Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Naples Cheat Sheet




Naples, Florida is not a city full of must-see sights. Rather, it is the perfect place to bike, beach, people watch and eat. If you are looking to embrace your inner flâneur and escape the cold, then Naples is for you. I have put together my guide to the top things to do and restaurants to try on your next trip there!

Shop
Island Company
"Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return." Island Company's linen and outlook on life has made me a serious fan! If you have never been to this store, you have got to go! They have seven stores and one of them is in Naples. The best part about shopping at Island Company is that they have a fully stocked bar. What could be better? 
Address: 1290 3rd St. S, Naples, FL
Website:  www.islandcompany.com


Monogram Goods
If you are as crazy about monograms as me, then you are going to die when you walk into this store. From linens to custom beaded purses, this store has it all. Also, the Weekend Waterford cups are a must-have for the beach.
Address: 378 13th Ave S, Naples, FL
Website: www.monogramgoods.com

Gretchen Scott 
For all you Lilly lovers out there, Gretchen Scott is equally as colorful. She has an amazing assortment of fun patterned tunics, dresses and pants. Worried about bringing your significant other into the shop? Don't be, as there is a man cave with ESPN, couches, and drinks. 
Address: 1300 3rd St. S, Naples, FL
Website: www.gretchenscottdesigns.com

Fish
Book a fishing trip! From Barracuda to Goliath Grouper, Florida fishing charters are so much fun! Tyler, my fiance, and I love to fish when we can find the time. Tyler's brother, Matthew Hunt, is a mate on the Sea Legs, which docks at the Naples City port. If you are looking to book a trip, make sure to checkout Tommy Robinson's website


Photo taken with On a Mission Fishing Charters and Captain Wes Bedell


Eat
The Continental
In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in Naples. Although pricey, the ambiance of the outdoor seating, live music, and menu selections make it worth every penny.
Address: 1205 3rd St., Naples, FL

Chops City Grill
Surf and turf with an Asian twist. The presentation of the food and menu variety is fabulous. You have to try the teriyaki glazed sea bass. 
Address: 837 5th Ave S, Naples, FL

Sea Salt 
This is the place for contemporary seafood. The Venetian chef uses 130 different sea salts from around the world to season his dishes. If you are an oyster snob, this is your place. The service at Sea Salt isn't the best, but the food makes up for it.  
Address: 1186 3rd St. S, Naples, FL




Explore
Rent a bike or buggy and ride around the neighborhoods of Port Royal. You will be blown away by the grandeur of the old Naples homes and their perfectly landscaped yards. You can rent a beach buggy or scooter here.
 
Best Coffee Spot: Bad Ass Coffee - The frozen vanilla caramel latte is my favorite. 
Address: 1307 3rd St. S, Naples, FL 

Sunday Night Dancing: Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club - Best place to watch the sunset, enjoy libations, people watch and dance (every Sunday).
Address: 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard N, Naples, FL