Naples’ Old Naples neighborhood is famous for its incredible dining and retail experiences, with exceptional stores and eateries. If you are a foodie, highlights on Third Street South include the fabulous Tommy Bahama, Campiello, Jane’s Garden Café, and The Bevy. Fifth Avenue South keeps the standard equally high, with award-winning chefs and incredible dining experiences. There are options for every taste, but highlights include The French, Ocean Prime, and Bar Tulia. If you adventure a bit further, there are many dining options at Crayton Cove, where Blue Provence, The Dock at Crayton Grove, and The Boathouse on Naples Bay all have something unique to make your evening a special one.
Similar to downtown Naples dining, shopping at both Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South are equally impressive. Walking along both downtown streets, you will be drawn to unique boutiques, cute gift shops, and more. And while you venture, there are plenty of pick-me-up local options we recommend trying; 5th Avenue Coffee Company, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, Divine Naples Coffee and Wine, and The Brick Coffee Bar all get my business frequently.
The arts are well represented in Naples with a variety of venues, including The Naples Players, who deliver both indoor and outdoor events, and The Gulfshore Playhouse, which includes plans for an exciting new theatre. A wealth of galleries are found throughout Old Naples too, including 5th Avenue Art Galleries, Naples Art, 3rd Street South Art, and the Naples Art District.
Old Naples is still growing too, aside from the new playhouse construction, there are also plans for constructing the Old Naples Hotel in the 3rd Street South neighborhood and redevelopment of the Naples Beach Club on the North end of Old Naples.