Bon Voyage: Naples

Though Florida has long been the winter destination for most Midwesterners, my first experiences did not come until the last few years. Our visits are centered around family time, fresh seafood every night, and wine at sunset. Naples has a great one every night. Here are a few tips for your next trip there. 

There is nothing like being at the beach and next to the water. Vanderbilt Beach is great for laying out and playing with kids. We stay right next to the Turtle Club, which is a popular pace for dinner and sunsets. Make a reservation. It is also fun for lunch with your feet in the sand.  It is kid friendly if you go on the early side, plenty of high chairs. 

The Spa at the Waldorf Astoria is amazing. Very zen with an outdoor pool to relax before and after treatments. There are not too many options for spas not at hotels, which means it can get pricey, but this one was worth it. 

If you are traveling with kids, use Twinkle, Twinkle Little Store to rent equipment. They have cribs, bedding, strollers, high chairs, you name it. They will deliver it and pick it up. It makes for lighter travel and less headaches. 

This is a random tip, but if we are not eating out we are grilling and this butcher is unreal. Jimmy P's has fantastic meat and if you are celebrating get the Kobe skirt steak. Literally it melts in your mouth. Everything we have ever had has been delicious and the staff is super friendly. 

If you are looking to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and get some family photos taken, Kimberly Joy Photography does an amazing job. She is so friendly and great with the kids. She offers mini sessions that are so reasonably priced as well. 

I am really looking forward to warm weather, enjoying time with the grandparents, and watching the kids play in the sand. We are gone for three weeks this time around, the longest stretch we have ever taken and I plan on soaking it all up. Hopefully I will find time to write and check in while we are away. 


1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh - 3 weeks! That's awesome!! Have a blast. I love the tip about the family photographer. I always want that awesome beach shot but the randoms on the beach that I ask to take our photo are never really that good....imagine that.



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