Three Ways to Enjoy Naples’ Famed 5th Avenue South

June 12, 2019

Naples is a vibrant city with an elegant, yet casual atmosphere. naples 5th street southThere is so much to do throughout the city, starting on 5th Avenue South -- the longtime hub of Naples' shopping, dining, and cultural scene.

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Here on Naples' "Main Street," you'll find upscale shops and restaurants and can even take in a play at the Gulfshore Playhouse. There is much to do and see on this storied street. Here are a few favorites:


1. Evenings on 5th

Every second Thursday of the month, 5th Avenue South hosts Evenings on 5th, where you'll find live music on the sidewalks. Musicians perform a variety of music styles to entertain audiences of all ages. This is a great chance to enjoy fine dining, peruse art galleries, and hear live music during a fun night out on the town. Then, watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico on Naples Beach right at the end of the street.

Evenings on 5th runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Upcoming dates include June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14.


2. 5th Avenue South Dining

While you're enjoying live music during Evenings on 5th, you may also want to enjoy 5th Avenue South's variety of restaurants. Whatever cuisine you're looking for, you'll find it here among more than 30 restaurants.

For steak and seafood, restaurants include Truluck's, Yabba Island Grill, Chops and the award-winning Ocean Prime where you can enjoy savory menu items alongside a few drinks.

If you're feeling like some Italian, 5th Avenue South has plenty to offer. Enjoy house-made fresh pasta at Osteria Tulia, Italian delicacies at Bice, as well as Pazzo, Alberto’s and Café Milano. Discover these and more!

For Asian fare, head to Thai Udon Cafe for Thai and Japanese specialties like sushi. Or sit down at Sushi Thai Too, where diners enjoy the sashimi and curry dishes.

5th Avenue South has continental fare as well from Bistro 821 and  Hob Nob to the pub-style menu found at Shea's at Lansdowne Street.

When it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth, you can get a scoop or two of ice cream at the various ice cream and frozen yogurt shops. Pick up some chocolate truffles or fudge for later at Kilwin's. Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes will provide you with a beautiful hand-held treat with both classic and inventive flavors.


3. 5th Avenue South Shopping

While you're strolling along listening to the live music during Evenings on 5th, wander into the shops and browse for the latest in Naples' fashion trends.

Looking for something new to wear? Here you'll find well-known brands as well as unique boutiques. Shop at Chico's, White House Black Market, and Sperry Topsider. Find new shopping experiences at Marilyn's, Kay's on the Beach, and Jami's Boutique. These and many more await you.

When it comes to shopping for your home, you'll find stores that appreciate good interior design and will help you find the right look for your Naples home. Check out Bucklebury, Peach Tree Designs, JS Interior Innovations, and others.

Look for a special gift for yourself or a loved one at Kristoff Jewelers, Lovejoy Antiques, or The Blue Mussel -- where everything is made of shells!

5th Avenue South boasts several fine art galleries where you can find a special piece of art that speaks to you. Browse through Sheldon Fine Art, Emily James Gallery, and Native Visions Gallery, to name a few.

You'll also find a multitude of salons and spas to help keep you looking and feeling your best.

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