Family-Friendly Spots in Naples
Enjoying your time on vacation or at home also means entertaining the entire family. We curated a list of family activities and places to visit, as well as kid-friendly Naples restaurants and hotels to help make your Naples family vacation planning easy.
THINGS TO DO
Cambier Park (755 Eighth Avenue South). A place to hangout with the kids directly behind Fifth Avenue South; what could be better? Cambier contains a small collection of outdoor workout machines and a fabulous playground. While the kids play, parents and friends can lounge on the picnic tables within close proximity to the fun.
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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (15080 Livingston Road). C’mon is a total experience of 38,000-square-feet filled with interactive exhibits, programs, workshops and other fun adventures.
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Lowdermilk Park (1301 Gulf Shore Boulevard North). If you’re looking to be near the beach, Lowdermilk is the ideal spot. With picnic tables and plenty of shaded areas, your family and friends can enjoy a picnic and swim in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive). This 170-acre garden paradise is home to the Smith Children’s Garden, which features water fountains for playing, a Hidden Garden, a Butterfly House and other interactive features. Visitors can also explore the Wild Florida Loop Trail, which includes a cypress swamp, hardwood hammock and shell mound.
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Naples Zoo (1590 Goodlette-Frank Road). Who doesn’t love a fun zoo day? The Naples Zoo is located towards downtown Naples and filled with great animals and experiences, perfect for all children.
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Naples Pier (25 12th Avenue South). Though currently closed for rebuilding, the iconic Naples Pier, located in the heart of downtown Naples, is still a well-loved spot for families to enjoy a sunset or fishing venture.
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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon (15000 Livingston Road). If the sun’s out, head to Sun-N-Fun to cool off on water slides or in the lazy river, and enjoy other fun activities. (Note: Operation is seasonal; check website for hours during the month you plan to visit.)
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Barbatella (1290 Third Street South). With plenty of pizzas and pastas to choose from, as well as a kids’ menu for ages 12 and under, Barbatella on Third Street South is a favorite for Italian.
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The French (365 Fifth Avenue South). Whether dining outdoors on the patio or inside at this French brasserie-inspired spot, everyone will enjoy the delicious food options, including a designated kids’ menu.
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Pinchers (1200 Fifth Avenue South; Tin City). A no-frills, water-to-table seafood joint offering a kids’ menu with all the traditional favorites, including popcorn shrimp, chicken tenders, and grilled cheese. Get one free kids’ menu item per adult entree ordered. Kids must be under age 12.
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Sea Salt (1186 Third Street South). For seasonal, organic and sustainable seafood, head to Sea Salt. They use nothing but fresh, natural ingredients, including on their kids’ menu.
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Edgewater Beach Hotel (1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North). This all-suite beachfront hotel offers plenty of extra space for families. And with two pools right on the beach, plus life-size games on the deck, kids will never run out of things to do and places to splash.
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Naples Grande Beach Resort (475 Seagate Drive). Between trips down the waterslide and beach time, fun kids’ activities are scheduled nearly every day around the resort, including pizza-making classes, ice cream socials, and watermelon-eating contests.
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Discover more of our favorite local hotels in our Naples Lodging Guide. For additional recommendations for what to do, see, and experience in Naples, browse or buy a copy of The Scout Guide Naples and follow TSG Naples on Instagram.