Naples Travel Guide: Historic and cultural hotspots

Although Naples offers plenty of beaches and outdoor adventures, for those wishing to spend a quiet day exploring the cultural aspects of the city there are plenty of stops to make. From museums to local hotspots, the city offers something for every interest.

Silverspot cinema offers several enhancements on the usual movie-going experience as it offers blockbuster films, ballets and operas. Each movie theater offers top-of-the-line French chairs and stadium seating. Anyone wishing to make a full night of the experience can purchase the dinner and a movie special at the theater’s restaurant for $34 per person. 

If fine dining and shopping is your idea of a good time, take a stroll down Third Street South. Besides the limitless restaurants and boutiques, you can also find several spas and salons, all amidst blooming flowers and antique, European fountains.

For anyone who yearns to learn, Collier County Museums offers five different locations in the greater Naples area.  Stepping into one of the branches in Naples, Everglades City, Naples Depot, Marco Island or Immokalee offers the patron a glimpse into the area’s past and people long-gone.

Aside from the museums offered by Collier County, there are also several museums that cater to more specific subject matter. Locomotion lovers can scoot into the Naples Depot Museum to examine how travel and trade came to the Naples area. For a darker side of history, there’s The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. Take a guided tour through the artifacts and photographs, or enjoy one of the museum’s many speakers.

Finally, art and music combine for an exquisite experience at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Sit back, relax and enjoy a ballet, orchestra or any other performance art. If visual art appeals to your interest, the center also hosts paintings, photographs and more from well-known artists.

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