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Best things to do in Collier County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Outlet Mall
“A little further afield in Estero is Miramar Outlets, a popular outside Outlet Mall - some good bargains to be found.”
95 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“Much more than a walk-thru zoo, this historic tropical garden and nationally accredited zoo features a full day of wildlife experiences to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's remaining wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. Discover the wonders of South America featuring a Giant anteater, Cotton-top tamarins, and more. Get wildly close to the Malayan tigers at viewing windows. Hand-feed the herd of giraffe plus enjoy your favorite animals like lions, monkeys, and bears. Naples Zoo is one of only four zoos in the nation to feature the fierce African honey badgers. Plus discover rarely seen species including Malagasy fosas and 2 of less than 20 striped hyenas in the nation. Ask those questions you've always wondered about at the Meet the Keeper Series. Be fascinated by rare creatures during premier wildlife shows. Cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Watch the professional staff hand-feed American alligators while dispelling popular myths. Snap great photos and learn the facts behind the fiction at a venomous snake talk. It's wild fun from apes to zebras. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the organization that sets the highest standards for wildlife care, education, and conservation. The garden also holds accreditation by The Morton Register of Arboreta and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.”
68 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Whole Foods, shopping, restaurants(lots), bar scene with events, cinemas, ice cream, macaroons, people watching.”
95 locals recommend
Park
“Great mix of amenities and remote enough to allow you to enjoy nature. A LOVELY LOCATION WITH AN UNTARNISHED TWO-MILE STRETCH OF BEACH Hop in a kayak or lounge under an umbrella on the shore. Explore serene canals and lagoons that are favorite grazing spots for manatee and shorebirds. You may see the calm, turquoise waters broken by a dolphin’s dorsal fin or by the strike of an osprey’s talons. Hours 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year Fees $8 per vehicle Address 8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach FL 33931 ”
83 locals recommend
Beach
“Shops, restaurants, coffee, ice cream. Great area to walk around plenty of stores and restaurants. Go eat, shop or just walk around and stop for coffee or ice cream. ”
73 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A few miles south of us; you'll need to drive vs walk/bike, unless you are a good biker. It's the very upscale outdoor shopping and dining place in Naples. Quite, but festive during the holidays. OK for kids that like to be with their parents, as they shop. Bring your stroller, the area is not to big, but not too small. ”
77 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A little further out, on US41 south, towards Naples, Coconut Point is a large outdoor mall with great shops, dining and bars.”
56 locals recommend
Beach
“Great close beach to the house. Ritz Carlton Resort is on this beach to the left. Has a large parking garage for parking if you drive there, if not it is a 1.8 mile bike ride from the house. Can be crowded because of the parking availability. Garage parking is around $8 for the day or there are meters on the road. ”
45 locals recommend
Pier
“You can't come to Naples and stop by the pier. Great place to go fishing and take in the ocean.”
40 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The theater is close to Marco Island, and they have a stream of amazing shows, live theater, and concerts. ”
41 locals recommend
Pier
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“A must see beach in Naples. It is in Olde Naples so the drive there is very pleasant with 5th Ave S close and all of the nice houses. The pier is great for sight seeing and fishing. Great beach for walking or just relaxing. ”
56 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. Great place to spend a day. ”
46 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great Live Music and dancing in the heart of Mercato across the street, dance all night and walk back, no uber or car needed. Happy Hour every night.”
40 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Touristy shops and restaurants but a good place to sit on the harbor, enjoy food truck days, watch and rent boats.”
45 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“this is the regions largest outdoor mall , it has a bass pro shop and many other great stores and spots to eat it is in Fort Myers but worth the ride if you have done Naples spots already.”
37 locals recommend
Park
“State park beach within 2 miles of the house with plenty of parking if you drive. A great beach for shelling and sight seeing. There is a pass at the end of the beach that can make for a fun spot to find shells and see the boats going in and out. There are picnic tables at this beach as well. ”
28 locals recommend