Edgewater Local Attractions
The seat of Collier County and the jewel of the Paradise Coast, upscale Naples has stunning sports, a lively social scene, and elegant culture in which to immerse yourself.
Small enough to be friendly and accessible, yet upscale and boasting the best in amenities to indulge almost any passion, Naples has been a vacationers dream for over 100 years. Days can be spent perusing art galleries, learning about the unique biodiversity of the Everglades, or simply feeling the soft sand between your toes on stunning Gulf of Mexico beaches.
The Naples Philharmonic Center - 'The Phil', as it'll be known by anyone you speak to - is a local instution. Comprising Naples Museum of Art, a 1400+ seater concert hall, a theater and the outdoor Daniels Pavilion, The Phil hosts over 400 concerts every season - September to June - ranging from pops to opera to hosting visiting Broadway shows. The resident Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is surely one of the finest regional orchestras in the US. Employing 49 full time musicians, the NPO has accompanied singers of the caliber of Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. An integral part of the community, The Phil runs regular educational programs and lectures, which vacationers are always welcome to book. The Dale Chihuly glass Persian Ceiling of the Museum of Art is worth the visit on its own.
Aside from having some of the best golf in the US, the Naples and Fort Myers area plays host to spectator sports as one of the key venues for MLB Spring Training in the Florida Grapefruit League. The Swamp Buggy Races are a Naples local tradition that has to be experienced . Invented here, it's fantastic fun for kids and the young at heart. A day can be rounded off in style as you enjoy the seemingly endless selection of restaurants, relaxed bars, or by watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico from the beach.
Naples Swamp Buggy Races
Florida Spring Training
Naples International Film Festival