Spring Break in Naples
Fun and Exciting Spring Break at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort
LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort is a Noble House Resort in Naples, Florida. It features a private golf course, elegant oceanfront guest rooms, white sand beaches, and a full-service spa. While the resort is inarguably splendid enough, it does not end there! It is also surrounded by many must-try activities and recreation spots that make it an idyllic location for Spring Break travelers.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Just 11 kilometers away from the resort is the nationally accredited Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens. Also a historical tropical garden, Naples Zoo, and Caribbean Gardens also offer much more than just a walk-thru experience. It offers a whole day of fun wildlife experiences, shows, and close encounters with animals for their guests amidst lush greenery. Everything they do here is for a noble cause – to encourage and inspire people to help in the conservation of the remaining habitats and wild areas of the world. Here, you can discover trivia facts and other information about animals such as Cotton-top tamarins, a giant anteater, lions, giraffes, bears, apes, and monkeys. The zoo is also one of the only four in the country that showcases and takes care of the endangered African honey badgers. Some other rare animals that you can see and learn about including American alligators, lemurs, Malagasy fosas, hyenas, zebras, and venomous snakes. Since the zoo is a non-profit organization, visiting not only entertains the whole family but also helps in spreading awareness and educating people, especially the young ones, about the importance of wildlife care and conservation. Be sure to check this out during your Spring Break trip!
Splash and play your worries away in the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon located on Livingston Road just 7.3 kilometers from the resort. In this kid and adult friendly waterpark, everyone from toddlers to grandparents will surely have a blast on the many exciting water slides, four large swimming pools, diving pools, safe water play areas and splash playground, and a long lazy river. There’s also a concession stand and other essential amenities such as lockers and restrooms. Entrance fees are minimal and are just collected for cleaning and maintenance. Do visit the lagoon for a fun-filled Spring Break adventure and a great time for the whole family at such an affordable price!
The Baker Museum
Arts lovers and enthusiasts, rejoice! Located just 5.4 km away from La Playa Resort on Pelican Bay Boulevard is the world-class Baker Museum. The Baker Museum is one of the leading fine-art museums in the state and is part of the Artis-Naples campus. The three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility holds hundreds of art collections which include paintings, sculpture, 3-dimensional installment arts, and more! Some of the styles featured in the permanent collections also include 20th Century Mexican Art and American modernism. Within the artworks and their history also lies the diverse culture of the Southwest Florida community. Visit this museum for a quick cultural and aesthetic fix!
St. John Farmers Market
St. John Farmers Market is located inside Naples Park near Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The market’s three main large produce stands manned by 40 vendors sit right under the shade of huge trees next to a lake. Among the most amazing things you can find here are fresh organic produce, seafood, delicious homemade food and bread, handmade jewelry, raffia hats, greeting cards, locally made arts and crafts, gift items, souvenirs, furniture, artisan soaps, and more! Chefs also serve gourmet meals and drinks. All proceeds from the market are used to support the Saint John Church projects and programs. It’s the perfect destination for a weekend brunch!
Mercato Shopping Complex
Another place where you can shop til you drop is the Mercato shopping complex, just 3 kilometers away from LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Mercato is a modern, high-end, open-air shopping center where you can find an 11-screen theater with reclining seats, more than 20 high-end retailers, luxury residential condominiums, and 12 remarkable classy restaurants. You can opt for outdoor seats for a great dining experience overlooking nice, scenic views of the surrounding landscapes. Aside from these, Mercato also hosts a calendar of live events like festivals all throughout the year that you can go and attend for free!
5th Avenue/ 3rd Street South
This glamorous stretch of incredible sights will satisfy not just your eyes but also your stomach. Here, a classic vintage vibe meets chic and posh! This downtown escape is filled with shopping choices, entertainment, galleries, boutique shops, spas, salons, and a myriad of cozy cafes! Modern and historical architecture blend nicely as seen in the European-style buildings and residential spaces, courtyards, fountains, and gardens that line the streets. Throughout the year, there are also events like flower parades, music festivals, and theatrical productions. You certainly won’t be disappointed after visiting this irresistibly laid-back and sophisticated neighborhood will definitely. With an array of nightlife and daytime activities for Spring Break travelers, La Playa Beach and Golf Resort is an excellent choice for your Spring Break vacation in Florida.