We found our way to Naples, Florida and I can see why it’s a huge destination/vacation spot. It is absolutely stunning. Before I visited Florida I had these styles/colors/aesthetic in mind when I thought of what it would look like here. My vision was accurate, but it is even more beautiful and unique than I could have imagined.
We stayed in Fort Lauderdale before we came to Naples and had a very subpar experience, so we were stoked to arrive and see how different + wonderful it is here. It’s like night and day. Would you be interested in hearing about our time in Fort Lauderdale, or nah?
Our first day here, I wanted to check out the beach. Nearly every person I asked about the beaches in Florida have said the Gulf side is the place to go. So I packed a backpack and we headed to Tigertail Beach in Marco Island. If I would have known it was quite a hike to the beach from the parking lot, on a beautiful white sand trail, nonetheless, I would have saved it for a early morning/evening outing. Y’all my body can not deal with this kinda heat, but I’m hoping I can adjust soon. Or hopefully build up a tolerance. So with all of that said, we paid $8 to walk .65 of a mile to see a tiny stretch of blue and leave.
If there were shade, I could have made it. I’ve noticed shade makes all the difference.
The next day, we decided to check out 5th Ave, downtown Naples. Beautiful doesn’t even describe it.
We walked down 5th Avenue, stopped into a few shops and enjoyed an iced Americano with oat milk at The Brick Coffee & Bar. It was delicious – the closest to a Dutch Brothers coffee I’ve had so far. I would highly recommend stopping in!
The ambience of 5th Avenue was such a nice, relaxing vibe. We were there on a Sunday, so there were families having brunch, a live jazz band, just people out enjoying the day.
Someone in Instagram recommended Seed To Table and it did not disappoint! Just walking in felt like the Disneyland of grocery stores. I was so enamored, thankfully Mike was able to snap a few pictures, but they do not do this place justice.
Okay for some reason I can’t get the pictures to upload here, so I posted them on Instagram.
We have 2 full days left to explore, so I’m going to get off here and start getting ready for the day. If you have any recommendations for Naples, please drop them below. Even if they seem obvious, we may not know about them. 🤗