Ideas and tips to save money on Naples Florida vacations.
Cheap vacations in Naples? Yes, it is possible to have a fantastic vacation in this Southwest Florida playground, without spending loads of money!
This is without a doubt, a very posh beach vacation spot with world-class resorts, restaurants and entertainment venues. However, it isn't necessary to spend a lot to have a great holiday.
This vacation area is rich with natural wonders..... the stunning beaches, the Everglades and a multitude of eco-destinations....and the good news is these things are free or very low cost.
For those who don't want to spend a lot of money, we've compiled some inexpensive things to do on your Naples vacation.
It's good to know that a wonderful, relaxing and memorable Naples Florida vacations can be had on a budget, too!
Beaches - One of the best and absolutely FREE attractions, are the glorious, soft white sand beaches.
Kids can play in the sand, build sandcastles, gather shells, play volleyball and frisbee. Adults can bask in the sun, read a good book or take in a snooze. The best Naples Florida vacations are focused around the beaches.
Sunset Views - Free of charge from any Gulf coast beach.
Free trolley rides - To and from the beach at Clam Pass
The Corkscrew Swamp - $10/ Adults, $4/Kids (6 - 18 yr), Under 6 are free
Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary- $5/vehicle, $1/biker or on foot
Big Cypress National Preserve - Free, but some nominal fees for camping services.
Collier County Museums - No charge. Donation optional. Naples and Marco locations.
Conservancy of SW Florida - $5/ vehicle (up to 8 people), or camp for $22 per day. Daily programs available for low prices. Membership available which gives access to everything.
Rookery Bay - $5/Adults, $3/Kids (6-12), Under 6, no charge
Florida Panther & 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge - No charge entry.
Collier Seminole State Park - $5/vehicle(up to 8 people),
$4/vehicle (1 person), $2/bikers, on foot hikers, extra car passengers), camping $22/day
Naples Botanical Garden - $12.95/Adults, Kids/$7.95(4-14), Under 3, free. Gorgeous gardens, tours available.
Naples Zoo - $16.95/Person (13-64 yr.), Kids/ $10.95(3-12), Under 2, Free. Annual memberships available.
These prices are for tickets purchased online... they are discounted, otherwise more $$ at the Zoo.
Everglades National Park - $10/vehicle (good for 1 week), $5/biker/on foot, $25/annual pass: best deal. Camping fees are reasonable.
Naples Pier - Free entry and fishing, unlike most other Florida piers. Enjoy the awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico, take in a sunset or try your luck at fishing. Naples Florida vacations are not complete, unless you make at least one visit to the Pier.
If you're in need of fishing gear, you can get a pretty decent rod, tackle and a box of frozen shrimp for bait, for under $30, at Sunshine Ace Hardware. They are located at 141 Tamiami Trail in Naples..... a great deal.
Other Eco-destinations in Florida - Many other natural attractions, including FL State Parks and FL National Parks.
Tin City - Free. Fun shopping experience for the family.
Palm Cottage - $10/person, Kids under 10, free.
Fifth Ave & Third Street South - Take in the sights and sounds of Downtown Naples. Stroll through the area, window shop and enjoy a cold drink. ..such a gorgeous area, it's a treat to just browse too.
However, you may be tempted to 'indulge' in a little retail therapy along the way.
Naples Visitor's Vacation Tip -
Fifth Ave & The Naples Pier, for Under $20!
NBR Boat Rental - Rent a kayak for $35/day at Naples Bay Resort.
Everglades Rentals - Rent kayaks and explore the real Everglades mangrove swamps! Located in Everglades City, FL
Naples Kayak Company - Rentals for single, double kayaks, sea kayaks, kayaks delivered to you options, guided tours.
Shelling - Grab a mesh bag at a cheapo dollar store or beach store, and gather shells on the beach.... great past-time. Leave the 'live shells' alone.
Bowling at Bowland Centers - Check for weekly specials, Friday and Saturday night 'Glow Bowl'.
River Park Aquatic Center - Free pool and swimming facilities.
Regal Hollywood - Great rainy day activity.
Pavillion Cinemas - Inexpensive entertainment for families or couples.
Town Centre 6 Theater - Good activity
Romantic Things to Do in Naples - On a honeymoon or a romantic getaway? Lots of romantic things to do for couples.
More Fun Activities - More ideas for fun things to do.
Things to Do in Naples with Kids - Entertainment suggestions and ideas for kids.
More Things for Kids To Do- If you're looking for even MORE things for your kids to do, we've come up with a few ideas.
Cold Stone Creamery - Naples Florida vacations require at least a few visits to the ice cream store.
Restaurants - Look for restaurants with 'early dining specials'. They offer early dining hours with a special discounted menu for these times. For great deals, try Brio Tuscan Grille at The Waterside Shops, Chops City Grill on Fifth Avenue.
Happy Hour Deals - There's no shortage of appetizer and drink deals in Naples for late afternoon, early evening happy hours.
More Happy Hours - Check for deals with free appetizers, 1/2 price drinks, and other 'cheap treats'.
Cheesecake Factory - Good quality food and lots of it. Portions are so large they can be shared, so good deals to be had for families who don't mind sharing.
Five Guys - For very yummy burgers and fries.
Harold's Place - Love Harold's for a superb burger and an ice cold beer.
Wynn's Market and Whole Foods Market - For picnics and eating in, you'll find a fabulous selections of pre-cooked foods and fresh produce, for the perfect menu for a BBQ at your vacation rental home, eat-in at your hotel or a picnic.
Cheap Hotels in Naples - Lots of good, reasonably priced hotels. For the best $$ savings, book ahead, use auto club discounts, military discounts, etc.
Hot Hotel Deals -- Check out our hotel deals section for current discounts offered by the hotels and resorts.
Economy Vacation Rentals - A super way to save some $$!
You can get rent a home or a condo for a pretty reasonable price.
There's so many advantages to renting a vacation home.
For even greater savings, try to book your rental as far in advance of your vacation as you possibly can, and choose a location a little farther away from the beaches.
At Lowdermilk Park and Naples Pier there's 'pay to park' machines.....you'll need lots of quarters.
The cost to park at any of the city and county beaches in Naples and the rest of Collier County, is $4/day.
An annual permit is the best deal for $50, which allows unlimited parking at the beaches..... Where to buy a visitor's parking permit.
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