Vibrant, Fun, and Interesting
Mercato is a town center with shops, residences, restaurants, movies, and scheduled festivals. We love to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Most restaurants have outdoor seating with umbrellas. Shops are unique. The movie theater is very plush!
There's a green area with regularly scheduled festivals. This season we attended a children's business fair and a car show.
“Naples ~ 5 Star Parasailing @ Vanderbilt Beach”
Parasailing is the ultimate thrill activity in and of itself. Now add to it THE absolute NICEST staff and you've got yourself a 5-star vacation activity!
Michael and Tyler were our guides for both parasailing rides my family and I took. That's right... both!
We loved it so much we did it twice! Highly recommended activity and water sport staff; they know what they're doing and they're super friendly. Thanks, guys!
“Jet Ski Tour”
I was a bit skeptical about what the Jet Ski Tour and almost chose not to go.
Fortunately I did end up going on the 1 1/2 hour tour and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my time on Marco Island.
On our trip there were several dolphins feeding very close to us. We also came across manatees swimming about 100 yards away from us.
Our guide was Brandon May and he did an excellent job pointing out the wildlife and he was very knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend this attraction.
Naples is, first and foremost, all about the Gulf
The iconic Naples Pier - For lover's, family roundabouts, bird- and dolphin-watching, fishing and of course "Mesmerism Sunsets".
For high-end shopping, visit the Waterside Shops, an outdoor marketplace in north Naples with waterfalls and soothing music playing as you peruse Gucci, De Beers, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo and other posh stops.
This place always leaves us with a great Naples Experience , and the mojitos were pretty good! But not as good as the coconut shrimp which Is spectacula
Take a leisurely stroll. Lovers hand in hand enjoying the moment.
Glorious Food, Great Shops and Graceful Byways.
Visited Naples Pub and Loved the piano player
Excellent hidden gem. We loved our visit there and really enjoyed the piano player. He played Sweet Caroline which we enjoyed because we are from Boston. Great food!
Come at lunchtime to save some money
I love trying new restaurants, but have to watch the bottom line...so I try to eat at restaurants of interest at lunchtime, rather than dinner. Service is often more attentive and less hurried. Lots of window shopping and fantastic menus to read as you stroll Third Street.
Beautiful upscale outdoor shopping/dining/live entertainment. Must visit
Even though I visited the Fifth Avenue South shopping/dining the last time I was here after visiting a few other area shopping destinations, could not wait to get back to this one. Upscale shopping, live music. Love just strolling down the streets sitting and taking.
A pleasant shopping experience
Have you ever been to Newbury Street in Boston when the temperature first breaks 60? The college kids emerge with light and airy clothes. The slush melts. Wow Spring is here.
5th Ave in Naples is a lot like that except here temperatures are most comfortable in season
Fun to Window shop
Upscale shopping on the water with nice restaurants and ice cream shops and places to sit and look at the beautiful homes on the water. Definitely a nice place to walk and window shop.
This is a beautiful, waterside venue for shopping and dining. Right on the water, there are several excellent restaurants and a variety of shopping. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Naples.
Drawing in the rich, famous and trendy
Florida is not old and quiet
If you believed Florida outside of South Beach was only for retirees, think again. Mercato has great restaurants, a variety of high-end shops and luxury movie theater called The Silverspot, and an very active late night scene--every night of the week.
Wonderful experience for everyone
Buying groceries at Whole Foods or attending a movie or happy hour at the Blue Martini or eating at a variety of restaurants or shopping for a gift, Mercato has it all and more. The ambience is very enjoyable.
"South Beach" of Naples
From the Blue Martini ( The place to see and be seen) Burn by Rocky Patel ( a must visit if your a avid cigar smoker) fine-dining, Pizza, smoothies and NY Deli.