pm and they are open every day but Wednesdays.

7. Beaches

Naples, Florida, has miles of pristine sandy shores and crystal clear waters that offer the best chance to soak up some sun this Spring Break. They offer the perfect chance to enjoy a relaxing day with friends or loved ones. Some of the most beautiful beaches to spend a day at in Naples are the Vanderbilt Beach Park, Clam Pass Beach Park, and Lowdermilk Beach Park.

As you enjoy your retirement years, be sure to experience the many exciting recreational activities around you. There is much to see and experience in sunny Naples, FL. Many of our residents, along with visiting families and folks of all ages, are sure to enjoy amazing outings and outdoor excursions the area has to offer. Whatever you’re in the mood to do, you’re sure to find it here.  To learn more about the Simply the Best® lifestyle offered at Moorings Park® Communities, please contact us today.

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