A family vacation to Naples in southwest Florida wouldn’t be complete without fun, educational, and exciting activities you can all enjoy together. While the beach or pool may hold the most interest for you and your kids, exploring different family-friendly activities in Naples will be equally rewarding.

If the ultimate goal is sitting on the beach next to a book, beach toys, and palm trees, read our blog post about Best Beaches in Naples and Marco Island.

Fun for every generation

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples Zoo is a nationally accredited zoo and yet much more than a walk-through zoo. The nonprofit charitable institution also features a full day of fun activities. The paved path winds nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919 with a fascinating history. Families who live or vacation in the Naples and Marco Island area will find favorites such as lions, bears, cheetahs, and parrots at this nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden. Learn more here.

Explore and enjoy nature

Rookery Bay

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches across 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters, encompassing 40% of Collier County coastline. The Reserve is committed to preservation through research, education, and land protection. Adults and children of all ages can discover the wonders of Naples’ coastal environment, engaging in a wide array of educational activities, eco-tours, kayaking and special events offered throughout the year. Learn more here.

Children’s museum

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is an interactive museum located in the North Collier Regional Park in Naples, Florida. CMON is a premier Naples attraction that features 12 family fun exhibit galleries and thousands of interactive experiences. Kids, parents, and grandparents can visit foreign lands like Thailand, England, and Germany, become a farmer, engineer, or veterinarian, sit in an igloo, climb a giant banyan tree, and much more! Visit CMON to learn more.

Dolphin boat tour

Naples Water Tours

One of the most popular activities in Naples and Marco Island! Kids and teenagers love dolphin watching, shelling and sightseeing boat cruises. These one-of-a-kind family friendly tours offer and up close and personal experience with wild dolphins! Explore Naples Water Tours here.

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