If you’re looking for the perfect springtime getaway, look no further than Naples, Florida. Whether you want to relax on our nearby pristine beaches, explore the wonders of Olde Naples, or do something adventurous, there is something for everyone here.
Things to Do in Naples in the spring
Naples has so much to offer during March through May. Here are just a few of the many activities that can be enjoyed by visitors during an Easter break vacation:
• Spend an afternoon at Clam Pass Beach Park - This is one of the most popular beaches in the area and offers plenty of amenities including restrooms, showers, and even a boardwalk that leads out over the water. The beach is also known for its great shelling opportunities.
• Art shows, festivals and more! Springtime in Naples offers lots of outdoor events for everyone to enjoy. Look for art shows and live music on 5th Avenue South and events in the park, such as Cambier Park.
• Take a day trip to Everglades National Park - Just an hour away from Inn at Pelican Bay lies one of the largest remaining wetlands in America – Everglades National Park. The park is home to hundreds of species of wildlife including crocodiles, manatees, and even the endangered Florida panther. There are plenty of hiking trails and bike paths through the park as well as airboat tours available for those wanting to explore further.
• Visit The Zoo - For animal lovers and kids of all ages looking for something closer to town, there is also The Naples Zoo nearby. This zoo features exotic animals from all around the world as well as interactive experiences such as feeding giraffes and bird watching.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful beach vacation or a more adventurous experience exploring nature and animals alike Naples has it all! Check out our Things to Do page for even more ideas.
With its perfect location close to Vanderbilt Beach, Olde Naples, Everglades National Park as well as countless other attractions like The Zoo – you won’t ever run out of things to do during your stay here. So don’t wait – book your stay now with us at the Inn at Pelican Bay by calling 239-597-8777 or booking direct online today! We're a 4-Diamond boutique hotel with 100 luxury rooms, located in a perfect location to get to wherever you want to go. You won’t regret spending your spring break with us here in beautiful Naples, Florida this spring!
What to pack for a winter Florida vacation? It’s what you may be thinking before fleeing the northern cold. Is it swimsuits, shorts, or jackets? Planning ahead can ensure you don’t overpack when every pound matters in your luggage.
What to expect
In Naples, Florida, there’s an average low of 61° F and an average high of 77° F in the winter. The area is reasonably humid so it will feel warmer than it really is during the day.
Cold fronts occasionally move through with temperatures potentially dipping into the 30s, but rest assured, it heats back up quickly during the day and rarely lasts for more than a night or two.
The average water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico is a cool and refreshing 66° F. You can also relax in our heated pool and hot tub at the Inn at Pelican Bay.
What to pack for Florida
Light Jacket - The early mornings can be chilly, so you’ll want a lightweight jacket that you’ll likely shed after a few hours when the sun gets higher in the sky.
Shorts – If you’re from a particularly cold area, you will probably wear shorts most of the time. Khaki shorts are acceptable attire at most restaurants – even at some of the more upscale ones.
Jeans - A good option but not always necessary. Since they can add considerable weight to your luggage, consider limiting to only what you need.
Tank tops and T-shirts – Tank tops are great for outdoor activities and take up less space in your luggage. T-shirts are an essential item you can always layer onto with a button-up or jacket when needed.
Swimsuit – Don’t forget your swimsuit! If you’re taking a vacation to Florida, chances are you’re planning to get wet. The Inn at Pelican Bay features a heated pool and hot tub so you can unwind after a long day or spend the whole day poolside with a cocktail and your favorite book.
Workout clothes – If you’re an early riser, you can go for an early morning jog or head to our 24-hour fitness center to keep in shape.
Dress clothes – If you’re planning to have a night out at one of Naples’ many upscale restaurants or the theatre, you may want button-up shirt/slacks for men or dress/slacks for women. But as we mentioned, Florida is more casual than most places, with khaki shorts with a polo or a sun dress often acceptable. Check ahead for any dress codes.
Walking shoes – Naples has lots of outdoor activities and outdoor shopping. Stay comfortable with a good pair of walking shoes.
Sandals – When asking what to pack for a winter Florida vacation in Naples, sandals are a must and a Florida staple. They’re perfect at and around the beach to keep your feet cool, and you won’t get sand in your socks.
Sunglasses – The sugar-white sand, clear skies, and reflection from the water are all things that can intensify the sunshine. Consider a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes, so you don’t have to squint.
Safe from the sun
Sunscreen – Even though it may feel cooler, the sun is still pretty intense. You will want to protect yourself with plenty of sunscreen, and don’t forget to reapply every couple hours! Starting out your trip with a sunburn is the last thing you want to do. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
Hat and long sleeves – If you don’t have a base tan or are sensitive to the sun, you’ll also want to consider a hat and long sleeves. Dry-fit and fishing shirts made from polyester can provide both UVA and UVB protection during the day, are fast drying, and keep you warm at night.
