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What would a vacation be without shopping? Begin your trek at the historic, turn of the century, shopping district on Third Street South. The home of over 100 distinctive shops, galleries, outdoor cafes and restaurants is in a flowery, low-rise shopping village. You are close to the beach and there will discover custom designed jewelry from Versace to Donna Karan.
Browse the many fine galleries in Naples.

A concierge and his staff, located in a sidewalk gazebo is there to advise shoppers and diners. Nearby in Old Naples, Fifth Avenue South presents specialty shops carrying everything from Haitian art to gourmet goodies and fine wine. A burgeoning area with 18 restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and jewelers lend an air of elegance to the area that has undergone a renaissance.

Near FifthAvenue South, is the waterfront Dockside Boardwalk and Tin City; Sea-themed gift shops and waterside seafood restaurants housed in historic, tin-roofed boat buildings.

Covered breezeways, sparkling ponds and classical music surround the elegant boutiques of
Fish for nautical gifts at Tin City.
Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay which include a Saks Fifth Avenue.

And lastly, one must not forget The Village on Venetian Bay. The picturesque Venetian Bay, the canal-side townhouses -- you just might think you were in Italy. Boutiques, galleries and restaurants in tasteful fashion; most of them with peaceful waterside views. It is easy to while away the afternoon in this ambiance.

All that shopping can work up a mighty appetite, but luckily Naples is "the restaurant capital of Florida". At last count there were 623 establishments and
The lovely Waterside Shops at Pelican Bay
more coming. That's more per capita dining than any place in the state!

The top restaurants include
HB's on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Resort (dine at sunset); Chops, Compiello's, Charleys Crab, Maxwells on The Bay, Zoe's, Silver Spoon, Brass Pelican and Lafite at The Registry Resort, Don Shula's Steakhouse - Naples is definitely the place to dine. Click here for more fine dining in Naples.