There is a lot to see and do in Naples, FL. when you stay at the Inn at Pelican Bay, book today, and be sure to ask our concierge about all of the great places to visit.
After weeks of snow, ice, freezing temperatures, and gray skies in the northern states, a Florida winter vacation sounds amazing. But don’t wait until winter weather has you at your breaking point before you plan a trip. Waiting too long could mean fewer options and higher prices.
Snowbirds and vacationers flock to Southwest Florida in the winter to soak in the sunshine and escape shoveling snow. The winters are warm and dry, with some cooler, but rarely freezing, temps. A “cold” spell here is temperatures in the 60s. On the rare occasions the temperature drops near freezing, it doesn’t last long.
With the warm climate, plenty of sunshine, and blue skies, it’s no wonder it is a popular destination. Visitors to Naples enjoy a small-town feel with shopping and dining options that rival the largest cities.
We have people who return to the Inn at Pelican Bay each year to escape the cold. It’s always a pleasure to see familiar faces as well as meet new guests. Our guests enjoy being so close to everything and appreciate our excellent customer service. With only 100 rooms, our upscale award-winning hotel books fast.
Planning ahead is the best way to make sure your desired dates are available and that you can get the room you want at the best price.
Booking in advance can help you save on airline tickets as well. Don’t expect to get good deals on last-minute tickets. Prices are expected to continue going up this winter, according to a CNN report.
When booking a trip, the best day to search for flights is Sunday and the best days to travel domestically are Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Reader’s Digest. They also report that the cheapest month to travel domestically is January. Experts suggest planning at least 30 days ahead of time.
If you need a rental car for your trip, booking early can help ensure a vehicle is available and it gives you time to shop for the best deal.
We hope to see you this winter at the Inn at Pelican Bay! Check our rates and availability.
If you’re ready for a break, we’re fully open and ready for you. Whether it’s travelling from a distance or taking staycation, join us at Inn at Pelican Bay and you will find yourself with no shortage of things to do.
Nearby you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and activities; From shopping on 5th Avenue South to hitting world-class golf courses or exploring your wild side at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, a nationally accredited 43-acre zoo and botanical garden.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a locally-owned boutique hotel that’s unique with top-notch personalized service. You won't be just another customer; you'll be treated like a guest our own home.
Book your stay with us today by clicking here, and be sure to ask the concierge about all the great places to visit.
While Southwest Florida is known for its white sand, Naples has so much to offer beyond the beaches. From fine dining and luxury shopping to adventurous outdoor experiences, there really is something for everyone.
The Inn at Pelican Bay is a 100-room upscale 4-Diamond boutique hotel, and upon your arrival you’ll find our beautiful hotel has an amazing ambiance at any time of day or night.
Naples rivals larger cities with dining and shopping on 5th Avenue South, where you can shop at some of the most fashionable boutiques. After that, you can stroll down 5th , visiting one of the many art galleries before enjoying a relaxing evening with dinner at one of the many bistros with outdoor dining.
At Mercato you’ll find boutiques and shops offering the latest swimwear, home furnishings, jewelry, apparel and shoes. Also home to Whole Foods, Nordstrom rack, and state-of-the-art movie theater. Not to mention, 30 pet-friendly shops and restaurants!
Wanting to hit the open water? Take a charter boat or sunset cruise to see dolphins in the wild. We also offer the AWE Kayak Package, a kayaking/stand up paddleboard tour with a 20% discount for Inn at Pelican Bay guest who book through the hotel.
Another great way to see the city is by bicycle. Gulf Shore Boulevard and Gordon Drive are lined with multi-million-dollar beachfront homes. You can rent a bike at a local cycle shop and take a self-guided tour to see the breathtaking architecture and landscaping. Then, take the bike-friendly 5th Avenue South over to Tin City.
At Tin City, they specialize in antiques and local handmade novelties. You can buy food, antiques, clothes, seashells, candles, wine, mood rings, and more.
If you prefer hitting the links, Naples has top world-class golf courses. You’ll find seasoned golf pros and PGA courses designed by some of the best architects.
During the day, you can relax in the pool or hot tub while enjoying the lake views. And after a day of adventure, you’ll find our guests relaxing around the inn’s cozy fire pit when the sun goes down.
With so much to do, our staff is always happy to make recommendations for places to go that are just right for you.
If you’re ready for a relaxing trip, we’d love to help make it happen at the Inn at Pelican Bay! Check our rates and availability.
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